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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Middleware Patches for Fusion Applications (P4FA) (Doc ID 1564176.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 10, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Fusion Application Toolkit - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


 This note will cover questions that customers have on patches for Fusion Applications ( P4FA )

What is P4FA ?

Fusion Applications is built on top of Oracle’s FMw stack.  As a convenience for  Fusion Applications customers  patches to FMW stack are tested together with Fusion Applications and released as an integrated patch bundle called P4FA. The P4FA patch bundle will contain patches to products like SOA, WLS, OIM, OAM , ADF , BI , DB , WebCenter, etc, they will not contain any Fusion Application Patches.

Patches (P) for (4) Fusion Apps (FA)P4FA is an abbreviation for Patches (P) for (4) Fusion Apps (FA).

Questions and Answers

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In this Document
 What is P4FA ?
Questions and Answers
 1.Installing P4FA : Questions and Answers
 a.How to download P4FA Patch ?
 b.How to Install a P4FA Patch ?
 c.What is the generic flow to apply a P4FA Patch ?
 d.Should all the patches in a P4FA be applied or can we skip some of the patches?
 e.Is there a tool or utility available which can automate applying a P4FA patch or do we need to apply them individually?
 f.Do I need to upgrade OPatch ?
 g.Should Patches for webtier and webgate be applied to both the FA and IDM domain. ?
 h.Useful Commands
 i.How to find recommended patches for Fusion Application?
 2.Known Issues
 a.Known Issues with Release 6 Patches
 b.Known Issues with Release 5 Patches
 c.Known Issues with Release 4 Patches
 d. How to handle DB Patch conflicts with P4FA.
 3.P4FA Background: Questions and Answers
 a.Are the P4FA patches Cumulative ?
 b.When are P4FA patches released ?
 c.How does a FMw patch get into P4FA ?
 d.What testing does Oracle do before releasing a P4FA patch as this patch impacts multiple Fusion Middleware products?

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