Oracle Common Technologies and User Experience
What's New
  1. Update 19B
  1. Revision History
  2. Overview
  3. Optional Uptake of New Features (Opt In)
  4. Feature Summary
    1. Reporting and Analytics
        1. SFTP Delivery Via Proxy Server
    2. BI Cloud Connector
        1. Inactive and Unavailable BI View Objects (BIVOs) and BIVO Columns for Exclusion from Extraction in BI Cloud Connector
    3. Extensibility
        1. User Interface Text Update
        2. Configure Bookmark and Shortcut Icons for Your Application
    4. User Experience
        1. Your Current Infolet View is Set as Your Default View for the Next Session

Update 19B

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
23 AUG 2019 SFTP Delivery Via Proxy Server

Updated document. Delivered feature in update 19B.

22 MAR 2019   Created initial document.

Overview

This guide outlines the information you need to know about new or improved functionality in this update, and describes any tasks you might need to perform for the update. Each section includes a brief description of the feature, the steps you need to take to enable or begin using the feature, any tips or considerations that you should keep in mind, and the resources available to help you.

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Optional Uptake of New Features (Opt In)

We continue to add many new features to the Oracle Cloud Applications, and for some features, you can take advantage of new functionality at a pace that suits you by “opting in” to the feature when you’re ready. You can opt-in to a feature in two ways:  by using the New Features work area, or by using the Setup and Maintenance work area.

To opt-in using the New Features work area:

  1. Click the Navigator, and then click New Features (under the My Enterprise heading).
  2. On the New Features page, select the offering that includes new features you’d like to review.
  3. Click Opt-In for any feature that you want to opt-in to.
  4. On the Edit Features page, select the Enable option for the feature, and then click Done.

To opt-in using the Setup and Maintenance work area:

  1. Click the Navigator, and then click Setup and Maintenance.
  2. On the Setup page, select your offering, and then click Change Feature Opt-In.
  3. On the Opt-In page, click the Edit Features icon.
  4. On the Edit Features page, select the Enable option for any feature you want to opt-in to. If the Enable column includes an Edit icon instead of a check box, then click the icon, select your feature options, and click Save and Close
  5. Click Done.

OPT IN EXPIRATION

Some features include an opt-in expiration update, after which they are no longer optional. If you have not opted in to the feature by the expiration update, it will automatically be enabled for you in that update.

Click here to review details of all Oracle Applications Cloud features with an upcoming opt-in expiration update.

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.


Customer Action Required = You MUST take action 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*

Customer Action Required

Reporting and Analytics

SFTP Delivery Via Proxy Server

BI Cloud Connector

Inactive and Unavailable BI View Objects (BIVOs) and BIVO Columns for Exclusion from Extraction in BI Cloud Connector

Extensibility

User Interface Text Update

Configure Bookmark and Shortcut Icons for Your Application

User Experience

Your Current Infolet View is Set as Your Default View for the Next Session

Reporting and Analytics

SFTP Delivery Via Proxy Server

With Release 19B, you are no longer required to engage Oracle Support to open SFTP Ports for connection to the SFTP Servers. Now SFTP connection to both standard and non-standard ports will be allowed via the proxy server. This makes the setup of SFTP connectivity a self service option and also shields SFTP connections from any impact due to changes to source or destination IP address. For existing SFTP connections, please refer to following details and take action as needed: 

  1. If the destination SFTP server does not use IP white listing and has not been white listed Oracle IP previously - No action is needed.
  1. If the destination SFTP server is using IP white listing - Oracle proxy server IP needs to be added to the SFTP server white list. Please whitelist the IP(s) corresponding to your data center:

Please refer to Doc ID 2538902.1 for additional details.

Steps to Enable

Only if you are using IP white listing is there a step to implement (Step 2 above): "If the destination SFTP server is using IP white listing - Oracle proxy server IP needs to be added to the SFTP server white list. Please whitelist the IP(s) corresponding to your data center."

Key Resources

BI Cloud Connector

Inactive and Unavailable BI View Objects (BIVOs) and BIVO Columns for Exclusion from Extraction in BI Cloud Connector

Beginning with Update 18B, there are BI View Objects and BI View Object columns that are unavailable or marked inactive in Oracle Applications Cloud. The unavailable and inactive objects and columns must be excluded from BICC extracts.

Steps to Enable

Refer to this link for a list of BIVOs and BIVO columns that are unavailable for extraction using BI Cloud Connector (BICC).

Extensibility

User Interface Text Update

You can now opt into the new User Interface Text Update feature to have greater control over your text and how it’s edited.

Here’s what you get by opting in: 

  • Ability to export and import your text for offline translation and modification
  • Easier text selection and replacement
  • Improved UI for editing your text

Steps to Enable

Use the Opt In UI to enable this feature. For instructions, refer to the Optional Uptake of New Features section of this document.

Offering: FinancialsNo Longer Optional From: Update 19D

Key Resources

Role Information

  • Review Applications Offering (ASM_REVIEW_APPLICATIONS_OFFERINGS_PRIV)
  • Configure Oracle Fusion Applications Offering (ASM_CONFIGURE_OFFERING_PRIV)

Configure Bookmark and Shortcut Icons for Your Application

You can now use the Appearance work area to configure your bookmark icon for desktop and shortcut icon for mobile devices.

Steps to Enable

To configure bookmark and shortcut icons, activate a sandbox first and then do these steps:

  1. From the Navigator, select Configuration > Appearance.
  2. On the Appearance work area, click the Themes tab.
  3. From the Themes list, select a theme.
  4. Select the Configure bookmark icon for desktop check box, and from the Desktop Icon list, select the icon that you want to add as a bookmark on your desktop.
  5. Select the Configure shortcut icon for mobile check box, and from the Mobile Icon list, select the icon that you want to add on your mobile device.
  6. Click Apply.

NOTE: If you selected a default theme from the Themes list, you must save the theme as a new one.

Themes Page Showing Options to Configure Bookmark and Shortcut Icons

User Experience

Oracle continues to enrich your user experience in this release with a contemporary home page design and layout, a new and modern theme and a new icon style to go with it. The global header also got a facelift where its icons render in the new Outline style and there is less clutter. You can now find the Show Help and Access Accessibility Settings in the Settings and Actions menu. Using the Set Help Options task in the Setup and Maintenance work area, administrators can enable the help icons to appear by default on all pages where they are available.

The Navigator is also simplified and page entries for work areas such as Sandboxes, Migration, Appearance, Structure, User Interface Text, Business Objects, Application Composer, and Page Integration are moved from the Tools group to a new group called Configuration. Page entries for standalone work areas, such as Getting Started, Social, My Dashboard, Marketplace, and Setup and Maintenance, are part of a new Others group.

Your Current Infolet View is Set as Your Default View for the Next Session

We have made it easier for you to see your current infolet view by default the next time you sign back and navigate to your infolet. Suppose you flip an infolet to see the back view and sign out. In your next session, you will see the back view of your infolet by default.

Steps to Enable

You don't need to do anything to enable this feature.

Tips And Considerations

This enhancement applies only when you're outside sandboxes. When you're in a sandbox, you can only see the front view of your infolet as the default view.