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  • Oracle® Business Intelligence Applications Release Notes

    Version 7.9.6

    E14222-19

    February 13, 2012

  • Oracle Business Intelligence Applications Release Notes Version 7.9.6

    E14222-19

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    Contents

    Preface ................................................................................................................................................................. ix

    Audience....................................................................................................................................................... ix Documentation Accessibility ..................................................................................................................... ix Related Documents ..................................................................................................................................... ix Conventions ................................................................................................................................................. x

    1 Release Notes

    1.1 How to Use These Release Notes ............................................................................................. 1-1 1.2 General Issues and Workarounds ............................................................................................ 1-1 1.2.1 Source Systems and Database Platforms Not Supported .............................................. 1-2 1.2.2 New Password for BI Server Repository File OracleBIAnalyticsApps.rpd ................ 1-2 1.2.3 Certification Information.................................................................................................... 1-2 1.2.4 Documentation for Oracle Business Intelligence Applications Version 7.9.6.2.......... 1-3 1.2.5 Installation and Upgrade.................................................................................................... 1-3 1.2.5.1 Mandatory Patch for Data Warehouse Administration Console .......................... 1-4 1.2.5.2 Review the System Requirements and Supported Platforms Guide for Release

    7.9.6.2 Requirements .................................................................................................... 1-4 1.2.5.3 Installation Error Caused by Invalid Characters in Installation Directory

    Names............................................................................................................................. 1-5 1.2.5.4 Setting the Accept Source Flag when using the DAC Upgrade/Merge

    Wizard ........................................................................................................................... 1-5 1.2.5.5 Issues with Extracting Informatica PowerCenter Zipped Media Files................ 1-6 1.2.5.6 796_UPGRADE_POST_SCRIPT.sql Fails to Drop Indexes During Upgrade...... 1-6 1.2.5.7 Installer Generates Invalid RPD File for Oracle Pharma Sales Analytics

    (Disconnected) .............................................................................................................. 1-7 1.2.5.8 Missing Repository RPD Files in \OracleBI\Upgrade Folder .............................. 1-7 1.2.5.9 Task SDE_PSFT_PROJECTDIMENSION_UPG796 Fails During Upgrade ......... 1-8 1.2.5.10 Correction in Siebel Repository Upgrade From V7.9.5.1 to V7.9.6 ....................... 1-8 1.2.5.11 JDE Upgrade - JDE Parameters Missing From 7961_UPG_PARAMS.TXT ......... 1-9 1.2.5.12 UPGRADE 7951 to 7961: W_DTL_FCST_F.OWNER_POSTN_DH_WID

    DIFFERENCES ............................................................................................................. 1-9 1.2.5.13 GLOBAL1_TAX_AMOUNTS Getting Null Values in Siebel Service 796 to 7961

    Upgrade ...................................................................................................................... 1-10 1.2.5.14 Installation Instructions For JD Edwards Source Systems .................................. 1-11 1.2.5.15 Missing Records in W_PURCH_COST and W_PURCH_COST_FS with Informatica

    PowerCenter 8.6.1 Hot Fix 10 .................................................................................. 1-11

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    1.2.5.16 PLP_SALESBACKLOGLINESFACT_LOAD_SCHEDULELINES Mapping Fails With Informatica PowerCenter 8.6.1 Hot Fix 10 ................................................... 1-12

    1.2.5.17 Installing DAC on a 64-bit System .......................................................................... 1-13 1.2.6 Documentation Corrections ............................................................................................ 1-13 1.2.6.1 Corrections to Oracle Business Intelligence Applications Installation Guide for

    Informatica PowerCenter Users ................................................................................... 1-14 1.2.6.2 Corrections to Oracle Business Intelligence Applications Configuration Guide for

    Informatica PowerCenter Users ................................................................................... 1-16 1.2.6.3 Corrections to Oracle Business Intelligence Applications Upgrade Guide for Informatica

    PowerCenter Users ....................................................................................................... 1-24 1.2.6.4 Corrections to Oracle Business Intelligence Data Warehouse Administration Console

    Guide ............................................................................................................................ 1-27 1.2.6.5 Corrections to Oracle Business Analytics Warehouse Data Model Reference .......... 1-27 1.2.6.6 Corrections to Oracle Business Intelligence Applications Security Guide ............... 1-27 1.3 Oracle Business Intelligence Applications: General ........................................................... 1-28 1.3.1 Lack of Time Zone Setting Prevents Delivery of iBots to Applications Users......... 1-32 1.3.2 Issue with Exchange Rates and Transaction Currencies............................................. 1-33 1.3.3 Contact Geography Attributes in Campaign Contacts_Segmentation Catalog Do Not

    Join Appropriately ............................................................................................................ 1-33 1.3.4 Issues with Multi-Source ETL......................................................................................... 1-34 1.3.5 Email Personaliz