Siebel IP14 – IRM Key Feature: Seed Data Comparison HTML Report

Update 25-Nov: Apparently there is an issue in 8.1.1.14.0 which will be fixed in PS1. See also this post by Oli. Apparently this issue should be non-blocking because these reports are complementary ;-)

Related to a previous post on IRM improvements, IP14 provides also a new “Seed Data Comparison HTML Report”. The Seed Data Comparison report has been included in HTML format which provides details of modified and updated/created seed data records from previous releases.

This report can proof very valuable as finding the needle in the haystack where it concerns seed data can be a painstaking process.

The Seed Data Conflict report program will be executed once upgrade is complete which generates the HTML report comprising of summary of counts of all tables along with details of Violation in case if there is any.

The report is generated under “siebsrvr\log\upgphys_dev_xxx\output” folder if executed during upgphys or under “siebsrvr\log\verify_repository\output” folder.

Below two screenshots. Soon a comprehensive set of “transfers of information” will be made available by Oracle. It will discuss among other these enhancements. There will be a set of functional and technical TOI sessions. I keep you posted

IRMSeedata2

IRMSeedata

- Jeroen

Siebel IP14 – IRM Key Feature: Hierarchical Conflict HTML Report

Update 25-Nov: Apparently there is an issue in 8.1.1.14.0 which will be fixed in PS1. See also this post by Oli. Apparently this issue should be non-blocking because these reports are complementary ;-)

Update 26-Nov: Issue has been addressed in PS1 per Bug 19946143. PS1 is available now!

THE MERGEREPORT.HTML FILE
DOES NOT GENERATE PROPERLY
19946143 Siebel Core – DB Deployment and Configuration

Oracle added as part of IP14 (8.1.1.14 / 8.2.2.14) a couple of useful features to the existing Incremental Repository Merge (IRM) process. Two enhancements which are strikingly interesting:

  • Upgrade Conflict HTML Report
  • Seed Data Upgrade Conflict HTML Report

The Hierarchical Conflict HTML Report basically is an improvement to the Hierarchical Conflict report introduced in IP13 (8.1.1.11 / 8.2.2.4). The previous reports is driven from Tools and allows for querying dependent objects for example. The HTML report more or less does the same, but searching through an HTML document can be more convenient than navigating the “traditional” report which works against tables.

Dependency Information is generated for Applications, Screens, Views, Business Components, Applets, Tables, Business Services, Business Objects and Workflow Processes.

The Hierarchical Conflict HTML Report is generated after the Tools merge process completes. It is generated once the srvrupgwiz continues. The report is called “MergeReport.html” and should be found under the “siebsrvr\log\upgrep_dev_xxx\” folder.

Below two screenshots. Soon a comprehensive set of “transfers of information” will be made available by Oracle. It will discuss among other these enhancements. There will be a set of functional and technical TOI sessions. I keep you posted.

IRMHierarchicalconflictreport

IRMHierarchicalconflictreport2

- Jeroen

On-time! Siebel Innovation Pack 2014 is available for download

RoadmapIP

Update Nov 19th: Product development confirmed that IP14 Patchset 1 will be highly recommended for production use.  But there is nothing withholding you to start and go through IRM – for which Patchset 1 isn’t a prerequisite!

Innovation Pack 2014 can be downloaded from eDelivery!

- Jeroen

Siebel Open UI Deployment Guide – IP14

My Oracle Support published the IP14 revision for the “it-should-be-well-known-by-Siebel-folks”  Siebel Open UI Deployment Guide.

Among others the guide provides a reference to a catch-all article related with Internet Explorer performance issues with Open UI.

Internet Explorer 10 and 11 performance limitations that impact Open UI functionality for complex customized views (Doc ID 1944035.1)

IEDilbertMicrosoft is being challenged by a number of Oracle (Siebel) customers to resolve the major performance bottlenecks. And… Microsoft apparently did pick up on this, and are working towards fixing the known performance limitations! No guarantees can be given, but an IE11 patch is to be expected in the coming months :-)

- Jeroen

Siebel IP2013 Patchset 13 has been released

Siebel IP2013 Patchset 11 has been released

8.1.1.11[23030]_PATCHSET13 – Patch id : 19983158
8.2.2.4[23030]_PATCHSET13 – Patch id : 19983157

Details to be found here:

Siebel Patchset Installation Guides for Siebel CRM 8.1.1.11 / 8.2.2.4 IP2013 (Doc ID 1614310.1)

Issue Addressed Bug ID Product Name
BULK REQUESTS REMAIN IN PROCESSING WHEN PROMOTION AND PRODUCT HAVE CONSTRAINTS 19686125 Siebel Apps – Customer Order Management
IN PATCHSET 10, THE S_CTLG_CAT.ROOT_CTLG_CAT_ FLAG IS LEFT AS ‘Y’ FOR CHILD CATEGORIES 19622484 Siebel Apps – Customer Order Management
NON-COMPATIBLE PRODUCTS ARE NOT HIDDEN IN ECONFIGURATOR 19238844 Siebel Apps – Customer Order Management
DURING PROMOTION UPGRADE, PRODUCTS THAT ARE PART OF NON-PRIMARY PRODUCT LINES ARE NOT CONSIDERED AND ARE SET TO THE DELETE ACTION CODE RATHER THAN THE UPDATE ACTION CODE 19385129 Siebel Apps – Customer Order Management
WHEN USERS QUERY IN THE ISS PROMOTION GROUP ASSET LIST APPLET, THE “ISS PROMOTION GROUP ASSET LIST SUB PROCESS” WORKFLOW EXECUTES TWICE 19482994 Siebel Apps – Customer Order Management
WITH IBM DB2 AS THE DATABASE, CREATING RESPONSES USING IMPORT FAILS BECAUSE THE SYSTEM DOES NOT ALLOW PR_CON_ID TO BE MAPPED INSTEAD OF LAST NAME AND FIRST NAME 18495659 Siebel Apps – Marketing
THE RECORDS OF CHILD VBCS ARE NOT SHOWN IN APPLETS 18887698 Siebel Communications & Energy
WITH IE 9 OR IE 10, WHEN USERS PRINT THE CALENDAR, THE ENTRIES DO NOT DISPLAY ON THE SAME LINE AS THE TIME WHEN THE ACTIVITIES WERE RECORDED 18543359 Siebel Core – Common Components
WITHIN THE NOTIFICATION SUMMARY TAB, WHEN USERS DRILL DOWN ON AN ITEM, THE APPLICATION DOES NOT NAVIGATE TO THE VIEW IF USERS ARE TRYING TO NAVIGATE TO THE SAME VIEW THAT THEY ARE CURRENTLY VIEWING 19147755 Siebel Core – Common Components
ADM PACKAGE DEPLOYMENT ORDER DOES NOT FOLLOW THE SEQUENCE SPECIFIED IN THE DESCRIPTOR FILE 18464797 Siebel Core – DG Deployment
ERRORS OCCUR WHEN SIF FILES ARE DEPLOYED USING ADM FRAMEWORK 18465007 Siebel Core – DG Deployment
WITH THE OPEN UI APPLICATION, SEARCHING ON LOGICAL COLLECTIONS RETURNS RECORDS OF ALL SEARCH CATEGORIES 18105424 Siebel Core – Search & Knowledge Management
FIELD SEQUENCES THAT HAVE BEEN DECLARED IN SIEBEL WORKFLOW INSERT STEPS ARE NOT MAINTAINED 19377086 Siebel Core – Server BizLogic WF
AFTER PATCHSET 10 HAS BEEN APPLIED, WITHIN THE TASK-BASED UI, WHEN USERS SUBMIT A TASK, THE APPLICATION HANGS 19689737 Siebel Core – Server OM Frwks
UPDATES THE SIEBEL.JAR FILE AT SIEBEL_ROOT/MGMTAG/LIB 19863784 Siebel Engineering – Rel Eng
WITHIN THE SAMPLE COMPLIANCE, SIGNATURE AUDIT VIEW, WHEN USERS QUERY AND THE QUERY DOES NOT RETURN ANY RECORDS, THE APPLICATION CRASHES 19492504 Siebel Life Sciences
WHEN USERS CREATE MEMBERS FOR A PROGRAM WITH TIERS DEFINED AS FIXED DATE ON JANUARY 1, THEY RECEIVE THE “TIER CHANGE CANNOT BE PERFORMED BECAUSE IT WILL RESULT IN AN EXPIRED TIER FOR THIS MEMBER (SBL-LTY-14003)” ERROR MESSAGE 19414167 Siebel Loyalty
DRILL-DOWN LISTS WITHIN LIST APPLETS DO NOT WORK 19792188 Siebel Mobile Applications
ROWS IN S_INVCITM_TNTX ARE NOT CREATED FOR SERVICE CHARGES AND TAXES IN EVENT CHECKS 19663134 Siebel Travel & Transportation
THE EAI SIEBEL ADAPTER DOES NOT IGNORE TRAILING SPACE CHARACTERS WHEN IT VERIFIES IO USER KEYS, AND THE SBL-EAI-04381 UPSERT ERROR MESSAGE OCCURS 19366523 Siebel UI Framework
RELATED TO BUG 18989865: AFTER PATCHSET 11 HAS BEEN APPLIED, USERS RECEIVE THE “THIS PAGE CANNOT BE DISPLAYED” ERROR MESSAGE 19524593 Siebel UI Framework
USERS CANNOT CLOSE THE REPORT PANE 19224699 Siebel UI Framework
OPEN UI APPLICATION ROUNDS NUMBERS FOR DTYPE_CURRENCY FIELDS  19587024 Siebel UI Framework
SIEBEL SELF-SERVICE APPLICATION CRASHES WITH A HIGH NUMBER OF CONCURRENT USERS 19438858 Siebel UI Framework
AFTER PATCHSET 7 HAS BEEN APPLIED, WHEN USERS OPEN A SESSION ON THE DEDICATED CLIENT WHEN A NON-SIEBEL SESSION IS ALREADY RUNNING IN THE SAME BROWSER, THE APPLICATION CRASHES 19274878 Siebel UI Framework
WHEN USERS ESCAPE FROM OR UNDO QUERY OPERATIONS ON FORM APPLETS, THE SEARCH CRITERIA DATA IS COPIED ONTO THE FIELDS 19240903 Siebel UI Framework
IN OPEN UI MODE, THE “ROW LEVEL HIDE CONTROL X” APPET USER PROPERTY DOES DISPLAY BUTTONS, BUT THE BUTTONS ARE UNAVAILABLE, SMALL, AND DISPLAYED IN STRIKETHROUGH TEXT 19543483 Siebel UI Framework
WITHIN THE RICH TEXT EDITOR, USERS MUST APPLY FORMATTING CHANGES SEVERAL TIMES FOR THE CHANGES TO BE APPLIED 19386483 Siebel UI Framework
THE DRILLDOWN ICON DOES NOT DISPLAY CONSISTENTLY FOR SIEBEL MOBILE APPLICATIONS 19242688 Siebel UI Framework
IN OPEN UI MODE, WHEN USERS EDIT A MASTER RECORD AND THEN DRILL DOWN ON A CHILD RECORD, THE CHANGES TO THE MASTER RECORD ARE NOT SAVED 19187882 Siebel UI Framework
TASK-BASED UI BACKGROUND PROCESSES DO NOT DISPLAY AN HOURGLASS WITHIN THE TASK VIEW 19480340 Siebel UI Framework
THE EDIT PROPOSAL LAYOUT VIEW DOES NOT DISPLAY CORRECTLY 19210515 Siebel UI Framework
IN OPEN UI MODE, HOME PAGE LINKS DISPLAY EVEN WHEN USERS SHOULD NOT HAVE ACCESS TO THE LINKS 18974364 Siebel UI Framework
DESCRIPTIONS FOR ALL NOTES ARE OVERRIDEN WITH THE DESCRIPTION INFORMATION FROM THE PREVIOUS NOTE 19794548 Siebel UI Framework
WITHIN THE TNT SHM OPPTY CAPTURE RAPID ROOM BLOCK LINE ITEMS LIST APPLET, WHEN USERS CREATE A NEW ROOM BLOCK, ENTER VALUES FOR LINE ITEMS, AND CLICK SAVE, ONLY THE DATA FROM THE SELECTED ROW IS SAVED AND THE DATA FROM THE OTHER ROWS IS LOST 19786904 Siebel UI Framework
WITH THE OPEN UI APPLICATION, THE CURSOR WHEEL SPINS BUT USERS CAN STILL WORK WITHIN THE APPLICATION 18420899 Siebel UI Framework

- Jeroen