Are you an EnterpriseOne 8.10 or 8.11 user who plans on upgrading to the EnterpriseOne Tools 8.96 release? If you are, you could be in for some surprises that could be unpleasant if you’re not adequately prepared.

Don’t get me wrong…I’m not saying that EnterpriseOne 8.10 and 8.11 users should avoid Tools 8.96, as it works perfectly well with these releases. You should know, however, that Oracle really engineered the latest Tools release with EnterpriseOne 8.12 in mind. For instance, Tools 8.96 can generate Java Serialized Objects from EnterpriseOne 8.12 specifications on the fly (with some limitations). If you run Tools 8.96 on Enterprise 8.10 or 8.11, however, you have to install and configure a web generator to generate the JSOs manually. Unfortunately, Oracle does not provide thorough documentation for how to properly install and configure the web generator on these two earlier releases.

Since our team at GSI has been helping several clients with this challenge lately, I’ve written a Gold Paper that explains how we install and configure the web generator to work with Tools 8.96. (That’s right…it’s a Gold Paper…not to be confused with those ubiquitous white papers that our friends at Andrews Consulting Group crank out.) You can download the paper directly from this posting. I’m also posting it in the Research and White Papers (err…Gold Papers) section of this site for those of you who spend time there.

In short, EnterpriseOne 8.10 and 8.11 can work beautifully with the latest Tools release. You just have to know how to help everyone to communicate properly with each other. Check out the Gold Paper and feel free to drop me a line in the reply box below if you have any questions.

© Jim Stuebgen, Sr. Solution Architect, Global Systems Integration, Inc. (GSI) 2007