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Oracle Enterprise Data Management Cloud (EDMCS) – June 2019 Updates

The following announcements and considerations are outlined in the upcoming Oracle Enterprise Data Management Cloud (EDMCS) update:

Oracle Enterprise Data Management Cloud (EDMCS) June 2019

Monthly Update Schedule:

Oracle will apply the latest monthly updates to your Test environments during the first daily maintenance that occurs at or after 22:00 UTC (15:00 PDT) on Friday, June 7,  2019. Oracle will apply the latest monthly updates to your Production environments during the first daily maintenance that occurs at or after 22:00 UTC (15:00 PDT) on Friday, June 21,  2019.

Backing up the daily maintenance snapshot and restoring the environment as needed are self-service operations. Oracle recommends that you download the maintenance snapshot every day to a local server.  Refer to Backing Up and Restoring an Environment Using the Maintenance Snapshot in Getting Started with Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud for Administrators.

Announcements:

  • New Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud Services
  • New EPM Cloud URL
  • TLS 1.2 Support for Outbound EPM Cloud Emails
  • Removal of Support for Transport Layer Security Protocol 1.0 and 1.1
  • Script Available for Maintaining a Snapshot Library
Defects Fixed:
  • Software issues addressed each month will be posted to Enterprise Performance Management Cloud Release Highlights (Doc ID 2055579.1)

Considerations:

  • Default Values for Node, Date, and Timestamp Display with Red Border
  • Email Notifications in English
  • User with No Email Address

 

Refer to the following links and documents for further information:

  • Oracle Cloud Release Readiness - Get up to speed on the latest cloud release and ensure your upgrade is a success with Oracle's Release Readiness assets. To access this broad range of assets, locate your service on the left, then choose a release from the service's drop-down menu. Learn and how to plan your upgrade by reviewing expanded discussions of new features,including capability overviews, business benefits, setup considerations and usage tips.
  • My Oracle Support (MOS) Knowledge Article: Enterprise Performance Management Cloud Release Highlights Doc ID 2055579.1

 

Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud (PBCS) – June 2019 Updates

The following announcements and considerations are outlined in the upcoming Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud (PBCS) update:

Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud (PBCS) and Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud (EPBCS) June 2019

Monthly Update Schedule:

Oracle will apply the latest monthly updates to your Test environments during the first daily maintenance that occurs at or after 22:00 UTC (15:00 PDT) on Friday, June 7,  2019. Oracle will apply the latest monthly updates to your Production environments during the first daily maintenance that occurs at or after 22:00 UTC (15:00 PDT) on Friday, June 21,  2019.

Backing up the daily maintenance snapshot and restoring the environment as needed are self-service operations. Oracle recommends that you download the maintenance snapshot every day to a local server. Refer to Backing Up and Restoring an Environment Using the Maintenance Snapshot in Getting Started with Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud for Administrators.

Planning and Budgeting Cloud and Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud

  • New Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud Services
  • TLS 1.2 Support for Outbound EPM Cloud Emails
  • Removal of Support for Transport Layer Security Protocol 1.0 and 1.1
  • New Version of EPM Automate
  • Script Available for Maintaining a Snapshot Library
  • New EPM Cloud URL
  • Oracle Smart View for Mac OS and Browser-Based Deployment of Microsoft Excel
  • Updates to REST APIs
  • Changes to Default Setting for Exporting Smart List Textual Data
  • New Connection Type and Advanced Options for External Connections
  • Connections Interface Updates
  • Data Export to File
  • Purge All Imported Data
  • Show or Hide Financial Reporting Annotations

Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Only:

  • Improving Forecast Accuracy Using Simulations
  • Integration Between Strategic Modeling and Financials
Upcoming Changes:
  • EPM Cloud's New Look and Feel
  • Removal of Instance Name from Predefined Role Names
  • Self-Service Content Update
  • Classic Dimension Editor
Defects Fixed:
  • Software issues addressed each month will be posted to Enterprise Performance Management Cloud Release Highlights (Doc ID 2055579.1)
 

Refer to the following links and documents for further information:

  • Oracle Cloud Release Readiness - Get up to speed on the latest cloud release and ensure your upgrade is a success with Oracle's Release Readiness assets. To access this broad range of assets, locate your service on the left, then choose a release from the service's drop-down menu. Learn and how to plan your upgrade by reviewing expanded discussions of new features,including capability overviews, business benefits, setup considerations and usage tips.
  • My Oracle Support (MOS) Knowledge Article: Enterprise Performance Management Cloud Release Highlights Doc ID 2055579.1

Oracle Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud (FCCS) – June 2019 Updates

The following announcements and considerations are outlined in the upcoming Oracle Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud (FCCS) update:

Oracle Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud (FCCS) June 2019

Monthly Update Schedule:

Oracle will apply the latest monthly updates to your Test environments during the first daily maintenance that occurs at or after 22:00 UTC (15:00 PDT) on Friday, June 7,  2019. Oracle will apply the latest monthly updates to your Production environments during the first daily maintenance that occurs at or after 22:00 UTC (15:00 PDT) on Friday, June 21,  2019.

Backing up the daily maintenance snapshot and restoring the environment as needed are self-service operations. Oracle recommends that you download the maintenance snapshot every day to a local server. Refer to Backing Up and Restoring an Environment Using the Maintenance Snapshot in Getting Started with Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud for Administrators.

Announcements:

  • New Version of EPM Automate
  • Script Available for Maintaining a Snapshot Library
  • Removal of Support for Transport Layer Security Protocol 1.0 and 1.1
  • Connections Interface Updates
  • New Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud Services
  • Equity Pickup
  • Updates to Seeded Configurable Consolidation Rules
  • Support for @CURRMBRRANGE Function in Configurable Calculations
  • Oracle Smart View for Mac OS and Browser-Based Deployment of Microsoft Excel
  • New EPM Cloud URL
  • TLS 1.2 Support for Outbound EPM Cloud Emails
  • Purge All Imported Data
  • Data Export to File
  • Show or Hide Financial Reporting Annotations

Upcoming Changes:

  • Removal of Instance Name from Predefined Role Names
  • EPM Cloud's New Look and Feel
  • Classic Dimension Editor
Defects Fixed:
  • Software issues addressed each month will be posted to Enterprise Performance Management Cloud Release Highlights (Doc ID 2055579.1)

Considerations:

  • Calculation Status
  • Extended Dimension Applications
  • Copying Data
  • Editing Data in a Data Collection Period
  • Adding Shared Members in Smart View
  • Self-Service Upgrade
  • Horizontal Scroll on a Non-Tabular Form
  • Unable to Refresh the Cube
  • Viewing Members on Seeded Forms
  • Viewing the FCCS_VIEW_SYSTEM_MEMBERS
  • Translation Override Rule Redirection
  • Simplified Dimension Editor and Metadata Validation
  • Entity Member Names/Aliases with ICP Property
  • Setting the Data Collection Period
  • Errors When Importing Accounts
  • Working with Metadata
  • Ownership Management Enablement
  • Smart View Summary Dialog Display
  • Extended Dimensionality Performance Consideration
  • Extended Dimension Applications and Ratios

 

Refer to the following links and documents for further information:

  • Oracle Cloud Release Readiness - Get up to speed on the latest cloud release and ensure your upgrade is a success with Oracle's Release Readiness assets. To access this broad range of assets, locate your service on the left, then choose a release from the service's drop-down menu. Learn and how to plan your upgrade by reviewing expanded discussions of new features,including capability overviews, business benefits, setup considerations and usage tips.
  • My Oracle Support (MOS) Knowledge Article: Enterprise Performance Management Cloud Release Highlights Doc ID 2055579.1

 

 

Oracle Account Reconciliation Cloud (ARCS) – June 2019 Updates

The following announcements and considerations are outlined in the upcoming Oracle Account Reconciliation Cloud (ARCS) update:

Oracle Account Reconciliation Cloud (ARCS) June 2019

Monthly Update Schedule:

Oracle will apply the latest monthly updates to your Test environments during the first daily maintenance window that occurs on or after 22:00 UTC (15:00 PDT) on Friday, June 7, 2019. Oracle will apply the latest monthly updates to your Production environment during the first daily maintenance window that occurs on or after at 22:00 UTC.(15:00 PDT) on Friday, June 21, 2019, 

NOTE: Account Reconciliation Cloud does not support migration of snapshots from the latest service version to an earlier service version (for example, when moving snapshots between test and production pods during the window when test is upgraded before production.) Migration between the same versions will still be supported.  Some objects, such as Profiles, may still be moved from the latest to an earlier version outside of migration snapshots by exporting them from the latest service version and importing them into the earlier version.

Backing up the daily maintenance snapshot and restoring the environment as needed are self-service operations. Oracle recommends that you download the maintenance snapshot every day to a local server. Refer to Backing Up and Restoring an Environment Using the Maintenance Snapshot in Getting Started with Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud for Administrators

Announcements

  • New Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud Services
  • Generation of a Report Through REST API Now Available
  • Reports Now Available in CSV (Comma Separated Value) Format
  • Filtering and Grouping Capabilities Added to AutoMatch Rules in Transaction Matching
  • Point of View (POV) and Search Field Added to Jobs
  • Current and Actual Workflow More Apparent in Reconciliation Compliance
  • Support Calculation for Data Type Attributes in Transaction Matching
  • New Version of EPM Automate
  • Removal of Support for Transport Layer Security Protocol 1.0 and 1.1
  • Connections Interface Updates
  • New Connection Type and Advanced Options for External Connections
  • Script Available for Maintaining a Snapshot Library
  • New EPM Cloud URL
  • TLS 1.2 Support for Outbound EPM Cloud Emails
  • Purge All Imported Data
  • Data Export to File

Defects Fixed

  • Software issues addressed each month will be posted to Enterprise Performance Management Cloud Release Highlights (Doc ID 2055579.1)

Upcoming Changes:

  • EPM Cloud's New Look and Feel

 

Refer to the following links and documents for further information:

  • Oracle Cloud Release Readiness - Get up to speed on the latest cloud release and ensure your upgrade is a success with Oracle's Release Readiness assets. To access this broad range of assets, locate your service on the left, then choose a release from the service's drop-down menu. Learn and how to plan your upgrade by reviewing expanded discussions of new features,including capability overviews, business benefits, setup considerations and usage tips.
  • My Oracle Support (MOS) Knowledge Article: Enterprise Performance Management Cloud Release Highlights Doc ID 2055579.1

How can I use the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to create my LCM Snapshots for Enterprise …

This article describes how a customer can download a snapshot from an EPM Cloud instance on an OCI (Oracle Cloud Infrastructure) instance, and then archive it to either an Object Store or OCI block storage. Downloading a Snapshot from an EPM Cloud Instance

There are two ways (REST API and EPM Automate) to download a snapshot from an EPM Cloud instance on an OCI instance.

  • REST API

curl -u username:password serviceURL /interop/rest/11.1.2.3.600/applicationsnapshots/Artifact Snapshot/contents > snapshotFile

Example:
curl -u joe.smith@xyz.com:Su12!* https://planning-domain.pbcs.us2.oraclecloud.com/interop/rest/11.1.2.3.600/applicationsnapshots/Artifact Snapshot/contents > snapshot

mv snapshot snapshot.zip

For more information, refer to REST API documentation for downloading LCM snapshots.

  • EPM Automate

epmautomate downloadfile “Artifact Snapshot”
mv “Artifact Snapshot.zip” snapshot.zip

At the end of this step, you will have a snapshot file named snapshot.zip

For more information, refer to EPM Automate documentation for downloading files.


Archiving a Snapshot on an Object Store:

1. Create OCI Bucket for snapshots

A Compartment is required to provide permissions and access to Object resources. In the OCI Console, create the Compartment with the related Namespace and a Bucket (if they do not already exist). The Object Storage namespace serves as a top-level container for all buckets and objects and allows you to control bucket naming within your tenancy.

Examples:
Namespace:         epmclouddev
Bucket name:         lcm_backup

 

2. Upload to Object Store - two options.

3. Verify uploaded snapshot

You can verify the existence of the upload with the following GET command in the oci-curl program:

 ./oci-curl.sh objectStoreURL get “/n/namespace/b/bucket/o/” > {"objects":[{"name":“snapshotName"}]}

Example:

./oci-curl objectstorage.us-phoenix-1.oraclecloud.com get “/n/epmclouddev/b/lcm_backup/o/”

Returns:
> {"objects":[{"name":“snapshot}]}

 

Archiving a snapshot on OCI Block Storage

Syntax:
timestamp=`date +%m_%d_%Y_%I%M`
mv  snapshot.zip snapshot_${timestamp}.zip

For more information, refer to EPM Automate example of archiving a snapshot to local storage.

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