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A license for one LOV?

The very excited people contact form has two fields to store the begin and end reason of a contact relationship.These lists of values are standard empty, but when you create some Personal life events, they show up nicely in the relationship reason fields.Too bad that both List of Values show identical reasons. A divorce is not the most straightforward reason to start a relationship. Or maybe it

Is 10.7 Character extinct? Hardly...

With all the talk about R12 and Lifetime support, consultants can be forgiven for thinking that the old character interface is actually extinct... the truth is (for those of you out there still on it) that no, it isn't. There are actually Oracle E-Business Suite sites still on the 10.7 Character release (despite the fact that it's desupported) and wondering to themselves where they go from here? Have they totally missed the ship? So for anyone in this position, here's my two cents worth....

Is Oracle 11g REST ready?

YES, if you have Oracle JVM installed!!
You only need to download an XMLDB REST adapter for Restlet framework and thats all.

But why users want to use REST stack inside Oracle databases if it comes with Native Web Services support using SOAP?

New Domain, New Host

Welcome to!
I’ve moved the new URL at the same time as moving the blog off and onto my own Wordpress installation. Apologies for any difficulty you’ve had while the changes have gone through, but hopefully the TNS and NameServer changes have now circulated around the internet and all your bookmarks and RSS readers [...]

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

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