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  1. Update 24A
  1. Revision History
  2. Overview
  3. Pre-Update and Post-Update Tasks
  4. Optional Uptake of New Features (Opt In)
  5. Feature Summary
  6. Quality Management
    1. Quality Inspection Management
        1. Execute Inspection Plan Action Rules Using a REST Service
  7. Product Lifecycle Management
    1. Product Development
        1. Selected Product Development Bug Fixes in This Update
    2. Product Hub
        1. Query Additional Item Attributes in Items LOV REST Service
        2. Report New Item Attributes Using Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence
        3. Limit Updates to Item Revision Attachments for Engineered Items in Post-Design Lifecycle Phase
        4. Use Predefined Extensible Flexfield Attributes for Maintaining Healthcare Product Data
        5. Link Manufacturer Part Number Relationships and Supplier Item Relationships
        6. Selected Product Hub Bug Fixes in This Update
    3. Product Development & Product Hub Common
        1. Add Find Number and Suggested Operation Sequence for Structure Components
        2. Efficiently Manage Multiple Values for Item Attributes
        3. Selected Product Development & Product Hub Bug Fixes in This Update
    4. Product Lifecycle Management Common
        1. Create Dependencies on Related Objects
        2. Categorize and Secure Change Attachments
        3. Enable Data Security and Multiselect for Extensible Flexfields on Change Types
    5. Controlled Availability Features
        1. Search Proposals Using the New User Interface
        2. Search Manufacturers Using the New User Interface
        3. Increase Productivity Using Generative AI Capabilities
        4. Search Items Using the New User Interface
        5. View Item Structures Using the New Interface
  8. IMPORTANT Actions and Considerations

Update 24A

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 Module Feature Notes
15 FEB 2024 Product Hub Limit Updates to Item Revision Attachments for Engineered Items in Post-Design Lifecycle Phase Updated document. Edited description.
12 DEC 2023 Product Lifecycle Management Common Enable Data Security and Multiselect for Extensible Flexfields on Change Types Updated document. Edited description.
01 DEC 2023     Created initial document.

Overview

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Pre-Update and Post-Update Tasks

Depending on the features you're using in your Cloud applications, you may be required to perform certain steps immediately before or after your quarterly update. For details of these pre-update and post-update steps and the product areas that are affected, refer to Oracle Fusion Cloud SCM: Performing Your Quarterly Update (doc ID 2337485.1) on My Oracle Support.

Optional Uptake of New Features (Opt In)

Oracle Cloud Applications delivers new updates every quarter. This means every three months you'll receive new functionality to help you efficiently and effectively manage your business. Some features are delivered Enabled meaning they are immediately available to end users. Other features are delivered Disabled meaning you have to take action to make available. Features delivered Disabled can be activated for end users by stepping through the following instructions using the following privileges:

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

Here’s how you opt in to new features:

  1. Click Navigator > My Enterprise > New Features.
  2. On the Features Overview page, select your offering to review new features specific to it. Or, you can leave the default selection All Enabled Offerings to review new features for all offerings.
  3. On the New Features tab, review the new features and check the opt-in status of the feature in the Enabled column. If a feature has already been enabled, you will see a check mark. Otherwise, you will see an icon to enable the feature.
  4. Click the icon in the Enabled column and complete the steps to enable the feature.

In some cases, you might want to opt in to a feature that's not listed in the New Features work area. Here's how to opt in:

  1. Click Navigator > My Enterprise > Offerings.
  2. On the Offerings page, select your offering, and then click Opt In Features.
  3. On the Opt In page, click the Edit Features (pencil) icon for the offering, or for the functional area that includes your feature.
  4. On the Edit Features page, complete the steps to enable the feature.

For more information and detailed instructions on opting in to new features for your offering, see Configure Offerings.

Opt In Expiration

Occasionally, features delivered Disabled via Opt In may be enabled automatically in a future update. This is known as an Opt In Expiration. If your cloud service has any Opt In Expirations you will see a related tab in this document. Click on that tab to see when the feature was originally delivered Disabled, and when the Opt In will expire, potentially automatically enabling the feature. You can also click here to see features with Opt In Expirations across all Oracle Cloud Applications.

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*

Quality Management

Quality Inspection Management

Execute Inspection Plan Action Rules Using a REST Service

Product Lifecycle Management

Product Development

Selected Product Development Bug Fixes in This Update

Product Hub

Query Additional Item Attributes in Items LOV REST Service

Report New Item Attributes Using Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence

Limit Updates to Item Revision Attachments for Engineered Items in Post-Design Lifecycle Phase

Use Predefined Extensible Flexfield Attributes for Maintaining Healthcare Product Data

Link Manufacturer Part Number Relationships and Supplier Item Relationships

Selected Product Hub Bug Fixes in This Update

Product Development & Product Hub Common

Add Find Number and Suggested Operation Sequence for Structure Components

Efficiently Manage Multiple Values for Item Attributes

Selected Product Development & Product Hub Bug Fixes in This Update

Product Lifecycle Management Common

Create Dependencies on Related Objects

Categorize and Secure Change Attachments

Enable Data Security and Multiselect for Extensible Flexfields on Change Types

Controlled Availability Features

Search Proposals Using the New User Interface

Search Manufacturers Using the New User Interface

Increase Productivity Using Generative AI Capabilities

Search Items Using the New User Interface

View Item Structures Using the New Interface

>>Click for IMPORTANT Actions and Considerations

Quality Management

Quality Inspection Management

Execute Inspection Plan Action Rules Using a REST Service

Manufacturers need a way to effortlessly integrate the Oracle Quality Management product with other applications and systems. This ensures real time data exchange and automatic execution of the action rules. Oracle Quality Inspection already supports execution of the inspection action rules from the user interface. Now you can also seamlessly execute inspection action rules using the Inspection Actions REST service. This fosters agility, flexibility, and automation of the inspection process.

For example, when integrating mobile devices or equipment to Oracle Quality Inspection using REST resources to pass in result values, a quality issue can be automatically created if a result value is outside of the specification limits.

When executing the action rule through REST service you are able to:

  • Strengthen the automation handshake for 3rd party integration with equipment and other machinery
  • Leads to cost savings by reducing manual effort, reducing errors, and increasing efficiency

Steps to Enable

Review the REST service definition in the REST API guides to leverage (available from the Oracle Help Center > your apps service area of interest > APIs & Schema). If you are new to Oracle's REST services you may want to begin with the Quick Start section.

Tips And Considerations

  • If the Inspection Actions REST resource is called after the actions have been previously executed, all of the rules will be executed again, if any.
  • Information pertaining to inspection actions triggered cannot be deleted.
  • Creation of inspection action records is only supported through the execution of the rules, and they cannot be directly created or modified.
  • You can execute inspection plan action rules using a REST resource, but you cannot create action rules for the inspection plan using a REST resource.
  • You can use the Visual Builder Cloud Service add-in for Excel with the REST services to execute the inspection plan action rules and to retrieve the information pertaining to the actions taken.

Access Requirements

Access to this feature is through privilege:

  • Edit Inspection Results

Product Lifecycle Management

Product Development

Selected Product Development Bug Fixes in This Update

This update includes some bug fixes that can change the way Oracle Product Development works. This isn't a full list of all the bug fixes in this update. This list includes the bug fixes that can cause a noticeable change in application behavior.

Inconsistent Search Results for Manufacturer Part Search

Before update 24A, if you searched for a manufacturer part from the Item AML page, the search would retrieve different results every time you clicked the Search button.

Now the search retrieves consistent results for the given search criteria every time you click Search.

Oracle reference: 35270272

Structure Component Missing After Replace Action

Previously, if you replaced a component in the item structure using import, both the component and its replacement were no longer visible in the structure.

This issue is now fixed. In the item context, you see the replacement component in the structure, and in the change context, you see redlines for the replaced component and its replacement.

Oracle reference: 35628520

Delete AML on Released Engineering Item

Prior to this fix, you couldn't delete the approved manufacturers list (AML) on a released engineering item using import.  Now you can delete the AML using import if you route it through a change order. To do this, add the item to a change order using the import batch option and specify an end date for the AML, or choose a Delete transaction type for the AML. The deletion is captured in the redline summary.

Oracle reference: 35735603

Steps to Enable

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

Product Hub

Query Additional Item Attributes in Items LOV REST Service

You can efficiently query an additional 22 item attributes using the Items List of Values REST service. The following is the list of attributes that are available:

  • Structure Item Type
  • Base Model
  • Effectivity Control
  • Outside Processing Service
  • Autocreated Configuration
  • Pick Components
  • Assemble to Order
  • Restrict Subinventory
  • Transfer Orders Enabled
  • Stocked
  • Transaction Enabled
  • Internally Transferable
  • Revision Control
  • Customer Orders Enabled
  • Customer Ordered
  • Sales Product Type
  • Enable Contract Coverage
  • Shippable
  • Order Management Indivisible
  • Lot Control
  • Primary Image URL

This feature benefits your business by allowing you to programmatically query additional item attributes using a REST API. Prior to this feature, you could only query a limited set of attributes.

Steps to Enable

Review the REST service definition in the REST API guides to leverage (available from the Oracle Help Center > your apps service area of interest > APIs & Schema). If you are new to Oracle's REST services you may want to begin with the Quick Start section.

Tips And Considerations

  • The Enforce the Data security profile option (ORA_EGO_ENFORCE_DATA_SECURITY) determines whether to enforce the data security or not.
  • The Item Search Character Limit profile option ORA_EGP_ITEM_SEARCH_CHAR_LIMIT) determines the minimum number of characters needed for searching.

Key Resources

  • Refer to the REST API for Oracle Fusion Cloud SCM guide, available on the Oracle Help Center.

Access Requirements

Users who are assigned a configured job role that contains this privilege can access this feature:

  • Manage Item (EGP_MANAGE_ITEM_PRIV)

This privilege was available prior to this update.

Report New Item Attributes Using Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence

You can create OTBI reports by including packaging string. A packaging string shows the hierarchy of units that represent how an item is packaged when shipped or used by an enterprise.

OTBI Report Showing Packaging String

OTBI Report Showing Packaging String

You can also include item object identifier in OTBI reports. This attribute helps you to identify document items.

OTBI Report Showing Item Object Type

OTBI Report Showing Item Object Type

This feature helps to gain improved business insight on:

  • Key packaging string details that are important for downstream processes such as inventory, planning, warehousing, and many other downstream processes. 
  • Allows for more accurate analytics and reporting based on the type of products stored in your item master.

Steps to Enable

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

Tips And Considerations

  • You can find these attributes in the Item > Main folder of the Product Management related areas.
  • You can use filters on item object type to include or exclude document items in your reports.

Key Resources

  • Refer to the Oracle Fusion Cloud SCM: Creating and Administering Analytics and Reports for SCM guide, available on the Oracle Help Center.

Access Requirements

Users who are assigned a configured job role that contains these privileges can access this feature:

  • Transactional Analysis Duty (FBI_TRANSACTION_ANALYSIS_GENERIC_DUTY)
  • Product Transaction Analysis Duty (FBI_PRODUCT_TRANSACTION_ANALYSIS_DUTY)
  • BI Consumer Role (BIConsumer)

These privileges were available prior to this update.

Limit Updates to Item Revision Attachments for Engineered Items in Post-Design Lifecycle Phase

You can now efficiently manage the item revision attachments on engineered items that are in the post design lifecycle phase in the Product Information Management work area using the new profile option that controls whether the attachments can be created, edited, and deleted for these items.

The following screenshot shows the item revision attachment with the profile set to NO.

Item Revision Attachment with Profile set to No

Item Revision Attachment With Profile Set to NO

The following screenshot shows the item revision attachment with the profile set to YES.

Item Revision Attachment with Profile Set to Yes

Item Revision Attachment with Profile Set to YES

This feature benefits your business by restricting changes to the item revision attachments for engineered items that are in the post design lifecycle phase and thereby giving your enterprise greater control.

Steps to Enable

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

Tips And Considerations

  • Allow Edit Item Revision Level Attachments in Product Information Management Work Area (ORA_ITEM_REV_ATTACH_EDIT_PIM) is the profile.
  • Profile value determines whether the item revision attachment changes are allowed in the Product Information Management work area, FBDI import, import maps, and Items Version 2 REST resources.
  • Item revision attachment changes can't be routed through commercial change order or engineering change order.

Key Resources

  • Refer to the Oracle Fusion Cloud SCM: Using Product Master Data Management guide, available on the Oracle Help Center.

Access Requirements

Users who are assigned a configured job role that contains these privileges can access this feature:

  • Manage Item (EGP_MANAGE_ITEM_PRIV)
  • Manage Item Attachment (EGP_MANAGE_ITEM_ATTACHMENT_PRIV)

These privileges were available prior to this update.

Use Predefined Extensible Flexfield Attributes for Maintaining Healthcare Product Data

You can easily store healthcare and medical devices product data using predefined extensible flexfield attributes for an item in Oracle Product Hub. With this feature, the healthcare item master will also increase the speed and accuracy of integrations and publications with upstream and downstream systems. For example, these attributes can be exposed to self service procurement users when they are searching for items to add to a requisition.

The following healthcare and medical devices attributes have been predefined as extensible flexfields:

  • UNSPSC
  • UNSPSC Segment
  • UNSPSC Family
  • UNSPSC Class
  • UNSPSC Commodity
  • HCPCS
  • HCPCS Description
  • HCPCS Status
  • Chargeable
  • Charge Code
  • Unit Price
  • Base Price
  • Markup
  • Revenue Code
  • Implantable
  • Color
  • Latex 
  • Sterility
  • Breakable Pack
  • Clinical 
  • UDI Enabled
  • Issuing Agency
  • Primary DI Number 
  • Device Count
  • Unit of Use DI Number
  • Labeler D-U-N-S Number
  • Company Name
  • Company Physical Address
  • Brand Name
  • Version or Model
  • Catalog Number
  • Device Description
  • DI Record Publish Date
  • Commercial Distribution End Date
  • Commercial Distribution Status
  • Device Subject to Direct Marking But Excepted
  • DM-DI Different From Primary DI
  • DM-DI Number
  • Secondary DI Issuing Agency
  • Secondary DI Number
  • Previous DI Issuing Agency
  • Previous DI Number
  • Package DI Number
  • Quantity Per Package
  • Package Type
  • Package Discontinue Date
  • Package Status
  • HCT/P Product
  • Kit
  • Combination Product
  • Device Exempt From Premarket Submission
  • FDA Premarket Submission Number
  • Supplement Number
  • Product Code
  • Product Code Name
  • FDA Listing Number
  • GMDN Code
  • GMDN Name
  • GMDN Definition
  • For Single-Use
  • Manufacturing  Date
  • Expiration Date
  • Donation Identification Number
  • Device Containing Natural Rubber Latex
  • Device Without Natural Rubber Latex 
  • Prescription Use 
  • Over-the-Counter 
  • MRI Safety Information 
  • Size Type
  • Size Value
  • Size Unit of Measure
  • Size Type Text
  • Storage and Handling Type
  • Low Value
  • High Value
  • Unit of Measure
  • Special Storage Conditions
  • Device Packaged as Sterile
  • Requires Sterilization Prior to Use
  • Sterilization Method
  • Public Device Record Key
  • Public Version Number
  • Public Version Date
  • Public Version Status

The following screenshot shows the healthcare and medical devices extensible flexfield contexts.

Healthcare Extensible Flexfield Contexts

Healthcare Extensible Flexfield Contexts

You can add the preceding attribute groups to a page in an item class and then navigate to the corresponding page in an item to store the healthcare and medical devices related data.

Healthcare and Medical Devices Attributes on Item UI

Healthcare and Medical Devices Attributes on Item UI

This feature benefits your business by the following:

  • Provides the ability to innately track the medical device and medical surgical device manufacturing in Global Unique Device Identification Database (GUDID) compliance standards.
  • Expedites any necessary configuration for the medical device, medical surgical device manufacturing, and healthcare provider industries.
  • Provides the ability to innately store healthcare related attributes used in downstream SCM processes.
  • Eases any integrations or communication with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) GUDID database and Electronic Health Records (EHR)/Electronic Health Records (EMR) systems by having an allotted OOTB attribute.

Steps to Enable

The following steps are required to enable this feature:

  1. Run the Upgrade Product Management Data scheduled process with the following options:
  • Upgrade Process: Execution
  • Functional Area: Item Attribute
  • Feature: Healthcare Product Data
  • Parameter 1: No

The following screenshot shows the preceding values.

Upgrade Product Management Data Scheduled Process

Upgrade Product Management Data Scheduled Process - - Parameter 1 Set to No

This step sets the Protected check box for the predefined attribute groups to No allowing you to associate these groups with pages.

  1. Associate contexts with pages, add pages to categories (item class), and perform flexfield deployment.
  1. Run the Upgrade Product Management Data scheduled process again with the following options:
  • Upgrade Process: Execution
  • Functional Area: Item Attribute
  • Feature: Healthcare Product Data
  • Parameter 1: Yes

Upgrade Product Management Data Scheduled Process - Parameter 1 Set to Yes

Upgrade Product Management Data Scheduled Process - Parameter 1 Set to Yes

This step sets the Protected check box for the predefined contexts back to Yes.

You can now create an item with the item class associated in step 2 and navigate to the corresponding pages to access the healthcare attributes.

Tips And Considerations

  • The extensible flexfield attributes are predefined as Protected.
  • Any changes you make on the extensible flexfield's metadata will be overwritten in subsequent release updates.

Key Resources

Access Requirements

Users who are assigned a configured job role that contains these privileges can access this feature:

  • View Healthcare Extensible Flexfields (ORA_HC_EFF_VIEW_PRIV)
  • Manage Healthcare Extensible Flexfields (ORA_HC_EFF_EDIT_PRIV)

These privileges are new in this update.

Link Manufacturer Part Number Relationships and Supplier Item Relationships

You can create and manage links between manufacturer part number relationships and supplier item relationships for an item. The allowed linking is N:N, that is, one manufacturer part number relationship can be linked with one or more supplier item relationships; and one supplier item relationship can be linked with one or more manufacturer part number relationships.

You can make only one of the linkages of a manufacturer part number relationship or a supplier item relationship as primary. The reciprocal of the linkage will also be considered as primary.

The following screenshot displays the new relationship linkage table that appears on the item UI when a manufacturer or supplier relationship is selected.

Relationship Linkage Table When Manufacturer or Supplier Relationship is Selected

Relationship Linkage Table When Manufacturer or Supplier Relationship is Selected

Using the + action on the child table, you can search for existing supplier item relationships (associated with the context item), and add those to the child table. In the Search and Add dialog box, select one or more (multiselect) rows from the search results and add those as shown in the following screenshot.

Select and Add Dialog Box: Choose Supplier Item Relationships

Select and Add Dialog Box: Choose Supplier Item Relationships

After adding relationships to the linkage table, you can select a relationship and make it primary using the Primary Linkage column as shown in the following screenshot.

Primary Linkage Column Selected For Linked Supplier Items

Primary Linkage Column Selected For Linked Supplier Items

The reciprocal relationship is automatically created as primary as shown in the following screenshot.

Supplier Item Relationship Linked to Manufacturer Part Number Relationship

Supplier Item Relationship Linked to Manufacturer Part Number Relationship

Clicking on the page-level Save button saves the linkage between the trading partner item relationships.

This feature benefits your business by the following:

  • Leverages links made from your supplier parts to your manufacturer parts relationship to default the manufacturer data in downstream processes.
  • Increases tracking and allows for a more robust digital thread amongst your product number, supplier part numbers, and manufacturer part numbers.

Steps to Enable

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

Tips And Considerations

  • The feature is available only for manufacturer and supplier relationships. Customer and competitor relationships are excluded from this feature.
  • You can link multiple supplier items belonging to the same supplier with a manufacturer part number and vice versa.
  • Trading partner item relationship linkages can be created and managed using Edit Item page, Import, and itemRelationships Rest service.
  • You can't delete a manufacturer part number relationship or a supplier item relationship that has a linkage. You must first delete the corresponding linkages before deleting the parent relationship.

Key Resources

Access Requirements

Users who are assigned a configured job role that contains these privileges can access this feature:

  • Manage Item (EGP_MANAGE_ITEM_PRIV)
  • Manage Item Relationship (EGP_MANAGE_ITEM_RELATIONSHIP_PRIV)

These privileges were available prior to this update.

Selected Product Hub Bug Fixes in This Update

This update includes some bug fixes that can change the way Oracle Product Hub works. This isn't a full list of all the bug fixes in this update. This list includes the bug fixes that can cause a noticeable change in application behavior.

Application Error on Rescheduling Change Lines

Previously, if you rescheduled the effective date of a change line on a commercialization change order, you would get an application error.

With this fix, you get the appropriate error message telling you that the effective date for the affected object line must be after the effective date of the successor item.

You can then do the following:

  1. Cancel the change line and move it to a new change order.
  2. Resolve revision conflicts for the old revision.
  3. Edit the effective date of the change line in the new change order.
  4. Route the new change order for approvals and completion.

Oracle reference: 35566646

Display the Same Values for UOM-Enabled, Extensible Flexfield Attributes in UI and Smart Spreadsheet

Before update 24A, when you performed a mass update of item attributes, the values you provided for extensible flexfield attributes (for which UOM is enabled) were converted and shown in the smart spreadsheet. After update 24A, the values you provide aren't converted and the same values are shown in the smart spreadsheet.

Oracle reference: 35458796

Steps to Enable

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

Product Development & Product Hub Common

Add Find Number and Suggested Operation Sequence for Structure Components

You can now add duplicate components to an assembly.  Two new columns, Find Number and Suggested Operation Sequence, have been added for components in item structures. The Find Number identifies a specific instance of an item in a structure, and Suggested Operation Sequence records a design engineer's suggestion for the operation sequence of components in a manufacturing work definition.

When a duplicate component is added, the application will automatically increment the find number, but you can modify it prior to save. The suggested operation sequence attribute doesn't have a default value and isn’t automatically incremented.

Here are the enhancements in the Product Development workarea:

  • Item Structure

For a preliminary item, you can add a duplicate component and modify the find number before you save it. Once the item is saved, you can change the find number by deleting the component and adding the same component with a new find number.

Duplicate Component Added to the Structure

Duplicate Component Added to the Structure

  • Where Used report will display duplicate components in the First Level and All levels views only.

Where Used Report with Duplicate Components and Find Number at the First Level

Where Used Report with Duplicate Components and Find Number at the First Level

  • Change Order: You can modify the find number when the change order is in draft and open statuses.
    • When you add a new instance of an existing component, you can modify the find numbers.
      • If you must update the existing component with a new find number:
        • Delete the component, add the same component again, and then modify the find number.
        • Use the Replace action to modify the find number by replacing a component with the same component.

Add Duplicate Component Through the Change Order

Add Duplicate Component Through the Change Order

Here are the enhancements in the Product Information Management workarea:

  • Item Structure
    • You can add a duplicate component and modify the find number before you save it. Once the item is saved, you can change the find number by deleting the component and adding a new component with the new find number, or use the Replace action.
  • Copy and Compare Structures 
    • When you copy structures, duplicate rows along with the Find Number and Suggested Operation Sequence fields are copied.
    • When you compare structures, the user interface includes the Find Number and Suggested Operation Sequence fields.
  • Where Used
    • For the First Level and All Levels views, you can view Find Number, Suggested Operation Sequence, and Item Sequence.  By default, only Find Number is displayed on the table.

Select Find Number and Suggested Operation Sequence Columns for Where Used Report for All Levels

Select Find Number and Suggested Operation Sequence Columns for Where Used Report for All Levels

  • Change Order: Similar to what is described for change orders in the Product Development workarea, you can modify the find number when the change order is in draft and open statuses.
    • You can modify the find number when you add a new instance of an existing component.
    • If you must update the existing component with a new find number:
      • Delete the component, add the same component again, and then modify the find number.
      • Use the Replace action to modify the find number by replacing a component with the same component.
  • Reports:
    • Item Structure Report: Find Number and Suggested Operation Sequence are now available in the Item Structure Report Data model. Users can modify the report to include these attributes.
    • Change Order Details Report: Find Number and Suggested Operation Sequence are included in the report by default.
    • OTBI: Find Number and Suggested Operation Sequence attributes are now available in Product Management >> Structures and Components Real Time subject area.
  • Import:
    • You can now import item structures by passing the value for Find Number and Suggested Operation Sequence. This will allow you to include duplicate instances of the same component in the assembly by providing unique Find Number values in the import file.
    • You can use Import Maps and FBDI to import item structures with Find Number and Suggested Operation Sequence.
    • Import Maps:
      • Add action: You can map the Find Number and Suggested Operation Sequence attributes.
      • Replace action: To update a component with a different find number, you can use the Replace action with a New Find Number attribute for mapping.

      Import Map Showing the Mapping for Find Number, Suggested Operation Sequence, and New Find No.

      Import Map Showing the Mapping for Find Number, Suggested Operation Sequence, and New Find No.

    • In the import payload along with other item and structure details, you can provide the values for Find Number and Suggested Operation Sequence. 

      Import Payload Showing the Find Number and Suggested Operation Sequence

      Import Payload Showing the Find Number and Suggested Operation Sequence

    • To update the Find Number on an item structure that you’ve saved, you can:
      • Remove the component and add it back to the structure with the updated Find Number value. 
      • Use the Replace feature in import to replace a component with the same component and pass the New Find Number value in the import payload.

      Import Payload Showing Replaced By and New Find Number

      Import Payload Showing Replaced By and New Find Number

  • FBDI
    • The FBDI Item Structure Import template will now include the columns for Find Number, Suggested Operation Sequence and Replaced By attributes.
    • You can provide the values for these attributes while importing the structure.

      Find Number and Suggested Operation Sequence Columns in the Item Structure Import Template

      Find Number and Suggested Operation Sequence Columns in the Item Structure Import Template

    • To update the Find Number on the structure using FBDI, you can replace the component with the same component and enter the value for New Find Number.

      Replaced By and New Find Number columns in the Item Structure Import Template

      Replaced By and New Find Number columns in the Item Structure Import Template

    • A component can also be replaced on the item structure by entering the name of the replacement component in the Replaced By column in the EGP_COMPONENTS_INTERFACE table of FBDI template.

  • REST and SOAP
    • Integration users can now include Find Number and Suggested Operation Sequence when adding a new component to a structure. Find Number will be defaulted to 1 if any value wasn’t provided.
    • You can set the find number of replacement component by passing value for ReplacedByFindNumber attribute while replacing a component using SOAP services.
    • The following REST and SOAP services are enhanced to perform the operations mentioned above:
      • REST:
        • Item Structures REST
        • Product Change Orders V2 REST
      • SOAP:
        • Item Structures V2 SOAP Methods:
        • createStructure
        • createStructure Async
        • mergeStructure
        • mergeStructure Async
        • updateStructure
        • updateStructure Async
      • Product Design Change Orders SOAP Methods:
        • redlineItemStructure
        • redlineItemStructure Async
        • redlineItemStructureBulk
        • redlineItemStructureBulk Async

Add a Component With the Find Number and Suggested Operation Sequence Using Product Change Orders V2 REST API

Add a Component With the Find Number and Suggested Operation Sequence Using Product Change Orders V2 REST API

    • You can update the Suggested Operation Sequence, however you can't update Find Number directly. To update the find number you can:

      • Delete the component and add it back with new Find Number.

Or

      • Replace the component with the same component with a different Find Number.

  • Audit report has been enhanced to include the Find Number and Suggested Operation Sequence attributes.

    • You can now enable Find Number and Suggested Operation Sequence in the item audit history so that these attributes are available for Item Structure Component in Manage Audit Policies.

Item Audit History

Item Audit History

This feature helps you do the following:

  • Decrease ambiguity and errors in work operations by clearly distinguishing and delineating manufacturing work definitions for duplicate component instances.

  • Speed up downstream processing by capturing distinct values for certain attributes on each instance of a component.

  • Capture a suggested operation sequence earlier in the new product introduction process.

  • Improve efficiency by using web services to update find numbers.

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: Product ManagementNo Longer Optional From: Update 24C

Tips And Considerations

Here are some rules and guidelines:

  • You can't update the find number directly. To update the find number, you can delete the component and then add it again or use the Replace action.

  • You'll be prevented from creating duplicate find numbers for Model and Option Classes. The Find Number column will be displayed and defaulted to 1. Also, you can't add the duplicate component row.

  • You can't create an overlapping effectivity for the combination of component and find number.

  • Attributes such as Quantity, Basis Type, and Supply Type can have a different value in the duplicate row. Similarly, structure entities such as Substitute Component, and Reference Designators can also have a  different value in the duplicate row.

  • Find Number will be automatically incremented in the user interface but not in REST and import.

  • In the item structure import if the find number values aren’t provided, it will be defaulted to 1. If you have a duplicate instance of the component in your structure, it’s required to provide the unique find number values in import.  In the absence of a unique find number, the import will create a single component with the find number value defaulted to 1 and the other components won’t be created. This is applicable for REST APIs and SOAP Services as well.

  • If you perform a Replace action to update the New Find Number value using import, it’s recommended not to import changes to other attributes in the same import batch.

Here are the best practices and recommendations:

  • All existing and new customers should use Item Sequence for sequencing the structure.  It’s recommended not to use Find Number for sequencing of the structure. Find number should only be used to include duplicate components in a structure.

  • Agile PLM customers migrating to Oracle Fusion Cloud should map Agile PLM Find Number to Item Sequence.

  • CAD integration customers should map Agile PLM Find Number to Item Sequence.

  • Agile PLM MCAD customers using CAD to Agile PLM Find Number Publishing feature must map Find Number to Structure Component descriptive flexfields.

Key Resources

  • Oracle Fusion Cloud SCM Using Product Development guide, available on the Oracle Help Center.
  • Oracle Fusion Cloud SCM Using Product Master Data Management guide, available on the Oracle Help Center.

Access Requirements

Users who are assigned a configured job role that contains this privilege can access this feature:

  • UI access:
    • Create Item Structure (EGP_CREATE_ITEM_STRUCTURE_PRIV)
    • Manage Item (EGP_MANAGE_ITEM_PRIV)
    • View Item(EGP_VIEW_ITEM_PRIV)
  • Change order access:
    • Manage Change Orders (ACA_MANAGE_CHANGE_ORDERS_PRIV)
    • View Change Order (ACA_VIEW_CHANGE_ORDERS_PRIV)
    • Generate Item Change Order Report (EGO_GENERATE_ITEM_CHANGE_ORDER_REPORT_PRIV)
  • Audit access:
    • Manage Product Audit Trail Reports (EGI_MANAGE_PROD_AUDIT_REPORTS_PRIV)
  • Import access:
    • Import Item (EGP_IMPORT_ITEM_PRIV)
    • Manage Item Import Map (EGI_MANAGE_ITEM_IMPORT_MAP_PRIV)

These privileges were available prior to this update.

Efficiently Manage Multiple Values for Item Attributes

When populating the values for an extensible flexfield attribute using Oracle Product Hub and Oracle Product Development UIs, you can assign multiple values to one UI field itself. This negates the need for adding one row each for the attribute value. To avail this feature, the attribute should have been configured with the new display type called Multiple Select List of Values (referred to as multiselect enabled attribute).

NOTE: This feature was also made available in the November monthly update of 23D.

In the UI, when you navigate to a multiselect enabled attribute and click the drop-down list, the values of the associated value set will be displayed as a List Of Values (LOV) of check boxes. From the LOV, you can choose multiple values applicable to the item by selecting the check box. When you navigate out of the field, all the values you've selected will be displayed in the field as a concatenated string using semi-colon as the delimiter. Similarly, in the edit mode,  if you navigate back to the field and click the drop-down list, the concatenated values will be displayed as an LOV of check boxes with a tick mark for the selected values.

Additionally, the UI also lists All as an entry in the LOV. If you select All, then all the values in the drop-down list will be autoselected and the field will display the value All instead of the concatenated list of selected values.

This feature has been enabled in the following UIs.

 Work Area

 UI Name Additional Information

Product Information Management

Edit Items page  

Product Information Management

Edit Affected Object Details page

Edit Commercialization Change Order and select Affected Object

Product Development Edit Items page  
Product Development Edit Affected Object Details page Edit Change Order and select Affected Object

Other than the preceding UIs, there's no change in how the data is populated or accessed (example, item import, item rules, and web services) or reported (example, publications and BI reports). For example, in the UI, even if you've assigned four values (example, Forest Green, Ocean Blue, Wine Red, and Warm Yellow as colors) for the multiselect enabled attribute in a single row or field, for the purpose of all other functionalities, it's considered as four rows (one row for each color) of the multirow attribute group.

Product Information Management - Edit Items Page Rendering Multiselect Enabled Attribute

Product Information Management - Edit Items Page Rendering Multiselect Enabled Attribute

The Product Development Edit Items page also supports multiselect extensible flexfields that have been added to the Product Development page.

Product Development - Edit Items Page Rendering Multiselect Enabled Attribute

Product Development - Edit Items Page Rendering Multiselect Enabled Attribute

You can redline multiselect enabled attributes on change orders. Values that were deselected are displayed in red text with a strikethrough. Values that are newly selected are displayed in green text.

Redlining Multiselect Enabled Attribute on Change Order Affected Object Details Page

Redlining Multiselect Enabled Attribute on Change Order Affected Object Details Page

This feature improves:

  • Efficiency and user experience: Select multiple values at a time with a few clicks.
  • User experience with better usability: View multiple values in a single field or row.

Steps to Enable

  1. In the Setup and Maintenance work area, go to the Manage Item Attribute Groups and Attributes task.
  1. Configure a new attribute group with the following key configurations:
  • Translatable: Not selected.
  • Behavior: Select Multiple Rows.
  • Context Usage: Select Item.

NOTE: The multiselect enabled attribute must be the first attribute in the attribute group. Regardless of its enabled status, there can be only one multiselect enabled attribute in the attribute group.

When creating an attribute, specify the following:

  • Data Type: Select Character.
  • Display Type: Select Multiple Select List of Values.
  • Unique Key: Select this check box.

The associated value set must have the following configuration:

  • Validation Type: Select Independent.
  • Value Data Type: Select  Character.
  • Value Subtype: Select Text or Translated Text.

Manage Item Attribute Groups and Attributes - Edit Attribute Page

Manage Item Attribute Groups and Attributes - Edit Attribute Page

Tips And Considerations

  • You can't modify an attribute of an existing attribute group to leverage this feature, even if the attribute group isn't associated with any item class.

  • If an attribute group contains multiple attributes including the multiselect enabled attribute, the attribute group will be rendered as a set of fields similar to a single row attribute group. In such cases, the data will be stored similar to a multirow attribute group with the values of the attributes other than the multiselect attribute repeated across all the rows.

  • The attribute group with multiselect enabled attributes can't be accessed via Product Hub's Supplier Portal UIs. However, the same attribute groups can be populated by the suppliers using the REST services and smart spreadsheets.

  • In an attribute group with multiselect-enabled attribute, any non-multiselect enabled attribute that's marked as Required will be considered as Required only if the multiselect enabled attribute has at least one value populated. This means, in the UI, if all the values of a multiselect enabled attribute is deleted or removed, then when saving the changes, the value in all other attributes in the attribute group will be deleted.

  • After you configure a new attribute group and assign it to an item class, you must perform the Deploy Item Extensible Flexfield task.

Key Resources

Access Requirements

Users who are assigned a configured job role that contains these privileges can access this feature:

  • For items:
    • View Item (EGP_VIEW_ITEM_PRIV)
    • Edit Item (EGP_MANAGE_ITEM_PRIV)
  • To redline multiselect item flexfields on change orders, you need the preceding privileges along with the following privileges:
    • Monitor Product Management Workflow Objects (ACA_MONITOR_PRODUCT_MANAGEMENT_WORKFLOW_OBJECTS_PRIV) and one of the following:
      • View Change Order (ACA_VIEW_CHANGE_ORDERS_PRIV)
      • Manage Change Orders (ACA_MANAGE_CHANGE_ORDERS_PRIV)

These privileges were available prior to this update.

Selected Product Development & Product Hub Bug Fixes in This Update

This update includes some bug fixes that can change the way Oracle Product Development and Oracle Product Hub work. This isn't a full list of all the bug fixes in this update. This list includes the bug fixes that can cause a noticeable change in application behavior.

Ability to Edit Migrated Changes

Prior to this fix, you could make edits on migrated changes using the UI pages and through web services.

New restrictions now ensure that editing of migrated data can be done only through file-based data import (FBDI).

Oracle reference: 35752837

Steps to Enable

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

Product Lifecycle Management Common

Create Dependencies on Related Objects

You can now create relationship rules between change orders, change requests, problem reports, and corrective actions. You can use these rules to prevent one object from moving to a specified status in its workflow until one or more related objects reach a specified workflow status.

For example, you can create a relationship rule where a change order can't be started until the related change request is completed, as shown in the following image:

Creating a Relationship Rule

Creating a Relationship Rule

When the target object moves to the specified status, an entry is added to the History tab of the target object.

Change History Includes the Rule That Triggered the Status Change

Change History Includes the Rule That Triggered the Status Change

You can manage relationship rules between change orders, change requests, problem reports, and corrective actions through the user interface as well as REST APIs and SOAP services.

  • You can now use Product Change Orders V2 - Change Order Relationships - Relationship Rules REST API to manage Relationship Rules

Using REST to Create a Relationship Rule

Using REST to Create a Relationship Rule

The Innovation Management Relationship SOAP Service is enhanced with the following methods to manage relationship rules:

  • getRelationshipRule
  • deleteRelationshipRule
  • addRelationshipRule
  • updateRelationshipRule

You can also track relationship rules using audit reports. To report on relationship rules, select the appropriate object in the Audit Reports page.

NOTE: In the object hierarchy for audit, the rule objects are listed as follows:

  • Change Object > Source Change Object > Source Change Object Rule
  • Change Object > Destination Change Object > Destination Change Object Rule

You can select Business Object Type as Source Change Object or Destination Change Object and then select Include Child Objects, or directly select Source Change Object Rule or Destination Object Type Rule.

Audit Report Includes Relationship Rules

Audit Report Includes Relationship Rules

With this feature, you can:

  1. Leverage an easy-to-use interface to set up relationship rules between source and target objects. Rules can be set to control and automate status changes on change orders, change requests, problem reports, or corrective actions.
  1. Ensure compliance and enforce auditability and traceability across both quality and change workflows.

Steps to Enable

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

Tips And Considerations

  • The source object status can be any status type except Scheduled.
  • The target object status can be any status type except Scheduled or Completed.
  • If a rule fails, you can manually move the target object forward.
  • Approval steps won't be skipped. 
  • If the target object hasn't reached the status specified in the prior rule step, the rule won't fire. For example, a target object has workflow statuses of Open, Interim Approval, Approval, Scheduled, and Completed. If the rule says the target will move to Approval status, but the target is in Open status when the rule is triggered, the target will remain in Open status. It won't skip Interim Approval and move directly to Approval because there are approvers who must approve in Interim Approval.
  • Users who have been assigned the Manage Relationships action in Additional Workflow Controls can add relationship rules.
  • The target object moves to the specified status even if the current user doesn't have access to edit the target object.

Key Resources

  • Refer to the Oracle Fusion Cloud SCM: Using Product Development guide, available on the Oracle Help Center.
  • Refer to the Oracle Fusion Cloud SCM: Using Product Master Data Management Guide, available on the Oracle Help Center.
  • Refer to the Oracle Fusion Cloud SCM: Using Quality Management Guide, available on the Oracle Help Center.

Access Requirements

Users who are assigned a configured job role that contains these privileges can access this feature.

To manage change object relationships:

  • Monitor Product Management Workflow Objects (ACA_MONITOR_PRODUCT_MANAGEMENT_WORFLOW_OBJECTS_PRIV) and one of the following:
    • For change orders:
      • View Change Order (ACA_VIEW_CHANGE_ORDERS_PRIV)
      • Manage Change Orders (ACA_MANAGE_CHANGE_ORDERS_PRIV)
    • For change requests:
      • View Change Request (ACA_VIEW_CHANGE_REQUESTS_PRIV)
      • Manage Change Orders (ACA_MANAGE_CHANGE_REQUESTS_PRIV)
    • For problem reports:
      • View Problem Report (ACA_VIEW_PROBLEM_REPORTS_PRIV)
      • Manage Problem Reports (ACA_MANAGE_PROBLEM_REPORT_PRIV)
    • For corrective actions:
      • View Corrective Actions (ACA_VIEW_CORRECTIVE_ACTIONS_PRIV)
      • Manage Corrective Actions (ACA_MANAGE_CORRECTIVE_ACTION_PRIV)
    • To run audit reports:
      • Manage Product Audit Trail Reports (EGI_MANAGE_PROD_AUDIT_REPORTS_PRIV)

Categorize and Secure Change Attachments

You can now set up and secure attachment categories for changes. This feature is supported in change orders, change requests, problem reports, and corrective actions.

You can define attachment categories at any level in the change type hierarchy:

  • First level - All Change Types
  • Second level - Predefined change types
  • Third level - Change types copied from predefined ones

Attachment categories are inherited down the hierarchy of change types.

In the Policy tab of the change type setup page, you'll see a new Attachment Categories section where you can associate the attachment categories you want to the change type. The following image shows you example categories that you can add to an engineering change type.

Add Attachment Categories to Change Type

Add Attachment Categories to Change Type

You can select the attachment category associated with the change type while uploading an attachment.

Specify Attachment Category When Adding Attachments

Specify Attachment Category When Adding Attachments

You can now use the following REST and SOAP services to create, update, and get attachment categories:

  • Product Design Change Orders SOAP Services
  • Product Change Orders V2
  • Product Change Requests V2
  • Quality Corrective And Preventive Actions
  • Quality Problem Reports

Sample Upload Showing Attachment Category in Product Change Orders V2 Service

Sample Upload Showing Attachment Category in Product Change Orders V2 Service

You can use File-Based Data Import to set the attachment category of a change object while migrating the data.

Setting Attachment Category in Changes FBDI Template

Setting Attachment Category in Changes FBDI Template

This feature helps you do the following:

  1. Categorize attachments based on their purpose and control who can access each category.
  2. Retrieve and manage attachment categories using web services.

Steps to Enable

Only the attachment categories associated with the change type appear for selection when you're adding an attachment to a change. You can do this in the Setup and Maintenance work area.

  1. Create the attachment categories you want using the Manage Attachment Categories task.
    1. Click Actions > Create to create an attachment category, and choose the user module name as Changes.
    2. Click Add Attachment Entities and add EGO_ENGINEERING_CHANGES_B as an entity.
    3. Click Save & Close.
    4. You can also secure attachment categories by following additional steps similar to securing item attachment categories. 
  1.  Associate the attachment categories to the change type using the Manage Change Order Types task. 
    1. Open a change type (for example, ECO).
    2. Navigate to Policy > Attachment Categories.
    3. Add the attachment category that you created earlier to the change type.

Tips And Considerations

The Miscellaneous attachment category is selected by default, and this category remains unsecured.

Key Resources

  • Refer to the Oracle Fusion Cloud SCM: Using Product Development guide, available on the Oracle Help Center.

Access Requirements

Users who are assigned a configured job role that contains these privileges along with Monitor Product Management Workflow Objects (ACA_MONITOR_PRODUCT_MANAGEMENT_WORFLOW_OBJECTS_PRIV) can access this feature:

  • For change orders:
    • View Change Order (ACA_VIEW_CHANGE_ORDERS_PRIV)
    • Manage Change Orders (ACA_MANAGE_CHANGE_ORDERS_PRIV)
  • For other change objects:
    • View Change Request (ACA_VIEW_CHANGE_REQUESTS_PRIV)
    • Manage Change Requests (ACA_MANAGE_CHANGE_REQUESTS_PRIV)
  • For problem reports:
    • View Problem Report (ACA_VIEW_PROBLEM_REPORTS_PRIV)
    • Manage Problem Report (ACA_MANAGE_PROBLEM_REPORT_PRIV)
  • For corrective and preventive actions: 
    • View Corrective Action (ACA_VIEW_CORRECTIVE_ACTIONS_PRIV)
    • Manage Corrective Action (ACA_MANAGE_CORRECTIVE_ACTION_PRIV)

Enable Data Security and Multiselect for Extensible Flexfields on Change Types

You can now add multiselect extensible flexfields on changes, problem reports, and corrective actions.

Edit Multiselect Extensible Flexfield on a Change Order

Edit Multiselect Extensible Flexfield on a Change Order

You can use the security feature to control which users or roles can view or edit extensible flexfields. For example, you can assign the edit privilege for engineering users so that only they can edit the flexfield titled Engineering Comments.

Allow an Authorized User to Edit the Extensible Flexfield

Allow an Authorized User to Edit the Extensible Flexfield

Restrict an Unauthorized User from Editing the Extensible Flexfield

Restrict an Unauthorized User from Editing the Extensible Flexfield

After you’ve configured the flexfields, you can view and edit them on the Edit pages for changes, problem reports, and corrective actions. The single row, multiple row, and multiselect flexfields are also available on the following:

  • Manage Pages on Change Orders, Change Requests, Problem Reports, and Corrective Actions

  • Change Order Details Report

  • Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence (OTBI) Reports

  • Change Audit Report

  • File-Based Data Import (FBDI)

  • REST APIs

  • SOAP Services

  • Change Notifications Using the Oracle Analytics Publisher Data Model

  • BPM Rules
    • Also support customer, supplier, manufacturer and source attributes. 
  • Assignment Rules
    • You can include change header attributes and extensible flexfields in assignment rules to assign values to change header attributes and flexfields.
    • You can include assignment and composite rule sets in the entry and exit criteria for a change type. Note that validation rule sets are already supported prior to this update.

Assignment, Validation, and Composite Rule Sets in the Entry Criteria for a Change Type

Assignment, Validation, and Composite Rule Sets in the Entry Criteria for a Change Type

This feature enables you to:

  • Add and view more than one value for an attribute. For example: regions, products, or business lines.
  • Set extensible flexfields as required fields or include them in assignment rules to ensure data completeness.
  • Allow only specific users or user groups to view and edit extensible flexfield attributes.

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: Product ManagementNo Longer Optional From: Update 24B

Use the new Security tab on Edit Change Order Type page to configure whether users can view or edit extensible flexfields. The actions appearing in the Actions for Extensible Flexfields table are created for the database resource EGO_CHANGE_EFF_B using Security Console.

You can choose to add data security for extensible flexfields at the following levels:

  • All Change Types 
  • Predefined change types 
  • Change types copied from predefined ones 

Here’s a screenshot in which the group named Product Design Engineer has been assigned the PD Engineering Only Edit action for the Engineering Change Order type.

Provide View and Edit Access to Extensible Flexfields for the Product Design Engineer Group

Provide View and Edit Access to Extensible Flexfields for the Product Design Engineer Group

Tips And Considerations

  • The multiselect context segment must be the first attribute in the multi row attribute group on the Edit Context page. You can have only one multiselect context segment in an attribute group.

  • When you edit a multirow attribute group with a multiselect enabled attribute, if all the values of the multiselect attribute are deleted, then while saving the changes, the values in all other attributes in the multirow attribute group will be deleted.

  • If you’re duplicating a change type you must first save it to view the inherited data security on the Security tab.

  • OTBI reports don't support data security for extensible flexfields, if you have more than one flexfield context configured for a change type. In this case, you can hold off configuring data security until the issue is fixed.

  • You can't have the same values for these attributes:
    • Internal Name field on the item class.
    • Code field on the item extensible flexfields attribute group.
    • Internal Name field on the change type.
    • Code field on the change extensible flexfields attribute group.
  • Here’s how data security for extensible flexfields works in conjunction with other privileges:
    • Users who only have View Change Order, View Change Request, View Problem Report, or View Corrective Action privilege
      • Can view extensible flexfields where
        • View Privileges column is set to None in the Context Usages section of the Edit Context page or
        • Users have been granted the same privilege on the new Security tab (of the Edit Change Order type page) as defined in the View Privileges column on the Edit Context page
      • Can't edit any flexfields
    • Users who have Manage Change Order, Manage Change Request, Manage Problem Report, or Manage Corrective Action privilege
      • Can edit extensible attributes for those workflow statuses where Additional Workflow Controls: Manage Change Header Attributes is set to All or Additional Information and where
        • Edit Privileges column is set to None on the Context Usages section of the Edit Context page or
        • Users have been granted the same privilege on the new Security tab (of the Edit Change Order type page) as defined in the Edit Privileges column on the Edit Context page

Key Resources

  • Refer to the topics Configure Extensible Flexfield Data Security and Configure Email Notification Template in the Oracle Fusion Cloud SCM Implementing Product Management Guide, available on the Oracle Help Center.
  • Oracle Fusion Cloud SCM Using Product Master Data Management Guide, available on the Oracle Help Center.
  • Oracle Fusion Cloud SCM Using Quality Management Guide, available on the Oracle Help Center.

Access Requirements

Users who are assigned a configured job role that contains these privileges can access this feature:

  • To manage database resources and policies to setup view and edit security for change extensible flexfields 
    • Enable Database Resource Management (ASE_ENABLE_DATABASE_RESOURCE_MGMT_PRIV)
  • To manage change attribute groups and attributes
    • Manage Item Change Order Type (EGO_MANAGE_ITEM_CHANGE_ORDER_TYPE_PRIV)
  • To manage extensible flexfields
    • Manage Application Extensible Flexfield (FND_APP_MANAGE_EXTENSIBLE_FLEXFIELD_PRIV)
  • To view and edit the change type Security tab
    • Manage Item Chang Order Type (EGO_MANAGE_ITEM_CHANGE_ORDER_TYPE_PRIV) 
  • To access change extensible flexfields
    • Monitor Product Management Workflow Objects (ACA_MONITOR_PRODUCT_MANAGEMENT_WORFLOW_OBJECTS_PRIV) and one of the following:
      • For change orders
        • View Change Order (ACA_VIEW_CHANGE_ORDERS_PRIV)
        • Manage Change Orders (ACA_MANAGE_CHANGE_ORDERS_PRIV)
      • For change requests
        • View Change Request (ACA_VIEW_CHANGE_REQUESTS_PRIV)
        • Manage Change Orders (ACA_MANAGE_CHANGE_REQUESTS_PRIV)
      • For problem reports
        • View Problem Report (ACA_VIEW_PROBLEM_REPORTS_PRIV)
        • Manage Problem Report (ACA_MANAGE_PROBLEM_REPORT_PRIV)
      • For corrective actions
        • View Corrective Actions (ACA_VIEW_CORRECTIVE_ACTIONS_PRIV)
        • Manage Corrective Actions (ACA_MANAGE_CORRECTIVE_ACTION_PRIV)
  • To access change extensible flexfields on Supplier Portal
    • Monitor Product Management Workflow Objects (ACA_MONITOR_PRODUCT_MANAGEMENT_WORFLOW_OBJECTS_PRIV) and one of the following:
      • For change orders
        • View Change Order in Supplier Portal (ACA_VIEW_CHANGE_ORDER_SUPPLIER_PORTAL_PRIV)
        • Manage Change Orders in Supplier Portal (ACA_MANAGE_CHANGE_ORDERS_SUPPLIER_PORTAL_PRIV)
      • For change requests
        • View Change Request in Supplier Portal (ACA_VIEW_CHANGE_REQUEST_SUPPLIER_PORTAL_PRIV)
        • Manage Change Requests in Supplier Portal (ACA_MANAGE_CHANGE_REQUESTS_SUPPLIER_PORTAL_PRIV)
      • For problem reports
        • View Problem Report in Supplier Portal (ACA_VIEW_PROBLEM_REPORT_SUPPLIER_PORTAL_PRIV)
      • For corrective actions
        • View Corrective Action in Supplier Portal (ACA_VIEW_CORRECTIVE_ACTION_SUPPLIER_PORTAL_PRIV)
  • To access the audit report
    • Manage Product Audit Trail Reports (EGI_MANAGE_PROD_AUDIT_REPORTS_PRIV)

These privileges were available prior to this update.

Controlled Availability Features

This section includes a list of features that are being offered in our Controlled Availability program.

NOTE: These features are not generally available for all customers at this time. These features are available only through the Controlled Availability program, and approval is required to become a part of the program. To take part, you'll be required to participate in testing and provide feedback. Some features may require other types of participation as well.

Don't worry if you don't have time to be a part of the early-stage program: you can uptake these features when they're generally available for all customers.

We invite you to browse the list of features to see whether you're interested in implementing any at this time. The following table provides information about how to sign up for access. Please sign up soon: the Controlled Availability program has limited capacity, and some features are designed for specific types of customers. You can find more information about the available features in the section that follows the table.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas as you participate in the Controlled Availability program!

Module Feature Name Feature Description Type of Customer Needed to Test How to Sign Up Controlled Availability Release
Innovation Management

Search Proposals Using the New User Interface

Use the new interface to configure and run fast, efficient searches for proposals. This search is powered by Oracle Search Cloud Service.

Customers who use the Innovation Management work area

Enter a service request with Oracle Support to request access to this feature.

24A
Product Development

Search Manufacturers Using the New User Interface

Use the new interface to configure and run fast, efficient searches for manufacturers. This search is powered by Oracle Search Cloud Service.

Customers who use the Product Information Management or Product Development work area

Enter a service request with Oracle Support to request access to this feature.

24A
Product Hub

Increase Productivity Using Generative AI Capabilities

Create keyword-rich product descriptions using generative AI capabilities.

Customers who use the Product Information Management work area

Enter a service request with Oracle Support to request access to this feature.

24A
Product Hub

Search Items Using the New User Interface

Search items based on any criteria using the new user interface. The search uses Oracle Search Cloud Service to provide faster results and search result counts.

Customers who use the Product Information Management or Product Development work area

Enter a service request with Oracle Support to request access to this feature.

24A
Product Development & Product Hub

View Item Structures Using the New Interface

Navigate quickly to item structures using the new interface, and configure views to see the exact information you want.

Customers who use the Product Information Management or Product Development work area

Enter a service request with Oracle Support to request access to this feature.

24A
Search Proposals Using the New User Interface

Use the new interface to configure and run fast, efficient searches for proposals. This search is powered by Oracle Cloud Search and returns quick results for large datasets. You can also configure multiple search views and use index management to define which attributes you want to include in your searches.

To navigate to the new proposal search, go to Tasks > Product Management Experience > Search Proposals.

Search Proposal Task in Tasks Panel

Search Proposal Task in Tasks Panel

When you navigate from this task, the default search is for proposals. You can switch between objects using the context switcher.

Here's what you can do when you search for proposals:

  • Select any configured view
  • Search by any keyword of your choice
  • Apply filters on the search results
  • Show or hide columns in the search results
  • Use the Sort function to select one or more columns to sort by. You can sort by multiple columns.
  • Export the selected list of proposals

Proposal Search with Column Selector and Configured View Display

Proposal Search with Column Selector and Configured View Display

This feature enables you to:

  • Configure indexed attributes to execute faster, focused searches that help detect anomalies and incomplete data requiring attention.
  • Use keyword search across proposals to simplify the search process and provide a broader range of results.
  • Configure the column order of search results to focus on data per the user preference.

Steps to Enable

To enable this feature you need to log a Service Request (SR).

If you're approved to join the Controlled Availability program, then you'll receive details about how to enable the feature.

After you enable the feature, follow these additional steps:

Configure Index and Search Views

You can configure the index of attributes you want use in your searches, and create specific search views. To navigate to the Index and View Management interface, use the following tasks within the Product Management Experience section in the Tasks panel:

  • Configure Index
  • Configure Search

Configure View and Configure View in Product Management Experience

Configure View and Configure View in Product Management Experience

In the Index and View Management interface, you can:

  • Configure indexing of attributes for each object
  • Configure multiple search views
  • Configure display options for each view, including columns, filters, and more.

Configure Index

On the Index Management page, you see the objects that are enabled for index configuration.

Index Management Page

Index Management Page

The Configure Index page for each object shows you the list of attributes and attribute groups that are already indexed. You can add or remove attributes and then rebuild the index to include additional attributes. Once the rebuilding is complete, the attributes can be added to a search view.

Configure Index Page for Proposal Attributes

Configure Index Page for Proposal Attributes

Configure Views

On the Configure Views page, you see the list of views that have already been configured.  You can modify an existing view or create a new one.  For each view, you can add or remove attributes that are indexed.  The view that is marked as default is displayed in the Manage Proposals page.

Configure View for Objects

Configure View for Objects

For each attribute, you can enable the following:

  • Keyword Search - Search for the attribute by entering a search term in the search field.
  • Display columns - Show a column for the attribute in the search results.
  • Filters - Filter results by the attribute. Filter chips are enabled for attributes which are either date or text. You can’t enable filter chips for long text attributes.

Search Views for Proposals

Search Views for Proposals

Configure View Display and Options

Configure View Display and Options

Tips And Considerations

  • The index needs to be run the first time, and each time a new attribute is added if you want to use the newly added attribute in your search.
  • The index is run behind the scenes for new proposals that are added after the index was last rebuilt.
  • After importing proposals you must run the proposal index use Enterprise Scheduler Service job: Upgrade Product Management Data to run on-demand presence indicator scripts.
    • Upgrade Process = Execution
    • Functional Area = Proposals
    • Feature = Update all presence indicators
  • When a search string includes a dash, you must enclose the string with double quotes to nullify the wildcard ("E-TECH").
  • Including a space between two strings will treat the two strings as an "OR" search.  For example, if you use a search string 'Laptop Prop', the results could include 'Laptop Advanced' and 'Precision Pro'.
  • The Proposal Name column is frozen when using a horizontal scroll bar.
  • Administrators must make a search view default to display the search results based on the configuration. The default that is set applies to all users.
  • Proposal Name and Proposal Description are the default indexed attributes. You can't remove them from the index.

Key Resources

  • Oracle Fusion Cloud SCM Using Product Development guide, available on the Oracle Help Center.

Access Requirements

Users who are assigned a configured job role that contains these privileges can access this feature

Business User

  • Search for Proposal in Redwood
    • Access Proposal Search (ACD_VIEW_PRODUCT_PROPOSAL_SEARCH_PRIV)
    • Access Proposal Attributes for Indexing Using REST(ACD_GET_PROPOSAL_AVAIL_ATRS_REST_PRIV)
    • Get Search View REST(EGP_GET_SEARCH_VIEW_REST_PRIV)
    • Users with View only access to Proposals require the following privilege
      • Review Product Proposal (ACE_REVIEW_PRODUCT_PROPOSAL_PRIV)
    • Users with Edit access to Proposal require the following privilege
      • Manage Product Proposal (ACD_MANAGE_PRODUCT_PROPOSAL_PRIV)

To configure the index:

  • Manage Product Management Index (EGP_MANAGE_PM_INDEXES_PRIV)
  • Manage Scheduled Job Definition(FND_MANAGE_SCHEDULED_JOB_DEFINITION_PRIV)
  • Grant Search Framework Manager Permissions(FND_SEARCH_FWK_MGR_PRIV)
  • Access Proposal Attributes for Indexing Using REST (ACD_GET_PROPOSAL_AVAIL_ATRS_REST_PRIV)

To rebuild the Index:

  • Rebuild Product Management Indexes(EGO_REBUILD_PRODUCT_MGT_INDEXES_PRIV)

To create search views:

  • Manage Product Management View(EGP_MANAGE_PM_VIEWS_PRIV)
  • Manage Scheduled Job Definition(FND_MANAGE_SCHEDULED_JOB_DEFINITION_PRIV)
  • Grant Search Framework Manager Permissions(FND_SEARCH_FWK_MGR_PRIV)
  • Access Product Development Configurations Using a REST Service (ACA_GET_PD_CONFIGURATIONS_REST_PRIV)
  • Manage Search View REST(EGP_MANAGE_SEARCH_VIEW_REST_PRIV)
  • Get View Available Attribute REST(EGP_VIEW_AVAIL_ATTR_REST_PRIV)

Search Manufacturers Using the New User Interface

Use the new interface to configure and run fast, efficient searches for manufacturers. This search is powered by Oracle Cloud Search and returns quick results for large datasets. You can also configure multiple search views and use index management to define which attributes you want to include in your searches.

To navigate to the new manufacturer search, go to Tasks > Product Management Experience > Search Manufacturers.

Search Manufacturers Task in Tasks Panel

Search Manufacturers Task in Tasks Panel

When you navigate from this task, the default search is for manufacturers. You can switch between objects using the context switcher.

Here's what you can do when you search for manufacturers:

  • Select any configured view
  • Search by any keyword of your choice
  • Apply filters on the search results
  • Show or hide columns in the search results
  • Use the Sort function to select one or more columns to sort by.  You can sort by multiple columns.
  • Export the selected list of manufacturers

Manufacturer Search with Column Selector and Configured View Display

Manufacturer Search with Column Selector and Configured View Display

This feature enables you to:

  • Vastly improve productivity with faster, more efficient searches.
  • Configure searches to specify the attributes on which the search should be run, and thereby optimize search results.
  • Configure the display of search results to focus on the data that you really want to see.

Steps to Enable

To enable this feature you need to log a Service Request (SR).

If you're approved to join the Controlled Availability program, then you'll receive details about how to enable the feature.

After you enable the feature, follow these additional steps:

Configure Indexes and Search Views

You can configure the index of attributes you want use in your searches, and create specific search views. To navigate to the Index and View Management interface, use the following tasks within the Product Management Experience section in the Tasks panel:

  • Configure Index
  • Configure Search

Configure Index and Views in Task Panel

Configure Index and Views in Task Panel

In the Index and View Management interface, you can:

  • Configure indexing of attributes for each object
  • Configure multiple search views
  • Configure display options for each view, including columns, filters, and more.

Configure Index

On the Index Management page, you see the objects that are enabled for index configuration.

Index Management Page

Index Management Page

The Configure Index page for each object shows you the list of attributes and attribute groups that are already indexed. You can add or remove attributes and then rebuild the index to include additional attributes. Once the rebuilding is complete, the attributes can be added to a search view.

Configure Index Page for Manufacturer Attributes

Configure Index Page for Manufacturer Attributes

Configure Views

On the Configure Views page, you see the list of views that have already been configured.  You can modify an existing view or create a new one.  For each view, you can add or remove attributes that are indexed.  The view that is marked as default is displayed in the Manage Manufacturers page.

Configure View for Objects

Configure View for Objects

For each attribute, you can enable the following:

  • Keyword Search - Search for the attribute by entering a search term in the search field.
  • Display columns - Show a column for the attribute in the search results.
  • Filters - Filter results by the attribute. Filter chips are enabled for attributes which are either date or text. You can’t enable filter chips for long text attributes.

Search Views for Manufacturer

Search Views for Manufacturer

Configure View Display and Options

Configure View Display and Options

Tips And Considerations

  • The index needs to be run the first time, and then each time a new attribute is added if you want to use the newly added attribute in your search.
  • The index is run behind the scenes for new manufacturers that are added after the index was last rebuilt.

  • After importing manufacturers, you must run the manufacturer upgrade process and then run the manufacturer index.
    • Use Enterprise Scheduler Service job: Upgrade Product Management Data to run on-demand manufacturer upgrade and presence indicator scripts:
      • Upgrade Process = Execution
      • Functional Area = Manufacturers
      • Feature = Update Manufacturer Management and then Update all presence indicators.
  • When a search string includes a dash you must enclose the string with double quotes to nullify the wildcard ("E-TECH").
  • Including a space between two strings will treat the two strings as an "OR" search.  For example, if you use a search string 'ACME Global', the results will include 'ACME Advanced' and 'Precision Global'.
  • The Manufacturer column is frozen when you use the horizontal scroll bar in the search results table.
  • Administrators must make a search view default to display the search results based on the configuration. The default that is set applies to all users.
  • Manufacturer and Manufacturer Description are the default indexed attributes. You can't remove them from the index.

Key Resources

  • Oracle Fusion Cloud SCM Using Product Development guide, available on the Oracle Help Center.

Access Requirements

Users who are assigned a configured job role that contains these privileges can access this feature.

To search for manufacturers in the new interface:

  • Access Manufacturer Search (EGP_VIEW_MANUFACTURER_SEARCH_PRIV)
  • Access Manufacturer Attributes for Indexing Using REST (EGP_GET_MANUFACTURER_AVAIL_ATRS_REST_PRIV)
  • Get Search View REST(EGP_GET_SEARCH_VIEW_REST_PRIV)
  • Users with View only access to Manufacturers require the following privileges
    • View Manufacturer (EGP_VIEW_MANUFACTURER_PRIV) and
    • Manage Trading Partner Item (EGP_MANAGE_TRADING_PARTNER_ITEM_PRIV) or Manage Trading Partner Item Reference (EGP_MANAGE_TRADING_PARTNER_ITEM_REFERENCE_PRIV)
  • Users with Edit access to Manufacturers require the following privileges
    • Manage Manufacturer (EGP_MANAGE_MANUFACTURER_PRIV) and
    • Manage Trading Partner Item (EGP_MANAGE_TRADING_PARTNER_ITEM_PRIV) or Manage Trading Partner Item Reference (EGP_MANAGE_TRADING_PARTNER_ITEM_REFERENCE_PRIV)

To configure the index:

  • Manage Product Management Index (EGP_MANAGE_PM_INDEXES_PRIV)
  • Manage Scheduled Job Definition(FND_MANAGE_SCHEDULED_JOB_DEFINITION_PRIV)
  • Grant Search Framework Manager Permissions(FND_SEARCH_FWK_MGR_PRIV)
  • Access Manufacturer Attributes for Indexing Using REST (EGP_GET_MANUFACTURER_AVAIL_ATRS_REST_PRIV)

To rebuild the index:

  • Rebuild Product Management Indexes(EGO_REBUILD_PRODUCT_MGT_INDEXES_PRIV)

To create search views:

  • Manage Product Management View(EGP_MANAGE_PM_VIEWS_PRIV)
  • Manage Scheduled Job Definition(FND_MANAGE_SCHEDULED_JOB_DEFINITION_PRIV)
  • Grant Search Framework Manager Permissions(FND_SEARCH_FWK_MGR_PRIV)
  • Access Product Development Configurations Using a REST Service (ACA_GET_PD_CONFIGURATIONS_REST_PRIV)
  • Manage Search View REST(EGP_MANAGE_SEARCH_VIEW_REST_PRIV)
  • Get View Available Attribute REST(EGP_VIEW_AVAIL_ATTR_REST_PRIV)

Increase Productivity Using Generative AI Capabilities

You can now create rich product descriptions using generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities based on the item description. The rich product descriptions are generated using an appropriately tuned prompt to produce optimal results. If you're not satisfied, you can generate a different formatted description using the regenerate option. You also have the option to edit the generated description before saving it.

.AI Assist

AI Assist

This feature benefits your business by:

  • Allowing real-time analysis from your data to act as a starting point for a full, verbose, and rich description to be autogenerated.
  • Increasing efficiency and productivity in your business by allowing advanced generative AI to aid in describing your products.
  • Enabling your business to have a standardized way of generating a formatted description.

Steps to Enable

To enable this feature you need to log a Service Request (SR).

If you're approved to join the Controlled Availability program, then you'll receive instructions about how to enable the feature.

Tips And Considerations

The Generative AI capabilities for creating keyword rich product descriptions uses the item description as the input parameter. Hence, providing more descriptive details in the item description will help create more appropriate descriptions.

You can regenerate the generated product description if the automatically created description isn’t good enough.

Access Requirements

Users who are assigned a configured job role that contain these privileges can access this feature:

  • Create Item Class Item Data (EGO_CREATE_ITEM_CLASS_ITEM_DATA)
  • Manage Item (EGP_MANAGE_ITEM_PRIV)

These privileges were available prior to this update.

Search Items Using the New User Interface

You can search items using the new user interface built on the new platform powered by the Oracle Search Cloud Service. Oracle Search Cloud Service provides high speed searches to find objects and view details. You can then narrow down the results using keywords and smart filters. You can take actions on this data including exporting the content to a spreadsheet, moving selected rows to the Clipboard, and drilling down into the details. The search allows you to enter data you know and doesn't require specific fields to be entered.

The Product Management Search page will be used for many objects within Product Management. The selector is shown next to the page title. You can select the object that's being searched. The search page automatically configures based on the selected object. Items, manufacturers, and proposals are the first of the objects that are searchable through this page.

The default search is performed automatically when the page is launched based on the view for the object. A view defines the configuration of the search results including;

  • Attributes that are initially displayed as columns and their order in the results, attributes that can be added as columns by the user
  • Attributes that will participate in keyword search
  • Attributes that will be displayed as filter chips

Search is performed at the top of page and the majority of the page shows the search results. After specifying the search criteria, the search component provides suggestions based on the data entered. It includes previous searches that have been performed, keyword searches that match and matches to different search filters. The suggested search options are:

  • Clicking on one of the suggestions updates the search results
  • Clicking the return key: The characters entered will be used in the keyword search that will update the results
  • Refining the search by clicking on one of the suggested smart filter chips after the search box, updates the results

Filter chips are automatically suggested based on the resulting data. When you click on the suggested filter chip, the chip is applied, that's moved to the input box. You can edit the values for the filter chips by clicking on the applied filter chips.

You can combine multiple keyword searches along with applied filters to complete the search. For example, if you enter capacitor and click the return key, the results will show all items that have capacitor in the item number or item description. You can then refine the search by applying a filter chip for Capacitor Type and then type in the supplier name and click the return key. Each time you enter content or select filter chips, the results are updated and new filter chips are suggested. 

Some of the other functionalities provided in the Product Management Search page are:

  • View Selection: A new view can be selected to change the attributes in the search and the search configuration.
  • Clipboard: Select one or more rows and add them to the clipboard, the clipboard is synchronized with the Fusion clipboard.
  • Sort: Sort the results based on multiple columns.
  • Revision Selector: Control the revision that the results data displays. You can select one of the following:
    • Current effective revision, where the revision is before the current date
    • Latest revision, where effective date of the future revision is greater than the currently effective revision.
  • Export to Spreadsheet: Select up to 10,000 rows and export them to a spreadsheet.
  • Manage Columns: Select attributes for columns and set the order in which the columns must be displayed.

The following screenshot shows the preceding functionalities.

Oracle Search Cloud Service

Oracle Search Cloud Service

The following screenshot shows the suggested text based on the data entered.

Suggested Results

Suggested Results

The following screenshot shows the filter chip in the search.

Filter Chip in Search

Filter Chips in Search

This feature allows you to efficiently search items based on any criteria using the new user interface. The new user interface uses the Oracle Search Cloud Service to perform searches that provide fast results and result counts for all filter criteria.

Steps to Enable

To enable this feature you need to log a Service Request (SR).

If you're approved to join the Controlled Availability program, then you'll receive a promotion code that you can use to enable the feature. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to My Enterprise and click the Enterprise application.
    1. On the Enterprise Information page, click Manage Promotion Code.
    2. On the Manage Promotion Codes page, click Enter Promotion Code and enter the promotion code provided by Oracle in response to the Service Request.
    3. Click Save and Close.
    4. Click Done.
  1. Navigate to My Enterprise section and click Offerings.
    1. Click the Product Management offering icon.
    2. Click Opt In Features.
    3. On the Opt In: Product Management page, click the Features icon for the Items functional area row.
    4. Select the Enable check box for the Search Items Using the New User Interface opt in.
  1. Go to the Product Information Management or Product Development work area and do the following:
    1. On the landing page, select the Tasks tab to open the drawer.
    2. Click Configure Index.
    3. Click the Items card. The index has a set of predefined attributes that you can use as the starting point for the index.
    4. Click Update if enabled and then save the index configuration.
    5. Click Rebuild.
    6. In the Schedule index rebuild process? dialog box, click the Rebuild. The index rebuild process starts and a Job ID will be provided to track the process. The rebuild process is a long running process. You can check the index status in the Configure Index page. The Item card has an indicator badge which will show Ready when the index rebuild is completed and searching can be started.
  1. Navigate to the Product Information Management or Product Development work area. On the landing page, select the Tasks tab to open the drawer. Click the Search Products task link to launch the Product Management Search page.

Tips And Considerations

  • The index and predefined views have a set of predefined attributes to support common search use cases as the starting point for implementation.

  • You must review the current search use cases to determine the composition of the index and their views, attributes that will be searchable, filters, and the attributes that will be shown in the results.

Access Requirements

Users who are assigned a configured job role that contain these privileges can access this feature:

  • View Product Management Search (EGP_VIEW_PRODUCT_MGT_SEARCH) to launch the Product Management Search page
  • Manage Product Management View (EGP_MANAGE_PM_VIEWS_PRIV) to launch the Configure View page
  • Manage Product Management Index (EGP_MANAGE_PM_INDEXES_PRIV) to launch the Configure Index page

These privileges are new in this update.

View Item Structures Using the New Interface

Use the new interface to quickly find item structures and view the exact information you want. First, navigate to the new item search from Tasks > Product Management Experience > Search Products.

In the item search results table, you can click the structure presence indicator (dot icon) against the item to navigate to the structure. When you open the structure, if there are subassemblies, you can navigate to these using the presence indicators on the component rows.

The new structure grid is currently available only for the first level of the structure.

Once you navigate to the structure, you can:

  • View the basic details of the component on the header.

  • Select different views created by your administrator through Configure Views. The view can contain item operational attributes, item extensible flexfields, component level attributes, or component descriptive flexfields.

  • Apply filters on the structure (filter supports item and item description).

  • Export the selected columns and rows or all.

  • Detach the table to view in full screen mode.

  • Navigate to the existing item interface using the hyperlink.
    • If you have navigated to the new grid from the Product Development work area, the item will be opened in Product Development.
    • If you have navigated to the new grid from the Product Information Management or the Concept Design work area, the item will be opened in Product Information Management.
  • Copy items to the clipboard.

  • View the total count of rows in the structure and the number of selected rows.

Structure Grid

Structure Grid

With this feature, you can:

  • Use the powerful item search in the new interface to quickly navigate to item structures
  • Configure structure views to focus only on relevant information

Steps to Enable

To enable this feature you need to log a Service Request (SR).

If you're approved to join the Controlled Availability program, then you'll receive details about how to enable the feature.

After you enable the feature, follow these additional steps:

Configure the Structure View for the New Interface

Configure Views can be used to configure the search you wish to see in new user interface. In the task menu click on Configure Views, to see existing views.  You can modify an existing view or create a new view.  In the search view you can add or remove attributes which are indexed.  The view that is marked as default will be displayed in the Structure Grid screen for all users

For each view you would be able to control

  • Attributes - item operational attributes, item extensible flexfields, component level attributes, and component descriptive flexfields
  • Display columns- If display column is enabled, you will get an option to add the attribute as a column for display

Configure the View for Item Structure

Configure the View for Item Structure

Structure Component Views

Structure Component Views

Search View Where Users Can Manage the Attributes and Preferences

Search View Where Users Can Manage the Attributes and Preferences

Tips And Considerations

  • If no view is created then there is a default view that has the attributes, Item, Item Description, Revision, and Effective Start Date.

  • To navigate to the subassembly, you need to add the Item Structure in the Rev Level Indicator attribute group.

  • Item and Item Sequence are added to each search view by default. Whenever you create a new search view or modify a search view, these attributes can't be removed.

  • You can create a view that contains Item operational attributes, Item extensible flexfields, component attributes, and component descriptive flexfields.

  • Extensible flexfields aren't revision-specific.

  • Only Global Component Descriptive Flexfields are supported when creating the view not context-sensitive descriptive flexfields.

Key Resources

  • Oracle Fusion Cloud SCM Using Product Development Guide, available on the Oracle Help Center.
  • Oracle Fusion Cloud SCM Using Product Master Data Management Guide, available on the Oracle Help Center.
  • Oracle Fusion Cloud SCM Implementing Product Management Guide, available on the Oracle Help Center.

Access Requirements

Users who are assigned a configured job role that contains these privileges can access this feature.

To view the structure grid:

  • View Product Management Search (EGP_VIEW_PRODUCT_MGT_SEARCH)
  • View Item (EGP_VIEW_ITEM)
  • Create Item Structure (EGP_CREATE_ITEM_STRUCTURE_PRIV)
  • Get Search View REST(EGP_GET_SEARCH_VIEW_REST_PRIV)
  • Data Security: View Item Basic

To configure the index:

  • Manage Product Management Index (EGP_MANAGE_PM_INDEXES)
  • Manage Scheduled Job Definition (FND_MANAGE_SCHEDULED_JOB_DEFINITION_PRIV)
  • Grant Search Framework Manager Permissions (FND_SEARCH_FWK_MGR_PRIV)
  • Get Item Index Available Attributes REST (EGP_GET_PM_ITEM_AVAIL_REST_PRIV)

To rebuild the index:

  • Rebuild Product Management Indexes (EGO_REBUILD_PRODUCT_MGT_INDEXES)

To create the structure view:

  • Manage Product Management View (EGP_MANAGE_PM_VIEWS)
  • Manage Scheduled Job Definition (FND_MANAGE_SCHEDULED_JOB_DEFINITION_PRIV)
  • Grant Search Framework Manager Permissions (FND_SEARCH_FWK_MGR_PRIV)
  • Access Product Development Configurations Using a REST Service (ACA_GET_PD_CONFIGURATIONS_REST_PRIV)
  • Manage Search View REST(EGP_MANAGE_SEARCH_VIEW_REST_PRIV)
  • Get View Available Attribute REST(EGP_VIEW_AVAIL_ATTR_REST_PRIV)

IMPORTANT Actions and Considerations

Action Required for an Expiring Opt-In Feature in Product Lifecycle Management Common

Starting in update 24B, you'll use new Manage pages to perform searches for change orders, change requests, problem reports, and corrective actions. If you want to retain your existing saved searches for these objects, then you must re-create all of your saved searches for these objects after you update to 24B. This applies to saved searches that administrators have created for their enterprise users, and also to saved searches that individual users have created for their own use.

To review other tips and considerations for this feature, see the What's New documentation for Use Extensible Flexfields on Changes, Problem Reports, and Corrective Actions. If you’ve already opted in to this feature and re-created your saved searches, then you don’t have to create your saved searches again.

Replaced and Removed Features

From time to time, Oracle replaces existing Cloud service features with new features, or removes existing features. Replaced features may be put on a path to removal. As a best practice, you should use the newer version of a replaced feature as soon as the newer version is available.

Module Removed Feature Target Removal Replacement Feature Replaced In Additional Information
Product Hub Items REST service 24C Items Version 2 REST service 18C

No additional enhancements have been made to the Items REST service since update 19A. Items Version 2 provides broader functionality, and you should move to it at your earliest convenience. For details about the Items Version 2 REST service, see REST API for Oracle Fusion Cloud SCM on the Oracle Help Center.