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30 MAR 2017

Initial Document Creation

Oracle Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud, April 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, April 7, 2017 and to your production environment on Friday, April 21, 2017. The update will be applied during your normal daily maintenance window.

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

New EPM Automate Utility Version

A new version of the EPM Automate Utility is available with this update. This version includes the maskData command, which masks all application data to ensure data privacy. You use this command only on test instances to hide sensitive data from users; for example, application developers, who should not access your business data.

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

Single Sign-On with NetSuite

You can configure single sign-on (SSO) access between Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud and NetSuite. Configuring SSO requires you to configure a SAML 2.0 link between Oracle Cloud and NetSuite.

See Configuring Single Sign-On in Using Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud for information on configuring the SSO process to work with NetSuite.

Activity Report Now Contains Information on Long Running Reports

The Activity Report now includes Financial Reporting report generation activities in the list of activities considered for inclusion in the section titled Top 30 Worst Performing User Interface Actions over 10 Seconds. The report identifies the long running user action and the corresponding report object to help you fine tune your reports.

New Smart View for Office Version

Smart View for Office Release 11.1.2.5.700 in early April, 2017. This version will contain new features such as PowerPoint chart support from forms and a new HsAlias function. Additionally, it extends HsDescription function support to Oracle Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud. The Smart View 11.1.2.5.700 Readme, available on the Help Center, contains a complete list of new features in this version.

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

Configurable Translation - Default Translation Settings for the Application

You can now specify default translation settings for the application, including the translation method and rate account. See the Oracle Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud Administrator’s Guide.

Changing Financial Reporting Server Values in Financial Reporting Web Studio

Service Administrators can now change the following MBean (Financial Reporting Server settings) values in Financial Reporting Web Studio:

To edit these values in Web Studio, select File, then Preferences, and then the MBeans tab. For more information on these settings, see Designing with Financial Reporting Web Studio for Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud.

NOTE: This feature is not available for Report Designers.

Displaying the POV Prompt for Reports

When users click or tap Reports on the Home page, a new Prompt for POV check box displays on the Reports list page that affects all reports in the list that have a POV. 

If the Prompt for POV check box is selected, when a report with a POV is launched, a POV member selector window is displayed. If the Prompt for POV check box is cleared (the default), the report launches directly, without displaying the POV member selector window.  In this case, the POV members in the report are the most recently used members on the form, or the dimension’s root if there are no most recently used members.

Changing Maintenance Time to Accommodate Daylight Saving Time

In time zones that change based on day light 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 Service Maintenance Time for detailed procedures.

Working with Metadata

Considerations

Be aware of the following considerations:

Defects Fixed

Defect
Number

Description

25558835

Posting and unposting journals no longer creates issues with unbalanced journals.

25631608

The FX_Total_Noncash Account is now calculated correctly for Negative Cash Accounts.

24905363

During a refresh database, parent entities with a “NO DATA” status are now marked as “Impacted” or “SC” based on the entity being added or updated.

25719053

After you load data into the Movement dimension and run a consolidation, the data is no longer cleared.

25333490, 25388604

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

25462721

In Smart View, after a refresh, the alignment and size of embedded charts no longer changes.

25569002

The Close button now works when you try to open a form from a task list and the form has an undefined user variable. 

25261711

The form property Size-to-Fit now works with Internet Explorer 11.

25165280

In a simple form, if you change the POV without clicking Go, when you click or tap into a cell to enter data, now you get a confirmation message to alert you that the changed POV isn't committed.

25664968

In a dashboard form’s POV, when you select a member that has a comma in its name, then change the POV member, when you reselect the original member, the form and charts are now updated correctly.

25192455

Users are now able to enter Polish Alt +<key> characters into text fields on web forms when using Internet Explorer.

25386002

If you set the paper size to "legal" for a Financial Reporting book, the books pages print as "legal' in the generated PDF (they no longer revert to "letter").

25470362

Financial Reporting books without a POV are displayed regardless of their application. Potentially, books without a POV for other applications are displayed if they are in the system, but those books cannot be executed. For books with a POV, only those books that match the current application are displayed. 

25670213

In Financial Reporting, text functions or any text in the top-left corner of any report will now show in the report, the book containing the report, and the snapshot report generated from the report.

25675997

When scheduling batches, the user authentication process now works correctly as designed.

25495791

In Financial Reporting, you can now expand the Member Selection column when you view a report in an HTML preview of a book.

25514351

You can now use the Mbean Editor in Financial Reporting Studio to set MissingValuesAreZeroInFormulas to true so that all formulas will work correctly in Financial Reporting reports.

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