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Oracle MetaLink 3

Don’t we all love MetaLink, Oracle’s replacement for Siebel SupportWeb? Judging from everyone I’ve spoken to, the answer’s a resounding ‘No’!
To be honest, a lot of the griping is down to the usual sour grapes that accompany any software release that exposes users to change. I can’t help but be amused by all these enterprise [...]

A Little Fun with Truth in Advertising

Just for's a few great examples of just how far Photoshop can stretch the truth....

Espousing Pithiness

So you ask, what have you been doing? You haven’t written a blog entry in a long time? Well while living the dream of thinking big Marketing 2.0 thoughts and driving the corresponding actions, I started to question the value of a blog. Oh yes, it’s there, but I think the format of mine and others needs to change. We are all super time starved, and I think lengthy musings just don’t do it for folks. However, at the same time I was questioning the nature of business blogging, my small readership was coming out of the woodwork to question why I hadn’t written in a while.

UTL_FILE_DIR issue after applying patch 5985992 'TXK AUTOCONFIG RUP Q'

Do you have more than 240 characters in your utl_file_dir? if so, you should read this before applying patch 5985992 'TXK AUTOCONFIG RUP Q (Jul/Aug 2007)'. After applying this patch, AutoConfig on database tier failed with the following error:

Sample Accounts Receivable Questionnaire

There has been a lot of requests to post sample questions for other financials modules also. Here i am posting a small sample of questions on Oracle Receivables.
1. Provide an overview of AR invoice processing.
2. Provide an overview of AR cash receipt processing.
3. How do you adjust receivables?
4. Do you receive deposits and/or prepayments?
5. Explain Customer Creation and Maintenance Process. Provide samples of customer master records with Payment Terms.
6. Do you track and record relationships between customers e.g. franchises, subsidiaries etc.?

SAP, Environmental concerns & email etiquette

We have a responsibility to the environment. Before printing this email or any other document, let's ask ourselves whether we need a hard copy

Estimating the Network Band Width Required for Standby Database

For Better DR (Disaster Recovery) Site setup it is important to know the required Bandwidth Link Between the Primary and DR Site.

By using the Below formula, we can estimate the required Bandwidth Based on the Peak redo rate.

Required bandwidth = ((Redo rate in bytes per second / 0.7) * 8) / 1,000,000

= bandwidth in Mbps.

How to find a Redo Rate for a Database:-

Gathering missing information for Non-PO invoices within Oracle

In most organizations we commonly see a problem in gathering the accounting and other missing information for Non-PO invoices. Oracle Payables does not help us much in gathering this information within Oracle system itself. So, AP team has to gather this information outside of Oracle.
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