Tuesday, September 20, 2016

EBS 12.2.6 released!

The public announcement was done on Sep 15, 2016 and EBS 12.2.6 is released!


You can reach the readme of it through the  Oracle Support document: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.6 Readme (Doc ID 2114016.1)

Like the 12.2.5 , EBS 12.2.6 is an online patch (Patch 21900901), however it is also installable using the adop's downtime option (apply_mode=downtime)
If you are already using EBS 12.2.2,12.2.3,12.2.4 or 12.2.5, then you apply the patch online by executing online patching cycle. On the other hand, if you are using an old version of EBS (EBS 11i, 12.0 or 12.1) or if you are doing a new EBS 12.2 install, then you are good to go with the downtime option.

Note that, EBS 12.2.6 requires the EBS database to be at least an 11.2.0.4.
Note that, Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.6 Release Update Pack requires Fusion Middleware Technology Stack (FMW) 11.1.1.7 (11gR1 PS6) or higher.

As for the upgrades;
EBS 11i customers should first upgrade to 12.2 before applying 12.2.6.
EBS 12.0 and 12.1 customers should first upgrade to 12.2 before applying 12.2.6.
EBS 12.2 customers can directly apply 12.2.6.

Lastly, it is important to mention that, EBS 12.2.6 brings the new Functional Capabilities Across Oracle E-Business Suite, Modern User Experience and mobility and Operation Efficiency.
check out the official announcement and highlights video to get an overview about the new things in EBS 12.2.6;

official announcement: http://www.oracle.com/us/products/applications/ebs-ga-2016-09-15-3219054.pdf
highlights video: http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=904&get_params=cloudId:243,objectId:14783

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