Revision History

This document will continue to evolve as existing sections change and new information is added. All updates appear in the following table:

Date

Feature

Notes

22 NOV 2017

Created initial document.

Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud, December Update

This document outlines announcements, new features, considerations and defects fixed in the upcoming Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud update.

Announcements and New Features

Please Join Oracle Cloud Customer Connect

Please take a moment to join the Cloud Customer Connect forums for EPM Cloud services. Oracle Cloud Customer Connect is a community gathering place for members to interact and collaborate on common goals and objectives. This is where you will find the latest release information, upcoming events, or answers to use-case questions. Joining takes just a few minutes. Join now!

https://cloud.oracle.com/community

Note: The Settings and Actions menu now contains a link to Cloud Customer Connect. To access this link, from the Home page, click the down arrow next to the user name (in the upper right-hand corner of the screen), and select Cloud Customer Connect.

Monthly Update Schedule

Oracle will apply the latest updates to your test environments on Friday, December 1, 2017 and to your production environment on Friday, December 15, 2017, starting at 14:00 UTC-7 (2:00pm Pacific Time). The updates will be applied to your environments during the first daily maintenance occurring after this time.

The Oracle Help Center, which provides access to updated documentation, will also be available on December 1, 2017.

Data Source Substitution Variable Support in Management Reports

You can now select data source substitution variables in the member selector in management reporting grids. Substitution variables are variables that are defined at the EPM Cloud or Essbase data source that serve as a placeholders for specific members that change regularly. For example, you can use the variable CurrMonth to represent the current month (Jan), and you can insert it as a member selection in a report.

Access Oracle Customer Cloud Connect From the User Assistance Menu

You can now access Oracle Customer Cloud Connect directly from Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud by clicking the User Assistance icon. Oracle Customer Cloud Connect is a community gathering place for members to interact and collaborate on common goals and objectives.

Set Locale, Thousands and Decimal Separators, and Unit of Measurement at the Report Package Level

You can now set options for locale, thousands and decimal separators, and unit of measurement at the report package level. These settings are applied to all embedded content from both Excel-based and Management Reporting reference doclets, as well as reference variables that are sourced from Excel. However, they do not apply to any manually-entered content or static variables.

New Smart View for Office Version

Smart View for Office 11.1.2.5.720 will be available by early December. This version includes new features such as:

The Smart View 11.1.2.5.720 Readme, available on the Help Center at the time of release, contains a complete list of features and defects addressed in this version. You must install this version to ensure compatibility with the December 2017 update features and to access the new functionalities. See “Downloading and Installing Clients” in Getting Started with Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud for Users for instructions.

New Smart View Extension Version

The Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting 17.12 extension update is now available. This update provides a smoother process for connecting locally stored doclets to Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud where you simply open the doclet, reconnect to Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud, Refresh, and then Sync.

The 17.12 extension is compatible with Smart View 11.1.2.5.700, Smart View 11.1.2.5.710, and Smart View 11.1.2.5.720.

New EPM Getting Started Guides

Starting with this update, Service Administrator and end user “getting started” information for all EPM Cloud Services is available from these new guides:

Getting Started with Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud for Administrators contains information on the tasks that Service Administrators can perform with EPM Cloud Services. This guide, which provides common administrative information for all EPM Cloud services, is now your primary source for tasks related to EPM Cloud administration, including managing users and roles, setting up single sign-on, and backing up and restoring environments. This guide replaces these guides:

Getting Started with Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud for Users introduces end users to Oracle EPM Cloud and provides information that enables them to quickly become proficient. This guide replaces these guides:

Links in the Cloud Help Center and Oracle Learning Library have been modified to direct users to these guides. Please change your personal bookmarks and shortcuts so that they point to these new guides.

Give Us Documentation Feedback

We welcome your comments and suggestions to improve the content of the What's New document and the product documentation. Please send us your feedback at EPMdoc_ww@oracle.com. In the body or title of the email, state that you are inquiring or providing feedback, and indicate for which EPM Cloud service as well as the monthly patch cycle.

Defects Fixed

Check this list again for the latest information when the update is applied to your test environment.

Defect Number


Description

26644290

Excel reference doclets with a large number of named ranges now correctly display all named ranges in Add Embedded Content in Smart View.

26395330/ 26983833/26915915

You can now set options for locale, thousands and decimals separators, and units of measurement at the report package level and have these settings correctly apply to all embedded content from both Excel-based and Management Reporting reference doclets.

Considerations

Management Reporting

Be aware of the following considerations when working with Management Reporting.

Report Packages

Be aware of the following considerations when working with Report Packages.

Workaround: Check out and download the affected doclet. Then, change the heading style of the heading that was numbered incorrectly to a different style, and then change it back again (for example, from Heading 3 to Body Text and then back to Heading 3). Then, upload and check the doclet back in.

Smart View

Be aware of the following considerations when working with Smart View.

Workaround: Upload the doclet and then go to the web and add the embedded contents within the doclet inspect dialog.

Mozilla Firefox has phased out support for XUL-based add-ons such as Smart View. Only add-ons and extensions built with new web extension technology will work in newer versions of Firefox. Therefore, Smart View 11.1.2.5.710 and newer only supports Firefox versions up to ESR 52.4.1. If you want to continue using Firefox with Smart View 11.1.2.5.710 and newer, do not upgrade your Firefox browser.

If your Firefox browser is set to automatically install updates, Oracle recommends changing the setting to “Check for updates, but let me choose whether to install them.” See the Firefox help for instructions on changing this setting.

Be aware of the following considerations when working with Smart View for ad hoc analysis.

Disclosure Management

Be aware of the following consideration when working with Disclosure Management.

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