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Procurement Suite Patching Strategy For One-Off Requests and RUPs (Doc ID 602754.1)

Last updated on APRIL 24, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Sourcing - Version 11.5.10 to 12.2 [Release 11.5 to 12.2]
Oracle iSupplier Portal - Version 11.5.10 to 12.2 [Release 11.5 to 12.2]
Oracle iProcurement - Version 11.5.10 to 12.2 [Release 11.5 to 12.2]
Oracle Purchasing - Version 11.5.10 to 12.2 [Release 11.5 to 12.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Purpose

Procurement releases regular and scheduled rollup patches (RUPs). 11i10 RUP schedule is once in 2 months. Following the release of E-Business Suite 12.0.4 Release Update Pack on January 15, 2008, Procurement has started regular R12 RUPs once every month starting June, 2008. Oracle recommends that customers apply RUPs at regular scheduled intervals. One-off patches should be requested on an exception basis only.


Scope

Oracle's objective is to release Procurement RUPs regularly. Approved one-off patches will be certified and released in the same QA/development cycle and thus will be released every four weeks and every two months for R12.0 and 11i respectively. Should there be a requirement for a one-off patch outside of the cycle this will be considered based on the customer's business impact and milestone/critical date.

Rollup patches will go through full Quality Assurance (QA) testing.

For both R12 and 11i, one-offs will be released for all Severity levels strictly based on customer business impact and approval fo the One Off Patch Request by Oracle management.

 


Points to Note:

 

Release 12.2 Considerations:

 

For you, the customer:

1) We ask that schedule for and apply rollup patches at regular intervals or as required.
2) If you cannot schedule and apply a rollup, we will review your situation and provide the ETA for the one-off. Development will do their best to prioritize your request.

For one-off requests or smaller patch request:

Support will be required to obtain the following information from the customer when requesting a one-off patch:


Important:


These rollup patches should not be confused with the traditional Recommended Patch List (RPL) patches from Development.

Navigation path for RPL: Metalink > Patches & Updates > E-Business Suite Recommended Patch List > Maintenance Release = 11.5.10 CU.2 > Select your product (i.e. Purchasing, iProcurement) with 11i.SCM.PF.J

RPLs additionally continue to be highly recommended from development.

Some customers may be concerned with the size of rollup patch. There are standard scripts to check how many changes a rollup will make to a customer's system. For example, a customer can choose to try 'adpatch apply = no' to see how many changes will happen.


References:

The history of patch sets, mini-packs, family packs and rollup patches released and planned for Procurement-related products is located in <Note:222339.1> "Procurement Family Patch Release History".

(*) *****All scheduled releases are subject to change without notice.*****


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