Sunday, June 28, 2020

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How to Extract Oracle DRM (Data Relationship Management) Users List and Access Attributes

Tracking changes regarding application users and their accesses in the Production environment is a very important part of your Hyperion application auditing. DRM is one such application where the Business team performs regular user auditing because your critical Hyperion metadata is managed here.

Here we are going to explore some of the very handy and important Oracle database queries using which you can check your Data Relationship Management (DRM) users, their assigned roles, roles permissions, Property Categories access, Node Access Groups Access, Object Access Groups Access etc.

These queries are also helpful for your DRM Licensing based on the DRM user base.

Using these queries, you can automate Data Relationship Management (DRM) users tracking process in your Production environment. For automation, you just need to put your chosen query in a .sql file, add SQL output formatting options as per your need, call that .sql file from a batch script and send the formatted output to the recipients using an email script.

In DRM_DB schema/repository where your Oracle Data Relationship Management (DRM) application is configured, there are many tables that contain information regarding your DRM application users, their roles, etc. but in a distributed manner, i.e. there is no single table, which consists of everything. Therefore, you need to join multiple tables to fetch the required users' information.

What will you learn in this ebook?:
  • 30+ very handy and important DRM database queries with outputs and actual screenshots that you can directly use not only to check your Oracle DRM Users and their access tracking but also to automate them. 
  • Various DRM database tables, which consist of information regarding DRM users and their various access levels.
  • DRM Security concept and different levels of  DRM security options under the following headings:
Queries to extract DRM Users and their assigned DRM Roles:  
  • Query to list out all the DRM users including those users who do not have any DRM ROLE assigned.
  • Query to list out all your DRM business users (Active Directory users) who are externally authenticated through Hyperion Shared Services.
  • Query to list out all the DRM Roles and their full list of permissions.
  • Query to list out all the DRM users with all of their assigned roles (concatenated in one row), who have been assigned at least one DRM role. 
  • Query to list out only those DRM users with all their assigned roles who are externally authenticated through Hyperion Shared Services.
  • Query to list out all those DRM users who have been assigned 'Application Administrator' role in your DRM application.
  • Query to list out all those DRM users who have been assigned 'Application Administrator' role in your DRM application and who are externally authenticated through Hyperion Shared Services.
  • Query to list out all those DRM users who have been assigned EITHER 'Interactive User' OR 'Application Administrator' role in your DRM application. 
  • Query to list out all those DRM users who have been assigned EITHER 'Interactive User' OR 'Application Administrator' role in your DRM application and who are externally authenticated through Hyperion Shared Services. 
  • Query to list out all those DRM users who have been assigned BOTH 'Access Manager' and 'Application Administrator' role in your DRM application. 
  • Query to list out all those DRM users who have been assigned BOTH 'Access Manager' and 'Application Administrator' role in your DRM application and who are externally authenticated through Hyperion Shared Services. 
Queries to extract DRM Users and their assigned Property Categories Access:
  • Query to list out all the DRM Users with their assigned Property Category names and Access Levels (Read/Edit).
  • Query to list out only those DRM users with their assigned Property Category names who have READ level access.
  • Query to list out only those DRM users with their assigned Property Category names who have EDIT level access.
  • Query to list out only those DRM users with their assigned Property Category names and Access Levels (Read/Edit) who are externally authenticated through Hyperion Shared Services.
  • Query to list out user detail with his/her assigned Property Category names and Access Levels (Read/Edit) for a particular DRM user. 
Queries to extract DRM Users and their assigned Node Access Groups:
  • Query to list out all the DRM Users with their assigned Node Access Groups (in one row). 
  • Query to list out only those DRM Users with their assigned Node Access Groups who are externally authenticated through Hyperion Shared Services.
Queries to extract DRM Users and their assigned Object Access Groups:
  • Query to list out all the DRM Users with their assigned Object Access Group and Object access level.
  • Query to list out only those DRM Users with their assigned Object Access Group and Object access level who are externally authenticated through Hyperion Shared Services.
Queries to automate Oracle DRM Users and Access Tracking

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Friday, June 26, 2020

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Essbase Client MSI (EssbaseClient.exe) installation and version check

Hi Friends,

Topic: How to install Essbase client MSI and check the installed Essbase client version 

Essbase Client MSI (EssbaseClient.exe) is required to be installed when you need to use MaxL or ESSCMD interpreters on the Windows server. Most importantly Essbase Client MSI should be installed on HPCM and FDMEE Windows servers as you may face connection issues between HPCM-Essbase and FDMEE-Essbase, if Essbase Client is not installed on these servers.

When you first time install and configure Hyperion Essbase, EPM System Installer installs both 32-bit and 64-bit Essbase Client on a machine with a 64-bit operating system. EPM System Installer installs only 32-bit Essbase Client on a machine with a 32-bit operating system.

Once you have an already running Hyperion Essbase setup, then to apply the latest patch set update (PSU) released for Essbase, for a 32-bit Windows operating system, download and install the 32-bit version of Essbase Client and for a 64-bit Windows operating system, download and install the 64-bit version of Essbase Client.

In this post, we will see how you can install and uninstall Essbase client MSI on the Windows server and check its version post-installation.

Important Note:
  1. The demonstrating Hyperion environment has the 'Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard' 64-bit operating system. 
  2. This post has been written and associated activities have been demonstrated on Oracle Hyperion Essbase Client MSI  11.1.2.4.021 (Patch 26835581). The latest version of Essbase Client MSI (released till today 26th June 2020) is 11.1.2.4.039 that you can read more about here https://blogs.oracle.com/proactivesupportepm/psu_essbase_11124039 
  3. Caution: The Essbase client version should match the version of the Essbase Server. Oracle recommends using the same version of all Essbase portfolio products (Essbase, Essbase Administration Services, Hyperion Provider Services, and Essbase Studio) and components (server, client, runtime client, API, and JAPI). When only some Essbase portfolio products are included in a patch release, the last released versions of the products that are not included in the patch are supported. For example, Essbase Administration Services 11.1.2.4.037, Provider Services 11.1.2.4.039, and Essbase Studio 11.1.2.4.031 are supported for use with Essbase 11.1.2.4.039.
  4. Refer to the Readme files prior to proceeding with these PSU implementations for important information that includes the supported paths per component, along with a full list of the defects fixed, additional support information, prerequisites, details for applying patch, and troubleshooting FAQ's. It is important to ensure that the requirements and support paths to this patch are met as outlined within the Readme file. 
  5. Before installing the new version of Essbase Client, you first need to uninstall the already installed version of Essbase Client on your Windows server.
How to uninstall Essbase Client MSI (EssbaseClient.exe):

To uninstall the already installed Essbase Client on Windows server:

1.    In Control Panel of the Windows server, navigate to Programs and select 'Uninstall a program'.
2.    Select 'Oracle(R) Hyperion Essbase Client', right-click, and then select Uninstall.

Essbase Client MSI (EssbaseClient.exe) installation and version check

Once you have successfully uninstalled the already running Essbase Client, you can now install your new Essbase Client version.

How to install the new Essbase Client MSI (EssbaseClient.exe):

Note: You can download the required version of Essbase Client from the Oracle Support portal. For example, here we have downloaded the Patch 26835581 which consists of EssbaseClient.exe of version 11.1.2.4.021. After download, extract the zip file to your desired folder. In this case, we have extracted it to OPatch folder E:\apps\OracleEPM\Middleware\EPMSystem11R1\OPatch.
  1. In the extracted folder, right-click on EssbaseClient.exe file and select 'Run as administrator'.
    Essbase Client MSI (EssbaseClient.exe) installation and version check
  2. Select your choice of language.
    Essbase Client MSI (EssbaseClient.exe) installation and version check
  3. Pick a destination folder (make a note of the destination directory). Mostly it's installed under the path E:\apps\OracleEPM\Middleware\EPMSystem11R1\products\Essbase\EssbaseClient\
    Essbase Client MSI (EssbaseClient.exe) installation and version check
  4. You can de-select Essbase Client C API and Essbase Client Samples, if you want to use Essbase Client only for Hyperion applications connections within a Hyperion environment.  #NOTE: Essbase Client C API is used to connect to Essbase server from non-Hyperion application setups like Spotfire server, MicroStrategy products, etc. The API is an interface between your custom client program and Essbase, and manages the transfer of data between client and server. Your program makes calls to functions within the API, and data is returned from the Essbase servers you connect to. You can also run custom programs on the server machine, using the same API functions as on the client. You don't have to be concerned about where the Essbase Server computer is located on the network when writing a custom API program. Locating the server and transferring data is handled by the API.
    Essbase Client MSI (EssbaseClient.exe) installation and version check
  5. Click Install.
    Essbase Client MSI (EssbaseClient.exe) installation and version check
  6. Your installation is completed.
    Essbase Client MSI (EssbaseClient.exe) installation and version check
  7. In the Installed Programs list of the Control Panel, you can find a listing for Oracle(R) Hyperion Essbase Client.
    Essbase Client MSI (EssbaseClient.exe) installation and version check
Note: After applying the Essbase Client patch, you might need to set the ESSLANG environment variable to your local language, if not already done. Also set the library path and PATH environment variables to point to the Essbase client bin directory, if not already done.

How to verify the installed version of Essbase Client on the Windows server:

Method-1:
  1. Goto the path E:\apps\OracleEPM\Middleware\EPMSystem11R1\products\Essbase\EssbaseClient\bin
  2. Right-click on ESSCMD.exe file and select Properties.
  3. You will notice your Essbase Client Product version in the properties tab.
Essbase Client MSI (EssbaseClient.exe) installation and version check
Method-2:
  1. Open a command prompt and navigate to the path E:\apps\OracleEPM\Middleware\EPMSystem11R1\products\Essbase\EssbaseClient\bin.
  2. Enter the command startMaxl.cmd
  3. In the output, you will notice your Essbase Client version i.e. 11.1.2.4.021
Essbase Client MSI (EssbaseClient.exe) installation and version check
That's all for this post.

I hope this article has helped you.
Your suggestions/feedback are most welcome.
Keep learning and Have a great day!!!
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Saturday, June 13, 2020

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Automation: Batch Script to delete Hyperion backup folders older than N months/days

Hi Friends,

Topic: How to delete Oracle Hyperion backup folders older than N months/days

Maintaining a backup of various applications is an important part of any Oracle Hyperion Production system. In most of the cases, we have a network drive connected and accessible from all the servers of a Hyperion Production environment where we save the backup of Hyperion application data, metadata, artifacts, LCM exports, etc. either manually or through automated scripts like Lifecycle Management (LCM) automation, FDMEE data load jobs, Maxl scripts, etc. on a daily or weekly basis.

Over the course of time, your network drive is filled with past many months’ backup folders consuming a lot of space and thus causing a requirement for network drive housekeeping. In most of the cases, maintaining last 3-6 months application backup folders actually serve the purpose.   

We too faced the similar case where we had many Hyperion application LCM backup folders over a network shared drive starting from the year 2017, which were consuming a huge amount of space raising critical space alerts. To housekeep the network drive when we tried to delete some of these LCM backup folders manually, we encountered the notorious ‘Source Path Too Long’ error to make matters worse.

Therefore, to fix this issue permanently, we have created a batch script called “Network_Housekeeper” which works perfectly fine and is based on the following logic:

1- We have a LCM automated scheduled job which adds two huge sized LCM backup folders every day to the network drive path: \\NetworkServerAddress\HyperionBackupFolder\AutomatedLCMExport with the following folder naming convention:

HYP_PROD_YYYYMMDDhhmm

Automation: Batch Script to delete Network drive folders older than N months/days

Note: To learn how you can add current date and time in your backup folders' name, kindly refer this link: Batch script to add today's date and time in file/folder name

2- The script maps the network drive path as a local drive on the server from where we trigger this script.

3- It identifies the date 4 months (120 days) before today’s date.

4- It lists out all the LCM backup folders with the name HYP_PROD_* having the oldest date folder first and compares the date of each folder with the date 4 months before the current date.

5- If the folder date is less than the date 4 months before the current date, it passes that folder name to ROBOCOPY purge command section as an input to delete that folder.

Note: ROBOCOPY purge command is used to troubleshoot ‘Source Path Too Long’ error while deleting the folder.

6- This loop continues until all the folders older than 4 months (120 days) are deleted.

7- The script saves the names of the deleted folders in a log file for your record: D:\Data\Scripts\NETWORK_HOUSEKEEPER\Deleted_Folder.log 

Network_Housekeeper Batch Script:

@echo off

REM Connect to the network drive path

pushd \\NetworkServerAddress\HyperionBackupFolder\AutomatedLCMExport

REM Set the number of days to retain the folders for. You need to change the day=-120 to the relevant number of days you want. 

set day=-120
echo >"%temp%\%~n0.vbs" s=DateAdd("d",%day%,now) : d=weekday(s)
echo>>"%temp%\%~n0.vbs" WScript.Echo year(s)^& right(100+month(s),2)^& right(100+day(s),2)
for /f %%a in ('cscript /nologo "%temp%\%~n0.vbs"') do set "result=%%a"
del "%temp%\*%~n0.vbs"
set "yyyy=%result:~0,4%"
set "mm=%result:~4,2%"
set "dd=%result:~6,2%"
set "final=%yyyy%%mm%%dd%"

setlocal enabledelayedexpansion

REM List out all the folders with name HYP_PROD_* having the oldest folder first and then extract the date from each folder name 

for /f "delims=" %%a in ('dir "HYP_PROD_*" /a:d /o:d /b') do (
set "folder=%%a"
set folddate=!folder:~9,8!

REM If folder date is less than the date 4 months before the current date, trigger the 'work' section of the script

if !folddate! LSS !final! call :work
)
goto :EOF

REM Delete the folder using ROBOCOPY command route 

:work
echo !folder! >> D:\Data\Scripts\NETWORK_HOUSEKEEPER\Deleted_Folder.log
rmdir emptyfolder
mkdir emptyfolder
robocopy emptyfolder "!folder!" /purge                  
rmdir !folder!
rmdir emptyfolder

You can schedule this batch script through Windows Task Scheduler to run at any time of the day. I have tested this script on my system and it takes 80 seconds to delete a 2 GB LCM backup folder. That is quite ok! 

That's all for this post.

I hope this article has helped you. 
Your suggestions/feedback are most welcome.
Keep learning and Have a great day!!!
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Saturday, June 6, 2020

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LCM Import timeout for HPCM artifacts:EPMLCM-13000:Service currently not available

Hi Friends,

Topic: How to fix LCM timeout issue while importing HPCM (Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management) artifacts

In this post, we will see LCM (Lifecycle Management) timeout error (EPMLCM-13000: Service currently not available) and how to fix it while we import HPCM (Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management) artifacts into any Oracle Hyperion environment.

Important Note: 
  • This post has been written and associated activities have been demonstrated on Oracle HPCM (Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management) version 11.1.2.4.127.
  • Different paths and folders' names mentioned in this blog may slightly vary for different Oracle Hyperion setups but at large it should be the same. 
  • It's very important to test any workaround/fix first in a non-Prod environment, and move/apply it to PROD only when you are fully sure about its workability. 
  • Never forget to take a complete backup of EVERYTHING before deleting or changing anything.
Issue:

In our Production environment, when we were trying to import HPCM application models, POVs etc. components using LCM, it was getting aborted after 5 minutes throwing following error in migration details page:

EPMLCM-13000: Service currently not available.  

LCM timeout issue while importing HPCM artifacts:EPMLCM-13000:Service currently not available

We tried to run the LCM import two more times, but every time it was getting failed after 5 mins.

Analysis:

When we checked SharedService_LCM.log (MIDDLEWARE_HOME/user_projects/domains/EPMSystem/servers/FoundationServices0/logs), we found following error message recorded over there:

2020-05-16T09:04:44.587-06:00] [FoundationServices2] [NOTIFICATION] [EPMLCM-13000] [oracle.EPMLCM] [tid: 815] [userId: <anonymous>] [ecid: 00j15bZ53w2EoItDwfV4CW0003po001Y3p,0:1:4:3:4:3:3:3:3:4:3:3:3:3:4:3:4:4:4:3:3:3:3:3:4:3:4:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:4:4:4:3:4:3:3:3:3:3:4:3:3:3:3:3:3:4:3:3:3:4:3:4:4:4:3:3:4:4:4:3:4:3:3:3:4:3:3:3:4:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:4:4:4:3:3:3:3:3:4:3:3:4:4:4:4:3:3:4:4:3:4:4:3:4:4:3:4:4:3:3:3:4:3:3:4:3:4:4:3:4:4:4:4:4:4:3:4:4:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:4:4:3:4:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:4:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:4:4:3:3:3:4:3:3:3:3:4:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:4:4:4:4:4:4:4:4:4:4:3:4:4:4:4:3:4:3:3:3:3:4:4:3:4:3:4:3:3:3:4:3:4:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:4:3:1:1:1] [APP: SHAREDSERVICES#11.1.2.0] Service currently not available.
[2020-05-16T09:04:44.587-06:00] [FoundationServices2] [ERROR] [EPMLCM-30052] [oracle.EPMLCM] [tid: 815] [userId: <anonymous>] [ecid: 00j15bZ53w2EoItDwfV4CW0003po001Y3p,0:1:4:3:4:3:3:3:3:4:3:3:3:3:4:3:4:4:4:3:3:3:3:3:4:3:4:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:4:4:4:3:4:3:3:3:3:3:4:3:3:3:3:3:3:4:3:3:3:4:3:4:4:4:3:3:4:4:4:3:4:3:3:3:4:3:3:3:4:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:4:4:4:3:3:3:3:3:4:3:3:4:4:4:4:3:3:4:4:3:4:4:3:4:4:3:4:4:3:3:3:4:3:3:4:3:4:4:3:4:4:4:4:4:4:3:4:4:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:4:4:3:4:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:4:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:4:4:3:3:3:4:3:3:3:3:4:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:4:4:4:4:4:4:4:4:4:4:3:4:4:4:4:3:4:3:3:3:3:4:4:3:4:3:4:3:3:3:4:3:4:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:4:3:1:1:1] [APP: SHAREDSERVICES#11.1.2.0] [SRC_CLASS: ?] [SRC_METHOD: ?:?] Failed to connect to "HPCMPRD" while performing import for application. Received status code - "503" with error message - "Weblogic Bridge Message Failure of server APACHE bridge: No backend server available for connection: timed out after 10 seconds or idempotent set to OFF or method not idempotent. ". Possible cause of error no backend server available for connection.

We first tried to restart Hyperion Foundation and HPCM related services but no luck. As per the SharedService_LCM.log, there seems to be an issue while connecting to the HPCM web application server during the LCM import process. As we noticed the LCM import process is getting aborted every time exactly after five mins. So we thought it to be a time out issue probably at the OHS layer. 

Solution:

As LCM import was getting aborted after 5 mins so we thought to check and modify (increase or add) the timeout setting for profitability application in the OHS (Oracle HTTP Server) configuration file i.e. mod_wl_ohs.conf. The Oracle HTTP Web server can be configured to time out if a job takes longer than a predefined period. 

Note: If your OHS server has not been configured to a specific shared location and has been kept as default then your mod_wl_ohs.conf file will be stored at <EPM_ORACLE_INSTANCE\httpConfig\ohs\config\OHS\ohs_component\mod_wl_ohs.conf. But If your OHS server is load balanced and has been configured to a shared location and you don't know that location then you can run a registry report and search for that shared location. 

How to modify LCM timeout default settings for HPCM (Profitability) application in Oracle HTTP Server server configuration file (mod_wl_ohs.conf ):

If you are using Hyperion LCM to import large HPCM models or POVs, the LCM import process may take longer to process than the time specified in the default timeout settings on the Oracle WebLogic Server. To fix this issue, you need to increase or add a timeout setting for Profitability application in OHS configuration file i.e. mod_wl_ohs.conf

Steps:

1- Stop your Oracle Hyperion services (Foundation and OHS service must be stopped).

2- On your OHS Web server, navigate to the path:

%Middleware_HOME%\user_projects\epmsystem1\httpConfig\ohs\config\OHS\ohs_component\mod_wl_ohs.conf.

3- First take a backup of mod_wl_ohs.conf file. Then open it and locate the below section: 

<LocationMatch ^/profitability>

4- Add the following lines within the <LocationMatch ^/profitability> section (modify or add the WLIOTimeoutSecs property with a value that will encompass the duration of typical HPCM migration tasks):

WLIOTimeoutSecs 3000
Idempotent OFF

LCM timeout issue while importing HPCM artifacts:EPMLCM-13000:Service currently not available

5- Now on OHS web server, navigate to the path:

%Middleware_HOME%\user_projects\epmsystem1\httpConfig\ohs\config\OHS\ohs_component\htppd.conf

6- First take a backup of htppd.conf file. Then open it and locate the below section:

# Timeout: The number of seconds before receives and sends time out. 

7- Add or modify the Timeout value to 3000, as shown below:

# Timeout: The number of seconds before receives and sends time out. 
Timeout 3000

LCM timeout issue while importing HPCM artifacts:EPMLCM-13000:Service currently not available

Note: The server timeout shown above is a suggested limit, and may be modified to suit the specific timeout settings for your application server.

8- Start your Oracle Hyperion services and try to re-import your HPCM application artifacts. It should work fine now without any timeout issue.

That's all for this post.

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Your suggestions/feedback are most welcome.
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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

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Shell Command/Script to extract Oracle EPM/Hyperion already applied patches in Linux/Unix server

Hi Friends,

Topic: How to extract Oracle Hyperion patches currently applied in your Hyperion environment using shell/bash script

In this post, we will see how you can extract all the Oracle Hyperion patches currently applied in your Hyperion environment Linux servers. I am sure you would have seen Oracle Hyperion Essbase application installed and configured on Linux/Unix server in many Hyperion setups. 

When you plan to apply any newly released Oracle patches to upgrade your Hyperion applications patch level, you may need to first know the currently applied Oracle patches for that particular Hyperion application. 

For the Windows Servers, to know how to extract Oracle Hyperion patches currently applied in your Hyperion environment using a batch script, you may like to read this post: Batch script to extract Oracle Hyperion patches currently applied

Note: 
  • This post has been written and associated activities have been demonstrated on Oracle Hyperion version 11.1.2.4.
  • The demonstrating Hyperion Essbase application server has the 'Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.10' operating system.
Concept:

As you know, we all use ./opatch lsinventory command in order to see details of all the patches that are currently installed on a Hyperion Linux/Unix server.

The lsinventory command reports what has been installed on the system for a particular Oracle home directory, or for all installations. 

The following syntax is used for this command (on Linux/Unix machine):

./opatch lsinventory -oh /apps/OracleEPM/Middleware/EPMSystem11R1

where -oh option is your Oracle Home location. 


Shell script to extract Oracle Hyperion patches currently applied

The result of ./opatch lsinventory command contains a lot of data like various versions, paths, bugs fixed, overlaying patch details, etc as shown in the below image. So in order to list out only the Oracle patch numbers and when they were applied you need to go through all the details generated as a result of ./opatch lsinventory command then extract the required details manually.

Shell script to extract Oracle Hyperion patches currently applied

The below-mentioned shell/bash script does all these things for you automatically by extracting out only the Oracle patch numbers with the date when they were applied. It saves the output into a log file for your record along with saving your manual effort. 

On Command prompt:

If you want to see all the applied patch list directly on your EPM/Hyperion Linux/Unix server's command prompt, run the below commands:

To see all installed patches:
----------------------------------------
cd /apps/oracle/epm/Middleware/EPMSystem11R1/OPatch

For EPMSystem11R1 patches:
./opatch lsinventory -oh /apps/oracle/epm/Middleware/EPMSystem11R1 -jdk /apps/oracle/epm/Middleware/jdk160_35 -invPtrLoc /apps/oracle/epm/Middleware/EPMSystem11R1/oraInst.loc | grep -i applied

For oracle_common patches:
./opatch lsinventory -oh /apps/oracle/epm/Middleware/oracle_common -jdk /apps/oracle/epm/Middleware/jdk160_35 -invPtrLoc /apps/oracle/epm/Middleware/oracle_common/oraInst.loc | grep -i applied

How to extract Oracle EPM/Hyperion already applied patches in Linux/Unix server

To see a particular installed patch:
---------------------------------------------
cd /apps/oracle/epm/Middleware/EPMSystem11R1/OPatch

For EPMSystem11R1 patches:
./opatch lsinventory -oh /apps/oracle/epm/Middleware/EPMSystem11R1 -jdk /apps/oracle/epm/Middleware/jdk160_35 -invPtrLoc /apps/oracle/epm/Middleware/EPMSystem11R1/oraInst.loc | grep -i "applied" | grep -i "28314691"

For oracle_common patches:
./opatch lsinventory -oh /apps/oracle/epm/Middleware/oracle_common -jdk /apps/oracle/epm/Middleware/jdk160_35 -invPtrLoc /apps/oracle/epm/Middleware/oracle_common/oraInst.loc | grep -i "applied" | grep -i "18514458"

Shell/Bash Script:

Create a folder (/apps/Admin) in the Hyperion Linux/Unix server where you want to extract the installed Oracle patch list and then create a shell/bash script (/apps/Admin/test.shwith the below codes under that folder.

#!/bin/bash

cd /apps/OracleEPM/Middleware/EPMSystem11R1/OPatch

./opatch lsinventory -oh /apps/OracleEPM/Middleware/EPMSystem11R1 > /apps/Admin/Patch_History.txt

cd /apps/Admin

truncate -s 0 /apps/Admin/Installed_Patches_$HOSTNAME.txt

grep -w "Interim patches" /apps/Admin/Patch_History.txt >>/apps/Admin/Installed_Patches_$HOSTNAME.txt

grep -w "applied" /apps/Admin/Patch_History.txt >>/apps/Admin/Installed_Patches_$HOSTNAME.txt

When you run this test.sh script via bash command line, it will extract out the following things for you:
  1. Total number of Oracle patches
  2. Patch numbers of all the currently applied Oracle Hyperion patches
  3. Date of applying these patches
It will also save the output in a log file with your Linux/Unix server HOSTNAME appended in the log file name.

Below is the directory structure and the output format of the above-given script:

Shell script to extract Oracle Hyperion patches currently applied

You can run this script across all the Linux/Unix servers of your Hyperion environment to extract the list of applied Oracle Hyperion patches. 

In order to see which Oracle Hyperion applications your extracted patch numbers belong to, simply do the following:  
  • Go to https://support.oracle.com.
  • Select the Patches & Updates tab.
  • In Patch Search, enter the patch number. 
  • Make sure you are searching for a Patch Name or Number and select Search.
The corresponding Hyperion application name with patch details will be displayed. 

That's all for this post.

I hope this article has helped you. 
Your suggestions/feedback are most welcome.
Keep learning and Have a great day!!!
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Batch Command/Script to extract Oracle EPM/Hyperion already applied patches in Windows server

Hi Friends,

Topic: How to extract Oracle Hyperion patches currently applied in your Hyperion environment using a batch script

In this post, we will see how you can extract all the Oracle Hyperion patches currently applied in your Hyperion environment Windows servers. 

When you plan to apply any newly released Oracle Hyperion patches to upgrade your Hyperion applications patch level, you may need to first know the currently applied Oracle patches for that particular Hyperion application. 

For the Linux/Unix Servers, to know how to extract Oracle Hyperion patches currently applied in your Hyperion environment using a shell/bash script, you may like to read this post: Shell script to extract Oracle Hyperion patches currently applied

Note: 
  • This post has been written and associated activities have been demonstrated on Oracle Hyperion version 11.1.2.4.
  • The demonstrating Hyperion environment has the 'Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard' operating system. 
Concept:

As you know, we all use opatch lsinventory command in order to see all the details of the patches that are currently installed on a particular Oracle Hyperion server.

The lsinventory command reports what has been installed on the system for a particular Oracle home directory, or for all installations. 

The following syntax is used for this command (on Windows machine):

opatch.bat lsinventory -oh E:\apps\OracleEPM\Middleware\EPMSystem11R1

where -oh option is your Oracle Home location. 


Batch script to extract all Oracle Hyperion patches currently applied

The result of opatch lsinventory command contains a lot of data like various versions, paths, bugs fixed, overlaying patch details, etc as shown in the below image. So in order to list out only the Oracle patch numbers and when they were applied you need to go through all the details generated as a result of opatch lsinventory command then extract the required details manually.

Batch script to extract all Oracle Hyperion patches currently applied

The below-mentioned batch script does all these things for you automatically by extracting out only the Oracle patch numbers with the date when they were applied. It saves the output into a log file for your record along with saving your manual effort. 

On Command prompt:

If you want to see all the applied patch list directly on your EPM/Hyperion Windows server's command prompt, run the below commands:

To see all installed patches:
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cd E:\apps\OracleEPM\Middleware\EPMSystem11R1\OPatch

For EPMSystem11R1 patches:
opatch.bat lsinventory -oh E:\apps\OracleEPM\Middleware\EPMSystem11R1 -jdk E:\apps\OracleEPM\Middleware\jdk160_35 | findstr -i applied

For oracle_common patches:
opatch.bat lsinventory -oh E:\apps\OracleEPM\Middleware\oracle_common -jdk E:\apps\OracleEPM\Middleware\jdk160_35 | findstr -i applied

How to extract Oracle EPM/Hyperion already applied patches in Windows server

To see a particular installed patch:
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cd E:\apps\OracleEPM\Middleware\EPMSystem11R1\OPatch

For EPMSystem11R1 patches:
opatch.bat lsinventory -oh E:\apps\OracleEPM\Middleware\EPMSystem11R1 -jdk E:\apps\OracleEPM\Middleware\jdk160_35 | findstr "applied" | findstr "24738130"

For oracle_common patches:
opatch.bat lsinventory -oh E:\apps\OracleEPM\Middleware\oracle_common -jdk E:\apps\OracleEPM\Middleware\jdk160_35 | findstr "applied" | findstr "16964825"

Through Batch Script:

Create a folder (E:\Admin) in the server where you want to extract the installed Oracle patch list and then create a batch script (E:\Admin\test.batwith the below codes under that folder.

@echo off

cd E:\apps\OracleEPM\Middleware\EPMSystem11R1\OPatch

call opatch.bat lsinventory -oh E:\apps\OracleEPM\Middleware\EPMSystem11R1 >"E:\Admin\Patch_History.txt"

cd E:\Admin

rem. > "E:\Admin\Installed_Patches_%COMPUTERNAME%.txt"

findstr /L /C:"Interim patches" "E:\Admin\Patch_History.txt" >>"E:\Admin\Installed_Patches_%COMPUTERNAME%.txt"

echo. >>"E:\Admin\Installed_Patches_%COMPUTERNAME%.txt"

FOR /F "tokens=*" %%A IN (
  'findstr /L "applied" "E:\Admin\Patch_History.txt"'
) DO (
  echo %%A >>"E:\Admin\Installed_Patches_%COMPUTERNAME%.txt"
)

When you run this test.bat script via command prompt, it will extract out the following things for you:
  1. Total number of Oracle patches
  2. Patch numbers of all the currently applied Oracle Hyperion patches
  3. Date of applying these patches
It will also save the output in a log file with your SERVERNAME appended in the log file name.

Below is the folder structure and the output format of the above-given script:


Batch script to extract all Oracle Hyperion patches currently applied

You can run this script across all the Windows servers of your Hyperion environment to extract the list of applied Oracle Hyperion patches. 

In order to see which Oracle Hyperion applications your extracted patch numbers belong to, simply do the following:  
  • Go to https://support.oracle.com.
  • Select the Patches & Updates tab.
  • In Patch Search, enter the patch number. 
  • Make sure you are searching for a Patch Name or Number and select Search.
The corresponding Hyperion application name with patch details will be displayed. 

That's all for this post.

I hope this article has helped you. 
Your suggestions/feedback are most welcome.
Keep learning and Have a great day!!!
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