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  1. November 2021 Update
  1. Revision History
  2. Overview
  3. Feature Summary
  4. Enterprise Data Management
        1. Monthly Update Schedule
        2. Documentation Updates Available One Week After Readiness Documents
        3. Fixed Issues and Considerations
        4. Please Join Oracle Cloud Customer Connect
        5. Follow Us on Social Media
        6. Give Us Documentation Feedback
    1. EPM Common
        1. EPM Automate Updates
        2. Updates to Classic to OCI (Gen 2) Migration Assistance Program for Early Adopters
    2. IMPORTANT Actions and Considerations

November 2021 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 Product Feature Notes
28 OCT 2021     Created initial document.

Overview

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Feature Summary

Column Definitions:

Report = New or modified, Oracle-delivered, ready to run reports.

UI or Process-Based: Small Scale = These UI or process-based features are typically comprised of minor field, validation, or program changes. Therefore, the potential impact to users is minimal.

UI or Process-Based: Larger Scale* = These UI or process-based features have more complex designs. Therefore, the potential impact to users is higher.

Features Delivered Disabled = Action is needed BEFORE these features can be used by END USERS. These features are delivered disabled and you choose if and when to enable them. For example, a) new or expanded BI subject areas need to first be incorporated into reports, b) Integration is required to utilize new web services, or c) features must be assigned to user roles before they can be accessed.

Ready for Use by End Users
(Feature Delivered Enabled)

Reports plus Small Scale UI or Process-Based new features will have minimal user impact after an update. Therefore, customer acceptance testing should focus on the Larger Scale UI or Process-Based* new features.

Customer Must Take Action before Use by End Users
(Feature Delivered Disabled)

Not disruptive as action is required to make these features ready to use. As you selectively choose to leverage, you set your test and roll out timing.

Feature

Report

UI or
Process-Based:
Small Scale

UI or
Process-Based:
Larger Scale*

Enterprise Data Management

EPM Common

EPM Automate Updates

Updates to Classic to OCI (Gen 2) Migration Assistance Program for Early Adopters

>>Click for IMPORTANT Actions and Considerations

Enterprise Data Management

Monthly Update Schedule

Test Environments: Oracle will apply this monthly update during the first daily maintenance that occurs at or after 22:00 UTC on Friday, November 5, 2021.

Production Environments: Oracle will apply this monthly update during the first daily maintenance that occurs at or after 22:00 UTC on Friday, November 19, 2021.

NOTE: Backing up the daily maintenance snapshot and restoring the environment as needed are self-service operations. Oracle strongly recommends that you download the maintenance snapshot every day to a local server.

The Oracle Help Center provides access to updated documentation. The updates will be available in the Help Center on Friday, November 5, 2021.

NOTE: 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.

Documentation Updates Available One Week After Readiness Documents

Updated documentation is published on the Oracle Help Center on the first Friday of each month, coinciding with the monthly updates to Test environments. Because there is a one week lag between the publishing of the readiness documents (What's New and New Feature Summary) and Oracle Help Center updates, some links included in the readiness documents will not work until the Oracle Help Center update is complete.

https://docs.oracle.com/en/cloud/saas/epm-cloud/index.html

Fixed Issues and Considerations

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

NOTE: Fixed issues for EPM Cloud Common components (Smart View for Office, EPM Automate, REST API, Migration, Access Control, Data Management/Data Integration, Reports, Financial Reporting, and Calculation Manager) are available in a separate document on the My Oracle Support “Release Highlights” page.

This provides visibility into EPM Cloud release contents.

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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 take our quick survey or 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.

EPM Common

EPM Automate Updates

A new version of EPM Automate is now available. This version introduces the executeBurstDefinition, exportJobConsole, importAppAudit, and importJobConsole commands. Additionally, this version includes support for the use of reverse proxy servers and API Gateways, and the use of enhanced encryption algorithm with the encrypt command.

Applies to: Account Reconciliation, Enterprise Data Management, Financial Consolidation and Close, Narrative Reporting, Planning, Planning Modules, Profitability and Cost Management, Tax Reporting

executeBurstDefinition Command

Executes a Narrative Reporting bursting definition that specifies the artifacts, POVs, and other settings required to run reports or books for more than one member of a single dimension for one data source.

exportJobConsole Command

Exports the job console records to a CSV file to create an export ZIP file. This command, in conjunction with the importJobConsole command, helps you clone job console records across environments during migration or cloning for disaster recovery.

importAppAudit Command

Imports data audit records from a ZIP file that you created by exporting audit data from an environment. This command, along with the exportAppAudit command, helps you clone audit records from one environment to another during migration or cloning for disaster recovery.

importJobConsole Command

Imports job console records from a ZIP file containing job console records exported from an environment. This command, which takes a ZIP file created using the exportJobConsole command, helps you clone job console records across environments during migration or cloning for disaster recovery.

Support for API Gateways and Reverse Proxy Servers

EPM Automate can now connect to Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud through API Gateways such as Google APIGEE, IBM Data Power, and other reverse proxy servers. For this integration to work, using the documentation of your gateway or proxy server, configure the gateway or reverse proxy, and then use the appropriate reverse proxy or gateway URL with the login command.

Enhanced Encryption Algorithm for the Encrypt Command

EPM Automate now uses an enhanced encryption algorithm to encrypt passwords. Because passwords files encrypted using this EPM Automate version will not work with older EPM Automate clients, Oracle strongly recommends that you upgrade your EPM Automate client installation and re-encrypt passwords. Password files created using a previous version of EPM Automate will continue to work with the new EPM Automate client.

Business Benefit: The new commands facilitate the remote administration of EPM Cloud environments and support the cloning of environments for disaster recovery or Classic to OCI (Gen 2) migration. Use of enhanced encryption algorithm ensures a more securely encrypted password file.

Key Resources

Updates to Classic to OCI (Gen 2) Migration Assistance Program for Early Adopters

Oracle has developed a streamlined process for early adopters to enroll in the Oracle Cloud Classic to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Migration Assistance Program. This new process, including the steps you must complete and which OCI data centers you can migrate to, is now available in the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud Operations Guide.

Applies to: Account Reconciliation, Enterprise Data Management, Financial Consolidation and Close, Narrative Reporting, Planning, Planning Modules, Profitability and Cost Management, Tax Reporting

Business benefit: The streamlined enrollment process reduces the time required in enrolling in the program by providing specific instructions on what you must do to enroll.

Key Resources

Features

There are no new features in this update except for the applicable features listed in the EPM Common section.

IMPORTANT Actions and Considerations

One-Week Lag Between Readiness Documents Live and Help Center Live

Because Oracle readiness documents (What's New and New Feature Summary) are live one week before the monthly update is applied to Test environments, some links to documentation included in the readiness documents will not work until after the Oracle Help Center update is complete when the monthly update is applied to Test environments.

REST API for Extracting a Dimension from a Viewpoint Parameter Clarification

Starting in 21.11, the fileName parameter that you specify in the Extract a Dimension Viewpoint API is determined by whether or not you have enabled the Zip Extract option in the extract definition profile (see Editing Extracts):

  • For extracts with Zip Extract enabled, specify the Zip Filename in the API zip file name for the fileName parameter.  The Default Filename in the extract profile will be used for the text file name.
  • For extracts with Zip Extract disabled, specify the Default Filename in the API text file name for the fileName parameter.