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30 MAR 2017

Initial Document Creation

Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud, April Update

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

Announcements and New Features

Monthly Update Schedule

We would like to inform you of the upcoming monthly update for your Cloud environments. We will apply the latest updates to your test environment on Friday, April 7, 2017 and to your production environment on Friday, April 21, 2017. The update will be applied during your scheduled daily maintenance window.

The Oracle Help Center that provides access to updated documentation will also be available on April 7, 2017.

Changing Maintenance Time to Accommodate Daylight Saving Time

In time zones that change based on daylight saving time, the daily maintenance time now accommodates the time change so that the maintenance process starts correctly at the time you set. However, to activate this fix, you must set the service maintenance time again even if you want to use the current maintenance start time. See Setting Daily Maintenance Time for detailed procedures.

New Smart View Version

Smart View for Office Release 11.1.2.5.700 and the Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting extension update are now available. The Smart View release, together with the extension update, contains new features such as Microsoft PowerPoint for Embedded Content and Variables and it is dependent on upgrading to 11.1.2.5.700. The Smart View 11.1.2.5.700 Readme, available on the Help Center, contains a complete list of new features.

You must install Smart View for Office 11.1.2.5.700 and the Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting extension update to ensure compatibility with the April 2017 EPM Cloud update features and to access the new functionalities. See “Setting Up Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud in Smart View” in the Oracle® Smart View for Office User's guide for instructions.

Single Sign-On with NetSuite

Starting this update, you can configure single sign-on (SSO) access between Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud and NetSuite. Configuring SSO requires you to configure SAML 2.0 between Oracle Cloud and NetSuite.

See “Configuring Single Sign-On” in Getting Started with Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud for Administrators for information on configuring the SSO process to work with NetSuite.

Reference Files, Doclets, and Variables Are Now Supported in PowerPoint Report Packages

In addition to Word report packages, PowerPoint report packages can also now support the embedding of Reference files, Reference doclets, and Variables. You can insert a Reference file, Reference doclet, and Variable in a PowerPoint report package. See “Understanding Embedded Content – Doclet Authors” in the Author and Approve Doclets guide.

Author Phase Completion Is Now Autotmatic

The author phase is now automatically marked complete based on the status of the doclets if all doclets have a completed status. The report package owner can also manually mark the author phase complete however; any outstanding incomplete doclets are also marked complete.

Restriction Removed for Closing Author Phase Prior to Starting a Review Phase

As a report package owner, you no longer have a requirement to first close the author phase prior to starting a review phase. The author and review phase can be concurrent.

Hyperlinks Are Now Supported in Review Instances and During a Preview of a Report Package

Hyperlinks from the Preview mode and in a review instance of the Review phase, for both internal and external links, are highlighted when you hover over the hyperlinks. You can add a comment to the hyperlink text in the review instance, and open or navigate to the hyperlink. In order to open the hyperlink you have to hover over the hyperlink and select Ctrl + Click. When selecting an internal hyperlink, you are taken to the location in the document within the same tab of your default browser. When selecting an external hyperlink, a new tab is opened in your browser and the external hyperlink is displayed.

Management Reporting Enhancements

Management Reporting has added the following feature enhancements:

See the Designing with Management Reporting guide for more information.

Considerations

Library

Be aware of the following consideration when working with the Library.

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.

Smart View (General)

Be aware of the following consideration when working with Smart View in general.

Workaround: Create multiple private connections using the Add Connection Wizard. Before creating each connection, change the Smart View language display (in the Options dialog box, Advanced tab, Language drop-down list). Then, follow the instructions in “Using the Private Connection Wizard” in the Oracle Smart View for Office User's Guide.

Smart View (Ad Hoc Analysis)

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

Defects Fixed

Defect Number


Description

25577027

Previously, under certain conditions, an uploaded font may no longer appear available within the Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud system. Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud now includes an additional validation to ensure all uploaded fonts are available for use within the system.

25451887

In Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud applications, ampersands are now allowed in member alias names.

25388604

Performance improvements were made in several areas of the Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud workflow, including opening report packages and doclets, doclet operations such as checkin and checkout, refresh, and sync.

25333490

Performance improvements were made in several areas of the Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud workflow, including opening report packages and doclets, doclet operations such as checkin and checkout, refresh, and sync.

25462721

After a refresh, the alignment and size of embedded charts no longer changes.

25477523

Hidden or unhidden rows in Management Report grids no longer causes row numbers to be misaligned.

25615257

Cell formulas no longer become corrupt when switching a cell formula and a row formula for a cell.

25544451

You no longer receive a service error when switching from a Management Report grid preview to the grid edit mode.

25438026

Double underline formatting at the bottom of a grid now renders correctly in grid preview.

25544400

Columns that are set using Relative Member and CurrentPOV functions no longer change years incorrectly.

25544432

If a selected header member cell contains a single member selection, and not a function, and either Indent by Generation or Indent by Level is selected, a negative indent is no longer allowed.

25057251

In time zones that change based on daylight saving time, the daily maintenance time now accommodates the time change so that the maintenance process starts correctly at the time you set.

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