The Long Goodbye

I'm in the process of saying a long goodbye to my iPad 2...and tablets in general, at least for now.  I'm losing my tablet for a couple of reasons.

First, I've pushed the limits of my iPad's usability.  I really have...for a couple of years.  But I just don't find myself using it for any kind of serious work.  My MacBook Air has really taken over for both premise-based and cloud-based work.  Even (more...)

Using the Item Attributes Mass Maintenance Functionality

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Using the Item Attributes Mass Maintenance Functionality



Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning (ASCP) offers and often underutilized feature which allows planners the ability to perform item based simulations. The same feature can also be used to add additional functionality to the ASCP plan. Both of these options are found in the Item Attributes Maintenance (IAMM) form. In this post I (more...)

I’m Iouri Chadour and this is how I work

May’s entry in the ‘How I Work’ series is PeopleSoft Blogger Iouri “Yury” Chadour. Yury has been sharing his knowledge on his Working Scripts blog for 7 years, so is a valuable and consistent member of our community. Yury’s site is full of tips, particularly new tools to try and techniques ‘around the edges’ of PeopleSoft.  Thanks, and keep up the good work Yury!


Name: Iouri Chadour

Occupation: Vice President at Lazard Freres
Location: In the office (more...)

7 reasons to go for Oracle Cloud ERP

In the beginning of 1990s new software systems were surfaced branded in the industry as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems for large complex organizations. These applications were proprietary systems and providing off-the-shelf solutions for organizations. However consultants/Vendors to tailor and implement them based on the company’s requirements. Sometime ERP Systems were pushing companies to re-engineer [...]

VMWare snapshot management

Before testing several configurations on my new brand FreeNAS server hosted on VMWare ESXi 6.0, I took a snapshot. Then run tests. The FreeNAS is composed by two virtual disks : one for the software is 20Gb, one for the data is 900Gb.
After a while, bouncing the FreeNAS guest ended in error, VMWare is complaining about disk space not enough…
No way to start it up again.

Quite surprising. Except if we (more...)


In the world of enterprise software, we sometimes find ourselves with a mismatch between sellers and customers.  From my worm's-eye view, we seem to be wrestling with one of those mismatches right now.

My typical week is mostly spent in conversations with customers.  Sometimes it's more of a formal work scenario with higher education institutions as part of my role with Sierra Cedar.  More often than not, it's a bit more informal:  advising customers across (more...)

How Oracle Can Help By-Product Management In Discrete Industries

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Improve your by-product management with Oracle




Industries have to make a wise decision when it comes to implementing ERP in their complex manufacturing environments. There is always a challenge identifying the best way to implement OPM or Discrete. The yield of by-product and co-products in their processes adds even more complexity to the decision. If you are in a linear productive (more...)

VMWare ESXi 6.0 upgrade (from 5.5u2)

First off, I put the all server in maintenance mode.

Then from the burned image .iso file downloaded from the VMWare site (VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.0.0-2494585.x86_64.iso), boot from the CD on the server, choose upgrade and… everything goes smoothly ! Unfortunately, I still do not have a remote access card to make screenshot from BIOS boot. Anyway, this is really straightforward.

Second, I immediately applied the patch as followed, connected on the ESXi (more...)

Installing Oracle 12c Client

It's very important to have your SQL client to take full advantage of your local PeopleSoft installation. In this step-by-step tutorial, I will show you how to get your SQL Developer up and running in minutes.

Oracle Apps Technology 2015-05-13 16:11:00

Jim pinged me with this error today:

on ./ i get4:19 PM
Creating the DBC file...
java.sql.SQLRecoverableException: No more data to read from socket raised validating GUEST_USER_PWD
java.sql.SQLRecoverableException: No more data to read from socket4:19 PM
Updating Server Security Authentication
java.sql.SQLException: Invalid number format for port number
Database connection to jdbc:oracle:thin:@host_name:port_number:database failed4:19 PM
to this point, this is what i've tried.4:19 PM
clean, autoconfid on db tier, (more...)

How to Install PeopleSoft on Your Laptop

If you want to have your own local PeopleSoft installation, look no further. This post shows you exactly what I did to install PeopleSoft 9.2 / PeopleTools 8.54 on my Windows 8.1 laptop using Oracle VM Virtualbox.

FreeNAS 9.3

Just installed FreeNAS 9.3 on VMWare ESXi 5.5.
Software and data must have separate disks. So first create the VM with a disk defined for the FreeNAS software, second add a disk as you wish for the data (both disks can be on different datastore).
I choose to put boths in one datastore separated from all other VMs hosted on my server (two different RAID array), and on separated network card.

Anyway, this (more...)

VMWare ESXi copy VM and datastore

Lately, one of my drive of my RAID5 array was gone to death. Time for an infrastructure change.

I was glad to buy 4 new drives of 2TB to add new datastore to my vMWare ESXi 5.5 server. My plan is to move all the VMs from the old datastore where the disk is broken (RAID5, previously 4*500GB) to the new datastore (defined as RAID5, 4*2TB).
Then redefined the old LUN as RAID5 on (more...)

Modal Popup Error Report Tutorial For EBS

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Modal Popup Error Report Tutorial For E-Business Suite



We needed a popup report to show errors from a validation process and wanted to share the walkthrough so you can set this up yourself. Follow these steps and don’t miss an error notification again with this new east-to-read report.


1. Create a hidden item called “’P25_MASS_ITEM_REC_ID” to store the Item ID (more...)

Windows 10 Tech Preview

I had some spare time last week-end and still enough Gb free on my VMWare server, so I decided to have a look into that new Windows…




So far, all what I can say is that Microsoft was concerned about customers complaints regarding previous version 8. It’s kind of mix-up but looks much better. We can wonder why some applications are there (see XBox) that we cannot uninstall…


Probably a matter of time and maturity.


Top 6 production database mistakes that could be slowing down your system

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After more of 14 years of experience working with Oracle Databases of different sizes, levels of activity and critical importance, I know a thing or two about production databases. No matter the size of the database or the complexity of the product that is working with the database, there are always some common settings that DBAs are missing and can adjust improve (more...)

Supporting a Day Against DRM with PacktPub

What is DRM?

DRM stands for “digital rights management,” a bit of technology that hardware and software manufacturers, publishers, and copyright holders use to control the way we use the devices and media that we own. The idea is to limit users’ ability to copy the content without permission, but DRM does much more: it shapes how people tinker with and share devices, software, music, movies, etc. they legally paid for. Have you (more...)

Planning, Implementing and Nurturing Your Failure Analysis Codes in Oracle EAM

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It has been said that the goal of a good Maintenance Manager should be the elimination of his Maintenance Department. My opinion is that phrase should be amended to read “A good Maintenance Manager’s goal should be the elimination of Corrective Maintenance.” Since machines and software are not perfect one hundred percent across the board, a more realistic goal is to (more...)

R12.2 Single file system

With the release of AD and TXK Delta 6, Oracle has provided the feature of single file system on development instances for R12.2. Here's what they have mentioned in article: Oracle E-Business Suite Applications DBA and Technology Stack Release Notes for R12.AD.C.Delta.6 and R12.TXK.C.Delta.6 (Doc ID 1983782.1)
Enhancements in AD and TXK Delta 6

4. New and Changed Features

Oracle E-Business Suite (more...)

Coming Into Los Angeles

Coming into Los Angeles
Bringing in a couple of keys
But don't touch my bags if you please
Mister Customs Man
         --From Arlo Guthrie's "Coming Into Los Angeles

As I write this, I’m on the road again…Los Angeles.  It’s my good fortune to be attending some collaboration sessions on designs for new Oracle Cloud Applications.  Can’t talk about the apps being developed…sorry.  But the attendees include Oracle Development, the Oracle (more...)