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30 MAR 2017
Initial Document Creation
We would like to inform you of the upcoming monthly update for your Oracle Cloud environments. We will apply the latest updates to your test environment on Friday, April 7, 2017 and to your production environment on Friday, April 21, 2017. The update will be applied during your normal daily maintenance window. The that provides access to updated documentation will also be available on April 7, 2017.
During the creation of your Tax Reporting Cloud application, you can now select a sample application to use as a template.
The sample application provides pre-loaded sample metadata, data and related artifacts, enabling you to try different operations, perform calculations, or enter data. Using this out-of-box environment, you can explore the capabilities and performance of Tax Reporting Cloud and get familiar with the forms and operations. When you are ready, you can model your own application using the sample as a template.
See “Creating the Application” in the Oracle Tax Reporting Administrator’s Guide.
Jurisdictions categorize the provision for income tax at a national or regional level. You must create these jurisdictions for your application, and then create the associated currencies and entities.
A new section has been added to the Oracle Tax Reporting Administrator’s Guide to provide instructions on adding National and Regional jurisdictions and entities to the application using the Dimension Editor. A video on the same topic is available from the Oracle Help Center.
The RTA Automation form has been redesigned to enhance its usability. See the following changes:
- The Year is now displayed as part of the POV
- The jurisdictions now display in rows
- The Return Destination Period is now called the Posting Period.
See “Defining RTA Automation Rules” in the Working with Oracle Tax Reporting Cloud.
When importing data, you now need to specify additional details on the Import Data screen.
- Under Import Mode, select a mode to Merge or Replace data in the application.
- Under Accumulation Type, select the type of accumulation you want to use for the import.
See “Loading the Data Import File” in the Oracle Tax Reporting Administrator’s Guide.
When you are viewing a report, you can now select the Prompt for POV checkbox.
If you select the Prompt for POV check box, when a report with a POV is launched, a POV member selector window is displayed. The POV that you set affects all reports in the list that have a POV.
If you clear the Prompt for POV check box (the default), the report launches directly, without displaying the POV member selector window. The POV members in the report are the most recently used members on the form, or the dimension’s root if there are no most recently used members.
Even if you launch a report directly and bypass the POV member selector window, when the report is displayed, you can still change the members in the POV by clicking a link in the POV and selecting different members.
A variety of improvements have been implemented with this update to enhance performance for Oracle Tax Reporting Cloud.
A new version of the EPM Automate Utility is available with this update. This version introduces the maskData command, which masks application data to ensure data privacy. Use this command only on test instances to hide sensitive data from application developers.
You must install this version of the utility to use the new command. See these sections in Working with EPM Automate for Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud:
You can configure single sign-on (SSO) access between Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud and NetSuite. Configuring SSO requires you to configure a SAML 2.0 link between Oracle Cloud and NetSuite.
In time zones that change based on daylight saving time, the daily maintenance time now accommodates the time change so that the maintenance process starts correctly at the time you set. However, to activate this fix, you must set the service maintenance time again even if you want to use the current maintenance start time. See for detailed procedures.
The Activity Report now includes Financial Reporting report generation activities in the list of activities considered for inclusion in the section titled Top 30 Worst Performing User Interface Actions over 10 Seconds. The report identifies the long running user action and the corresponding report object to help you fine-tune your reports.
See Activity Report under “Learning About Applications” in Administering Oracle Tax Reporting Cloud for information about the Application Activity Report.
Smart View for Office Release 184.108.40.206.700 is now available. This release contains new features such as PowerPoint chart support from forms, and new HsAlias and HsDescription functions. The Smart View 220.127.116.11.700 Readme, available on the Help Center, contains a complete list of new features in this release.
You must install this release to ensure compatibility with the April 2017 release features and to access the new functionalities. See in Getting Started with Oracle Tax Reporting Cloud for instructions.
Service Administrators can now change the following Financial Reporting Server values in Financial Reporting Web Studio:
- Filter By Security
To edit these values in Web Studio, select File, then Preferences, and then the MBeans tab.
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