Customize The Alta Look & Feel Of Oracle EnterpriseOne Tools Release 9.1.5

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At the company I work for, we like to customize some basic things on the user interface of Oracle EnterpriseOne. The most important part of this modification is to better indicate that the user is signed into a non-production environment by changing the header color. With Oracle’s release of Tools Release 9.1.5, EnterpriseOne is now using the Alta UI framework. This brings E1 more inline with Oracle’s other software offerings. This change has caused us to redo our UI customizations and also look at how we are doing them.

Since we have 7 separate installations for 7 different companies/industries, we also like to modify the logo in the upper left corner to display our companies’ names. In the past, I would have created at least 3 sets of modified files (1 for each environment). That’s 21+ sets of files because some of the companies have more than the standard 3 environments. You’ll notice from the image above that I changed the header color to purple and the corner image to some text.

Since I work in IT and can’t stand repetitive tasks, I don’t like having different files for different companies.  Also, it would be much easier to maintain and easier to remember to make the modification when upgrading, if the companies could all just use the same files.

So, to make that happen, I modified the e1.js file. This file is located in a directory on your JAS Server similar to the following:

I tried to use some comments within the Javascript, but if you need some help, either let me know or contact your friendly neighborhood web developer and they should be able to walk you through it and make any changes that you would like.

Oracle JDEdwards Tools Release 9.1.5 Is Now Available

e1page new alta Oracle JDEdwards Tools Release 9.1.5 Is Now Available

This is no ordinary Tools Release!  With all the changes, this should really be called TR 9.2.0.

Lets start breaking this down a little…

  1. A new look, called Alta (see image above). This brings JDEdwards more in line with the rest of Oracle’s application offerings with the same look and feel.
  2. Server-only packages and the Primary Server
  3. Recent Breadcrumbs: You can view breadcrumb history which is available even after you log off/on.
  4. Email and Calendar Integration: Personally, I think the advantage of this feature will really be for user support rather than user collaboration.
  5. Simplified Navigation: seems to restrict users to just using E1Pages for navigation.
  6. Clustering for Outbound Business Services
  7. In-Memory Merge to Tools 9.1.5 Code Line
  8. Application Stack Service for Mobile Applications Development

Oracle’s official announcement: Oracle Announces JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools Release 9.1 Update 5 and Application Enhancements (1952442.1)

Net Change for Tools Library, Release 9.1 Update 5 (OTN)

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools and Technology 9.1.x Documentation Overview (Doc ID 1368172.1) has been updated with the Tools 9.1.5 information

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools 9.1 Update 5 Documentation Updates for Installation and Upgrade Guides

Required Components for installing 9.1.5 (Doc ID 1943409.1) including a table of ESUs required to take advantage of the new features.

9.1.5 Known Issues and Workarounds (Doc ID 1945082.1)

In-Memory Tools C API Reference (Doc ID 1952465.1)

OTHER 9.1.5 docs about changes:

  1. Where are the Navigator, Fast Path, Personalization and Roles options in Tools Release 9.1.5 (Doc ID 1950336.1)
  2. 9.1.5 Server-Only Package documents:
    • Server Only Packages Functionality – From EnterpriseOne Tools Release 9.1.5 Onwards (Doc ID 1947622.1) – a presentation from INFOCUS on the new package build process is linked from this document
    • FAQ, Known Issues, and Troubleshooting Server Only Packages Functionality – From EnterpriseOne Tools Release 9.1.5.0 Onwards (Doc ID 1950295.1)
    • SRDC – Data Collection for Troubleshooting a Package Build Issue with Tools Release 9.1.5 Enhanced Package Build Process (Doc ID 1931514.1)

Latest Nucleus Research ERP Value Matrix Finds Oracle JDEdwards Maintain Leadership

In a Market of Innovation, Sage and Oracle PeopleSoft struggle to keep up

Nucleus ERP Value Matrix Latest Nucleus Research ERP Value Matrix Finds Oracle JDEdwards Maintain Leadership
THE BOTTOM LINE: Enterprise application vendors have continued to invest in making their applications more usable, as buyers expect support for broader user productivity and enablement. With leaders accelerating the pace of releases focused on user interface (UI), mobile, and in-application data to align themselves with Dark Cockpit principles, others have been challenged just to maintain their position.

BOSTON – November 6, 2014 – Nucleus Research has released the enterprise resource planning (ERP) Technology Value Matrix for the second half of 2014, showing significant shifts in positioning as vendors increase their investments in usability and functionality. Value Matrix leaders are also noticeably accelerating the cadence of release cycles with a focus on user interface (UI), mobile, and in-application data.

“Leaders in this Matrix continue to make significant investments in new user interfaces, embedded analytics, and industry-specific functionality that accelerate time to value and drive greater user productivity,” said Rebecca Wettemann, VP of research at Nucleus Research. “Significant investments by leaders are increasing the gaps between leaders and laggards and challenging others to increase their investment just to keep up.”

In addition to industry capabilities that drive faster time to value and embedded in-memory capabilities that make new realms of decision making possible, leaders are investing in new opportunities to make data richer and more current with Internet of things (IOT) initiatives and targeted, optimized mobile applications.

“We’re seeing IOT emerge as an area where ERP customers can drive greater automation, much richer data for decision making, and more proactive and predictive business execution,” said Anne Moxie, analyst at Nucleus Research. “Innovators are targeting key verticals and processes with roadmaps and partnerships that make IOT benefits a reality instead of just a shiny object.”

Reflecting the advances in ERP, this Value Matrix highlights vendors that have further increased application usability and delivered embedded analytics and industry best practices that support better decision making. In contrast, non-leaders such as Oracle PeopleSoft are being challenged just to maintain their position despite investments in areas such as toolkits and incremental industry functionality. Nucleus also noted several significant shifts from vendors such as QAD and IFS, who moved into the expert quadrant based on their functionality investments.

The full Report is available at www.NucleusResearch.com

About Nucleus Research

Nucleus Research is a global provider of investigative, case-based technology research and advisory services that provide real-world insight into maximizing technology value. For more information, visit NucleusResearch.com or follow us on Twitter @NucleusResearch.

Original Article

Thanks to Big Consulting Corporation for bringing it to our attention!

ESU Cleanup

Since our installations of EnterpriseOne were installed and the data upgraded we have applied and installed thousands of ESUs. On 4 of the 7, we neglected to apply the ESUs to the Pristine pathcode (PS900/PS910). This made researching code changes a bit of a challenge.

So, the other day, I decided to rectify that and apply the many, many ESUs to Pristine. Because there were some very old ESUs and not all of them were registered with Change Assistant, it was a very time consuming. After I had finished, I noticed that there were several ESUs that had only been applied to PS & PD and others that had only been applied to PS, DV & PY. Rather than look through every ESU and risk missing some, I connected to E1LOCAL and wrote a SQL statement to get every ESU that had been applied to the system that was not in every pathcode.

Please see “Use Oracle SQL Developer To Modify The JDE LOCAL Database” for connection instructions.

2 Ways To Prevent Java Crapware: Ask Toolbar

How-To-Geek has a great article on how to prevent the Java installer from installing the Ask Toolbar and other crapware.

Below are the 2 methods:

  1. Using the Java Control Panel: This method is only available if you already have java installed and want to avoid accidentally installing its crapware when you update it.
    1. Press the [Windows] key
    2. type “java”
    3. Click “Configure Java”
    4. At the bottom of the “Advanced” tab, put a check in the “Suppress sponsor offers when installing or updating Java” option.
       image thumb 2 Ways To Prevent Java Crapware: Ask Toolbar
  2. Use the registry to set the option even before Java is installed.
    1. Open notepad
    2. Paste the following into a new document
    3. Save the document with a .reg extension
    4. Double-Click the new file

How To Get A Disk Usage Report From IBM iSeries

Below are the steps that I used to get a disk usage report from our IBM iSeries which we used to find and track the large files in our JDE EnterpriseOne data library:

  1. Type: GO DISKTASKS and press [Enter]. Then choose option 1 in the screen below:
    image thumb How To Get A Disk Usage Report From IBM iSeries
  2. Choose option 1 for when to collect the information:
    image thumb1 How To Get A Disk Usage Report From IBM iSeries
  3. On the next screen type in *CURRENT in both the Date and Time fields and press [Enter].
    image thumb2 How To Get A Disk Usage Report From IBM iSeries
  4. Press [F12] twice to get out of the Collect Disk Space Information screen.
  5. Do a WRKACTJOB and find a job similar to the one highlighted below:
    image thumb3 How To Get A Disk Usage Report From IBM iSeries
  6. The job may run for several hours depending on the configuration of your system.
  7. When the job above has finished, go to the Disk Space Tasks menu again by typing GO DISKTASKS. This time, choose option 2: Print disk space information.
  8. On the next screen choose “Library” by putting a 1 in the field as in the image below:
    image thumb4 How To Get A Disk Usage Report From IBM iSeries
  9. Enter a “Y” in the next field to indicate that you want to include info about objects in libraries.  Then press [Enter].
  10.   Fill in the library name that you would like to get information about as in the image below:
    image thumb5 How To Get A Disk Usage Report From IBM iSeries
  11.    Finally, find the report using System i Navigator and drag it to your desktop:
     image thumb6 How To Get A Disk Usage Report From IBM iSeries

I hope that helps you find the large objects in a library on an IBM iSeries.

Reference: IBM GO DISKTASKS Overview

How to Increase Your JD Edwards Performance with the New UI on 9.1.4

Gustavo Barizon is a great guy and a very knowledgeable CNC Admin.  He works for cd|group and is hosting a webinar on Friday.  I suggest you check it out.

Join CD Group for this JD Edwards Users Webinar to learn how to use the latest and greatest enhancements from JD Edwards’ User Interface 9.1.4.  In less than one hour, you will see how to: 

  • Increase your performance using CafeOne and E1 Pages 
  • Take advantage of Watchlists to pro-actively engage your processes 
  • Use the context-sensitive help to get insights on your procedures 

You will also  be able to see the iPad app in action and learn about what’s new in mobility solutions for JD Edwards. Don’t miss this opportunity to increase your knowledge about JD Edwards! 

Title: How to increase your JD Edwards performance with the new UI on 9.1.4
Date: Friday, September 12, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT 
Speaker: Gustavo Barizon

Space is limited.
Register for this webinar now.

Quick SQL To List E1 Roles With Description

Here’s a quick SQL to get a list of E1 Roles and their descriptions:

Automatically Convert EBCDIC To ASCII When Accessing A File From An iSeries Mapped Drive

When accessing log files located on an iSeries using a mapped drive the text remains in EBCDIC format.  However, by using iSeries Navigator and following the steps below, the file will be automatically converted to ASCII:

  1. Expand My Connections.
  2. Expand your connection name.
  3. Expand File Systems.
  4. Select File Shares.
  5. On the right side of the screen, right-click on the file share that will be converted.
  6. Select Properties.
  7. Select the Text Conversion tab.
  8. Select the option Allow file text conversion.
  9. Type .* (a period followed by asterisk) in the File extensions for automatic EBCDIC/ASCII text conversion: input area and click on the Add button.
  10. Click on the OK button to save the changes.

These steps can be found on IBM Document N1015165