Enterprise Data Management
What's New
  1. July 2019 Update
  1. Revision History
  2. Enterprise Data Management, July Update
        1. Monthly Update Schedule
        2. Please Join Oracle Cloud Customer Connect
        3. Give Us Documentation Feedback
        4. Follow Us on Social Media
    1. Announcements
        1. Add Nodes to a List from Another Viewpoint
        2. Create Request Items from Compare Differences
        3. Application Validations Enabled for Node Type Bound Viewpoints
        4. Copy Binding and Edit Settings for Financials Cloud General Ledger
        5. Descriptive Flexfield Support for Financials Cloud General Ledger
        6. Edit Property Parameters for Applications
        7. Import and Export Allowed Values for Properties
        8. New Statistical Properties
        9. Inspector Dialog Sizing
        10. Sample Application and Recreating the Service
        11. Changes to Provisioning Terminology
        12. Removal of Support for Transport Layer Security Protocol 1.0 and 1.1
        13. New EPM Cloud Features Tool
    2. Upcoming Changes
        1. Removal of Instance Name from Predefined Role Names
    3. Defects Fixed
    4. Considerations
        1. Default Values for Node, Date, and Timestamp Display with Red Border
        2. Email Notifications in English
        3. User with No Email Address

July 2019 Update

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
27 JUN 2019   Created initial document.

Enterprise Data Management, July Update

This document outlines the upcoming Enterprise Data Management update.

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, July 5,  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, July 19,  2019.

The Oracle Help Center provides access to updated documentation. The updates will be available in the Help Center on Friday, July 5,  2019. Some of the links to new feature documentation included in this readiness document will not work until after the Oracle Help Center update is complete.

NOTE: 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.

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.

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 and the monthly update cycle.

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Announcements

Add Nodes to a List from Another Viewpoint

You can add nodes to a list viewpoint from another viewpoint in the same view by using the Add From menu item on the list viewpoint or by dragging and dropping a node from another viewpoint or a request item.

Key Resources

Create Request Items from Compare Differences

Request items can be generated from differences resulting from a viewpoint compare to resolve the differences and synchronize the data in the viewpoints. You can generate request items for differences including missing nodes, different relationships, and different property values. You can add these request items to a new request or an existing request.

Key Resources

Application Validations Enabled for Node Type Bound Viewpoints

Application-specific validations are enabled and run for viewpoints having a binding status of Node Type Bound. These viewpoints are often used for what-if scenarios where the viewpoint uses the same node types as a Bound viewpoint, but uses a different hierarchy set to model changes to a hierarchy without affecting production data. Application and Node Type Level validations can be used with Node Type Bound viewpoints.

Key Resources

Copy Binding and Edit Settings for Financials Cloud General Ledger

You can copy hierarchy type bindings for Financials Cloud General Ledger dimensions to create new tree versions which are based on a copy of an existing tree version. When copying a dimension binding, the hierarchy set, node set, and viewpoint are also copied but use the same node type (segment values) as the original binding. Parent-child relationships in the original hierarchy set are copied to the new hierarchy set used by the new binding.

Tree version related settings for Financials Cloud General Ledger can be defined when copying a dimension binding or edited in the binding inspector for an existing binding. These settings include the Tree Code, Tree Version Name, Effective Start Date, and Effective End Date.

Key Resources

  • Copying a Binding in Administering and Working with Oracle Enterprise Data Management Cloud

Descriptive Flexfield Support for Financials Cloud General Ledger

You can manage global and context-specific descriptive flexfields for Financials Cloud General Ledger. Descriptive flexfields can be registered for Financials Cloud General Ledgerapplications and/or segments. The registration process creates additional descriptive flexfield properties for node types defined for the Financials Cloud General Ledger application or segment.

Descriptive flexfield values are managed by these properties in viewpoints for Financials Cloud General Ledger. Descriptive flexfield values can be imported and exported along with the segment values they are associated with.

Key Resources

Edit Property Parameters for Applications

Property parameters can be edited at the application level to override the original values set during application registration. These values can be edited for a property of any application type in the property inspector.  Parameters include Default Value, and Allowed Values.

Key Resources

Import and Export Allowed Values for Properties

Allowed values for properties can be imported from a file and exported to a file in the property inspector.  This allows large lists of values to be imported from an external source or to perform mass updates using a file.

New Statistical Properties

The Last Modified By and Last Modified Date statistical properties are available to identify the user who last performed a request action to a node and when the user made the change. These properties can be added to node types and used in viewpoints where this information is necessary.

Key Resources

Inspector Dialog Sizing

Inspector dialogs have been increased in size to provide more space to display content. Inspectors are responsive and automatically resize base on the browser window.

Sample Application and Recreating the Service

A sample application is provided which consists of pre-loaded sample data and related artifacts for Enterprise Data Management. Using this out-of-box environment, you can explore the capabilities of Enterprise Data Management, get familiar with its features, and use tutorials before you start working with your own data.  The sample application includes examples for Financials Cloud General Ledger, Planning, and Financial Consolidation application types.

From a new option on the Settings and Actions menu, the Service administrator can recreate the service which removes all applications and artifacts. The administrator can then create a sample application, new application, or import a snapshot.

Key Resources

Changes to Provisioning Terminology

With a view to standardizing the terminology around assigning roles to users at the identity domain, application, and artifact levels, EPM Cloud has changed such labels in the user interface to "Assign". Because of this change, the labels of Provision Roles tab and Provisioning Reports tab in Access Control have been renamed to Assign Roles and Role Assignment Report respectively. Similar changes have been made to the access control screens displayed in business processes and EPM Connections.

Removal of Support for Transport Layer Security Protocol 1.0 and 1.1

As announced in previous readiness documents, Oracle supports only Transport Layer Security protocol version 1.2 (TLS 1.2) to communicate with EPM Cloud. To ensure the highest level of authentication and data encryption security, support for TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 have been removed.

Because most modern operating systems and browsers support TLS 1.2; users of such systems and browsers are not affected by the deprecation of TLS 1.0 and 1.1.

You cannot use client operating systems that do not support TLS 1.2 (for example, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Microsoft Windows 2002) to run operating system-specific commands (for example, code to run cURL tools to transfer data and custom code that integrates with the REST APIs) against EPM Cloud. Additionally, Smart View and EPM Automate installed on such systems will also fail to communicate with EPM Cloud. Similarly, you cannot use browsers that do not support TLS 1.2 protocol to access EPM Cloud environments.

If you are using on-premises FDMEE to integrate with EPM Cloud, you must update your on-premises EPM 11.1.2.4 deployment to support TLS 1.2. Refer to the following Oracle Support document to enable TLS 1.2 support:

New EPM Cloud Features Tool

Oracle has released an EPM Cloud Features tool. Use this tool to quickly find features released each month for your EPM Cloud business process. Click a link to learn more about each feature in the What’s New document and the EPM Cloud user assistance.

Upcoming Changes

Removal of Instance Name from Predefined Role Names

Currently, the predefined role names displayed in the Access Control screens of EPM Cloud environments prefix the instance name to the role name in INSTANCE_NAME ROLE_NAME format. They are also stored in this format in the snapshots, making it difficult to migrate snapshots from one instance to another.

To facilitate the migration of security across EPM Cloud environments, Oracle plans to rename predefined role names displayed within EPM Cloud applications by removing the instance name prefix in the August update. For example, if the instance name is Planning1, predefined role names are Planning1 Service Administrator, Planning1 Power User, Planning1 User and Planning1 Viewer. The new role names will be Service Administrator, Power User, User, and Viewer.

NOTE: This change does not affect how the role names are displayed in the MyServices customer portal.

This change will affect customers who use the predefined roles for managing application-level provisioning and access to artifacts; you will need to reassign such assignments using the updated role name after the roles are renamed. This change makes it easy to migrate EPM Cloud artifacts across environments.

Additionally, all predefined role names; Domain Administrator, Service Administrator, Power User, User, and Viewer will be treated as EPM Cloud keywords, which should not be used in the name of any custom artifacts that you create; for example, group name in Access Control. If you have any group with these keywords, rename them before this change comes into effect.

This change is being implemented to address customer feedback. If you have any concerns about this change, please contact Oracle Support.

Defects Fixed

Software issues addressed each month will be posted to My Oracle Support.

Considerations

Default Values for Node, Date, and Timestamp Display with Red Border

Valid default values for node, date, and timestamp properties may display a red border in the property pane indicating that the values are invalid. When this occurs you can still submit the request successfully.

Email Notifications in English

Subscription and workflow email notifications are displayed in English only.

User with No Email Address

If an approval policy is set up for a user who does not have an email address specified, when that user is invited to approve a request, the email is not sent to that user or to the user who submitted the request. Use Access Control to assign email addresses to users.