Category Archives: EBS

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 and Oracle Access Manager 11.1.2. You owe it to yourself to check it out!

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.

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.

NOW they’re fixed…

A short demonstration of how incorrect fixed object stats can really bog down an E-Business Suite instance startup.


After my recent public demo of the Oracle E-Business Suite Diagnostics, people at my current employer are more interested in using the tool. In the course of applying the most recent patches to the IZU product, I came across a few quirks that I thought I’d share. These are 11i-related issues, so the relevance half-life is short.

Oracle Apps DBAs, have you empowered your users?

A little bit of preachiness about the value of the Oracle E-Business Suite Diagnostics product. Hopefully, you’re using it. Actually, if you’re an Apps DBA, hopefully your users are using it

Presentation slides: Using Oracle EBS Diagnostics

I somehow got roped into giving a presentation at the BC Oracle Applications User Group meeting on May 26, on the topic of Using Oracle E-Business Suite Diagnostic Tools. Moment of weakness, I guess, but with less than 12 hours to go, it’d be very bad form to bail now. The talk itself is mostly […]

Why merge EBS patches?

“Everyone knows” that merging E-Business Suite patches is a good idea. It should be the number one, first-pass answer to the question of how to speed up patching, before staged APPL_TOP, distributed AD, database tuning, or even adding more workers. As part of my continuing series, “Captain Obvious over-explains the basics,” I’ve provided an anecdote to illustrate why merging patches is a good idea.