webMethods Oracle Applications Adapter 11.5.9 Predefined Transaction Services 6.0 readme

webMethods Oracle Applications Adapter 11.5.9 Predefined Transaction Services 6.0 readme

October 2004

This file provides important information you should read before using the webMethods Oracle Applications Adapter 11.5.9 Predefined Transaction Services 6.0.

Documentation about how to install and upgrade the webMethods Oracle Applications Adapter 11.5.9 Predefined Transaction Services 6.0 is located in the webMethods Oracle Applications Adapter 11.5.9 Predefined Transaction Services Installation Guide on the webMethods Bookshelf.

Contents

1.0 Critical Information

2.0 Known Issues

3.0 Usage Notes

4.0 Enhancements and Fixes

5.0 Deprecated Items

6.0 Globalization

    6.1 Localization and Certification

    6.2 Configuration

    6.3 Known Globalization Issues

7.0 Documentation

    7.1 Major Documentation Changes

    7.2 Known Documentation Issues

8.0 Copyright Information

    8.1 webMethods Copyright

    8.2 8.2 Other Product Copyrights

9.0 Contacting webMethods

10.0 Viewing the readme for the Previous Version

1.0 Critical Information

-  Predefined Transaction Services for webMethods Oracle Applications Adapter 3.0 Feature Pack 1 cannot co-exist with Predefined Transaction Services for webMethods Oracle Applications Adapter 11.5.9 Predefined Transaction Services 6.0. Before installing the webMethods Oracle Applications Adapter 11.5.9 Predefined Transaction Services 6.0, you must uninstall the Predefined Transaction Services for webMethods Oracle Applications Adapter 11.5.9 Predefined Transaction Services 3.0 Feature Pack 1. If your 11.5.9 Predefined Transaction Services for webMethods Oracle Applications Adapter 3.0 have been customized (that is, you have made changes to processBizDoc), we recommend that you upgrade the 11.5.9 Predefined Transaction Services for webMethods Oracle Applications Adapter 3.0 using the upgrade service.

-  All services in the webMethods Oracle Applications 11.5.9 Predefined Transaction Services modules must use the same connection object. The webMethods Oracle Applications 11.5.9 Predefined Transaction Services 6.0 can support only one instance of an Oracle Applications server.

2.0 Known Issues

-  1-OZH73
If an error occurs while executing the receiveEmployee transaction service when inserting employee assignments, the error results are displayed in Developer, but the employee header information is committed to the database. This is a limitation of the transaction definition, and it applies to Oracle Applications Predefined Transaction Services 10.7SC, 11.5.7, and 11.5.9.

-  1-S8O7J
When using the Oracle Applications 11.5.9 Predefined Transaction Services with the Oracle 9i classes12.zip JDBC driver against an Oracle 9i database, you might encounter date format issues. If you do, webMethods suggests you use the 8i version of the JDBC driver instead.

For other known issues and troubleshooting information relating to webMethods Oracle Applications Adapter 11.5.9 Predefined Transaction Services, see the Knowledge Base on the webMethods Advantage Web site.

3.0 Usage Notes

-  If more than one person edits a transaction definition at the same time, they can overwrite each other's changes. Before you begin editing a transaction definition, make sure that no one else is currently editing the same transaction definition.

4.0 Enhancements and Fixes

The webMethods Oracle Applications Adapter 11.5.9 Predefined Transaction Services 6.0 includes the following fixes and service packs that were shipped since the last release.

-  1-MW052 (BORA_3-0_Fix1)
This fix enables the webMethods Oracle Applications Adapter Predefined Transaction Services to work correctly in a Japanese environment.

-  1-NP168 (BORA_3-0_Fix3)
Error handling was not functioning properly in the WmOAHR1157 package's humanResources1157.intoOA.employee:receiveEmployee service. This fix corrects that problem.

 5.0 Deprecated Items

None.

6.0 Globalization

The webMethods Oracle Applications Adapter 11.5.9 Predefined Transaction Services 6.0 conforms to the international standards of webMethods, which require: operation in any country, locale, or language configuration as listed in the webMethods Installation Guide; support for character encodings; and proper formatting, display, and validation of data (such as number and date formats). These features have been tested in this release and any known issues are listed below.

6.1 Localization and Certification

The webMethods Oracle Applications Adapter 11.5.9 Predefined Transaction Services 6.0 is provided with an English user interface, messages, and documentation. The webMethods Oracle Applications Adapter 11.5.9 Predefined Transaction Services 6.0 supports simultaneous multi-locale operation.

The webMethods Oracle Applications Adapter 11.5.9 Predefined Transaction Services 6.0 was tested with non-ASCII data using various Unicode and non-Unicode encodings. It was tested in common European and Far East Asian locales and is supported for operation in any locale provided by your operating environment. The tested environments included Japanese Windows Advanced Server and French Windows 2000 Professional with Japanese Oracle 8i and French Oracle 9i, respectively.

Please note that this version of the product has not been tested using localized versions of Oracle Applications. Actual certification with the specific business forms and tables associated with the non-English installation has not been completed and this adapter may not function properly with different language versions.

Oracle Applications 11i claims to be a "global" application with a single, world-wide binary. This version is more likely to function properly with this adapter in non-English environments than previous versions, which had separate custom releases for non-English (especially Asian) languages. Non-English Oracle Applications versions prior to version 11i are not supported with this adapter.

6.2 Configuration

If you expect to display non-English data in your webMethods tools, make sure an appropriate font is installed in your operating environment. If you see hollow boxes or black squares where you expect to see non-English data, modify your JRE font.properties file to reference an appropriate font. For information on modifying your font.properties file, see the Oracle Java website. For instructions, see:

http://docs.oracle.com/javase/1.4.2/docs/guide/intl/fontprop.html

http://www.unicode.org/help/display_problems.html

The configuration of the database you use with webMethods Oracle Applications Adapter 11.5.9 Predefined Transaction Services affects the characters the database can contain. Oracle Applications relies on the character set (NLS_CHARSET) that you chose for your Oracle database instance during installation. If you select a non-Unicode encoding for the database, characters from outside that encoding will be lost when you store data in the database. webMethods recommends that you use the most appropriate Unicode encoding for your database character set. See the webMethods Installation Guide and your database vendor's documentation for instructions on choosing and setting the character encoding for your database and environment.

6.3 Known Globalization Issues

The webMethods Oracle Applications Adapter 11.5.9 Predefined Transaction Services 6.0 has the following known limitation at the time of its release:

-  The webMethods Oracle Applications Adapter 6.0 cannot insert strings that contain non-ASCII characters into date fields in the application. To insert these date strings, you will need to convert them to a java.util.Date or equivalent java.sql.* type such as java.sql.timestamp or java.sql.Date object and pass that object into the insert service. Conversion of strings to objects may be done by writing a Java service that parses the string using the java.text.DateFormat class.

7.0 Documentation

For webMethods Oracle Applications Adapter 11.5.9 Predefined Transaction Services 6.0 technical documentation, go to the IntegrationServer\packages\WmOACommon1159\doc directory or the webMethods Bookshelf. The following manuals are provided as PDF files:

-  webMethods Oracle Applications Adapter 11.5.9 Predefined Transaction Services Installation Guide 6.0

-  webMethods Oracle Applications Adapter 11.5.9 Predefined Transaction Services User’s Guide 6.0

To view the documentation, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 or later.

For information regarding this release of webMethods Oracle Applications Adapter 11.5.9 Predefined Transaction Services or about technical support, see the following documents on the webMethods Bookshelf:

-  webMethods Oracle Applications Adapter 11.5.9 Predefined Transaction Services 6.0 Release Notes

7.1 Major Documentation Changes

None.

7.2 Known Documentation Issues

None.

8.0 Copyright Information

8.1 webMethods Copyright

webMethods Administrator, webMethods Broker, webMethods Dashboard, webMethods Developer, webMethods Fabric, webMethods Glue, webMethods Installer, webMethods Integration Server, webMethods Mainframe, webMethods Manager, webMethods Mobile, webMethods Modeler, webMethods Monitor, webMethods Optimize, webMethods Portal, webMethods Trading Networks, webMethods Workflow, and the webMethods logo are trademarks of webMethods, Inc. "webMethods" is a registered trademark of webMethods, Inc.

All other marks are the property of their respective owners. Copyright (c) 2004 by webMethods, Inc. All rights reserved, including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form.

8.2 Other Product Copyrights

Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation.

9.0 Contacting webMethods

Authorized technical support contacts can reach webMethods Customer Care for support via:

  webMethods Advantage Web site

  E-mail: support@webMethods.com

  US Phone: 1-888-222-8215

  Europe/EMEA Phone: +800-963-84-637 or +31-207783640

  Asia/Pacific Phone: +612-8913-1198 or +656-389-3222

Self-service support is also available in the webMethods Advantage Knowledge Base and in the Advantage Customer Forums.

10.0 Viewing the readme for Previous Version

To view information about the current release of webMethods Oracle Applications Adapter 6.0, see the readme on the webMethods Bookshelf.

 

 

 

 

 

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