EBS Installation Guide

Installation

Please select either the Video or Online Installation and Configuration Guide links below:

Video – Steps to Install Your More4apps Wizards.
Video – Steps to Configure Your More4apps Wizards.
Video – Importing your connection urls.
Online – Installation and Configuration Guide.
When using the Online guide go to the section ‘2. Steps – Installation and Configuration’.
Make sure that you follow all of the steps. A common issue is that the packages are not installed into the database (please refer to step 3).

When you download a More4apps product,  two links will be emailed to you:

Shared Installation Script e.g. install.zip.

Product Installation File e.g. Asset_Wizard_1.1.72.zip.

The Shared Installation Script installs the m4aps_xml package that is shared across all More4apps Wizards. If you are installing multiple products, you will only need to run the ‘Shared Installation Script’ once per Oracle Instance.

The Product Installation File installs the specific product package(s) required for the associated wizard, each product installation file needs to be installed once per Oracle instance.

If our support team request that you install the latest “Shared Installation Script” or “XML Package”, click on one of the links below.  (NB. If you have downloaded a product you will also have the same link in your email). Choose the script that relates to your instance of Oracle (i.e. Release 11i or 12).

R11i Shared Installation Script.
R12 Shared Installation Script.

Compatibility

Our products are compatible with the large majority of business environments.

Below are some details for your technical team.

Recommended minimum Operating System Windows 10.
Recommended minimum Office version Office 2013. Macros need to be enabled while running the Wizards.

Note:  No additional software is required on the client (e.g. ODBC, JRE).
Our products may work with earlier versions of Windows or Excel but we do not test or formally support these releases.

Database Version 10g, 11g, 12c.
Oracle E-Business Suite 11.5.10.2 onwards (i.e. 11.5.10.2, 12.0.*, 12.1.*, 12.2.*).
Any hardware platform.
We can only support environments that have the database initialization parameters set as per MOS Notes 216205.1 for 11i and 396009.1 for R12.
  • Apple Mac.

The codebase for Mac versions of Excel is too different to the PC version, and MS-Windows components required to integrate Excel with a web server are not available in the Mac’s operating system.

  • Office 365 (Cloud Edition).

The cloud edition of MS-Excel does not provide any automation features (VBA). The browser based spreadsheet is not related to the desktop version of Excel. In order to use the More4apps Wizards, your users must continue to use the Desktop editions of Excel. So please ensure that your Office 365 implementation takes this into account. The Desktop edition is available with the Office 365 ProPlus licensing option.

  • OpenOffice.org
  • Google Sheets

Upgrading from Release 11i to Release 12

If you have upgraded your E-Business Suite from Release 11i to Release 12 our recommended approach for the More4apps products would be as follows:
  1. Download each product from the Product Download page.

    Make sure that you select either 12.0.x or 12.1.x in the ‘Version of Oracle Applications’ field.

    Run the zip files.

  2. Follow the Installation Instructions to do a full install of the Shared Package, Product Packages(s) and Servlet.

  3. Using the new Wizard spreadsheets, set up your list of instances.

  4. Your license keys and named users will probably not need to change as they should have been upgraded with the database.

    However, if your domain has changed you will need to contact us for new license keys.

  5. Copy across any templates/worksheets that you still want to use from old workbooks.

  6. Test all products against the Release 12 instance(s).

Need Help?
If you need our assistance with any installation issues, whether you are trialing a product or an existing client, please log a product support request.