Thursday, April 22, 2010

OakTable, Piping, EBS, WLS, PeopleSoft, Siebel, Hyperion, Security

Oak Table Net New Website

There's a new website for the, a group of mysterious Oracle performance gurus who meet secretly at an oaken table in Denmark by the light of the moon (well, not secretly, really, also not usually soberly; and they don't actually wait for the moon to appear to pop open a beer, but they're still mysterious for all that). Go have a look. These folks are the best and brightest in Oracle performance.

Also in the realm of performance, and of Oak Table members, is this blog entry from Tanel Poder on cursor: pin S waits, sporadic CPU spikes and systematic troubleshooting. Some esoteric and extremely useful things for those working with Oracle on Unix systems. But some of the most valuable advice in this posting on specifics relates to the general approach to performance, for instance tailoring the time of activity you measure to the event, not just, for instance, taking a one hour chunk of AWR as the gold standard.

Piping Function

No, not for plumbers, for programmers. Tom Kyte speaks of the NO_DATA_NEEDED function in his blog here.


This week at the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:

The Scoop: Oracle E-Business Suite Support on 64-bit Linux

10gR2 Transportable Tablespaces Certified for EBS 11i

10gR2 Certified with EBS 12 on Windows Itanium x64


Record and play your WebLogic Console Tasks Like a DVR over at James Bayer's Blog.


Need some samples on ADF TaskFlows? Raghu Yadav has a great list over at his blog: ADF TaskFlows Communications.

PeopleSoft Passwords

Over at the One PeopleSoft Road blog there is a good technical posting on the inner workings of passwords in PeopleSoft, with links to a series on PeopleSoft connectivity at the same blog.


There's a good discussion on the The Truth about PreCanInvokeMethod over at the Siebel Essentials blog.


There's a good series going on over at the In 2 Hyperion blog: Financial Reporting with Rolling Years and Periods (Step 3 of 4)


Over at the Oracle Forensics blog, Paul M. Wright has some cautionary notes on: Oracle Wallet AUTO LOGIN ~ common misconception corrected.

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