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Recommended Desktop Settings

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Recommended Desktop Settings for Oracle eBS Applications

Introduction Oracle eBS applications and MarkView imaging are certified to run on desktops with the XP or Windows 7 operating system and using browsers Internet Explorer or Firefox. The following are step-by-step procedures to optimize your desktop settings for use with Oracle eBusiness Suite (financial) applications. Section I: Java settings Section II: Browser settings Section III: Microsoft Excel settings Section I: Configuring Java for use with Oracle Applications 1. Oracle Applications requires installation of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 1.6.0_xx (the most current and certified version for use with Oracle eBS financials can be downloaded from LEAP). To install the Sun Java JRE, you will need administrator rights on the desktop. Once installed, navigate to Control Panel > Programs > Java. Click on the Advanced Tab > Security > Mixed Code (sandboxed vs. trusted) security verification. Make sure 2nd radio button is selected. See figure below:

Section II: Configuring Internet Explorer (version 7 or 8) for Use with Oracle Applications Note: These settings are for Internet Explorer, but can be used as a guideline for Firefox users as well. On Figures II.3 and II.4 of this document are screenshots addressing tabbed browsing specific to Firefox users. Launch Internet Exporer 7 or 8 and navigate as follows: 1. Tools > Internet Options > General (tab) > Browsing History (mid-region) > Settings (button). On this page, make sure radio button “Every time I visit the webpage” is selected. See figure below:

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On this page. On this page. the option for Tabbed browsing is found under Tools > Tabs > “Open new windows in a new tab instead”. Tools > Internet Options > Security (tab) > Internet (highlighted) > Default Level (button).Recommended Desktop Settings for Oracle eBS Applications 2. Page 2 . v8. make sure you have selected “Default Level”. 3. make sure radio buttons “Always open pop-ups in a new window” and “A new tab in the current window” are selected. Do this also for the Local intranet. See figure below: If using Firefox. Tools > Internet Options > General (tab) > Tabs (region) > Settings (button).0 Updated Aug2012. When we get to Trusted Sites. See figures below: Recommended Desktop Settings. we’ll change our settings.

the Sites button just below should become enabled – click on that to open up this region and we will add the following as trusted sites.sdsu. With Trusted Sites Sites selected. v8.cms.edu (if your user uses HCM PeopleSoft apps) 5.edu https://cmsweb.sdsu. select Custom Level and update the following settings.sdsu. These will only apply to those “Trusted Sites” you just added in #4 above. Page 3 .sdsu. see figures below: https://fiji.edu (if your user uses HCM PeopleSoft apps) https://cmsreports.0 Updated Aug2012.edu https://sedona.Recommended Desktop Settings for Oracle eBS Applications 4. Settings > ActiveX controls and plug-ins >  Download signed ActiveX controls (check ‘Enable’ radio button)  Download unsigned ActiveX controls (check ‘Enable’ radio button)  Initialize and Script ActiveX controls not marked as safe for scripting (check ‘Enable’ radio button) See figures below: Recommended Desktop Settings.cms. With Trusted Sites still highlighted.

See figure below: 8. v8. In the same region. disable pop-up blocker. See figure below: Recommended Desktop Settings. under “Miscellaneous”. Settings > Miscellaneous >  Use Pop-up Blocker (check ‘Disable’ radio button). Settings > Downloads >  Automatic prompting for file downloads (check ‘Enable’ radio button)  File Download (check ‘Enable’ radio button)  Font Download (check ‘Enable’ radio button) See figure below: 7.0 Updated Aug2012.Recommended Desktop Settings for Oracle eBS Applications 6. We’re finished with this region. In this same region of Settings. This will enable Exports from Oracle. Click on the Privacy (tab) and check the “Turn on Pop-up Blocker” option. and click OK. now find the section for “Downloads”. Page 4 .

and scroll to the “Browsing” and “Security” regions as noted below. Page 5 . enable radio button “Disable all macros with notification”  Under Developer Macro Settings heading. check “Trust access to the VBA project object model” Recommended Desktop Settings.0 Updated Aug2012. 9. If you do use third party toolbars. BIS discourages use of any third party toolbars. be sure you disable any pop-ups that may have been installed. as it may impede proper Oracle applications functionality.Recommended Desktop Settings for Oracle eBS Applications Please note: Browser plug-in toolbars such as Google or Yahoo may install pop-up blockers with the toolbar. Set Microsoft Excel settings and File Types for performing File Exports (downloads) from Oracle applications to Excel. Open MS Excel 2010 and select File (tab) > Options > Trust Center > Trust Center Settings (button) >  Under Macro Settings heading. v8. Advanced > Browsing >  uncheck “Reuse windows for launching shortcuts (when tabbed browsing is off)” Advanced > Security >  Check “Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed”  Uncheck “Do not saved encrypted pages to disk” See figures below: Section III: Configuring Microsoft Excel 2010 for use with Oracle Applications 10. Click on “Advanced” tab.

Recommended Desktop Settings for Oracle eBS Applications See figures below: 11.exe  Microsoft Excel 2007 typically installs under this path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\Excel.tsv) for performing Exports out of Oracle Apps to Microsoft Excel. and it will offer a choice to either use a web service to open the program or choose a program on the desktop. You should be presented with a dialog box that says Windows can’t open this file type (because it doesn’t recognize the file type). For Windows XP Users: navigate to My Computer > Tools > Folder Options > File Types > New (button). Double click on it to try and open it. and check “Confirm open after download”. For Associated File type choose “Microsoft Excel Worksheet” from the drop-down of choices. Then click on Advanced (button).0 Updated Aug2012.tsv and that it’s been associated to Microsoft Excel. This brings you back to a window that shows the new File Type of . Define a new File Type (. So the way to accomplish this is to run a query in Oracle and when the results are returned. v8. For Windows7: there is no delivered mechanism any longer to create a new file type. you should be prompted to either Find or Save the file. When the file is finished downloading from Oracle. Page 6 . Create New Extension: File Extension = TSV. choose File > Export. Choose select “Select a program from a list of installed programs”. Click the Advanced button from here. Click OK. Now navigate to the desktop to find the new file. Click on the Browse button and find whichever version of Microsoft Excel the user has installed on their desktop and choose the Microsoft Excel executable:  Microsoft Excel 2010 typically installs under this path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\Excel.exe Recommended Desktop Settings. Save it locally to the desktop.

00 8.01 2.00 5.00 7. please contact the Business Information Systems HelpDesk (x40899) during standard University business hours (M-F 8:00 – 4:30 p.00 6. be sure to check the box that says “Always use the selected program to open this kind of file” so that subsequent exports from Oracle will allow the user to open the file immediately into Excel without having to tell the computer what program to use for that file type! If you have performed the above correctly. v8.00 1. Date 12/06/2006 06/01/2008 03/12/2009 08/26/2009 09/28/2009 02/16/2010 11/19/2010 04/29/2011 08/03/2012 Author Donna Roelofsz Dennis Espineli Dennis Espineli Donna Roelofsz Donna Roelofsz Donna Roelofsz Donna Roelofsz Donna Roelofsz Cyndie Winrow Version 1. If you need assistance or clarification of anything in this document.00 Change Reference Created Document Updates Document Updates/Version Document Updates/Version Document Updates/Version Document Updates/Version Document Updates/Version Document Updates/Version Document Updates/Version Control Control Control Control Control Control Control Recommended Desktop Settings. Page 7 .00 3.0 Updated Aug2012. all subsequent queries that are exported out of Oracle should open up the results directly in Microsoft Excel.m.).00 4.Recommended Desktop Settings for Oracle eBS Applications With that first window still open and Microsoft Excel now selected.

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