Are you ready for RPAS v15? – Part 2

After Are you ready for RPAS v15? – Part 1, we’ll comments more details about the new version of RPAS, version 15. In this post, we’ll talk about the improvements that have been made in the Configuration Tools in this release and explain how it impact in our projects.

We don’t have many enhancements and they are quite simple, but it opens an interesting possibility to built solutions with better controls within the tool and prevent low quality procedures. Continue reading

Are you ready for RPAS v15? – Part 1

At the end of 2015, Oracle launched a new version of Oracle Retail Suite, migrating all solutions to version 15.0. As expected, Oracle delivers in this new version of RPAS comes with more features and functionality for customers and partners.

We will bring and look at some features that are interesting and that will soon impact your day to day when you work with the new version; Continue reading

Parental proportion within the RPAS

You built your workbook with all metrics and calculations, but now the end user makes the final analysis and realize you forgot a metric! (Now you’re pissed!) According to the user, this new metric has to bring the parental participation of a measure to the total of the company or at the highest level of the hierarchy.

So now you need go back to the whiteboard to analyze what you need to change to meet this need! Perhaps you may not know, but exist a feature in RPAS can solve your problem without many impacts in your configuration.

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RPAS Fusion Client 14.1

Today we’ll conversion about one of the major changes that occurred in recent versions of RPAS, mainly after version 13.3.1, Oracle was changing the Client for applications in RPAS.

The new Client called RPAS Fusion Client happens with the need to improve the functioning and, in addition, to adapt to new market trends as infrastructure and security. Continue reading

RPAS Configuration Tools (Part 2) – Details about project components

Continuing the post about ConfigTools, today we will describe more about each project component. As we saw in post RPAS Configuration Tools (Part 1) – First step in ConfigTools, each project contains 4 (four) components, they are:

  • Hierarchies
  • Data Interface
  • Styles
  • Taskflow

ConfigTools - Project Componentes

ConfigTools – Project Componentes

Each component provides project needs, so we will explain each one in detail to that everyone understands and can work correctly with respect to each component: Continue reading

RPAS Configuration Tools (Part 1) – First step in ConfigTools

When developers and analysts begin to working with RPAS is necessary that they has knowledge about the platform (concepts and constraints), but for them have the expected results to happen, it is necessary to know about RPAS Configuration Tools, the ConfigTools.

The ConfigTools is responsible for handling different projects and solutions in RPAS, it can create or change the metrics, business rules and the different definitions of the workbooks that are used for many solutions.

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Elapsed time locking in workbooks

After talked with some readers, I realized some difficulties about elapsed’s operation within a workbook, like “Why elapsed lock my measures?” and “Where can I change elaped definitions?”

Elapsed is not complicated, but exists some details where you need to know to don’t threaten in the workbook. Because of that, we decided to write on this topic to help others don’t known about. Continue reading