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Latest Tips & Tricks

I made some small, but important changes to my SQL Developer Tips & Tricks slide deck. changed up the order – the first two tricks ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT now optimized for SlideShare – hopefully easier to consume in case I’m not there to narrate/live demo added a few teasers for SQLcl I really,... [Read More]

Announcing Oracle Mobile Cloud Service v3.1

Author: Suhas Uliyar, Oracle VP Mobile Strategy 

No Code API Authoring, Zero Footprint SSO, and SMS

I am delighted to announce the availability of Oracle Mobile Cloud Service, Version 3.1. Our goal with every release is to deliver high quality differentiating features. Mobile Cloud Service is ranked as a leader in Forrester Wave and now ranked leader in the IDC Mobile App Development Report. In this latest release, we are announcing Express API, (more...)

Restructuring of Oracle JET Applications

During UKOUG 2016, this week, I learned a cool thing from my colleague Lyudmil Pelov—the response to the most frequently asked question from the Oracle JET sessions I have been doing around the world: "Isn't the 'js/views' and 'js/viewModels' structure a technical rather than a functional architecture? And wouldn't it be better to have both sides of an Oracle JET module in the same folder?"

Well, take a look at this, the (more...)

Dutch Legislation, Tax Table & Minimum Legal Wages Changes 2017 and Dutch PGGM Report Consolidated Patches have been released

 Oracle has released the following two patches for our Dutch legislative clients

Dutch Legislation - Tax Table and Minimum Legal Wages Changes 2017

Dutch legislation - Dutch PGGM Report Consolidated

For Patch application and release information follow the patch readme and review these (more...)

Integration Cloud Service (ICS): A developer’s first impression by Maarten Smeets


Oracle provides ICS (Integration Cloud Service) as a simple means for citizen developers to do integrations in the cloud and between cloud and on-premises. On the Oracle Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forum I got a chance to get some hand-on experience with this product in one of the workshops. In this blog post I will describe some of my experiences. I’m not the target audience for this product since I am a technical developer and (more...)

AMP Required as Minimum Baseline for EM 12c

The first Application Management Pack (AMP) plug-in for Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c was released in 2012.  We have released several updates since then, including AMP,, and  Most recently, we released AMP Bundle Patch 3 in February 2016.

The minimum baseline for new Application Management Pack patches for EM 12c has been (more...)

UK Payroll clients, Attend in Office Seminars on 2016/2017 Tax Year, Legislative Changes & RTI Processes

Oracle is hosting in office customer seminars on the UK legislative updates for completing processing for the 2016/2017 tax year and implementing legislative changes and new RTI processes from April 2017

Sign up soon, as space is limited:
Registration information can be found here:
Announcement: UK Tax Year End 2016/2017 Office Based Seminars

The agenda for each of the Office based seminars will be similar to previous years and will cover the requirements for legislative (more...)

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If you're wondering how to get started with telling us your success story, these questions may help. Go to our Community space, start your own discussion, and answer these questions. Your story might be picked for a monthly feature on our blog!

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Wireframing with Oracle JET

I learned a few interesting things from my colleague Sylvain Côme in London today. Sylvain is a very big enthusiast of Oracle JET and is introducing it in a variety of contexts. For wireframing, he uses Adobe XD. For the images in his wireframes, he has installed SVG Crowbar into his Chrome browser, which enables him to download SVG files of images in the Oracle JET Cookbook. He then imports those SVG files into his wireframe (more...)

Create a database with NON-DEFAULT Time Zone

One requirement of Transportable Tablespaces (and of course Full Transportable Export/Import as well) is to have identical database character sets AND identical time zone settings. Problem Source database has a lower time zone setting than the default target database in the destination home. Lets assume you'd... [Read More]

Introducing Oracle Integration Cloud Service and EBS Adapter

[Guest Author: Rekha Ayothi]

Oracle Integration Cloud Service

Oracle Integration Cloud Service (ICS) is a simple, lightweight integration platform in Oracle Cloud. It provides an intuitive, browser-based user interface for integration of SaaS and on-premises applications. Its technology and application adapters provide secure connectivity and simplified access to application integration end points.

ICS enables you to rapidly build and use simple integrations in the cloud with just a few steps:

  1. Configure connections to application or (more...)

Training Thursdays: Learn about Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux

Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux maintains the flexibility of OpenStack, while allowing you to deploy different configurations and integrate with a range of software and hardware vendors.

The, JUST RELEASED, Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux: Getting Started seminar is ideal for those new to OpenStack. You can take this one-day seminar as a:

  • Live-Virtual Event: Attend a live event from your own desk, no travel required. Events are added to the schedule to suit different (more...)

Big Data SQL Quick Start. Add SerDe in Big Data SQL classpath. – Part17.

today i'm going to write about how to add custom SerDe in Big Data SQL. SerDe is one of the most powerful feature of Hadoop and Big Data SQL in particular. It allows you to  read any type of data as structured, you just need to explain how to do parse it.  Let's imagine, that we have JSON file: ... [Read More]

Oracle Code Call For Papers is Now Open!

Coming to 20 cities globally, Oracle Code is an event for developers building modern Web, mobile, enterprise and cloud-native applications.  The Oracle Code Call for Papers (CFP) is now open for the cities and dates listed on the CFP site. Oracle Code will focus on the latest software developer technologies,... [Read More]

Oracle Foundations Certifications Support U.S. President Barak Obama’s “Computer Science for All” Initiative

“In the new economy, computer science isn’t optional; it’s a basic skill, along with the 3 R’s.”

This statement came from President Barack Obama at the White House Science Fair on April 13th, 2016, where he spoke about his “Computer Science for All” initiative, which plans to bring computer science (CS) to every American student, from kindergarten through high school.

President Obama insists that all students––no matter where they’re from, what their background is, (more...)

Item Import Errors No More

Here at Inventory Social Media Central, we prefer not to write about specific patch issues since the EBS Inventory Knowledge base makes solutions easy to find. For this entry, we're making an exception. Since Inventory Items are so key to everything most Client's do in Inventory, and for so many the Item Open Interface (INCOIN) is integral, we wanted to point out the patch in document, Item Import Error INV_CAT_SET_NO_DEFAULT_CAT When Using The Item Open (more...)

Webcast: E-Business Suite Production Scheduling (PS) Integration For Finite Scheduling

Webcast_icon.jpgE-Business Suite Production Scheduling (PS) Integration For Finite Scheduling

Date: December 8, 2016 at 11:00 am ET, 8:00 am PT, 3:00 pm GMT, 8:30 pm, India Time (Mumbai)

This one-hour advisor webcast is recommended for technical users and functional users who are interested in integrating EBS ERP system with production scheduling application to create detailed finite scheduling for their manufacturing and/or planned orders.

Topics will include:

  • MSC: PS/SNO Profile options overview (including API and VCP (more...)

Java EE Training – Expand Your Skills to Enterprise Applications

Are you using the Java programming language (Java SE) to create applications? Would you like to enhance your skills to improve how you develop these enterprise applications?

Java is excellent for developing enterprise applications in any industry, including Financial Services, Health Care and Manufacturing, to name a few.

The Java EE platform provides an API and run-time environment for developing and running large-scale, multi-tiered, scalable and secure network applications.

Here are a few (more...)

Upgrade to Oracle Database 12.2 – Slides are available

The workshops in Brussels and Utrecht were awesome with great audience - I enjoyed both events a lot. And thanks for your patience with my voice and the microphone issues we've had in Brussels before lunch. I promised the workshop slides - and here they are, ready for download: Upgrade, Migrate and Consolidate to... [Read More]