Monday, May 16, 2011

CP10 for Discoverer 10.1.2.3

Just wanted to let you know that on April 18, 2011, Oracle has released CP10 for 10.1.2.3. You will find it on MetaLink as patch number 11674847. When compared to CP9, 10 bugs have been fixed.


Note: when you download the readme from MyOracle, from CP9 Oracle has placed the new bug fixes at the top of the list.

So far this cumulative patch has been released for the following platforms:
  • IBM AIX on POWER systems (64-bit)
  • Linux x86
  • Microsoft Windows 32-bit
  • Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
If you are upgrading to CP10 from any patch level prior to CP4 then JDBC patch patch p4398431_10105_GENERIC.zip for bug 4398431(release 10.1.0.5) needs to be installed before you apply CP5.

Note: please take a look at the comments posted below and if anyone has any experience of CP10, good or bad, please let me know.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

CP9 for Discoverer 10.1.2.3

Just wanted to let you know that on January 11, 2011, Oracle has released CP8 for 10.1.2.3. You will find it on MetaLink as patch number 10233659. When compared to CP8, 6 bugs have been fixed.


Note: when you download the readme from MyOracle, from this release Oracle has started to place the new bug fixes at the top of the list.

So far this cumulative patch has been released for the following platforms:
  • HP-UX Itanium
  • HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit)
  • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit)
  • Linux x86
  • Microsoft Windows 32-bit
  • Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
If you are upgrading to CP9 from any patch level prior to CP4 then JDBC patch patch p4398431_10105_GENERIC.zip for bug 4398431(release 10.1.0.5) needs to be installed before you apply CP5.
This patch needs to be applied to all Oracle Homes, i.e. Infrastructure home as well as all related midtier homes.
Bug 4398431 - HANG WHEN RETRIEVING A CONNECTION FROM THE IMPLICIT CONNECTION CACHE

CP2 for Discoverer 11g released

Just wanted to let you know that on January 11, 2011, Oracle released CP2 for Discoverer 11.1.1.2.0. This is applicable for both Discoverer Plus and Viewer. You will find it on My Oracle Support (formerly MetaLink) as patch number 10409451. There are 5 bugs fixed in this cumulative patch.

So far this cumulative patch has been released for the following 5 platforms:
  • Linus x86
  • Linux x86-64 bit
  • Microsoft Windows (32-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)
  • Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)

Configuring Discoverer Plus to pre-populate login credentials

Have you ever noticed how Discoverer does not remember your user name, database and EUL whenever you log out and wished there was a way to make it do so?

Well, there is a way but you need to add some parameters to your URL to make it do so.

Let's assume the following:
  • User Name is michael
  • Database is prod
  • EUL is eul5_us
All you need to do is to add switches to your URL and then save it in your favorites. The switches you need are:
  • For User Name  use us=
  • For Database use database=
  • For EUL use eul=
Putting this altogether I can use: http://myserver.com:7779/discoverer/plus?us=michael&database=prod&eul=eul5_us

If you are using E-Business Suite you can also pre-populate this setting too by adding: lm=applications, like this:

http://myserver.com:7779/discoverer/plus?lm=applications&us=michael&database=prod&eul=eul5_us

Running Plus in IE8

If you are experiencing issues running Discoverer Plus inside Microsoft IE8 the following comments may help.

So far, I have noticed that under no circumstances with Discoverer run in IE8 when it is configured to use JInitiator. If your company has enabled Discoverer to run primarily using JInitiator try adding the following parameter to your URL:  _jvm_name =sun

Your URL should look something like this: http://myserver.com:7778/discoverer/plus?_jvm_name=sun

Now all this assumes that your Discoverer administrator has enabled a more recent Sun Java than Discoverer comes installed with, namely 1.4.0_06

Should you find that you have this version installed please upgrade the server Java and try again.

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