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This document will continue to evolve as existing sections change and new information is added. All updates are logged below, with the most recent updates at the top.


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Initial Document Creation

Oracle Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud, February Update

This guide outlines the announcements and fixed issues in the upcoming Oracle Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud update.

Announcements and New Features

Monthly Update Schedule

We would like to inform you of the upcoming monthly update for your Oracle Cloud environments. We will apply the latest updates to your test environment on Friday, February 3, 2017 and to your production environment on Friday, February 17, 2017. The update will be applied during your normal daily maintenance window.

Automating the Downloading of Activity Reports

You can now automate the downloading of the Activity Report, which is automatically generated for each day. This report enables Service Administrators to understand application usage and helps streamline application design by identifying calculation scripts and user requests that impact application performance.

Oracle has created and documented a script that you can use to automate the downloading of Activity Reports. See the following information sources:

Single Sign-On with Fusion Applications

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

See Managing Single Sign-On in Administering Oracle Cloud Identity Management for information on configuring the SSO process to work with Oracle Fusion Applications.

New EPM Automate Utility Version

A new version of the EPM Automate Utility is available with this update. This version enhances the importsnapshot command to allow the import of identity domain artifacts from application snapshots. This enhancement simplifies the cloning of a service instance by avoiding the step of manually importing users and roles into the identity domain.

The activities that you can complete using importsnapshot command depend on your role.

You must install this version of the utility to use the enhanced command. See these sections in Working with EPM Automate for Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud:

New Smart View Version with Support for Alternate Hierarchy

Smart View for Office Release is now available. This release contains new features such as Smart Form support for some Smart View functions, qualified name support for alternate hierarchies, Excel filter retention during ad hoc analysis, selectively deleting connections, and the ability to sort files and folders in the Smart View Panel, among other features. The Smart View Readme, available on the Help Center, contains a complete list of new features in this release.

You must install this release to ensure compatibility with the February 2017 release features and to access the new functionalities. See “Installing Smart View” in Getting Started with Oracle Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud for instructions.

Indicator in Grid Cells for Related Content

Starting with this update, reports opened in Financial Reporting Web Studio now display a red indicator at the top right corner of cells that have related content.

Fully Qualified Name Support

MemberQualifiedName is a text function now available in Financial Reporting Web Studio. Based on the syntax used, it returns the qualified name of a non-unique member (that is, a child of multiple parents) assigned to a dimension in the row, column, page, or Point of View (POV).

Working with Metadata


Be aware of the following considerations:

Defects Fixed




Journal amounts now tabulate correctly and the journals can be posted.


Data Management only shows export to FCCS and consolidation are complete when FCCS has consolidated entities.

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You are now able to run business rules even if the member name contains a quotation mark.


Japanese applications whose Date Time Display is set to Automatically Detect now correctly display the year digits in date cells after you refresh the application.


In EPM Automate, the Data Management specific command "rundatarule" now executes correctly without errors.


Add ability to delete Location folder in the Cloud "Inbox" repository.


In Financial Reporting, there is no longer a large spacing gap in the column headings when text is displayed over multiple lines.

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In Financial Reporting, indent increases for each "generation by" are now recognized in HTML Preview and PDF Preview.


The HTML view of a Financial Reporting book now correctly loads Financial Reporting reports.


When uploading application snapshots, “Application Blocked by Java Security” messages will no longer occur.


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