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R12.2 Quick Notes

ADOP Patching:

adop phases:

prepare       : Prepare the instance for online patching.
apply         : Apply patch(es) to the Patch Edition.  
finalize      : Ready the instance for cutover.  
abort         : Abort the patching cycle.  
cutover       : Promote the Patch Edition to Run Edition.   
cleanup       : Drop obsolete objects and seed data from Old Editions.
actualize_all : Actualize all objects in the Patch Edition.   
cleanup_full  : Cleanup and drop Old Editions.   
abandon       : yes|no - Abandon failed patches.

adop patch log directory:

<INSTALL BASE>/fs_ne/EBSapps/log/adop

adop patch process cycle steps:

Download any required technology patches and unzip the contents. The patch contents may be unzipped into  $NE_BASE/EBSapps/patch.

1. Prepare the system for patching. 

   source <EBS_ROOT>/EBSapps.env run

   $ adop phase=prepare 

2. Apply technology patches to the Oracle Home under the Patch f/s using the information below. 

   source <EBS_ROOT>/EBSapps.env patch 

3. Apply any Oracle E-Business Suite patches planned for this patching cycle 

   $ adop phase=apply patches=<patch_list> 

4. After all patches have been successfully applied, complete the patching cycle. 

   $ adop phase=finalize 
   $ adop phase=cutover 

Note: Below steps can be done when applications are up and running 

5. source <EBS_ROOT>/EBSapps.env run 
   $ adop phase=cleanup

6. To complete the process and synchronize the technology level between patch and run f/s. 

   $ adop phase=fs_clone

adop hotpatch steps (we cannot abort hotpatch and abondon cannot be done):

Hotpatch which can apply directly on run fs

$ adop phase=apply patches=<patch_list> hotpatch=yes

After hotpatch please run phase=cleanup and phase=fs_clone to sync the run fs with patch fs to prepare for next patching cycle

adop re-apply patch forcefully:

If we try to re-apply the patch which is already applied/exists then adop patch terminates 
with below message and by default it takes N when prompted. to overcome this we need to
re-apply patch with options=forceapply.

This Patch seems to have been applied already.
Would you like to continue anyway  [N] ? N *

$ adop phase=apply patches=<patch list> hotpatch=yes options=forceapply

adop deal with "Continue As If It Were Successful" error:

$ adop phase=apply patches=<patch list> abandon=no restart=yes flags=autoskip

To define workers in adop:

$ adop phase=apply patches=<patch list> workers=5

To define patchtop in adop:

$ adop phase=apply patches=<patch list> patchtop=<patch location base>

adop merge patch:

$ adop phase=apply patches=<patch list> merge=yes

Restarting adop From A Failed Session:

 $ adop phase=abort
 $ adop phase=cleanup cleanup_mode=full
 $ adop phase=fs_clone 

Then reapply the patch

adop apply for language patch:

$ adop phase=apply patches=18023722_ESA:u18023722.drv

adop non-interactive with patch top and define driver:

$ adop phase=apply options=nocopyportion patchtop=$XLA_TOP/patch/115 patches=driver:xla5584908.drv

adop Steps to follow to skip the failed workers:

1. Use adctrl and select option#8 (This will not be visible) to skip thefailed jobs
2. Restart adop using "restart=yes" parameter

** If the failed jobs are numerous, then better to re-start this patch once again with autoskip option.

ie.  adop restart=no abandon=yes flags=autoskip 

This command will restart the patch once again from starting onwards and will skip all the failures if any comes. But make sure to review the log file at the end of the patch application that you have skipped the failures that you want to.

Weblogic Server Smart Update Patching :

Steps to apply weblogic server smart update patch:

Refer Note: 
How to Apply WebLogic Server (WLS) Patches Using Smart Update [Video] (Doc ID 876004.1)

1.Download the patch 
2.Copy the files (for example, E5W8.jar and WGQJ.jar) and the patch-catalog_xxx.xml from the zip file to the target machine. You do not need the readme file.
Path: $FMW_HOME/utils/bsu/cache_dir

3.cd $FMW_HOME/utils/bsu

To install patch:
./bsu.sh -prod_dir=$FMW_HOME/wlserver_10.3 -patchlist=7FC9 -verbose -install

To Verify:
./bsu.sh -prod_dir=$FMW_HOME/wlserver_10.3 -status=applied -verbose -view | grep 7FC9

To Rollback:
./bsu.sh -remove -patchlist=7FC9 -prod_dir=$FMW_HOME/wlserver_10.3 -verbose

We can also apply the Smart Update patch in graphical (GUI) mode.

Steps to apply opatch on FMW Web Tier HOME :

Set the Environment as below (replace <INSTALL_BASE> path as required): 
$ export ORACLE_HOME=$FMW_HOME/webtier

$ opatch lsinventory 

Apply opatch:

$ opatch apply

Steps to apply opatch on FMW oracle_common HOME :

Set the Environment as below:

$ export ORACLE_HOME=$FMW_HOME/oracle_common

$ opatch lsinventory 

Apply opatch:

$ opatch apply

Queries :

Query to check if a patch is applied in Oracle EBS R12.2.x:

In Oracle E Business Suite (ebs erp) R12.2.x you cannot query the AD_BUGS table to check if patches have been applied..
The AD_BUGS table may have entries for patches that were applied but later the patching cycle was aborted (not really applied).

The way to check whether a patch is really applied is to use the AD_PATCH.IS_PATCH_APPLIED PL/SQL function.


select AD_PATCH.IS_PATCH_APPLIED(\'$release\',\'$appltop_id\',\'$patch_no\',\'$language\') 
from dual;

Example sql:

SELECT adb.bug_number,ad_patch.is_patch_applied('11i', 1045, adb.bug_number)
FROM ad_bugs adb
WHERE adb.bug_number in (20034256);

or for single app tier installations:

select ad_patch.is_patch_applied('R12',-1,20034256) from dual;

Expected results:

EXPLICIT = applied
NOT APPLIED = not applied / aborted

Note: If you are sure patch is applied, but showing as not applied then do the following workaround.

1. Start adadmin after source the RUN FS env.
2. Select "2. Maintain Applications Files menu" in "AD Administration Main Menu".
3. In "Maintain Applications Files", select "4. Maintain snapshot information".
4. Select "2. Update current view snapshot" in the "Maintain Snapshot Information".
5. Select "1. Update Complete APPL_TOP" in the "Maintain Current View Snapshot Information".

Query to check current AD patchset:

SELECT a.application_short_name, b.patch_level
FROM fnd_application_vl a,fnd_product_installations b
WHERE a.application_id = b.application_id
  and application_short_name = 'AD';

Query to check patches applied correctly and in the expected sequence:

1.1.Run this sql statement:

   select * from ad_adop_session_patches order by end_date desc;

1.2. Run this piece of sql code:

   set pagesize 200;
   set linesize 160;
   column adop_session_id format 999999999999;
   column bug_number format a15;
   column status format a15;
   column applied_file_system_base format a23;
   column patch_file_system_base format a23;
   column adpatch_options format a15;
   column node_name format a15;
   column end_date format a15;
   column clone_status format a15;

   from ad_adop_session_patches
   order by end_date desc;

Below are possible values of STATUS column:
N - Not Applied In the current node but applied in other nodes
R - Patch Application is going on.
H - Patch failed in the middle. (Hard Failure)
F - Patch failed in the middle but user tried to skip some failures.
S - Patch Application succeeded after skipping the failed jobs.
Y - Patch Application succeeded.
C - Reserved for clone and config_clone. Indicates clone completed

Query to Check AD and TXK C Patch levels:

SELECT codelevel FROM AD_TRACKABLE_ENTITIES WHERE abbreviation in ('txk','ad');


  1. Really clear and to the point notes on ADOP. Great contribution to the DBA community!

  2. Very well documented Kiran, Great work. - Rajiv.

  3. Hi, It is nice. Hope this may also useful here:


  4. hi, Thanks for sharing your knowledge, Colud you please post significance of adopscanlog

  5. wow wow wow wow wow wow thanks a ton :)

  6. Hi, I applied FMW home patch via opatch as specified in the readme.
    I have this confusion now:
    - do I need to apply all kind of patchs via adop, or only those that we used to apply via adpatch?
    - the opatch have been applied on run FS, should I re-apply them on the patch FS?
    Please support

    1. - the opatch have been applied on run FS, should I re-apply them on the patch FS?

      => If we apply any technology patches (opatches) directly on run FS then you need to run the fs_clone phase to synch it with patch fs. no need to apply manually.

      - do I need to apply all kind of patchs via adop, or only those that we used to apply via adpatch?
      => We need to apply all the application patches via adop, other technology patches such as webtier home/common_home etc (opatches) you need to apply using opatch.

  7. Its Very Clear blog.Easy to understand all thing about R12.2 Patching ,Thanks for your Effort.

  8. Very well documented...thanks for your time and contribution