Monday, October 17, 2011

Oracle OEM 12c unzipping.....

I decided to download the OEM12c software from Oracle to install the new OEM.
After downloading the software, I had some trouble unzipping the two files.
The files downloaded where :

When unzipping the files, the following error occurred :

[oracle@localhost software]$ unzip
End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not
a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive. In the
latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on
the last disk(s) of this archive.
unzip: cannot find zipfile directory in one of or, and cannot find, period.

The same error occured at both zip files, so I decided to download them again.... :(
After the second download, the unzip still showed the same errors. I downloaded the unzip from the download site...still no change. Then I downloaded the unzip for large files, the LINUX Intel (32bit and 64bit - Large file support) unzip tool. This time no errors...

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Oralce eBS R12 Financials Cookbook

Last week I was reading a Oracle eBS R12 Financials Cookbook.

This book is written for Oracle functional eBS specialists.

The book describes the most important processes in financials, and how to execute those processes. For example, voiding a payment. The book is showing screen prints of how to do this in R12. Not only is the book using screen pints from R12, but also a step by step explanation is given.

Each process is divided into a few steps. First step is getting ready, next one is 'How to do it...' followed by a 'How it works' and sometimes a 'See also' at the end of each process. So, each process in financials is clearly presented by using screen prints of that process and the steps to follow.

Other important processes that are mentioned in the cookbook are :

- Entering a prepayment

- Defining the chart of accounts

- Defining E-Business Tax

- Paying invoices

- Creating Items (inventory)

more processes are displayed in the cookbook. A must have for everybody who is working with the Oracle E-Business Suite R12.

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Also I am able to give away 3 e-copies of this book to anyone who can answer the following eBS question.

'What is the realtionship between the operating unit and the set of books in Oracle eBS ?'

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