Author Archives: jpiwowar

Learn about R12 integration with OID and OAM for the price of a latte!

My colleague Subhajit has just published an eBook that covers the steps that are necessary to integrate Oracle Applications Release 12.1 with Oracle Internet Directory 11.1.1.6 and Oracle Access Manager 11.1.2. You owe it to yourself to check it out!

Finally here: Oracle Instant Client 11gR2 for OS X

See the blog post over at Oracle for details, and be sure to send Christopher Jones an email (via the address in his post) stating you’re an active user of the client. As Christopher mentions in his post, You can really help us justify resources for the OS X bundle if you email me letting […]

Build an 11gR2 RAC cluster in VirtualBox in 1 Hour using OVM templates

[I originally posted this over at the Pythian blog. If you're not following it, you should! Way more content, by far smarter people than lil ol' me.] After reviewing my blog post about running EBS OVM templates in VirtualBox, two of my teammates suggested that I work on something with potentially broader appeal. Their basic […]

crontab backups: a simple, time-saving holiday gift idea for DBAs and sysadmins

[I originally posted this over at the Pythian blog. If you're not following it, you should! Way more content, by far smarter people than lil ol' me.] It’s holiday season in many parts of the world, but it’s not all parties and egg-nog. Caretakers of critical IT systems often have significant work to do as […]

Build an E-Business Suite 12.1.3 sandbox in VirtualBox with one hour of work

How to convert the EBS 12.1.3 templates for Oracle VM Server for use in VirtualBox, saving yourself the trouble of installing Linux and the software itself. Originally appeared on the ” title=”">Pythian blog

Oracle Apps 11i: Back to the future

Should you be unlucky enough to have to install an 11i Vision instance in these more advanced days, here’s a roadmap to updating the database and tech stack afterward.

Changes

Fall is my favorite time of year. In part, it’s because of the weather where I grew up: muggy Pennsylvania summer and late-summer thunderstorms give way to crisp mornings, sometimes-warmish afternoons, and cool evenings. The air smells of wood smoke and dried leaves, and the colors of the sky and the trees are fantastic. Autumn […]

Fun with EBS APIs, part II: Users and responsbilities (FND_USER_PKG)

A quick look at some of the things you can do with the API provided by the FND_USER_PKG package in E-Business Suite.

Fun with EBS APIs, part I: Profile options (FND_PROFILE)

A short demonstration of the use of the FND_PROFILE API in Oracle E-Business Suite.

Oracle Instant Client on OS X Lion: 32-bit only, for now

Upgrading to OS X Lion? Like using command-line sqlplus? Prepare to roll back.