oracle apps dba interview Oracle Application DBA 11i Interview Questions - II 1)I am applying a patch , can I open another

session and run adadmin ? Ans:Yes, unless you are running a process where workers are involved 2)I am applying a patch , can I open another session in another node and run adpatch? Ans:No

3)Output & logfiles for requests executed on source instance not working on cloned instance?? Ans: Check whether apps listener is running

4)What happens if you don't give cache size while defining concurrent manager? Ans: Most often when a request goes "inactive/no manager" and is then processed a short time later, the solution is to either increase the cache size for your Standard manger, or increase the actual number of Standard Manager processes that can run. Cache Size is set in the Concurrent/Manager/Define form. Basically, this regulates how many requests a manager will pick up for each sleep cycle.

5)Why should Apps & Applsys passwords always be the same? Ans: The need to have the same password for Apps and Applsys is because when you sign on to apps, intially it connects to a public schema called APPLSYSPUB. This validates AOL username and password that we enter (operations/welcome using guest user account. Once this is verified we select responsibility, this is validated by APPLSYS schema and then it connects to APPS schema. Since it uses both applsys and apps during signon process this expects both the password to be identical. Try changing apps password to something else and try to login, the validation at the last stage would fail. This would result in failure of application login. Apps is a universal schema has synonyms to all base product tables and sequences. This also has code objects for all products (triggers, views, packages, synonyms etc.).

Applsys schema has applications technology layer products like FND and AD etc.

6)How to Complie Invalid Objects? Ans: alter package <package_name> compile ;alter package <packae_ame> compile body;alter view <view_name> compile; SQL>EXEC UTL_RECOMP.RECOMP_PARALLEL(4); SQL>@$ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/admin/utlrp.sql

7)Why DB-CM-ADMIN are always insatlled on the same machine in Oracle Applications in Multi Node Installation ? Ans: There is no restriction to install all of them on a single machine,but if we install them on 3 different machines then when we will run any AD utility on admin node or perform any upgradation it needs to access the database so there will be lot of overhead in accessing the database node on network so to avoid this overhead we install them on same machine. Similar is the case when we run any concurrent request on the CM node as Concurrent manager also updates the database objects.

8)What URL you use to access Disco viewer & Disco plus . Ans: http://hostname.domain/discoverer4i/viewer http://hostname.domainname:port/discoverer/viewer (10gAS) http://hostname.domainname:http_port/discoverer/viewer ( R12) http://hostname.domainname:port/discoverer/plus (10gAS) 9)What is Yellow Bar Warning? Ans: Oracle Applications Release 11.5.1 (11i) requires that its code run in a trusted mode, and uses J-Initiator to run Java applets on a desktop client. If an applet is "trusted," however, Java will extend the privileges of the applet. The Yellow Warning Bar is a warning that

your applet is not running in a trusted mode. To indicate that an applet is trusted, it must be digitally signed using a digital Certificate, so Oracle Applications requires that all Java archive files must be digitally signed.

10) How to find if any service is listening on particular port or not ? Ans: netstat -an | grep {port no}

11)How can u change the logfiles location suppose CM logfile location is APPLCSF Ans: Change the Configuration File parameters change s_applcsf,s_appllog,s_applout variables in XML file and run the autoconfig.

12) Conflict resolution managers resolves the conflicts yes , but hw it knows tht there are conficts?why conflicts occur? Ans: Concurrent managers read request to start concurrent programs running. The Conflict Resolution Manager checks concurrent program definitions for incompatibility rules. If a program is identified as Run Alone, then the Conflict Resolution Manager prevents the concurrent managers from starting other programs in the same conflict domain. When a program lists other programs as being incompatible with it, the Conflict Resolution Manager prevents the program from starting until any incompatible programs in the same domain have completed running. 13)What is adovars.env file ? Ans: The adovars.env file, located in $APPL_TOP/admin, specifies the location of variousfiles such as Java files, HTML files, and JRE (Java Runtime Environment) files. It is called from the main applications environment file.

14) How to find the wordsize (32-bit or 64-bit) of Oracle Database Ans: $cd $ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/bin $file oracle

Internal Concurrent Manager which manages concurrent ManagersStandard Managers ..bk2 filesSAMPLE FILE (adwork012.5.bak . So when you type url http://hostname:port/pls/SID .pl --compile 16)What is wdbsvr.req files .app file used for? What's full path of this file? What's significance of this file ? Ans: $IAS_ORACLE_HOME/Apache/modplsql/cfg This file is used by mod_plsql component of Apache to connect to database. resolve conflicts in case of incompatibility.rf9) %%% restart file format 11. 18)what are .Conflict Resolution Managers .A Location: $APPL_TOP/admin/<SID>/log contains .Custom Concurrent Managers . whenever Apache(11i Web Server) finds that request is for /pls/ then Apache delegates this request to mod_pls component which in turn pick this file & check if there is any DAD with name SID 17)Whats main concurrent Manager types. Located in $APPL_TOP/admin/<SID>/restart this folder also contains . Ans: ICM .Which Manage processesing of requests. CRM .15)How to Compile JSP's without using ADADMIN perl -x $JTF_TOP/admin/scripts/ojspCompile.Transactions Managers These managers are process for particler business Applications.The managers defined by the users.rf9 files? Ans: These files are used during restart of patch in case of patch failure because of some reason.

Rapid Clone will automatically Update Global oraInventory during configuration phase.dbc file . whats use of . This file is used by any forms client session. This is now supported via Rapid Clone 21)Does rapid clone takes care of oraInventory after clone? Ans: Yes. When a user try to access forms .cfg stored & why its used ? Ans: This file is defined by environment variable FORMS60_WEB_CONFIG_FILE This is usually in directory $OA_HTML/bin or $FNS_TOP/Resource on forms tier. This file is in directory $FND_TOP/secure also called as FND_SECURE 23)What are the ways to reduce patch timing? Ans: Merging patches via admrgpch Use various adpatch options like nocompiledb or nocompilejsp .cfg or appsweb_$CONTEXT. f60webmx picks up this file and based on this configuration file creates a forms session to user/client. 20)Can you clone from multi node system to single node system & vice versa ? Ans: Yes.19)Where is appsweb.dbc file ? Ans: dbc file called as database connect descriptor file which stores database connection information used by application tier to connect to database. where its stored . 22)What is .

With AD. .sql 25)What are various options available with adpatch ? Ans: Various options available with adpatch depending on your AD version are autoconfig.I you need to enable maintenance mode in order to apply apps patch via adpatch utility. "adident Header <filename> 27)What is adsplice utility ? Ans: adsplice in oracle apps is utility to add a new product. copyportion. Also you can use the script $AD_TOP/patch/115/sql/ adsetmmd. compilejsp. checkfile. validate 26)adident utility is used for what ? Ans: adident utility in oracle apps is used to find version of any file . AD Identification. prereq. compiledb. hotpatch.generateportion. databaseprtion. parallel. integrity. for ex. maintainmrc. If you don't want to put apps in maintenance mode you can use adpatch options=hotpatch feature.Use defaults file Staged APPL_TOP during upgrades Increase batch size (Might result into negative ) 24)How you put Applications 11i in Maintenance mode ? Ans: Use adadmin to change Maintenance mode is Oracle Apps. check_exclusive.

DiscoGroup..stdout where 0 denotes first JVM & 1 denotes second JVM.0. 32)How to check JDBC Connection ? .0.stderr. stderr records error encountered in JVM & stdout records other information like GC .stdout.0.28)How can you licence a product after installation ? Ans: You can use ad utility adlicmgr to licence product in Oracle Apps.stderr ..stderr.OACoreGroup. XmlSvcsGrp.stdout. How to enable MRC coming soon.XmlSvcsGrp.0. 29)What is MRC ? What you do as Apps DBA for MRC ? Ans: MRC also called as Multiple Reporting Currency in oracle Apps. 30)Whats is JVM(Java Virtual Machine) and which component uses JVM ? Ans: JVM stands for Java Virtual Machine. So user click on any Self Service Request or any program which uses Java.0. then Apache forwards this request to mod_jserv (mod_oc4j in 10g AS) & mod_jserv caters this request with help of JVM.0. Default you have currency in US Dollars but if your organization operating books are in other currency then you as apps dba need to enable MRC in Apps. DiscoGroup. 31)Where to find Apps 11i JVM logs ? Ans: JVM log location is defined in java.. Example of JVM log files are OACoreGroup. JVM acronym for Java Virtual Machine which executes instructions generated by Java compiler.sh ( found in $IAS_ORACLE_HOME/Apache/Apache/bin) Oracle Apps 11i JVM log file directory is defined by parameter JVMLOGDIR ($IAS_ORACLE_HOME/Apache/Jserv/logs/jvm ) and log file are defined by STDOUTLOG & STDERRLOG.

jserv.properties. This file location is defined in httpd.select count(*). 34)What is access_log in apache .properties .conf. httpd_pls. jserv.conf with default location at $IAS_ORACLE_HOME/Apache/Apache/logs.module from v$session where program like '%JDBC%' group 33)What is error_log in Apache. what entries are recored in access_log ? Where is default location of this file ? Ans: access_log in Oracle Application Server records all users accessing oracle applications 11i. 35)Where is Jserv configuration files stored ? Ans: Jserv configuration files are stored in $IAS_ORACLE_HOME/Apache/Jserv/etc 36)What are main configuration files in Web Server (Apache) ? Main configuration files in Oracle Apps Web Server are httpd.conf.conf. This file location is defined in httpd.conf with default location at $IAS_ORACLE_HOME/Apache/Apache/logs. zone.what entries are recored in access_log ? Where is default location of this file ? Error_log will contain all the errors/warnings faced Apache web server in Oracle Apps 11i.

timeout get values ? Autoconfig determines value for profile option "ICX: Session Timeout" and "session.Self Service Application Session ( Server by Web Server iAS Apache & Jserv. This value is also set in zone.timeout= 1800. This might be confusing as earlier this profile option used to control forms as well as self service application(with session. like system Administrator) What is Session Idle time ? If Oracle Apps client is not doing any activity for some time session during that time is called as Idle Session & because of security reason. like iRecruitment.properties is in milli secondsICX Session Time out mentioned in profile option ICX: Session Timeout is in minutes so ICX session timeout=30 & session. From FND.properties in $IAS_ORACLE_HOME/Apache/Jserv/etc where number mentioned is in milli second i. profile option "ICX Session Timeout" is used only to determine Forms Session Idle timeout value .timeout = 600000 session.timeout" from entry in context file ( $APPL_TOP/admin/SID_hostname.timeout is used to control Idle session timeout for Self Service Applications ( Served by Jserv via JVM ) From where ICX : Session Timeout & session.000 are same 30 minutes 38)What is your Oracle Apps 11i Webserver Version and how to find it ? Ans: cd $IAS_ORACLE_HOME/Apache/Apache/bin .timeout mentioned in zone. 600000 ( equal to 10 Minutes)session.Forms session ( served by your form session. performance issues and to free up system resource Oracle Applications terminates client session( both forms & self service) after idle time value is reached to the one mentioned in configuration file.timeout) session.xml ) with parameter s_sesstimeout where value mentioned is in milliseconds so profile option ICX: Session Timeout value should be s_sesstimeout/ (1000 * 60) which means here its 10 Minutes.9 or with introduction of AppsLocalLogin.G or 11.iProcurement) .jsp to enter into application.e.37)What is session time out parameter & where all you define these values ? Ans: In Apps there are two broad categories of session .5.

43)What is PCP is Oracle Applications 11i ? PCP is acronym for Parallel Concurrurent Processing./httpd -version Server version: Oracle HTTP Server Powered by Apache/1.DB_HOST 41)There are lot of dbc file under $FND_SECURE.0.2.2 rollup 5) 39)How to determine Oracle Apps 11i Version ? Ans: SQL>select RELEASE_NAME from fnd_product_groups.2010 14:59:13 (iAS 1..3. How its determined that which dbc file to use from $FND_SECURE ? Ans: This value is determined from profile option "Applications Database ID" 42)What is RRA/FNDFS ? Ans: Report Review Agent(RRA) also referred by executable FNDFS is default text viewer in Oracle Applications 11i for viewing output files & log files.APPS_JDBC_URL . Usually you have one Concurrent Manager executing your requests but if you can configure Concurrent Manager running on two machines (Yes you need to do some additional steps in order to configure Parallel Concurrent Processing) .2. 40)What is content of dbc file & why its important ? Ans: DBC file is quite important as whenever Java or any other program like forms want to connect to database it uses dbc file.19 Server built: Dec 1. Typical entry in dbc file is GUEST_USER_PWD .So for some of .

FNDFS . and serves requests like CM's 45)How will you find Invalid Objects in database ? Ans: sql>select count(*) from dba_objects where status like 'INVALID'. FNDSM .FND File Server also known as RRA Reports Review Agent is used to view text files in Oracle 11i. 46)What is difference between adpatch & opatch ? Ans: adpatch is utility to apply oracle applications patches whereas opatch is utility to apply database patches 47)What is forms server executable Name ? Ans: f60srvm 48)What are different modes of forms in which you can start Forms Server and which one is default ? Ans: You can start forms server in SOCKET or SERVLET by defualt Forms are configured to start in socket mode .FND Service Manager is a concurrent manager in GSM.your requests primary CM Node is on machine1 and secondary CM node on machine2 and for some requests primary CM is on machine2 & secondary CM on machine1. 44)What is use of Apps listener ? Ans: Apps Listener usually running on All Oracle Applications 11i Nodes with listener alias as APPS_$SID is mainly used for listening requests for services like FNDFS & FNDSM.

com/2010/12/forms-servlet-or-socket-mode-which-is. it is directly invoked from the command-line not from the Submit Request Form.html 49)Where is HTML Cache stored in Oracle Apps Server ? Ans: Oracle HTML Cache is available at $COMMON_TOP/_pages for some previous versions you might find it in $OA_HTML/_pages 50)What is 0 & Y in FNDCPASS. 51)Whats is TWO_TASK in Oracle Database ? Ans: TWO_TASK mocks your tns alias which you are going to use to connect to database. Then usual way to connect is sqlplus username/passwd@PROD .com listening on port 1521. Lets assume you have database client with tns alias defined as PROD to connect to Database PROD on machine teachmeoracle. Usually like APPLSYSPUB/PUB .dbatutor.e.http://www. FNDLOAD or WFLOAD ? Ans: 0 & Y are flags for FND Executable like FNDCPASS & FNDLOAD where 0 is request id (request ID 0 is assigned to request ID's which are not submitted via Submit Concurrent Request Form.e. 'Y' indicates the method of invocation. now if you don't want to use @PROD then you set TWO_TASK=PROD and then can simply use sqlplus username/passwd then sql will check that it has to connect to tnsalias define by value PROD i. TWO_TASK 52)What is GWYUID ? Ans: GWYUID . i. stands for Gateway User ID and password.

.dbatutor.com/2010/12/forms-servlet-or-socket-mode-which-is. 54)How to check number of forms users at any time ? Ans: Forms Connections initiate f60webmx connections so you can use ps -ef | grep f60webmx | wc -l 55)What is FNDLOAD and what it is used for ? http://www. It is used to connect to database by thin clients.dbatutor.html 58) What is make program in Unix ? Ans: make is utility in Unix/Linux to maintain . Database Connect Descriptor file .53)Where GWYUID defined & what is its used in Oracle Applications ? Ans: GWYUID is defined in dbc i.com/2010/12/what-is-fndload.e. update & generate an file mainly executable. 57)What is difference between Socket & Servlet Mode in Apps Forms ? http://www.html 56)How can you check which node is running what service? Ans: select * from fnd_nodes.

--------------------------------------------------1.5.2.0.7.ldt & . How to determine Oracle Apps 11i Version ? Ans : select RELEASE_NAME from fnd_product_groups.0.7.7. How to find that the database is 64-bit/32-bit? Ans : $RDBMS_ORACLE_HOME/bin/file oracle .0 .2.2 2.0. such as the following:Oracle9i Enterprise Edition Release 9.odf file in apps patch ? odf stands for Object Description Files used to create tables & other database objects.59)What are .0.10.ProductionCORE 9. How you will see hidden files in linux/solaris? Ans : ls -la 6. You should see output like RELEASE_NAME-----------------------11.2.0 .0.0 . How to find Database version ? Ans : SQL> select * from v$version. How to find opatch Version ? Ans : opatch is utility to apply database patch .ProductionNLSRTL Version 9.Production 3.lct files which you see in apps patch or with FNDLOAD ? http://www.dbatutor.com/2010/12/what-is-fndload.ProductionPL/SQL Release 9.0 .7.2.2. The command returns the release information.html 60)What are .0 ProductionTNS for 32-bit Windows: Version 9. In order to find opatch version execute"$ORACLE_HOME/OPatch/opatch version" 4.7. How to find out invalid objects in the database Ans : select count(*) from dba_objects where status ='INVALID' 5.

What is a oneoff patch? Ans : An oneoff patch is a small patch of (20-90K size) without any pre-req͛s 9. all post upgrade patches will a consolidated and given as consolidated patch. colsolidated patches. What is the other table where u can query what are the patches applied? Ans : Ad_applied_patches 16. What is top command? Ans : top is a operating system command. it will display top 10 processes which are taking high cpu and memory. . What is consilidated patch? Ans: Consolidated patches will come into pictures after upgrades from one version of applications to anoter. 15. How u will find whether a patch is applied/not? Ans : Query ad_bugs. 14. mini packs.7. What is Maintanance pack ? Ans : A maintanance pack will upgrade applications from one version to another like 11. 8.9 12. What is a mini pack ? Ans : A mini pack is one which will upgrade any product patchset level to next level like AD. What is Family pack ? Ans : A Family pack is one which will upgade the patchset level of all the products in that family to perticular patchsetlevel.5. 9. 11.9 13.H to AD. so ad_applied_patches may not give u the perfect information as in case of ad_bugs.5. 8. rollup pathches.5. family packs. What are the different types of patches? Ans : oneoff. What is the difference between ad_bugs and ad_applied_patches? Ans: A patch can deliver solution for more than one bug. What is a patch?Ans : A patch can be a solution for a bug/it can be a new feature. maintanance packs. What is a Rollup patch? Ans : A rollup patch is one which will deliver bug fixes identified after the release of any major application versions like 11.I 10.8/11.8 to 11.5.

We need to trouble shoot and restrart the worker. tell manager that worker has quited.17. why because adpatch will connect to database and update so many tables etc͙. What inputs you need to apply a patch other than driver name and etc? Ans : apps and system passwords 19.. 23. 21.While applying a application patch is that necessary that u r database and listener should be up? Ans: Yes . which is used to check the status of workers and to manage the workers. it will be moved to AD_DEFERRED_JOBS table. g on web node. then adpatch will stop patching and throw the error that perticular worker has failed.g on concurrent node and c. While applying a patch if that patch is failing because of a pre-req then how you will apply that prereq patch and resume with the current patch? Ans: We need to take the backup of FND_INSTALL_PROCESSES and AD_DEFERRED_JOBS tables and restart directory at APPL_TOP/amdin/SID and then use adctrl to quit all the workers. How u apply a patch? Ans : adpatch 18. 25.d. If it is a multinode installation which driver we need to apply on which node? Ans: c.g and u drivers 20. How to skip a worker and why? . Start adpatch session and take the options want to continue previous session. AD_DEFERRED_JOBS will come into picture when some worker is failed. from where again adpatch will take that job and try to resign. Can u name some of the menu options in adctrl? Ans: Check the status of workers. Then apply the prereq patch . What are the table u r adpatch will create and when? Ans : Adpatch will create FND_INSTALL_PROCESSES and AD_DEFERRED_JOBS table when it will apply d. What is adctrl? Ans: Adctrl is one of the adutilities. after doing this 3 times if still that worker is failing. 26. What is the significance of FND_INSTALL_PROCESSES and AD_DEFERRED_JOBS table?Ans: FND_INSTALL_PROCESSES table will store the worker information like what job is assigned to which worker and its status. 24. If it is u-driver we need to apply on all nodes. after that rename u r restart directory to its original name and create FND_INSTALL_PROCESSES and AD_DEFERRED_JOBS tables from the bcakup tables. 22. restart a failed worker etc͙.

How adpatch knows what are the pre-req͛s for the patch which it is applying? Ans: With every patch a file called b. We will go for skipping a worker when we have executed the job which the worker is supposed to do.Ans: We can skip a worker using option 8 in adctrl which is hidden. where as SQLLOADER loads data objects into database. whether those pre-req patches were applied or not.ldt file will be delivered which contain the pre-req information. Adpatch will use this file to compare the file versions of files its delivering with the file on file system. 30. adpatch load this into databse using FNDLOAD and check . What is FNDLOAD ? Ans: FNDLOAD is a utility which is similar to sqlloder but loads code objects into database. which contain the file versions of the files dilivered with the patch. Before copying it will check the file version of the existing file at the file system with the file version of the file in the patch. 27.adwork02͙͙ and location is APPL_TOP/admin/SID/log 33. What is the adpatch log file location? Ans : APPL_TOP/admin/SID/log 32. 28. What c-driver will do? Ans: C-drive copies the files from patch unzipped directory to required location in u r application file system. If the patch file version is higher than what it is at file system level then only cdriver will copy that files. How adpatch will know the file versions of the patch delivered files? Ans: With each patch a file with name f. 29.ldt is delivered . How u will know what are the files the patch is going to change just my unzipping the patch? Ans: When u unzip a patch it will keep all the files related to a particular product under that directory inside u r patch directory for example if the patch delivering files related to FND product then it will create a sub directory under the patch directory with the name FND in which it will put all related files to that product . What is the worker log file name and its location? Ans : adwork01. 31.

Which table u will query to check the tablespace space issues? Ans : bytes column in dba_free_spaces and dba_data_files 39. 38. Based on this we will react. 36. What are the latest ORA errors u have encountered? Ans: Useually we will get the ORA errors like unable to extend the tablespace by so and so size. And it will mail us if some processes is not running. How u will monitor u r applications as well as database? Ans: We have our custom scripts which is sheduled to run at a specific time which will monitor whether applications and databases are up/not. Which table u will query to check the temp tablespace space issues? Ans : dba_temp_files . And we have one script which will check database alert log for ORA errors and mails it to us . And we will check those tablespaces for space.Non interactive ʹ Use defaults files to store prompt values (adpatch defaultsfile= interactive=no) 3.(adpatch apply=no) 4. Pre-install ʹ (adpatch preinstall=y) This mode will be usefull to discrease upgrade downtime as its applies bus fixes without running SQL. 37. What are the different modes you can run your adpatch? Ans : 1.EXEC and generate portion of patch. 35. Test ʹ Without actually applying a patch just to check what doing.Interactive ʹ default mode 2. What is the significance of backup directory under u r patch directory? Ans: When we apply a patch it will keep the copy of the files which its going to change in file system. if space is not there we will resize the datafile and add one more datafile.34.

What is autoconfig? Ans : Autoconfig is an adutility which is used to main application environment and configuration files.PROFILE ʹ Update the profile values in database. the first few lines will tell u that this files are maintained by autoconfig. which stores all application configuration information.INIT ʹ Instantiate the drivers and templates 2. How autoconfig will create env and configuration files? Ans: Autoconfig will go to each and every top template directory take the templates from there and fill the values from xml file and create the required files. If contextname. 47. What is context file? Ans : Context file is a central repositary.xml file is there in APPL_TOP/admin 45.xml 44.40. Is it possiable to restore a autoconfig run? Ans : . How you will find autoconfig is enabled/not for u r applications? Ans: 1. What is the location of adconfig log file? Ans : APPL_TOP/admin//log/ 48. 1. What is temp tablespace? And what is the size of temp tablespace in u r instances? Ans : Temp tablespace is used by so many application programs for sorting and other stuff. Open any env / configuration files. In how many phases autoconfig will run? Ans : Autoconfig will run in 3 phases. 46.2. What are the parameter autoconfig will ask for? Ans : Context file name and apps password 43. 41. Its size is between 3 to 10 GB.SETUP ʹ Fill the templated with values from xml and create files 3. 42. The name is like _ .

other then u r dirver and readme files? Ans : j. What is for ͞validating apps schema͟ option in adadmin? Ans: It will check for the corrupted objects in apps schema 55.zip file? Ans : apps.5.sh will copy the backed up files before autoconfig run to its original locations. But the profile values updated in the database can͛t be restored back.If maintain MRC options is there . What is ͞compile apps schema͟ option in adadmin? Ans : It will compile the invalid database objects.zip was used to old application version. Adconfig will create a restore. This restore.8 onwards its appsbrog2.zip/appsbrog2.Partially. How to find autoconfig is enabled or not for database? Ans: If we have appsutil directory under RDBMS_ORACLE_HOME 51. How to run autoconfig in test mode? Ans : adchkcfg. 56. then MRC is enabled. How to find invalid objects in database? Ans : select count(*) from dba_objects where status=͛INVALID͛.zip/appsbrog2.sh script at $APPL_TOP/admin//out/. when u actually run autoconfig.zip is the patchable archive of all java class files required for oracle application. This script will run autoconfig in test mode and create the difference file which tells us what is going to change .zip52. .zip 53.zip/appsbrog2. 49. 50. How to find MRC is enabled or not? Ans: In adadmin if covert to MRC options is there . then MRC is not enabled. but from 11. When a patch delivers java files what extra file u will get when u unzip the patch. 52.Apps.zip? Ans : AU_TOP/java and JAVA_TOP 54.sh script at AD_TOP/bin.What is apps. 57. What is the location of apps.

What if apps password is changed with alter command? Ans : Applications won͛t work. 66. 61. Where the FNDCPASS utility is located? Ans : Concurrent node @FND_TOP/bin . or when executables were corrupted. 59. then Multi-org is not enabled. 65. What is the difference between alter and FNDCPASS in changing apps password? Ans : FNDCPASS will update some fnd tables other than standard tables. Generally we will go for adrelink when some patch delivers some library files. What is adrelink? Ans : adrelink will relink the executables with the libraries. What is mean by MRC? Ans: MRC stands for Multiple reporting Currency. adident Header 2.txt @APPL_TOP/admin 62. How to find Multi-Org is enabled or not? Ans : In adadmin if covert to Multi org option is there. this should be enabled to see the reports in different currencies like (rupees. How you will change apps password? Ans: FNDCPASS 0 y apps/ system/ SYSTEM APPLSYS 66. If maintain multiorg options is there.yaans etc).58. 60. strings -a filename grep Header 64. 63. What is adodfcmp utility? Ans : This utility is used to recreate/repair corrupted database objects from odf(object defination files) files. What is Multi-Org? Ans: If this is enabled we can store multiple organization information in a single oracle application instance. then Multi-org is enabled. 67. What is the configuration file for adutilities (like adadmin.adconfig etc)? Ans: adconfig. How to find the version of a file? Ans : 1.

log. It͛s a module of apache which supports servlets. 74. What is jserv? Ans : jserv is nothing but servlet engine which will run u r servlets.error_log.log? Ans : IAS_ORACLE_HOME/Apache/Jserv/log 77. wdbsvr. What is the location of jserv.conf and jserv.conf @IAS_ORACLE_HOME/Apache/Apache/conf 71. OJSP Engine 73. What is self service application? Ans : Whatever part of u r oracle application u r able to see through web browser is self service. What is mean by clearing cache and bouncing apache? . jserv. error_pls. When Apache starts what other components its start ? Ans : PL/SQL Listener. Where you will see when you have some problem with u r webserver(httpd/Apache)? Ans : access_log & error_log @IAS_ORACLE_HOME/Apache/Apache/logs 72. Servlet Engine.app(for apps password) 76. What is the configuration file for httpd and what is the location of it ? Ans : httpd. Where u will see when u r not able to get self service applications? Ans : access_log. What are jserv. How to find out what component of u r oracle applications were installed on which node? Ans : Xml file (context file) 69. 79. What is the location of wdbsvr. 75. How to find the version of httpd/Apache web server? Ans : $IAS_ORACLE_HOME/Apache/bin/httpd ʹversion 70.app ? Ans : IAS_ORACLE_HOME/Apache/modplsql/cfg 78.properties files? Ans : These are the configuration files which were used to start jvm͛s(servlet engine) by apache.68.

cfg @$COMMON_TOP/html/bin 81. 83. Where the forms server related errors will be logged? Ans : access_log and error_log 85. Clear cache ʹ Go to $COMMON_TOP/html/_pages and delete _oa_html directory (rm ʹr _oa__html) 3. Stop apache (adapcctl.sh stop apps) 2.log @806_ORACLE_HOME/reports60/server 86.Ans : 1.ora Log file ʹ REP_. Start apache (adapcctl.sh start apps) 80. What is CGIcmd. What is forms metric server and client? Ans : When there are more than one form sever instances then forms metric server and clinet will be used to load balance. What is report server configuration and log file name and its location? Ans : Configuration file ʹ REP_. 84. What is the significance of DISPLAY variable? . What are the different modes u can start u r form server? Ans : socket and servlet 82.dat file is the run time parameter file the report server located @ 806_ORACLE_HOME/reports60/server 87. What is the difference beween socket and servlet mode? Ans : In socket mode forms sessions are represented by f60webmx In servlet mode forms sessions are represented by apache processes.dat file and its location? Ans : CGIcmd. What is forms configuration file and its location? Ans : appsweb_contextname.

Ans : Vnc server should be up and running at the specified port value in DISPLAY variable. What if internal concurrent manager target and actual are not same? Ans : we need to bounce the concurrent manager using adcmctl. What are the different types of concurrent managers? Ans : 1. Only to start/stop concurrent managers apps password is needed. 91. Where is the concurrent manager log file located? Ans : $COMMON_TOP/admin//log or $APPLCSF/$APPLLOG 89. What if Target and Actual are not same? Ans : It means at operating system level resources are low to accomidate the required processes for concurrent managers.sh 96. 90. Transaction manager ʹ Handle all transaction requests 92. Target and Actual should be always same.Actual is the no. What are actual and target count in ͚Adminster Concurrent Managers form͛? Ans : Target is the no. of processes a manager started actually. Internal concurrent manager ʹ Will start all other managers and monitor 2. Is apps password necessary to start all the components of oracle application? Ans : No. otherwise reportserver may not able to show the graphics in Reports. of concurrent processes a manager is supposed to start(specified in the defination of concurrent manager). What is a concurrent manager? Ans : A concurrent manager is one which runs concurrent requests. How to bounce a single concurrent manager? . 95. 94. What are work shifts? Ans : Work shifts are nothing but timings at which the concurrent manager is supposed to run. 88. 93. Conflict resolution manager ʹ Concurrent programs with incompatabilites will be handled by this 4. Standard Manager ʹ All concurrent request by default will to go this 3.

How to find formserver version? Ans: f60gen and press enter. Its location is $FND_TOP/secure 99. is it necessary to bounce application? Ans : Only we need to bounce concurrent managers.drv. DBC file is used by oracle applications to connect to database. When we change apps password . What is the configuration file for PL/SQL listener? Ans : httpd_pls. if any of the patch contain a u-driver then merged patch will contain u_merged. We can merge any kind of application patches.drv otherwise c_merged.conf @IAS_ORACLE_HOME/Apache/Apache/conf 101.Ans : From frontend using ͚Administer Concurrent Manager form͛. What is the other script by which u can start apache other than adapcctl. it will tell u the formserver version or we can find out from the frondend using help menu. What is dbc file and its location? Ans : dbc file contain database connection information.drv and g_merged. 98. What is RRA? Ans : RRA stands for Report Review Agent. 105. How to skip copy portion while applying a patch? Ans : Adpatch options=nocopyportion 102.sh? Ans : apachectl @IAS_ORACLE_HOME/Apache/bin 100. What is the Tiered architecture of u r instance? Ans : Two Tier: Web and Forms on one node and Conc. RRA job is to pick the log/out file from the file system and show on the editor when u press view log/out button in ͚View concurrent request form͛.drv 103. d_merged. 97. admin and report on other node. What is apps listener? . 104. 106. RRA is nothing but FNDFS which is part of apps listener. How to merge patches and what type of patches can be merged? Ans : admrgpch.

What is the size of u r database? Ans : 200 to 500 GB 112.? Ans : select release_name from fnd_product_groups. What are the problems u have faced while shutting down applications? Ans : While shutting down application generally concurrent manager won͛t go down because some or the other request may be running. fnd_concurrent_program_vl. We will see what are the concurrent requests running by querying fnd_concurrent_requests. How to find the locks and what is the resolution? Ans : we can find general locks with the following query: select * from sys. What is GSM? Ans : GSM stands for Generic service Manager. How to find the database/sqlplus version? Ans : select banner from v$version.8/11. Reasons . forms etc and restarts any of this processes if goes down.ora of 806_ORACLE_HOME. which will monitor application processes like web. FNDSM is service manager which will monitor application services on that node when GSM:enable profile value is ͚Y͛. . 109. 115. 110. If that request is only doing some select statement then we will kill those requests. v$session.5.Ans : Apps lintener is the combination of FNDFS and FNDSM. otherwise we will check what time it will take to complete by querying the previous runs of that request and then we will decide what to do. 114. How to find operating system version? Ans : uname ʹa 113. What are the problems u have faced while starting up applications? Ans : Most of the time we will encounter problem with starting up concurrent managers. 107. 108.dba_dml_locks order by session_id. database listener may be down or FNDSM entries are wrong in tnsnames. How to find out what are the languages enabled in u r applications? Ans : Query fnd_languages 111.5.9͙.v$process and v$sqltext. How to find the application version like 11.

How to find opatch is enabled or not for u r database? Ans : If Opatch directory exists under RDBMS_ORACLE_HOME. How to find adconfig is enabled for oracle operating system user/database? Ans : If appsutil directory is there in RDBMS_ORACLE_HOME 118. How to apply a rdbms patch? Ans : Using opatch 120. 117. The inventory stores information about: All Oracle software products installed in all ORACLE_HOMES on a machine Other non-Oracle products. What is Inventroy? Ans: The oraInventory is the location for the OUI (Oracle Universal Installer)'s bookkeeping. Which files tell u the database helath? Ans : alert log file @RDBMS_ORACLE_HOME/admin//bdump 119. is not. How to kill a database session? Ans : alter system kill session '&sid.We can find the dead locks with the following query: select * from v$lock where lmode > 0 and id1 in (select distinct id1 from v$lock where request > 0) If it͛s a dead lock.loc @/var/opt/oracle or /etc 122. 116. What are different types of inventories? Ans: The Global inventory (or Central inventory) The Local inventory (or Home inventory) 124. such as the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) In a 11i Application system the RDBMS and iAS ORACLE_HOMEs are registered in the oraInventory. What is the pre-req for applying a rdbms patch? Ans : Inventory should be set in file oraInst. 123. we need to kill that session. What is Global inventory? . which is not managed through OUI. The 806 ORACLE_HOME. 121.&sno'.

verify that your system is AutoConfig enabled.5. 126. What is local inventory? Ans : There is one Local Inventory per ORACLE_HOME. such as ORACLE_HOMES (RDBMS and IAS) or JRE. Run autoconfig with the ports changed as per requirement in xml.data to target 4.The Local Inventory gets updated whenever a patch is applied to the ORACLE_HOME. and change the permisssion 5. Create the control file on target from the control script trace file from source Recover the database Alter database open resetlogs 8. Set the inventory in oraInst.comn. Rapid Install. . Its location is defined by the content of oraInst.pl dbTier as oracle user. or Rapid Clone.if the backup type is cold 7. Run adpreclone as applmgr and oracle user on source Perl adpreclone.loc 6. Explain the cloning process? Ans : 1. Copy the five directories appl. verify that you have applied the latest Rapid Clone patch. using OUI. db. Run perl adcfgclone.pl dbTechStack. 125. What is rapid clone? Ans : Rapid Clone is the new cloning utility introduced in Release 11. Take the cold/hotbackup of source database 3. Note: If you need to delete an ORACLE_HOME.ora .pl appsTier as applmgr user 2. Then.pl dbTier as oracle user Perl adpreclone.Ans : The Global Inventory is the part of the XML inventory that contains the high level list of all oracle products installed on a machine. you should always do it through the OUI de-installer in order to keep the Global Inventory synchronized. There should therefore be only one per machine.8. Rapid Clone leverages the new installation and configuration technology utilized by Rapid Install 127. If the backup type is hotbackup then Perl adcfgclone. It does not have any information about the detail of patches applied to each ORACLE_HOMEs. It is physically located inside the ORACLE_HOME at $ORACLE_HOME/inventory and contains the detail of the patch level for that ORACLE_HOME. Rename the directories.The Global Inventory records the physical location of Oracle products installed on the machine. be it through OUI Installer.loc.The Global Inventory gets updated every time you install or de-install an ORACLE_HOME on the machine. 128. How do I determine if my system is rapid clone enabled? Ans : First.

129. What is the location of adcfgclone. What is the location of adpreclone.sql @RDBMS_ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/admin Note more details on statspack refer metalink noteid: 149113. What is the location of adcfgclone.pl for oracle user? Ans : RDBMS_ORACLE_HOME/appsutil/scripts/ 130. 134.pl for applmgr user? Ans : $COMMON_TOP/admin/scripts/ 131.ora parameter sql_trace 136. What is the location of adpreclone.9. What is statspack? Ans : Statspack is a database utility to gather database and session level performance information.1 135. How to install statspack? Ans : Run the script spcreate. Run perl adcfgclone. Run autoconfig with the ports changed as per requirement in xml.pl for oracle user? Ans : $RDBMS_ORACLE_HOME/appsutil/clone/bin 132. This will create a trace file at $RDBMS_ORACLE_HOME/admin/contextname/udump with the spid of the current sql session.pl appsTier as applmgr 10. How to enable trace for a session? Ans: Alter system set sql_trace=true. Execute the sql query Alter system set sql_trace=false. How to enable trace at database level? Ans : set init.pl for applmgr user? Ans : $COMMON_TOP/clone/bin 133. 137. How to enable trace for other session? .

dbms_system. physical reads. 1.dbms_system.How do we find adpreclone is run in source or not ? Ans : If clone directory exists under RDBMS_ORACLE_HOME/appsutil for oracle user and $COMMON_TOP for applmgr user. PL/SQL procedure successfully completed. Tkprof utility is used to convert trace file into readable format.121.sqlplus ͞/as sysdba͟ 3. How to find trace file for a given concurrent request id? Ans : Go to $RDBMS_ORACLE_HOME/admin//udump grep ͞ ͞ * 144.121. What is the syntax for tkprof? Ans: tkprof explain=apps/ sys=no 141.true/false) Eg: To enable trace for sql session with sid 8SQL> exec sys.set_sql_trace_in_session(8. create database link connect to identified by using ''. buffer gets etc.ora ? Ans : $RDBMS_ORACLE_HOME/dbs 139.serial#.Login as oracle user 2. 140. 138.dbms_system.true).set_sql_trace_in_session(8.false). What is a database link? How to create it? Ans : If we want to access objects of another database from this database then we need a database link from this database to the other. What is that trace files contains and the utiliy used to read them? Ans : Trace file contains the detail diagnostics of a sql statement like explain plan.set_sql_trace_in_session(sid. 143. logical reads.What is the location of inint. To disable trace SQL> exec sys.Ans : exec sys. Ex .

Discoverer will come along with oracle applications when installed. otherwise say we are not using RMAN for backup/recovery . What is discoverer plus url? . 151. What is formserver url? Ans :http://hostname. Database link created. why because we are using netapp snap technology for backups. What is discoverer viewer url? Ans: /discoverer4i/viewer152. How many clonings u have done? Ans : If u r very much confident on cloning processes then say 5 to 8 otherwise just 2 or 3. Add destination database tns entry in tnsnames.ora 145. What is jinitiator? Ans : Oracle jinitiator is the one which provide the required jvm to run forms interface/applet.domain:/dev60cgi/f60cgi 149. What u know abt RMAN? Ans : If u r good at RMAN then say yes.SQL> create database link TEST1_TO_TEST2 connect to apps identified by apps using 'TEST2'. 150. NAME --------TEST2 SQL>select db_link from dba_db_links. SQL> select name from v$database@ TEST1_TO_TEST2. When we access forms applet first time . oracle jinitiator will be installed automatically. 146. 148. What is netapp? Ans : Netapp is a storage technology. 147. 4. What is discoverer server? Ans : Discoverer server is reporting tools which allows novoice user to use oracle application reports.

What is tnsping? Ans : tnsping is command used to check the connectivity to the database server node from other nodes. What is mean by enabling maintanance mode? Ans : Maintanance mode is the adadmin option introduced from AD.ora for the database we are trying to work this command.fmx module_type=form batch=yes compile_all=special 160. 158. Ex: tnsping Note: Tns entry should be there in tnsnames. 156.enbale country specific functionality. How to compile a form using f60gen?Ans : f60gen module=/TEST/testappl/au/11.5.0/forms/F/ARXTWMAI. enable new languages.I. Is that necessary to enable maintanance mode while applying a patch? Ans : We can even apply a patch without enabling maintanance mode with the following option .0/forms/F/ARXTWMAI.fmb userid=APPS/APPS output_file=/TEST/testappl/ar/11. 161.Ans : Ans : Aoljtest is a web based utility to test the availability of the different components of oracle applications like jserv.forms etc URL: /OA_HTML/jsp/fnd/aoljtest. 162. What is licence manager? Ans : Licence manager(adlicmgr) utility is used to licence/unlicence .jsp. What is APPLPTMP environment variable? Ans : This is the temporary file location for the pl/sql temp files.5. 155. What is adsplicer? Ans : Adsplicer is a uitility used to register off cycle products.jsp 154. If this variable was not set then the concurrent programs may errored out. When maintanance mode is enabled user may able to login to application but they only get profile option in the frontend navigation menu.modplsql.

patch_storage directory contains the directories with the rdbms patch number. Through aoljtest2. Is that necessary to shutdown database while applying a database patch? Ans : Yes. opatch lsinventory 2. What is the command line utility to submit a concurrent request? Ans : CONSUB 167. Have you applied rdbms patches and for what? Ans : We got ORA-7445 error in alert log. adident Header OA.Adpatch options=hotpatch 163. How to find out what are the rdbms patches applied to an oracle home? Ans : 1. 168. which are applied to this oracle home. what you will do. cd $COMMON_TOP/html/3. and how you will apply the patch? Ans: We will check the inventory directory permission. 166. 165. means u r database packages have permission to write to flat files in these directories. $RDBMS_ORACLE_HOME/.ora file? Ans : The value of this parameter is the group of directories to which u r database can write. try to apply the patch after giving 777 permissions to that inventory directory. for which oracle recommended to apply a rdbms patch. How you will find out discoverer version? Ans : cd $806_ORACLE_HOME/discwb4/lib strings libd* grep 'Version:' 169. What are the patch errors . While applying a rdbms patch using opatch you are getting the error. 173.jsp 164. What is the significance of utl_file_dir parameter in init. If still it won͛t work we will apply patch with the following command: Opatch apply no_inventory 172. How to find out oracle application framework version? Ans : 1. unable to read inventory/inventory is corrupted/ORACLE_HOME is not not registered. you have encountered? .

Ans : 1)Patch fails with the error, unable to generate perticular form, do u want to continue. We continue patching by saying ͞yes͟, then we manually regenarate the form using f60gen utility. 2) Unable to generate jar files under JAVA_TOP AutoPatch error: Failed to generate the product JAR files Solution:Run adjkey -initialize -----------to creat identitydb.obj file which will beused by adjava to sign jar files. 174. What is adjkey? What files it will create? Ans : adjkey is an adutility which will create digital signature, which will be used to sign all t" admin? mailto:adsign.txt@APPL_TOP>adsign.txt@APPL_TOP/adminappltop.cer@APPL_TOP/adminidentitydb.o bj@applmgr home 175. What are the post installation task? Ans : Running adjkey ʹinitialize and then runnning adadmin to regerate jar files. 177. What are the clone errors, you have encountered? Ans : Error: RC-50013: Fatal: Failed to instantiate driver/u01/fms2c/appfms2c/fms2cora/iAS/appsutil/driver/instconf.drvCauseThe source instance has files that adpreclone flags as 'autoconfigable' but in reality they are not. So adpreclone.pl adds these files into the instconf.drv. Then when adcfgclone.pl is run on target it looks for the template file to instantiate for these files and since there isn't a template file adcfgclone.pl fails. SolutionModify the target's instconf.drv and remove the offending lines. Then rerun adcfgclone.pl 178. What are the real time problems you have encountered and how you trouble shooted that? Ans:1. Concurrent Program is erroing out with snapshot too old error. To resolve this we have added space to temp tablespace.2. Concurrent Program is erroing out with unable to extent a perticular tablespace by so and so extents. To resolve this we have added on more data file to that tablespace.3. When we are trying to start apache with adapcctl.sh script after a autoconfig run, its saying that ͞node id is not matching with the application server id͟. To resolve this we have updated the server id column in fnd_nodes table with the server id value in dbc file. 179. How you will find workflow version? Ans : Run wfver.sql@FND_TOP/sql script as apps user 180 . When forms are running in servlet mode then the environment variables required for forms must be defined in what file and its location? Ans : formsservlet.ini@$APACHE_TOP/Jserv/etc.

181. How to find out which patch driver is applied(like c,d,g or u)? Ans: query ad_patch_drivers. 182. How to find out whether a language patch is applied for a perticular patch? Ans : Query ad_patch_driver_langs. 183. How to validate that sysadmin password is correct or not from backend? Ans: select fnd_web_sec.validate_login('SYSADMIN','Qwert8765') from dual; 184. How to compile jsp's(other than from adadmin)? Ans: Force compilation of all jsps using the following command ojspCompile.pl --compile --flush 185. How to rotate logs for apache logs? Ans: Using rotatelogs executable in httpd.conf file. Use Errorlog for error_log file rotation. Transferlog for other log files. 186. Other way of checking whether MRC is enabled or not besides using adadmin? Ans : select multi_currency_flag from fnd_product_groups; 187. How to compile rdf? Ans: Either using adadmin or rwcon60 189. How to change file/directory owner in linux/solaris? Ans : chown - R : Ex: chown - R applmgr:dba testappl 190. How to change the permission of file/directory in linux/solaris? Ans : chmod ʹR Ex : chmod ʹR 755 testappl 191. What are the files which contain apps password? Ans : 1. wdbsrv.app@IAS_ORACLE_HOME/Apache/modplsql/cfg

2. CGIcmd.dat@806_ORACLE_HOME/reports60/server 3. wfmail.cfg@FND_TOP/resource - optional 4. CatalogLoader.conf@OA_JAVA - optional 5. CatalogLoader.xml@OA_HTML - optional 192. What is the script to find out ICM status? Ans : afimchk.sql@FND_TOP/sql 193. What is the script to list the concurrent request status? Ans: afrqrun.sql@FND_TOP/sql 194. What is the script that Lists managers that currently are running a request? Ans : afcmrrq.sql@FND_TOP/sql 195) How can I determine whether a template is customizable or non-customizable? Ans : If a keyword "LOCK" is present at the end of the file entry in the respective driver, then it is a noncustomizable template. If the "LOCK" keyword is not seen, then that template can be customized. 196) How to find out JDBC version : Ans : In the middle tier, edit the jserv.properties file located in the IAS_ORACLE_HOME/Apache/Jserv/etc directory- Locate the wrapper.classpath that is pointing to the jdbc zip file/opt/oracle/apps/$TWO_TASK/comn/java/jdbc14.zip 197)How to findout XML Parser Version Ans : SQL> select WF_EVENT_XML.XMLVersion() XML_VERSION from sys.dual; 198)How to find out WorkFlow Version Ans : SQL> select TEXT Version from WF_RESOURCES where TYPE = 'WFTKN' and NAME = 'WF_VERSION'; 199) How to find a file version in Application DB: select v.version,v.CREATION_DATE,c.CREATION_DATE from AD_FILES c,AD_FILE_VERSIONS v where c.FILENAME like 'ARPURGEB.pls' AND c.file_id = v.file_id AND c.app_short_name = 'AR'; When a copy driver (C) or the copy portion of a unified driver (U) are aborted for any reason, upon reapplying, the CREATION_DATE and/or LAST_UPDATE_DATE columns in the patching history tables (Ex:

i. decode(i.͚N͛. there are lot of dbc file under $FND_SECURE.cfg or appsweb_$CONTEXT.patch_level.rf9 file. ===================================================================================== ============================= Oracle Applications Question Answer -------------------------------------Q1.dbc Q6.application_id = t. Can you clone from multi node system to single node system & vice versa ? Ans. What is . So it will take from this file only. Where is appsweb.? Ans : SQL>select t. Q3. Q4.'S͛.application_id. Q2. you can resolve the issuse by applying the latest ad.application_name. Whats things you do to reduce patch timing ? .cfg stored & why its used? Ans : /oracle/app/apps/testcomn/html/bin/appsweb.'Undetermined͛) statusfrom fnd_product_installations i.dbc file . How its determined that which dbc file to use from $FND_SECURE ? Ans : /oracle/app/apps/testappl/fnd/11.app file used for? What͛s full path of this file? What͛s significance of this file ? ANS : Its where the file the password is hard coded and its location is /oracle/app/apps/testora/iAS/Apache/modplsql/cfg.application_idorder by t.rf9 This file is used when the patch is restarted.͛I'.shared and Not installed in Apps.cfg and it is used for web related configurations. Where would i find .application_id.5. Yes Q5.I patch.AD_FILE_VERSIONS)are not updated to show the proper installation date but are left with the 01-011950 date.The old thig is stored in thios file. t. fnd_application_vl twhere i.0/secure/sys43_test. 200) How to check whether the product is install. and what execatly it does ? Ans : This is inside APPL_TOP/admin/SID/restart/*.'Shared͛. What is wdbsvr.status.͛Fully Installed͛.'Not Installed͛.

iProcurement) -Forms session ( served by your form session. Note : Once it is enabled this option will Disappear.Default you have currency in US Dollars but if your organization operating books are in other currency then you as apps dba need to enable MRC in Apps. What is access_log in apache . What is session time out parameter & where all you define these values ? Ans : Ans: In order to answer first you have to understand what kind of seesions are in Apps 11i and what is Idle timeout ? In Apps there are two broad categories of session . Can you apply patch without putting Applications 11i in Maintenance mode ? Ans : Yes.Maintain Multiple Reporting Currencies schema. like system Administrator) What is Session Idle time ? . What is MRC ? What you do to enable MRC in Apps ? Ans : Multiple Reporting Currency . Q11. like iRecruitment. How to enable MRC coming soon͙ To enable MRC using adadmin follow this. adadmin ʹ>4. Q9. Q10. The location of the access_log file is $IAS_ORACLE_HOME/ Apache/Apache/logs Q12. Q8. Option=Hot Patch. what entries are recored in access_log ? Where is default location of this file ? Ans : Access_log file keeps record of users accessing Oracle Apps 11i Webserver.Ans : admerge and we also use some of the options like option=No compile etc(if there is short time) Q7.Maintain Applications Database Entities menu ʹ > 5. adident utility is used for what ? Ans : used to find the Version of a particular product. How can you licence a product after installation ? Ans : using Adsplice utility.Self Service Application Session ( Server by Web Server iAS Apache & Jserv.

2. This might be confusing as earlier this profile option used to control forms as well as self service application(with session.timeout = 600000 session. ICX Session time out was introduced in FND.5. If you keep it too low.timeout= 1800.G or 11. Important Things Apps DBA should consider while setting session timeout value : 1. Where is applications start/stop scripts stored ? Ans : /oracle/app/apps/testcomn/admin/scripts/TEST_sys43/ Q14. Thumb rule is session time out usually set to 30 minutes.timeout get values ? Autoconfig determines value for profile option ͞ICX: Session Timeout͟ and ͞session. 600000 ( equal to 10 Minutes)session. when some oracle application user accessing Self service application terminates his session.timeout mentioned in zone.If Oracle Apps client is not doing any activity for some time (when application user goes for coffee or talks over phone) session during that time is called as Idle Session & because of security reason.xml ) with parameter s_sesstimeout where value mentioned is in milliseconds so profile option ICX: Session Timeout value should be s_sesstimeout/ (1000 * 60) which means here its 10 Minutes.S. profile option ͞ICX Session Timeout͟ is used only to determine Forms Session Idle timeout value .9 or with introduction of AppsLocalLogin. From FND. users going out for tea or sitting idle for some time have to login again into application & can be annoying . If you keep session.timeout) session.timeout is used to control Idle session timeout for Self Service Applications ( Served by Jserv via JVM ) From where ICX : Session Timeout & session.timeout͟ from entry in context file ( $APPL_TOP/admin/SID_hostname. so longer idle session will drain JVM resource & can result in Java.e. Q13.properties is in milli seconds ICX Session Time out mentioned in profile option ICX: Session Timeout is in minutes so ICX session timeout=30 & session.jsp to enter into application. performance issues and to free up system resource Oracle Applications terminates client session( both forms & self service) after idle time value is reached to the one mentioned in configuration file.httpd.000 are same 30 minutes P.conf .D so if your FND version is below D you might not see this variable. This value is also set in zone.properties in $IAS_ORACLE_HOME/Apache/Jserv where number mentioned is in milli second i.timeout value too high . What are main configuration files in Web Server (Apache) ? Ans : /oracle/app/apps/testora/iAS/Apache/Apache/conf/ 1.Lang No Memory available issues .

How to determine Oracle Apps 11i Version ? Ans : conn as a apps user and query the table fnd_product_groups and see the RELEASE_NAME column. Report Review Agent(RRA) also referred by executable FNDFS is default text viewer in Oracle Applications 11i for viewing output files and log files. Q18. Q22. If it is there then it is Rapid clone enabled.0/bin/ check wheather there is a script adclone.2. Q17.sh. Q21. So for some of your requests primary CM Node is on machine1 and secondary CM node on machine2 and for some requests primary CM is on machine2 and secondary CM on machine1. How to confirm if Report Server is Up & Running ? Ans : Report Server is started by executable rwmts60 on concurrent manager Node and this file is under . What is RRA/FNDFS ? Ans : RRA ʹ Report Review Agent. Q19.oprocmgr. How to check if Apps 11i System is Autoconfig enabled ? Ans : In the path /oracle/app/apps/testcomn/admin/scripts/TEST_sys43/ see whether there is a script for adautocfg.It is stored in $IAS_ORACLE_HOME/ Apache/modplsql/cache directory. Output & Logfiles for requests executed on source Instance not working on cloned Instance Ans : Run autoconfig.conf Q15. Q16. If it is there it is enabled. What is plssql/database cache?where it is stored? Ans:This cache is used to stored the pl/sql and stored procedures. Q20.httpd_pls. How to check if Oracle Apps 11i System is Rapid Clone enabled ? Ans : In the path /oracle/app/apps/testappl/ad/11.conf 3. What is PCP in Oracle Applications 11i ? In what scenarios PCP is Used ? Ans : PCP ʹ It means a Parallel Concurrent Processing.pl. Usually you have one Concurrent Manager executing your requests but if you can configure Concurrent Manager running on two machines (Yes you need to do some additional steps in order to configure Parallel Concurrent Processing) .5.

the listner passes the request to servlet engine which contacts database server if necessary. . What is difference between ICM. If the page referenced by the URL needs advanced processing. Std Managers & CRM in Concurrent Manager ? Ans : ICM is a Internal Concurrent Manager which starts and manages all other Managers. Q26.pl ʹcompile ʹquiet from the location $JTF_TOP/admin/scripts Q28. In Apps we can use adadmin utility. execute command on your server like ps -ef grep rwmts60 You should get output like applmgr ͙͙. check by grep FNDSM or lsnrctl status VIS Q25. What is use of Apps listener ? How to start Apps listener ? How to confirm if Apps Listener is Up & Running ? Ans: Apps Listener is used to connect the apps with the database. CRM is a Conflict Resolution Manager which runs if there is an error or conflicts. What is Web Listener ? Ans : Web listner is one which gets the requests from client.$ORACLE_HOME/bin. STANDARD Manager is one which runs as how the ICM tells. Some times the HTTP listner itself serve the page needed by returning a simple HTML page. How to compile JSP in Oracle Apps ? Ans : using the tool adadmin or manually perl ojspCompile. How will you find Invalid Objects in database ? How to compile Invalid Objects in database ? Ans: There is a script called utlrp. What is difference between adpatch & opatch ? Can you use both adpatch & opatch in Apps ? Ans : adpatch is used for applying patch in application side and Opatch is for oracle Database side patch. Q27.sql in RDBMS/admin. To find the Invalid Objects query the table dba_objects and see the colum called status. Q24. It contacts via URL. This is used to compile the Invalid Objects in database. rwmts60 name=REP60_VISION Q23.

iAS Oracle Home for oracle apps. What happens if you don͛t give cache size while defining Concurrent Manager ? Ans : Default Value is 1 Q36. Where is plssql cache stored in Oracle Apps ? Ans : $IAS_ORACLE_HOME/Apache/modplsql/cache Q35.level then reset them. If you have any profile option set at other levels like server.0.6 for application and backward compatability. Where will you find forms configuration details apart from xml file ? What is forms server executable Name ? Ans: appsweb_$CONTEXT_NAME. responsibility. And f60srvm is the executable. 2nd machine: form. Using FNDCPASS we can change.sh. Q33. Q38.sh Q32. First machine : Database and concurrent processing server.cfg .6 Oracle Home. user͙. 1) Database Oracle Home 2) 8.web Which machine have admin server/node? . What are few profile options which you update after cloning ? Ans : Rapid clone updates profile options specific to site level . Where is HTML Cache stored in Oracle Apps Server ? Ans : $OA_HTML/_pages Q34. It is in 8.0.Q29. How to retrieve SYSADMIN password ? Ans : From the Table fnd_user . What are different modes of forms in which you can start Forms Server and which one is default ? Ans : The default location to start Form server is /oracle/app/apps/testcomn/admin/scripts/TEST_sys43/adfrmctl. Q37. Q30. How many ORACLE HOME are in Oracle Apps and whats significance of each ? Ans : There are 3 Oracle Homes.sh or it will be started by adstrtal. If you have done two node Installation. Q31. How you will start Discoverer in Oracle Apps 11i ? Ans : /oracle/app/apps/testcomn/admin/scripts/TEST_sys43/addisctl.

What is difference between GUEST_USER_PWD (GUEST/ORACLE) & GWYUID ? Ans : GUEST_USER_PWD(Guest/Oracle) is used by JDBC Thin Client where as GWYUID is used by Thick Clients like via Forms Connections. Then usual way to connect is sqlplus username/passwd@PROD . it is directly invoked from the command-line not from the Submit Request Form. i.Ans : First Machine. What is GWYUID. It is used to connect to database by think clients. Q42. which one to pick.e. TWO_TASK Q41.cfg . Lets assume you have database client with tns alias defined as PROD to connect to Database PROD on machine teachmeoracle. What is 0 & Y in FNDCPASS. now if you don͛t want to use @PROD then you set TWO_TASK=PROD and then can simply use sqlplus username/passwd then sql will check that it has to connect to tnsalias define by value PROD i. Q44.e. Q39. Whats is TWO_TASK in Oracle Database ? Ans : TWO_TASK mocks your tns alias which you are going to use to connect to database. Usually like APPLSYSPUB/PUB and it is defined in dbc. FNDLOAD or WFLOAD ? Ans : 0 is request id (request ID 0 is assigned to request ID͛s which are not submitted via Submit Concurrent Request Form. Where GWYUID defined & what is its used in Oracle Applications ? Ans : GWYUID stands for Gateway User ID and password. Q45. ? Ans : Using the file /oracle/app/apps/testcomn/html/appsweb. How to check number of forms users at any time ? Ans : ps -efgrep f60wc -l Q43.com listening on port 1521. Q40. In a Multi Node Installation. how will the system know. The initiator version number defined by parameter jinit_ver_name in this file will be used ..SUPPORT_forms for form node etc. ͚Y͛ indicates the method of invocation. If your system has more than one Jinitiator. How will you find which node is running what Services ? Ans : we can query the table called FND_NODES and the column name called SUPPORT_CP fro conn node.

When Forms run in servlet mode the forms requests are fulfilled by Jserv in Apache .htm Viewer http://hostname. Q53 How to Discoverer Version installed with Apps ? Ans : http://hostname.domain/discoverer4i/viewer Version . if you want to hide the apps password.sh). What is difference between Socket & Servlet Mode in Apps Forms ? Ans : When forms run SOCKET Mode these are dedicated connection between Client Machine & Form Server (Started by adfrmctl.sh. Q50. What is importance of IMAP Server in Java Notification Mailer ? Ans : IMAP stands for Internet Message Access Protocol and Java Notification mailer require IMAP server for Inbound Processing of Notification Mails. Q49. How to find OUI version ? Ans : while we run the run installer we can see. how will that be possible ? Ans ption =hidepw Q47. a. Q51. There will be additional JVM for Forms Request in that case and you won͛t start form via adfrmctl. How to find opatch Version ? Ans : $ORACLE_HOME/OPatch/opatch version Q52 How to find Version of Apps 11i ? Ans : conn as apps and query fnd_product_groups. d.Q46.translate(͚WF_VERSION͛) from dual. How to find Database version ? Ans : select * from v$version. Q48.domain:port/discwb4/html/english/welcome. How to find Oracle Workflow Cartridge Release Version ? Ans : Log in to the database as the owf_mgr user and issue select wf_core. While applying Apps patch using adpatch.

pls files which you see with apps ? Ans : This file is regarding the pl/sql. Q53. this will create . In the adadmin go for maintain applications and then compile FNDLIBR alone.odf file in apps patch ? Ans : odf stands for Object Description Files used to create tables & other database objects. Now see in fnd_top/bin/FNDLIBR file exists. Where to find Form Server log files in forms ? Ans : Form Server Start up log file location is in $OAD_TOP/admin/log/$CONTEXT_NAME/f60svrm./java -version so lets assume entry above is /usr/jdk then cd /usr/jdk/bin and run the following . Q56. What are . Q.lct means Loader configuration files these two are used frequently in migrating Q55.txt and run time dignostic location for forms is /oracle/app/apps/testora/8. What is ./java -version Q52. Q55 How to find version of JDK Installed on Apps ? Ans :JDK_TOP oa_var=͟s_jdktop͟ what so ever value assigned against that parameter go to that directory & cd bin & execute command .sql in FND_TOP/sql to find version of workflow in Apps. What are .0.$ORACLE_HOME/Discwb4 $ string ʹa dis4pr grep ʹi ͚discoverer version͛ Q54 How to find Workflow Version embedded in Apps 11i ? Ans : select TEXT from WF_RESOURCES where NAME=͛WF_VERSION͛. or we can relink the executables manually. How to convert pll to pld file or pld file to pll ? Ans : using f60gen . How & if no.ldt & .lct files which you see in apps patch or with FNDLOAD ? Ans : . what will you do ? Ans : yes. If by mistake you/someone deleted FNDLIBR can this executable be restored if Yes. Q54. You can also use script wfver.ldt stands for Loader datafile & .6/forms60/log/TEST_sys43/ Q57.

Q59. Q61. When you apply C driver patch does it require database to be Up & Why ? Ans :Yes . Possible symptoms may be underlying tables/objects are invalid. database & db listener should be Up when you apply any driver patch in apps.5. C driver only copies files in File System. Database Object might be invalidated during D driver when these objects are created/dropped/modified.5. Q. mod_osso is module in Oracle͛s HTTP Server serves as Conduit between Oracle Apache Server & Singl Sign-On Server where as mod_ose is also another module in Oracle͛s HTTP Server serves as conduit between Oracle Apache & Oracle Servlet Engine.If APPS_MRC schema is not used in 11.10 new Install. What is difference between mod_osso & mod_ose in Oracle HTTP Server ? Ans : mod_osso is Oracle Single Sign-On Module where as mod_ose is module for Oracle Servlet Engine.62 Why does a worker fails in Oracle Apps Patch and few scenarios in which it failed for you ? Ans : Worker fails in the following cases : If it doesn͛t find expected data. Can C driver in apps patch create Invalid Object in database ? Ans : No . Usually Form Server access directly via http://hostname:port/dev60cgi/f60cgi Q64.5.10 Upgrade & 11. This is replaced by more Integrated Architecture. files or any thing which driver is trying to update/edit/modify. What is dev60cgi & f60cgi ? Ans : cgi stands for Common Gateway Interface and these are Script Alias in Oracle Apps used to access forms server .10 and higher then How MRC is working ? Ans : For products like Payable. a prereq patch is missing . apps_mrc schema is dropped with 11. Is APPS_MRC Schema exists for MRC in 11. Q65.5. even if driver is not updating any database object connection is required to validate apps & other schema and to upload patch history information in database tables. Recievables which uses MRC and if MRC is enabled then each transaction table in base schema related to currency now has an assoicated MRC Subtables Q60.10 and higher ? Ans : No . object. What is ps -ef or ps command in Unix ? .Q58. login information is incorrect. inconsistency in seeded data͙ Q63.

What is FNDSM ? Ans : FNDSM is executable & core component in GSM ( Generic Service Management Framework discussed above). Q69. you can run adchkcfg utility which will generate HTML report. Q70. So Generic Service Management is extension of Concurrent Processing which manages all your services . This report will list all files & profile options going to change when you run AutoConfig. Q67.(If there are seven options visible then 8th option is to Skip worker depending on ad version). Which two tables created at start of Apps Patch & drops at end of Patch ? Ans : fnd_installed_processes and ad_deffered_jobs . Q68.Ans : ps is unix/linux utility or executable to find status of process. What is . provide fault tolerance (If some service is down ICM through FNDSM & other processes will try to start it even on remote server) With GSM all services are centrally managed via this Framework. Q72. . Q71.xml file is repository of all configuration from which AutoConfig picks configuration and polulates related files. What is difference between . Q66.lgi files to see what activities patch has done. You start FNDSM services via APPS listener on all Nodes in Application Tier in EBusiness Suite.. . Reports. You can check .log files . Concurrent Manager . How will you skip worker during patch ? Ans: If in your adctrl there are six option shown then seventh is hidden option. Oracle E-Business Suite consist of various compoennts like Forms. Used mainly to find if services/process is running or not.lgi files are informative log files containing information related to patch.lgi files ? Ans : lgi files are created with patching along with .xml file & AutoConfig ? Ans : Autoconfig is Utility to configure your Oracle Application environment. Workflow. Usually informative logs. Web Server. If we run autoconfig which files will get effected ? Ans : In order to check list of files changes during Autoconfig . Earlier each service used to start at their own but managing these services (given that) they can be on various machines distributed across network. What is GSM in Oracle application E-Business Suite ? Ans : GSM stands for Generic Service Management Framework.

rdf stype=rdffile dtype=rdffile logfile=x. What are various type of profile options ? This is the how we set the profile in database. 2. What is difference between AD_BUGS & AD_APPLID_PATCHES ? Ans : AD_BUGS holds information about the various Oracle Applications bugs whose fixes have been applied (ie. Is Gather stats schedule ? ( atleast weekly ?) 2. What exactly happens when you put an Oracle Apps instance in maintenance mode ? Ans: Enabling the maintenance mode feature a) shuts down the Workflow Business Events System and b) sets up function security so that no Oracle Applications functions are available to users. what all things you will check at broad level ? Ans : First as an Over view of Oracle Applications 11i check following things Broad Level Steps to Check 1. maintenance mode ensures optimal performance and reduces downtime when applying a patch. Used only during AutoPatch sessions.rdf dest=$PRODUCT_TOPsrwfilename. If users complaining Oracle Applications 11i system is running slow .Q73. How to compile an Oracle Reports file ? Ans: Utility adrepgen is used to compile Reports. then they are considered distinct and this table will therefore hold 2 records. Q75.1) Q76. Synatx is given below adrepgen userid=apps source = $PRODUCT_TOPsrwfilename. site level . (Source Metalink Note: 233044. AD_APPLIED_PATCHES holds information about the ͞distinct͟ Oracle Applications patches that have been applied. Is Purge Obsolete Workflow request & concurrent request purging scheduled ? .log overwrite=yes batch=yes dunit=character Q74. If 2 patches happen to have the same name but are different in content (eg. patched) in the Oracle Applications installation. user level. What is profile options. ͞merged͟ patches). Q77. Types: 1.

Q80. security-->user--->define we can define user.) 5. we can give end date to the user in user definition screen Ans : we can create user in front end and then we can put end date for that. Any Custom report taking long time ? In order to understand problem better As Next level you should ask questions to yourself or person encountering performance issues like 1. How to create User in Oracle Applications 11i ? Can you delete a User ?using sysadmin resposibility. Was performance issue popped up recently or performance degradation is since long ? 5. server configuration is enough to accomodate all users ? Q78. Q79. Is whole application is slow or only component of application is slow (like only Concurrent manager running slow) 2. If application sizing is proper . If database initialization parameter is set correctly ? 2. Is performance issue during all time or at specific time lets say from 11AM to 4PM ? 4.. If this is paritular component like reports server slow then is a particular report or all reports are slow ? 3. What is content of dbc file & why its important ? Ans : DBC file is quite important as whenever Java or any other program like forms want to connect to database it uses DBC file.3. Typical entry in DBC file is GUEST_USER_PWD . Why appsutil directory under Database ORACLE_HOME used for ? Ans : It is where all the apps related scripts and log files stored in the database side. Is there any runaway process on database tier or application tier ? ( runaway process is process taking unexceptionally long time with high CPU or Memory usages) 4. Any Discoverer process taking long time or High CPU ? ( Usually on Middle tier like dis4ws. Whats changed recently ? Depending on answers you can start looking into application like if issue is specific to whole applications then check : 1. Oracle suggest not to delete user from backened tables.

patching fail ayite em chestav 3. How to rebuild xml? Ans : Inside the Location /u01/app/apps/uatappl/ad/11. Q82. Oracle uses a template file that come with the initial install process.if login page hangs wt to do .Location is $AD_TOP/admin/template Q.patch history file ekkada store avtai 5.APPS_JDBC_URL DB_HOST Q81. So In which date we want to roll back the autoconfig.84.single to multi node cloning post cloning steps 6.5. where is that information is stored? Ans : The Location is $APPL_TOP/admin/UAT/restart/ -------------------------------------------------1.patch log file ekkada store avtai 4. we want to go inside that date and inside that there is a script called restore.0/bin There is a script called adbldxml. If the patch is need to be restarted because of some reason and while restarting patch.pl Using this perl script we can build the XML file.How to revoke adautoconfig? Ans : In this Location /u01/app/apps/uatappl/admin/UAT_apps/out/Date_mont Here the folder which has the name of dates is when we ran the autoconfig.sh . What is Templete file ? For each of the configuration file that gets generated as a result of running AutoConfig.hw to change apps pwd 2. Q83. Now run the script to roll back to that date.

wr is apps pwd stored 10.wt r internal concurrent managers n internal monitr manager 9.adpatch.purpose of adsplice 24.d.7.if patch fails wt u do? 16. 27.adlicmgr.c.diff b/w Opatch n adpatch 21.concurrent managers log files wr it stores 8.hw to knw forms version 28.g.apache version he we cn find .wt happen whn we run autoconfig 20.parallel concurrent processing in concurrent mngrs 11.local n global inventory 22.pl why we r using 15.adpatch options 23.patch info wr it is stored 17.u driver in patch drivers wat they do hw to knw from command prompt cmngr is up n running forms is up n running.hw to stage while installation 14.admrgpch.adadmin.adcfgclone.hw to configure pcp 13.where we knw jinitator version 29.apache is up n running .apps password stored in which tables 18.adsplice 25.hw to reduce patch timings 26.wat is autoconfig 19.

dbua n manual upgradation 39.adv of r12 45.can we rollback appl'n patch 33.wat is ur teamsize 46.cpu patch 34.applsys.diff b/w local n global inventory 37.exp/imp n datapump diff 40.hw to find form version 51.diff b.wher we cn see upgrade is performd r not 38.hw to trace form version 52.diff b/w delete n truncate 36.application version hw we cn find 31.hw to trace request 50.diff b/w view n materialized view 35.diff b/w apps 11i n r12 44.diff b/w oneoff patch n mini pack patch n rollup patch.30.wat is cache size in cm 53.hot bkp 43.db size 47.patch applied r nt hw to check 32.tell me abt ur client 48.rman cloning 41.applsyspub .rman he cn configre 42.w apps.dbc file wr it is stored 49.

GL. Family Pack : .concurrent request taking long time to complete hw do u trouble shoot Standalone/One off patches : This is used to define patch created to fix single/particular problem.E ( means this group of patches contain fix for 11i GL product (General Ledger till time E is released ) This is cummutative which means it will include 11i. GL. So if you say your Verison is 11.G ).B ͙.7 it used to called as patchset. Family Pack : Group of mini packs in one family buldeled together is called as family pack.GL.A.ATG_PF.GL.E earlier in 10.GL. Mini Pack : This is group of oneoff patches for a particular product like INV. 11i. GL.E earlier in 10.11iGL. AP and named like 11i. 11i.5. AP and named like 11i.H ) _PF indicate Product Family Pack Maintenance Pack : Group of family pack together is called as maintenance pack..10 then its maintenance pack 10 ( 3rd digit is maintenance pack ) Oracle Patches Family Build Standalone/One off patches : This is used to define patch created to fix single/particular problem. Mini Pack : This is group of oneoff patches for a particular product like INV.54.B ͙..SCM_PF. Few example of falilies are SCM ( 11i.hw to check patch applied r nt 56.ll include 11i.E ( means this group of patches contain fix for 11i GL product (General Ledger till time E is released ) This is cummutative which means it wi.A.11iGL. they are usually named as 11i_PF.GL.D till 11i.diff b/w socket n servlet mode 55. ATG ( 11i.GL.7 it used to called as patchset.GL.GL.D till 11i.

dXXXXXXX.5.drv ʹ c stands for copy driver file . for example.d and/or g drivers . ATG ( 11i. Rollup patch: This is a collection of one-off patches that update code levels for particular products. Oracle Applications 11. Legislative patch: This is a special patch for HR Payroll customers.5. it contains legislative data for multiple countries.SCM_PF.10 then its maintenance pack 10 ( 3rd digit is maintenance pack ) Special Patches ͶͶͶͶͶͶͶʹ Consolidated patch: This is a collection of one-off fixes for a Family Pack or Maintenance Pack. uXXXXXXX. Interoperability patch: This is a patch that is required for Oracle Applications to function with a newer version of a technology stack component.G ). and menus 4. used to update the file system with new file versions 2.drv ʹ g stands for generate driver and is used to generate forms. Drivers ʹ c.H ) _PF indicate Product Family Pack Maintenance Pack : Group of family pack together is called as maintenance pack. cXXXXXXX.d.10 Consolidated Update 2 (CU2) is an example of a consolidated patch. PL/SQL libraries. gXXXXXXX.Group of mini packs in one family buldeled together is called as family pack. you would apply an interoperability patch when upgrading the database to version 10g. they are usually named as 11i_PF.drv ʹ d stand for Database driver & used to update database level code and objects 3. reports. NLS patch: This is a patch that updates language-specific information for multi-language installations.ATG_PF.g & u ͶͶͶͶͶͶͶͶͶ1. So if you say your Verison is 11. Few example of falilies are SCM ( 11i.drv ʹ merged or unified driver which combines the c.

xml] Execute as $sqlplus apps/apps_password 1 ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL N N N N N Copy the xml file to OA_HTML to view in browser Note : adphrept.sql Generates a XML report [adfilerep. messages. In a multi-node system.sql ͶͶͶͶͶͶͶͶLocation : ͶͶʹ $AD_TOP/patch/115/sql/adphrept. Patch Reporting Tools : ͶͶͶͶͶͶͶͶͶʹ 1. and/or graphics files. Using the adphrept. unless the APPL_TOP only implements the administration server. and/or Java.sql options ͶͶͶͶͶͶͶͶͶ- . ͻGenerate: Contains commands to generate forms. Querying the database 4. Executing the patchsets. The commands include directives to copy and update files.sh utility 3. such as PL/SQL and table definitions. and commands for generating JAR files and/or C executables.sql script 2. Using Oracle Application Manager (OAM) 1. reports. In a multinode system. Using adphrept. or to update or migrate data. the copy portion runs on all application tier APPL_TOPs. ͻDatabase: Contains commands to change Oracle Applications database objects. the generate portion runs on all application tier APPL_TOPs. libraries. In a multi-node system.ͻCopy: Contains commands to change Oracle Applications files. the database portion runs only on the application tier APPL_TOP that implements the administration server.

sh $patchsets.1 ftp://ftp.oracle.sh ͶͶͶͶͶͶͶͶʹ Note:139684. their bug fixes.sh ʹh à give options Sample Output : .sh connect-apps/apps_password patchsets.Query_depth 1ͶLists details of patches only 2ͶLists details of patches and their bug fixes only 3ͶLists details of patches.com/support/outgoing/PATCHSET_COMPARE_TOOL/patchsets. and bug actions Bug_number Lists details for one bug number or ALL Bug_product Lists details for one product or ALL End_date_from Lists start date for a date range or ALL End_date_to Lists end date for a date range or ALL Patchname Lists details for a patch name or ALL Patchtype Lists details for a patch type or ALL Level Lists details for a patch level or ALL Language Lists details for a language or ALL Appltop Lists details for a specific APPL_TOP or ALL Limit to forms server Limits the list͛s scope (Y/N) Limit to web server Limits the list͛s scope (Y/N) Limit to node server Limits the list͛s scope (Y/N) Limit to admin server Limits the list͛s scope (Y/N) Only patches that change db Limits the list͛s scope (Y/N) 2. Using patchsets.

3. first patch performance tip ) compiledb(def) or nocompiledb Use no compiledb if you have multiple patch then compile database objects in last patch compilejsp(def) or nocompilejsp Use no compilejsp if you have multiple patch then compile jsp in last patch copyportion Tells adpatch whether to run commands normally found in a copy driver.) ORDER BY bug_number DESC. generateportion Tells adpatch whether to run commands normally found in a generate driver hotpatch Tells AutoPatch to apply a patch regardless of whether the Oracle Applications system is in maintenance mode.Querying the Database for Patches ͶͶͶͶͶͶͶͶͶͶͶͶͶͶ SELECT bug_number FROM ad_bugs WHERE bug_number IN (͚patch_number͛. Adpatch ʹ option: ͶͶͶͶͶͶͶͶʹ options-noautoconfig If you are applying number of patches out of which 4-5 patches run autoconfig then use this option & run autoconfig in last patch or manually (This will save your patching timing . databaseporion Tells adpatch whether to run commands normally found in a database driver. . . . . ͚patch_number͛.

sql ENABLE To Disable: ͶͶʹ adadmin $AD_TOP/patch/115/sql/adsetmmd. To Enable : ͶͶʹ adadmin $AD_TOP/patch/115/sql/adsetmmd.sql DISABLE Note : We can also go to adadmin and follow the option to enable and disable Maintanance Mode. which verifies that the version of each file referenced in a copy action matches the version present in the patch (There are overheads with this) maintainmrc Tells adpatch whether to automatically maintain the MRC schema after running actions normally found in the database driver. The MRC schema is only maintained if the MRC feature is enabled prereq Tells adpatch whether to perform prerequisite patch checking prior to running patch driver files that contain actions normally found in the copy driver. default behaviour is changed from prereq to noprereq) forcecopy The forcecopy command copies the files in a patch to the Applications file system without comparing the version number of the patch files with existing files About Maintenance Mode: ͶͶͶͶͶͶͶʹ As of ADI ʹ Maintenance Mode must be enabled. (With lateset AD patch .integrity Tells adpatch whether to perform patch integrity checking. adpatch ʹ options .

drv admrgpch. ie) All about workers etc. This will work till the both tables drop.novalidate AD Merge : This utility is to merge the patch inorder to reduce the timings Applying a group of similar patches Similar patches unbundled in same folder .Option Purpose novalidate Prevents adpatch from validating all schema connections noprereq Prevents adpatch from checking the existence of prerequisite patches nocompiledb Prevents adpatch from compiling database objects nocompilejsp Prevents adpatch from compiling JSP objects noautoconfig Prevents adpatch from running autoconfig after the patch has completed nogenerateportion Prevents adpatch from compiling forms.log Note 228779. and plls hidepw Prevents passwords from being displayed in log files hotpatch Allows adpatch to be run when the instance is not in maintenance mode Eg: adpatch options-nocompiledb. ͞How to Merge Patches Using admrgpch./admrgpch /source_dir /target_dir Generates u_merged..1.͟ AD Control : ͶͶͶThis Utility is used when we are running the patch. . we can see all the details about the patch . menus.

if you have several Oracle applications patch which was fall under the same unified driver family. The opatch utility may not be executed until the patch_locked file is removed. Command Used : adctrl Note : While the patch is running and if it fails in the middle and if we want to ignore it there is also a 8th option but is will not be listed above.patch_storage. The 8th option is 8. Steps: - .That is FND_INSTALL_PROCESSES and AD_DEFFERED_JOBS These are the two tables created while the patch starts and it will be dropped when the patch is applied or completed. Note : Adctrl options about workers will works till the above two tables is in use . These is to kill that particular worker. (to ignore) DB Patches: ͶͶͶEg: patch 2617419 $export PATH-$PATH:/[path_of_2617419]/Opatch $export PERL5LIB-[path_of_PERL]/lib $opatch lsinventory $opatch apply Note : If the opatch fails : There may be a patch_locked file located under the hidden directory $ORACLE_HOME/. ===================================================================================== ============================= It was possible to merge several Oracle patch into one. Enter the worker number(s)/range(s) (or) all for all workers.

Copied 1166 files of 1942͙ . Copied 680 files of 1942͙ 40% complete. Copied 195 files of 1942͙ 15% complete. Copied 874 files of 1942͙ 50% complete. Create Source and destination directory 2. Copied 1069 files of 1942͙ 60% complete. Copy all the Oracle patches to source directory 3. Copied 292 files of 1942͙ 20% complete. Copied 98 files of 1942͙ 10% complete. Copied 777 files of 1942͙ 45% complete. Copied 971 files of 1942͙ 55% complete. Run the below scripts admrgpch -s /home/applmgr/patch_directory/source -d /home/applmgr/patch_directory/destination merge_name merge_patch_output Executing the merge of the patch drivers ʹ Processing patch: /home/applmgr/patch_directory/source/4888294 Ͷ Done processing patch: /home/applmgr/patch_directory/source/4888294 ʹ Processing patch: /home/applmgr/patch_directory/source/4653225 Ͷ Done processing patch: /home/applmgr/patch_directory/source/4653225 ʹ Processing patch: /home/applmgr/patch_directory/source/5985992 Ͷ Done processing patch: /home/applmgr/patch_directory/source/5985992 ʹ Processing patch: /home/applmgr/patch_directory/source/6502082 Ͷ Done processing patch: /home/applmgr/patch_directory/source/6502082 Copying files͙ 5% complete. Copied 486 files of 1942͙ 30% complete. Copied 583 files of 1942͙ 35% complete.1. Copied 389 files of 1942͙ 25% complete.

Backup the FND_INSTALL_PROCESSES table which is owned by the APPLSYS schema a. Copied 1845 files of 1942͙ 100% complete. Once the admrgpch completed. The 2 tables should have the same number of records. Using the adctrl utility. Patch merge completed successfully Please check the log file at . shutdown the workers. which will lead in time saving for Oracle patching process./admrgpch. ===================================================================================== =================== 1. Copied 1457 files of 1942͙ 80% complete. Copied 1360 files of 1942͙ 75% complete. Copied 1651 files of 1942͙ 90% complete. Applying this Oracle patch (merge_patch_output) will equals to apply the 4 patch file. Copied 1554 files of 1942͙ 85% complete. Copied 1263 files of 1942͙ 70% complete. . you will have the 4 in 1 Oracle patches file which was merge_patch_output in this case. Copied 1942 files of 1942͙ Character-set converting files͙ 4 unified drivers merged. adctrl b. c.log. Select option 3 ͞Tell worker to shutdown/quit͟ 2. Copied 1748 files of 1942͙ 95% complete. create table fnd_Install_processes_back as select * from fnd_Install_processes. sqlplus applsys/ b.65% complete. a.

Drop the FND_INSTALL_PROCESSES table and the AD_DEFERRED_JOBS table. the adpatch session should have ended and the cursor should be back at the Unix prompt. mv restart restart_ . Backup the AD_DEFERRED_JOBS table. Restore the . a. 4. sqlplus applsys/ b. select count(*) from AD_DEFERRED_JOBS_back. mkdir restart 5.select count(*) from fnd_Install_processes_back. 6. sqlplus applsys/ b.rf9 files located in $APPL_TOP/admin//restart_back directory. a. The 2 tables should have the same number of records. c. drop table AD_DEFERRED_JOBS. mv restart restart_back c. Apply the new patch. drop table FND_INSTALL_PROCESSES. select count(*) from AD_DEFERRED_JOBS. select count(*) from fnd_Install_processes.rf9 files located in $APPL_TOP/admin//restart directory. At this point. c. 7. cd $APPL_TOP/admin/ b. 3. a. cd $APPL_TOP/admin/ b. Backup the . a. create table AD_DEFERRED_JOBS_back as select * from AD_DEFERRED_JOBS.

sqlplus applsys/ b. Restore the FND_INSTALL_PROCESSES table which is owned by the APPLSYS schema. create synonym AD_DEFERRED_JOBS for APPLSYS. a.c. sqlplus applsys/ b. create table fnd_Install_processes as select * from fnd_Install_processes_back. ==================================================================================== Where can I find a list of AutoPatch features and the AD minipacks that introduced them? The Oracle Applications DBA 11i+ Features Matrix (OracleMetaLink Note 210326.FND_INSTALL_PROCESSES.1) contains a list of major AD features in Release 11i and identifies which AD minipack introduced each feature. 9.AD_DEFERRED_JOBS. select count(*) from fnd_Install_processes. . 10. The 2 tables should have the same number of records. The 2 tables should have the same number of records. Start adpatch. create synonym FND_INSTALL_PROCESSES FOR APPLSYS. c. select count(*) from AD_DEFERRED_JOBS. Re-create synonyms a. select count(*) from AD_DEFERRED_JOBS_back. it will resume where it stopped previously. 11. mv restart_back restart 8. create table AD_DEFERRED_JOBS as select * from AD_DEFERRED_JOBS_back. c. sqlplus apps/apps b. a. Restore the AD_DEFERRED_JOBS table. select count(*) from fnd_Install_processes_back. c.

In order to make it easier to turn off entire categories of actions. Although standalone patches are intended to be as small as possible. What are the Oracle Applications patch types? All Applications patches are organized by aggregation level. In a multinode system.What is a patch driver file? AutoPatch uses a driver file to direct the installation of a patch. AD Minipack H introduced simple methods to disable entire categories of actions. See Oracle Applications Maintenance Utilities for a list of available command line options. unless the APPL_TOP only implements the administration server. The driver actions are as follows: ͻCopy: Contains commands to change Oracle Applications files. and commands for generating JAR files and/or C executables. This unified driver is named u<patchnumber>. Standalone patches are released only when there is an immediate need for a fix or enhancement that cannot wait until an aggregate bundling is available. See Oracle Applications Concepts for a definition of administration server and other server types.drv. messages. for example. and/or graphics files. Which releases support unified drivers? All 11i versions of AutoPatch support unified drivers. such as PL/SQL and table definitions. reports. AutoPatch omits the action from the current patch application. and/or Java. ͻGenerate: Contains commands to generate forms. There is no minimum level. or to update or migrate data. What is the AutoPatch checkfile feature? The checkfile feature reduces patch application downtime by checking to see if a given database action has been performed previously for the associated file contained in the patch. If an action has been performed using the current (or higher) version of a file. database. In a multi-node system. you run the driver on all APPL_TOPs and AutoPatch determines which actions are required for the current APPL_TOP and runs only those actions. and it performs these actions in the stated order. adpatch options=nodatabaseportion. they usually . The commands include directives to copy and update files. It contains all the driver actions (copy. ͻDatabase: Contains commands to change Oracle Applications database objects. libraries. Standalone (one-off) Patch: Addresses a single fix or enhancement. Typically. the copy portion runs on all application tier APPL_TOPs. In a multi-node system. the database portion runs only on the application tier APPL_TOP that implements the administration server. without having to specify each action type. and generate) that the patch requires. the generate portion runs on all application tier APPL_TOPs.

INV. Minipacks are cumulative. Interoperability patches are typically required with new versions of the database or Applications technology stack. 11. Diagnostic Patch: Used to gather additional information when a product failure cannot be reproduced by Oracle. So Applications Release 11.9. and so on. which contains everything in 11i. Oracle also packages a new Rapid Install at each maintenance pack release level.5. 11. For example. The terms patchset and minipack are often used interchangeably. Minipack: An aggregation of patches at the product level.HR_PF. Minipacks are named in alphabetical sequence such as 11i. Rollup Patch (RUP): An aggregation of patches that may be at the functional level.B.DMF_PF.10 contains everything in 11. 11. A Marketing Family 11.G.5.G) contains everything in 11i.INV. Patches can also be organized by purpose.5. Discrete Manufacturing Family Pack G (11i. For example.HR_PF.8. In addition to the patches in a maintenance pack.C.5.INV. The actual number of files changed will depend on the current code level on the system to which the patch is being applied. . The additional information assists Oracle Support Services and Oracle Development in resolving the failure.9. Family packs are cumulative. Maintenance packs can be downloaded from OracleMetaLink or ordered as a CD Pack from the Oracle Store. Note that the technology stack could still be different because Rapid Install includes the latest certified technology stack.10. and are cumulative.5. In other words.10CU1 Maintenance Pack on an earlier 11i release level. Inventory Minipack G (11i. Family Pack: An aggregation of patches at the product family level. Release 11.5.5. 11i. 11i.FIN_PF.D. Family product codes always end in "_PF" and family packs are given alphabetical sequence such as 11i.G contains everything in 11i. In other words.10 was created. For example.10CU2 Rapid Install contains the same applications code level that a customer would get if they applied the Release 11. Maintenance Pack: An aggregation of patches for all products in the E-Business Suite.10 rollup patch contains all the latest Marketing patches released since. and applicable to. and 11i. which contains everything in 11i.INV. 11. 11i. Financials Family Pack C (11i. For example. and so on. a Flexfields rollup patch contains all the latest patches related to Flexfields at the time the patch was created. 11i.F.5.10 Maintenance Pack contains all the latest code level for all products at the time 11.5.include any dependent files that have changed since the base release in order to form a complete patch that can be applied by any customer.HR_PF.8.F.INV.C) contains all the latest patches for products in the Financials family at the time the family pack was created. In other words. which contains everything in 11.F.E.5.E.G) contains all the latest patches for the Inventory product at the time the minipack was created.10. and so on.INV.5.INV. or at a specific product/family release level. Maintenance packs are numbered sequentially such as 11. and so on. Interoperability Patch: Allows Oracle Applications to function properly with a newer version of the technology stack.E.5. The maintenance pack includes only Applications code.DMF_PF.DMF_PF.

They allow AutoPatch and AD Administration to continue processing at the point where they stopped. first to the node where you have implemented the administration server node. A merged translation patch is applied just like a fully translated patch.0. in its entirety. After that. Customers who are using languages other than English. Documentation Patch: Updates online help. Release 11i supports 30 non-English languages. except there is no corresponding base US patch. Merged Translation Patch: Provided in real time (without requiring a translator) in the event a translated patch is not available when a customer needs it. Officially. Family Consolidated Upgrade Patch: Consolidates all upgrade-related patches from all the products within a product family. In many cases. Note 316803. Updates in the CU are predominantly error corrections.7 or 11. Consolidated Update (CU): Improves and streamlines the upgrade and maintenance processes by consolidating certain post-release patches. A translation fix is applied just like a translated patch. The fully translated patch is escalated and is usually available within 24 hours.10. It is applied using standard patching utilities. It can be applied safely on top of a merged translation patch. Family consolidated upgrade patches are released as needed and are applicable only if you are upgrading to Release 11i from Release 10.Translated Patch: A non-English version of a patch. ͻA node (or machine) is a computer. you can apply the patch in any order on the remaining nodes. the terms server. The Oracle Applications Release Notes. What are AutoPatch restart files? Restart files store information about completed processing in the event of a patch or system failure.5.1 lists the most recent patches. tier.2). What are the implications of patching a multi-node environment? How do I know what type of server/tier/node I am patching? In a multi-node environment. . New Feature Patch: Introduces new functionality and/or products. Most recommended patches and rollups for a particular maintenance release are consolidated into a single patch that is installed immediately following application of a maintenance pack or a new installation of Rapid Install. and node are used interchangeably and the exact meaning must be inferred from the context. The restart files reside in $APPL_TOP/admin/<SID>/restart (UNIX) or in %APPL_TOP%\admin\<SID>\restart (Windows). Release 11i (11. Translation Fix: Provided in the event a translation word choice is inappropriate. you need to apply the patch. Do not modify or delete restart files unless specifically told to do so by Oracle Support Services. the terms are different and have a distinct meaning. need to apply the corresponding translated patch(es) for the languages they are using in addition to any base US patch(es).

the forms server node. the feature is disabled. it is called the database server node. and the version of the feature in the database. forms server. Six servers comprise the application tier: web server. the feature is (normally) enabled. whether the feature is enabled. the version of the feature in the APPL_TOP. concurrent processing server and administration server. if a node contains only the database server and no other Release 11i software. ͻThe application tier (or middle tier) hosts the various servers that process the business logic and manage communication between the desktop tier and the database tier. What is the AD Features matrix displayed on the AutoPatch screen and in the logfiles? AD Feature Versions is a framework created to handle mismatches between the AD code on the file system and the AD objects in the database. and so on. The first four columns represent the name of the feature. ͻThe desktop tier (generally an end-user PC) does not consist of any servers. Both the version of the feature on the file system and the version of the feature in the database are tracked separately. ͻThe database tier consists of the database server. Because servers from other tiers are running on one node. refer to the Applications Dashboard in Oracle Applications Manager (see Oracle Applications Maintenance Utilities for more details). When the two versions do not match. see Oracle Applications Concepts. reports server. and database. and is part of the database tier only. For more information about the Release 11i architecture. the node can be called the database server node. Feature Active? APPLTOP Data Model Flags CHECKFILE Yes 1 1 Y N N Y N Y PREREQ Yes 6 6 Y N N Y N Y . application. For example. the node belongs to more than one tier. Discoverer server (optional). Rather it consists of a Web browser that makes use of HTML and a Java applet to provide the user interface. it is possible for the database server and any of the application tier servers to run on the same node. and when the two versions match. The following table is an example of the information displayed by AD Feature Versions in AD utility log files. which stores all the data in a Release 11i system.ͻA server (or service) is a process or group of processes that runs on a single machine and performs a specific function. the Web server node. However. ͻA tier is a logical grouping of one or more services potentially spread across more than one physical machine. In Release 11i there are three tiers: desktop. To determine what application tier servers are on each node. In this situation. The nodes on which such servers run are referred to as application tier server nodes.

10CU2. family packs. At a minimum. FND (security and technology stack updates). For example. apply maintenance packs to stay within two maintenance releases.10CU2 is currently available.5.5.CONCURRENT_SESSIONS No 2 2 Y Y N Y Y N PATCH_TIMING Yes 2 2 Y N N Y N Y PATCH_HIST_IN_DB Yes 6 6 Y N N Y N Y SCHEMA_SWAP Yes 1 1 Y N N Y Y Y The Flags Column values represent: ͻ1st flag: Is the feature enabled in the APPL_TOP? ͻ2nd flag: Does the feature require an enabling file on the file system? ͻ3rd flag: Does the enabling file exist? ͻ4th flag: Does the feature depend on any database objects? ͻ5th flag: Is the value of the 6th flag relevant? ͻ6th flag: Is the feature enabled in the database? This message is informational in nature only. and maintenance packs? You should keep your maintenance level up to date in order to: ͻReceive the latest fixes. ͻReduce the possibility of unfulfilled prerequisite patches when applying an emergency fix. ͻReduce the number of file updates needed for emergency fixes. Use minipacks and family packs if you have an immediate need for the latest patch level for a product or product family and cannot wait to apply the corresponding maintenance pack. The AD Feature Versions framework is only used by AD internally and should not be modified except under explicit instructions from AD Development. ͻMake it easier for Oracle Support and Oracle Development to assist you. APPLYING PATCHES How often should I apply minipacks.5. since 11. . ͻKeep core products such as AD (patches and maintenance fixes).8 (or earlier) level should be planning their upgrade to 11. customers at the 11. and HR (legislative updates) up to date.

How can I find the latest available minipack. patches that affect the Applications DBA (AD) product may change the AutoPatch utility itself. before you apply any non-AD patches. they can be merged only with other AD patches and must be applied separately. it may be necessary to keep the US and non-US patches separate. or patches with different source character sets. Depending on your downtime window and your system topology. the recommended method is to merge all US patches into a single patch and all patches for every non-US language into a single patch. click the Patches & Updates tab. The utility notifies you if you try to merge incompatible patches. use AD Merge Patch to merge multiple patches into a single. integrated patch so that the required patching tasks and processes are performed only once. patches can be merged and applied in a single patching session. Note: AD Merge Patch cannot merge patches of different releases. or maintenance pack? On My Oracle Support (MOS). However. How do I apply multiple translation patches? If an Oracle Applications system contains multiple languages other than American English (US). Do patches need to be applied in a particular order? What is a prerequisite patch? . In general. or different platforms. and you are applying multiple patches for each language. Then. Can I run multiple AutoPatch sessions at the same time? You cannot run multiple sessions simultaneously (concurrently). See Oracle Applications Maintenance Procedures for a more detailed analysis and step-by-step procedures. Patches should be merged with their listed prerequisite patches to make the application of the patch easier. and Maintenance Packs link to see a listing of: ͻLatest Oracle Applications R12 Packs ͻLatest Oracle Applications 11i Packs ͻLatest Oracle Server/Tools Patchsets A link at the top allows you toggle between the three lists. family pack. Mini Packs. You can also merge US patches with the additional language patches or merge each language in separate language-specific patches. it can merge patches for a specific platform with a generic patch. Choose the Quick Links to the Latest Patchsets. So. different parallel modes. Can I apply multiple patches in one operation? Before you run AutoPatch. However. apply the merged US patch followed by the merged language patch. However. you can safely merge any Oracle Applications patch with another Oracle Applications patch.

restart AutoPatch. Then. You can store the responses to the patching prompts in a defaults file. and apply the merged patch. the location of the patch top directory. It is not necessary to apply non-AD patches in a particular order. or patches whose metadata is missing the prerequisite information. they are co-requisites and can be applied in any order before using the system. the name of the driver file and other parameters in the command line. merge them with the patch. At this point. How can I track my customizations? What happens to my customizations during patching? You should apply patches first on a test system. Then. you specify the name of the defaults file. Note: Registering customized files does not prevent the object or the patch from being applied. ASSESSING THE EFFECTS OF PATCHING How do I know what patches or files have been applied to a system? What happened to my applptch. Strictly speaking. This is necessary because you may need to patch the patching utility itself so that it works properly when you use it to apply subsequent patches. Older patches. See Customization Standards in Oracle Applications Developer's Guide for more details. AutoPatch has a Prereq feature that. Can I automate the patching process? Non-interactive patching allows you to save time by automating the patching process and avoiding some of the prompts. If you have registered your customized files in $APPL_TOP/admin/applcust. you can download the prerequisites. A prerequisite patch fulfills a dependency for another patch. See Oracle Applications Maintenance Utilities for information. It only makes them available to AutoPatch for review.txt. AutoPatch reviews the files to determine if any of those files will be replaced during the application of the patch.txt file? .AD patches are the only patches that must be applied in a specific order. We recommend that you merge a patch with its required prerequisites. when run with patches containing metadata. may list prerequisite patches in the patch README. with the exception of prerequisite patches for the AD product. Starting with AD Minipack H. automatically determines if prerequisites are not fulfilled and informs you. See Oracle Applications Maintenance Procedures for information on running AutoPatch noninteractively using a defaults file. even though a readme may state a specific order is required. when you run AutoPatch. review the changes in the test system and identify the best way to re-integrate customizations affected by the patch.

records patch history about changes to all non-Java files. there are two patch history files: ͻjavaupdates<timestamp>. The resulting log file shows all the actions that AutoPatch will take. Since AD Minipack E. The Patch Impact Analysis feature of Patch Wizard provides links to details about a patch including the following information: ͻThe total number of files in the patch ͻThe number and type of files the patch will install ͻThe products that will have updated files ͻThe files that will be introduced by the patch ͻThe files on the target system that will be changed by the patch . See Oracle Applications Maintenance Utilities for more information. patch history was stored in a text file called applptch. In this case. whether patch application was successful and timing information. AutoPatch appended information about each applied patch to the applptch.Previously.2 and later. description. files changed or copied. From the Applied Patches interface. bug fixes in each driver file. a list of merged patches. If you want to review log files. you can apply the patch in production using the AutoPatch test mode. Alternatively. you can apply a patch on a test system.txt. An advanced search provides additional search criteria. To determine how a patch will affect the files on your system.txt . The search results display useful information including patch name.records patch history about changes to Java files ͻadpsv<timestamp>. In AD Minipack H (and later). and is automatically loaded to the database each time AutoPatch is run. Applying a patch in test mode requires that you use the AutoPatch option apply=no.txt file automatically. you can perform a simple search by querying on the patch number.txt in the $APPL_TOP/admin/<SID> directory. language. The best way to review patching history is to use the Applied Patches utility provided by Oracle Applications Manager (OAM). the Patch History feature stores all patch information in database tables. If the information cannot be written to the database. the temporary patch history file was named applptch. the number of days or date range during which patches were applied and/or the patch language. Can I determine ahead of time how a patch will affect my system? You can analyze the actions a patch will take by reviewing patch log files without applying a patch to production or you can access a Patch Impact Analysis report through the Patch Wizard in Oracle Applications Manager (OAM) to see how a patch will affect the files on your system.txt . it is stored in the file system. location of applied patch. you can request a Patch Impact Analysis report for a specific patch through the Patch Wizard in OAM version 2.

What should I do when the Oracle Applications AutoPatch Prerequisite Checking Feature fails? There are various issues that could cause a failure in the AutoPatch Prerequisite Checking Feature.log or adwork001. If a worker fails when AutoPatch is running.log). They are located in the same directory as the main AD utility log file. If you are unable to fix the failed job. try restarting the failed job to see if it works the second time (it may have failed due to a concurrency or resource issue). If the AD utility exited after the job failed. By default this is under $APPL_TOP/admin/<SID>/log. AutoPatch will allow you to continue where the patch left off.log (for example adwork01. The worker log files are named adwork<number>. and the status after restarting should be Fixed. Refer to When Oracle Applications Automatic Patch Prerequisite Checking Feature Fails (OracleMetaLink Note 233040. waits for user input (interactive mode) or exits (noninteractive mode) If the worker remains in a failed state. . fix the issue and restart AutoPatch. you must use AD Controller to restart the failed job before you can restart the AD utility. To restart a failed job. examine the worker log file and determine the cause of the failure. Otherwise. contact Oracle Support Services for assistance. run AD Controller and choose the option to restart a failed job. Enter the worker number when prompted. Re-running the patch from the beginning may result in it being applied incorrectly.1).See Oracle Applications Maintenance Utilities for additional information. The status before restarting should be Failed. the AD utility running the worker takes one of several possible actions: ͻDefers the job to the end of the list of jobs to run and assigns the worker another job ͻSets the worker status to Failed and continues to run jobs in other workers ͻIf all other workers are in failed or waiting state. should I simply re-run it from the beginning after fixing the issue? If a patch driver fails. the AD utility will detect the failed job and shut down again. You can use AD Controller to see the status of jobs both before and after restarting them. TROUBLESHOOTING --------------If I am applying a patch and it fails. If you cannot determine the cause of the failure. Attempt to correct the problem and restart the failed job. Restart. what should I do? When a worker fails its job.

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