Default File Locations

Default Upload Location

By default, all uploaded files to Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud is stored in a default location that is accessible to Migration.

You must upload files that are to be processed by Migration, for example, snapshots that you want to import into the service, to the default location.

Inbox and Outbox

The inbox and outbox locations may differ across EPM Cloud business processes. You use the inbox to upload files that you want to import or otherwise process using a business processes other than Profitability and Cost Management. Data Management can process files in the inbox or a directory within it.

Typically, EPM Cloud stores files that you generate through the business processes, for example, data or metadata export files, in the outbox.

  • The inbox to which EPM Automate uploads files and the outbox that stores the files for download is accessible to these applications. You must upload files to this location if you plan to process them using a process that is native to these applications. You may also uplod files to the outbox.
    • Planning
    • Planning Modules
    • Account Reconciliation
    • Financial Consolidation and Close
    • Tax Reporting
    • Narrative Reporting

    You can use the Inbox/Outbox Explorer to browse the files stored in the default location. Application snapshots that you create using EPM Automate are not listed in the Inbox/Outbox Explorer; you can view them from the Snapshots tab of Migration.

  • Files that are to be processed using a Profitability and Cost Management processes must be uploaded into profitinbox. You may also uplod files to the profitoutbox.Files exported by Profitability and Cost Management processes are stored in profitinbox. You use the File Explorer to browse these files.
  • Files that are to be processed using Data Management must be available in the inbox or in a folder within it. By default, files exported using Data Management are stored in Outbox while Data Management report outputs are stored in Data Management outbox/report folder. You use the Data Management File Browser to browse these files.
  • Oracle Enterprise Data Management Cloud uses the default location for import and export files which are uploaded, copied, or downloaded. Files in the default location can be viewed using the ListFiles command.

Log Files

Each EPM Automate command execution generates a debug file, which is automatically deleted if the command is successful. If an error occurs during command execution, the debug file for the failed command is maintained in the directory from which you run EPM Automate. By default, this is the Oracle/epm automate/bin directory (Windows) or home/user/epmautomate/bin (Linux/UNIX).

EPM Automate debug files use the following naming convention:

commandname_date_timestamp.log. For example, if you run a failed listfiles command at 09:28:02 on November 23, 2020, the debug file name is listfiles_23_11_2020_09_28_02.log.

You cannot suppress the creation of the debug file for a failed command. You can, however, write debug information and command output to a file in a different directory by appending -d along with a debug file name and error and output streams (-d >> c:\logs\LOG_FILE_NAME.log 2>&1) to end of the command as shown in the following Windows example:

epmautomate listfiles -d >> c:\logs\listfiles.log 2>&1