Patch Wizard

Report
Patch Wizard for the Masses:
An APEX Version of the Patch
Impact Analysis Reports
Prepared by:
Chad Johnson
DBA
Polk County Florida
What Are Talking About?
■ What is Patch Wizard?
▪ Benefits
▪ Drawbacks
■ What we wanted to change
■ How we extended the functionality
What is Patch Wizard?
■ Patch Wizard is a Web-based utility in Oracle
Applications Manager (OAM).
■ One of the best kept secrets in Oracle
Applications
■ A great tool for System Administrators and staff
for planning and executing patch application
■ Our main goal is to identify only the modules
and features to be affected by the patches we
plan to apply in order to reduce the amount of
testing
▪ Focus on Patch Impact Analysis
What is Patch Wizard?
▪ We will focus on Patch Impact Analysis
▪ Pull down Karen Brownfield’s session #13937
- R12 Patch Wizard for Sysadmins and
Functional Super Users for a more
complete coverage of the tool
http://oaug.org/education-events/cpd
 Karen is collecting complaints and
suggestions for the ATG Customer Advisory
Board. Please contribute.
Patch Wizard MOS Note 1077813.1
■ Patch Wizard cannot analyze non-Applications
patches
▪ CPU/PSU security patches
▪ Other database patches
■ Patch Wizard cannot analyze password protected patches
■ Occasionally a Patch Wizard analysis runs to completion,
reports no errors but is empty.
▪ Usually fixed by using adadmin to “Update current view
snapshot”
Parts of Patch Wizard
■ Executes concurrent programs to perform the steps
■ Uses the current system snapshot and an Information
Bundle to determine patches needed for new
codelevels and to determine recommended patches not
currently applied
■ Requires valid MOS credentials and access to MOS for
full features (i.e. download patches, download the
Information Bundle, etc.)
▪ Can work around this requirement if the production server is
secured
—
Download patches manually
– /staging/ad staging/nonad directories
—
Download the Information Bundle manually
Patch Wizard MOS Note 1077813.1
■ The manual download of the Information Bundle is now
available at the following URLs:
For release 11i,
https://updates.oracle.com/download/InfoBundle11i.zip
For release 12,
https://updates.oracle.com/download/InfoBundleR12.zip
■ --Contains Readmes, LDT files and Metadata about the
patches
Concurrent Programs Run in Analysis
Purging Patch Wizard
Patch Wizard uses 3 different programs
 Submit Analyze Patches (Wrapper) - Short name: PAANALYZEPATCHES
 Submit Download Patches (Wrapper) - Short Name: PADOWNLOADPATCHES
 Submit Recommend Patches (Wrapper) - Short Name: PARECOMMENDPATCHES
Related Tables
AD_PA_*
AD_PM_*
AD_PA_ANALYSIS_RUNS
AD_PA_ANALYSIS_RUN_BUGS
AD_PA_ANAL_BUG_DEPS
AD_PA_ANAL_RUN_BUG_CODELEVELS
AD_PA_ANAL_RUN_BUG_PREREQS
AD_PA_ANAL_RUN_PREFERENCES
AD_PA_CRITERIA
AD_PA_CRITERIA_PRODUCTS
AD_PA_CRITERIA_PROD_FAMS
AD_PA_PATCH_ENTITY_INFO
AD_PA_ENTITY_INFO
AD_PA_PATCH_COND_REQUIRES_INFO
AD_PA_PATCH_REQUIRES_INFO
AD_PM_MASTER
AD_PM_PATCHES
AD_PM_PATCH_TYPES
AD_PM_PATCH_TYPE_MAP
AD_PM_PREFERENCES
AD_PM_PRODUCT_INFO
AD_PM_PROD_FAMILY_MAP
AD_UMS_LDT_LOADS
Related Tables
FND_IMP_*
FND_IMP_AFFECTEDFILES
FND_IMP_BUGSET
FND_IMP_BUGSET_TEMP
FND_IMP_DEPMODIFIEDTIME
FND_IMP_DEPOBJECTS
FND_IMP_DEPRELATIONS
FND_IMP_MENU_DEP2
FND_IMP_MENU_DEP_SUMMARY2
FND_IMP_MENU_DEP_SUMMARY3
FND_IMP_DIAGMAP
FND_IMP_LANG_SUMMARY
FND_IMP_MONITOR
FND_IMP_PFILEINFO
FND_IMP_PFILEINFO2
FND_IMP_PISUMMARY
FND_IMP_PSCOMMON
FND_IMP_PSMASTER2
FND_IMP_PSNEW
FND_IMP_SFILEDEP
Related Files
OA_HTML/oam/
sql
patch
advisor
pia
UIX (User Interface XML) is a set of technologies that
constitute a framework for building web applications.
The main focus of UIX is the user presentation layer of
an application.
Patch Wizard
Patch Wizard Preferences
Patch Wizard Preferences
AD_PM_PREFERENCES
Patch Wizard Preferences
Per User
Patch Filters
Can create your own filter(s).
Impact Summaries
FND_IMP_PISUMMARY
Files Introduced, Changed, and Unchanged
Total:
select TYPEID, count(*)
from FND_IMP_PSMASTER2
where BUG_NO = 16084364
group by TYPEID;
923
Files: Total In Patch (Detail)
select *
from FND_IMP_PSMASTER2
where BUG_NO = 16084364;
Indirect Summary - Patch Wizard
SELECT * FROM FND_IMP_MENU_DEP_SUMMARY3 ;
17
35
Patch Descriptions
select *
from AD_PM_PATCHES;
Patch Analysis (Header and Detail)
AD_PA_ANALYSIS_RUNS;
AD_PA_ANALYSIS_RUN_BUGS
Drawbacks
■ Requires System Administrator, but used by
functional staff
■ No readily available ‘semi-big’ picture
▪ Summaries are good, but not enough detail
▪ Details are plentiful but drilldown is limiting
■ Redundant data
■ Irrelevant data (i.e. non-US responsibilities)
■ No list of effect on individual testers
Indirect Summary – Patch Wizard
Solutions
■ Requires System Administrator, but used by
functional staff
Create a custom responsibility
■ No readily available ‘semi-big’ picture
▪ Summaries are good, but not enough detail
▪ Details are plentiful but drilldown is limiting
■ Redundant data
■ Irrelevant data (i.e. non-US responsibilities)
■ No list of effect on individual testers
Build an APEX App
What is APEX?
■ Application Express (APEX) is Oracle’s rapid
application development tool for web-based
applications on Oracle databases
■ Declarative (what to do rather than how to do it)
■ Uses wizards for most development tasks
■ Short learning curve
■ Fully supported by Oracle
■ Free! But check with your sales rep. Some limitations
apply.
APEX Architecture
■ Applications are stored as meta-data in the database
(Not the APPS server)
■ Procedures generate HTML
■ The meta-data is used to render pages and processing
■ Can be installed on 10gR2 and above
■ Development and runtime access is browser based (no
client software)
APEX Installation
 Download APEX (4.2) and Installation Guide
from OTN

http://otn.oracle.com/apex
 Install APEX (in database)
 Do NOT install in SYSAUX tablespace
 SYSAUX belongs to Oracle
 Download and install Glassfish
 Register APEX Listener with Glassfish
Installation Best Practices
■ Create custom applications in a separate
schema
■ Create the custom tables, views, triggers,
sequences in custom schema
■ Create views on APPS tables
■ Grant select privileges on APPS views to APEX
user as necessary
Programming Best Practices
■ Do NOT perform direct updates to seeded
tables!
■ Will bypass Oracle’s validation and referential
integrity
▪ Use published APIs
–with instead-of triggers
■ Can use FND_SUBMIT for intensive updates
Programming Best Practices
 APEX wizards (used to) require primary keys
 Wizards make life simple
 Create views on seeded tables with an arbitrary
‘primary key’ (2 columns at most)
 Modify APEX wizards’ row processing to call
APIs via INSTEAD OF triggers on views
Create View – Responsibilities Assigned
CREATE OR REPLACE VIEW v_polk_resps
AS
SELECT UNIQUE
g.responsibility_id
, r.application_id
, u.user_id
, SUBSTR (u.user_name, 1, 30) user_name
, SUBSTR (r.responsibility_name, 1, 60) responsiblity
, SUBSTR (a.application_name, 1, 50) application
, fa.application_short_name
FROM
fnd_user u
, fnd_user_resp_groups g
, fnd_application_tl a
, fnd_application fa
, fnd_responsibility_tl r
WHERE
g.user_id(+) = u.user_id
AND g.responsibility_application_id = a.application_id
AND a.application_id = r.application_id
AND g.responsibility_id = r.responsibility_id
AND fa.application_id = r.application_id;
Only Those Responsibilities Assigned
Inner Join on V_POLK_RESPS
Indirect Summary – Patch Wizard
Indirect Summary – Patch Wizard
Responsibilities (Interactive Report)
Responsibilities: Filtered with Control Break
<<= Selection
<<= Control Break
Responsibilities By User
Responsibilities: Download Report
Enhancement Request Created for this issue : Bug 9703082 –
PROVIDE REPORT OR EXPORT BUTTON FOR PATCH WIZARD
OUTPUT SUMMARY+IMPACT ANALYSIS
Responsibilities (Interactive Report)
Responsibilities: Download Report
Slice and dice to your heart’s content!
Responsibilities: Chart It
Responsibilities: Chart It
The Sky Is The Limit
Review Patch Wizard Report Set
-- Review Patch Wizard Report Set
select rs.application_id, rs.request_set_id, rsp.request_set_program_id,
rs.request_set_name, rst.user_request_set_name,
rsp.concurrent_program_id,
p.user_concurrent_program_name, p.description
from FND_REQUEST_SETS rs, FND_REQUEST_SETS_TL rst,
FND_REQUEST_SET_PROGRAMS rsp,
FND_CONCURRENT_PROGRAMS_TL p, fnd_user fu
where rs.request_set_id=rst.request_set_id
and rst.request_set_id = rsp.request_set_id
and rsp.concurrent_program_id = p.concurrent_program_id
and rs.owner = fu.user_id
and rst.user_request_set_name like '%Patch%Wiz%'
order by rs.request_set_id;
Responsibilities Assigned to User
select distinct vpr.user_name, fim.application_short_name,
fim.responsibility_name, fim.path, fim.form_name
from fnd_imp_menu_dep_summary2 fim
inner join v_polk_resps vpr
on fim.application_short_name = vpr.application_short_name
and fim.responsibility_id = vpr.responsibility_id
where bug_no is not null
order by vpr.user_name;
References
■ MOS Note 976188.1 Patch Wizard Utility
■ MOS Note 976688.1 Patch Wizard FAQ
■ MOS Note 1085668.1 Patch Wizard Training
■ MOS Note 1267768.1 Required Patches for Patch
Wizard
■ Collaborate Presentation Database
http://oaug.org/education-events/cpd
■ OAUG Insight Magazine (Summer 2014)

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