Traditionally Siebel CRM has been heavily dependent on ActiveX controls. Oracle offers lifetime support on any Siebel version post version 8.0 (launched in February 2007). As of Siebel 15 (Innovation Pack 2015), almost all of the Active X controls have been replaced by Java scripts as a part of the Open UI enablement. New customers deploying Siebel are truly browser-independent,… Continue Reading →

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In the last two articles we covered the process of upgrading a development database. The steps involved were as follows: Upgrade the Development Database. Run the incremental merge. Resolve the conflicts. Run the post-merge utilities. Update the physical database with the custom objects. The steps above are only required to upgrade a development database. This article covers the upgrade process… Continue Reading →

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As mentioned in the last article in this series, the Siebel upgrade process is split into 3 separate parts: Upgrade the Non-Production Database (Development Database). Perform the Database Upgrade. Perform the Incremental Repository Merge and any bug fixes. Upgrade the production database (Non-Development instances). We previously covered the first part of the upgrade, which was performing the database upgrade. During… Continue Reading →

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There’s something slightly oxymoronic about the phrase XQuery Update Facility. Make your mind up, dude – are you querying or updating? You cannae do both! But as, with each passing year, XQuery got more powerful and more popular the lack of an ability to modify XML documents began to look more and more like a gaping hole. And so, in… Continue Reading →

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In the nine previous articles in this series, we have learnt how to set up a Siebel Sandbox instance for Siebel users who want to re-implement Siebel and how to upgrade the application servers for users who want to perform an in-place upgrade. This article is relevant to all users who want to perform an in place upgrade. This might… Continue Reading →

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In the first article in the series we talked about having multiple paths for a Siebel upgrade. In a nutshell: For Siebel versions 8.0.X and early 8.1 customers the best possible route is to re-implement Siebel rather than upgrade. For this purpose we had suggested that a sandbox environment be set up so that the existing business processes can be… Continue Reading →

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In an earlier article, I discussed Automatic big table cache (ABTC) which is a new feature introduced in Oracle Database 12.1.0.2c. Automatic big table cache is an optional section of the buffer cache reserved for storing large objects. It tracks only big tables and automatically caches scanned big objects in big table cache thereby avoiding direct path reads. It caches… Continue Reading →

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In the last article in this series, we completed the installation of all of the Siebel components for our sandbox. In this article we will configure all those components so that we can start the Siebel application up. Siebel has to be configured in a specific sequence: Create a Gateway Name Server. Configure an enterprise in the Gateway Name Server…. Continue Reading →

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This is the fourth part of a series introducing Oracle developers to XQuery. In the first three parts we’ve talked about XPath, Oracle’s implementation of XQuery, and FLWOR. This article won’t be taking on anything so meaty; I just want to clear up some odds and ends that I think are important, but I wasn’t able to shoehorn into any… Continue Reading →

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Last month Microsoft announced that they’re bringing SQL Server to Linux in 2017. They’ve also made a competitive migration offer to Oracle users moving to Microsoft SQL Server. Currently we’re trying to get a clearer picture of what this means to Oracle users. You can help us out by completing this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/G96CYTX.

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