How To Clear The Cache Using Functional Administrator? (Doc ID 759038.1)

Applies to:

Oracle iProcurement – Version 11.5.1 to 12.0.0 [Release 11.5 to 12]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

How can the ‘Clear all Cache’ be selected through the Functional Administrator responsibility to ensure newly changed profiles that pertain to iProcurement are now being considered?

Solution

WARNING: Clearing the OA Framework cache in a PRODUCTION instance can cause data issues if multiple users are engaged and transacting data in the application at the time cache is cleared.  Please only utilize this in Production if advised by Oracle Support Services or Oracle Development.

Many times when setting profile options that pertain to iProcurement, to ensure that the new profile values are invoked immediately, the following actions can be taken using the Functional Administrator.

Examples that may require this action to be taken are as follows:
–  iProcurement Preferences (these values actually are User level profile options)
– FND Diagnostics – to enable diagnostics
– FND Debug Log Enabled – which engages further debugging to FND_LOG_MESSAGES table
– Personalize Self Service Defn – commonly used profile to enable the Personalization Links
– Newly added responsibility is not visible in the list of Responsibilities after logging into the application

The following steps are to be utilized to clear all the cache, forcing a refresh and requery of all profile values for the user in question.

1. Login and choose the Functional Administrator responsibility – then choose Home.

image12.  Choose the Core Services Tab – then the Caching Framework Sub-Menu (In the dark blue region).
– Proceed to choose ‘Global Configuration’ from the left hand side menu that appears
– In the far right choose ‘Clear all Cache’ button

image23. A screen prompts and confirms that the action will clear all cache on the middle tier server – choose Yes.
Essentially, this just forces all user sessions to engage and validate – rather than using cached values.

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4.  A confirmation message is displayed, confirming that all cache has been cleared across middle tiers.

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5. Proceed to test and confirm whatever change was made to the preference, profile, etc….

WARNING: Clearing the OA Framework cache in a PRODUCTION instance can cause data issues if multiple users are engaged and transacting data in the application at the time cache is cleared. Please only utilize this in Production if advised by Oracle Support Services or Oracle Development.
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How To Clear Caches (Apache/iAS, Cabo, Modplsql, Browser, Jinitiator, Java, Portal, WebADI) for E-Business Suite? (Doc ID 742107.1)

Applies to:

Oracle Applications Technology Stack – Version 11.5.9 to 12.2.2 [Release 11.5 to 12.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

Sometimes it is recommended by Support or Development to clear Apache, Browser, Java, Jinitiator or
other caches in E-Business Suite environment. This document simply provides you with the methods to accomplish this.
The users shouldn’t be connected to the Applications during this task.

Solution

Apache / iAS

For 11i and earlier versions:

– shutdown iAS server
– go to $OA_HTML (for 11.5.9) or $COMMON_TOP (for 11.5.10.x) directory
– backup the directory _pages and delete its contents by running for instance:

rm -rf $COMMON_TOP/_pages/*

– for modplsql caches remove contents of  $IAS_ORACLE_HOME/Apache/modplsql/cache directory
– restart iAS server

To clear middle tier cache in release 12:

– go to “Functional Administrator” responsibility
– select Core Services => Caching Framework => Global Configuration => Clear cache
(please review Note 759038.1 for details).

In case you have login issue after accidentally cleared the _pages instead of using the method above for r12
please review Note 433386.1 to recompile jsp files.

Cabo

Images and style sheets can be corrupted or out of sync in the cabo caches,
you may need to clear the related directories after backup:

$OA_HTML/cabo/images/cache
$OA_HTML/cabo/styles/cache

Web Browser

for Internet Explorer:

– go to menu Tools => Internet Options,
– select ‘General’ tab,
– click on button ‘Delete Files’ in ‘Temporary Internet files’ area
or
– click on button ‘Delete…’ then in ‘Delete Browsing History’ pop-up window click on ‘Delete Files…’
– close all IE windows and restart new browser session.

for Mozilla Firefox:

– go to menu Tools
– select ‘Clear Private Data…’ or ‘Clear Recent History…’ then check ‘Cache’
or
– go to menu Edit or Tools
– select Preferences or Options.
– expand the ‘Advance’ options and choose ‘Cache’ or Privacy
– click the button called ‘Clear Cache’.

for Safari:

– go to Safari menu
– select Empty Cache => Click ‘Empty’ in the dialogue box

for Netscape:

– go to menu Edit => Preferences,
– choose ‘Cache’ in ‘Advanced’ category,
– click on buttons ‘Clear Memory Cache’ and ‘Clear Disk Cache’.
– close all Netscape windows and restart new browser session.

Jinitiator

Two possibilities depending of the Jinitiator version:

for 1.1.8.x versions:

– delete all files in directory:

C:\Program Files\Oracle\Jinitiator <version>\jcache\

for 1.3.1.x versions:

– go to Start => Parameters => Control Panel
– double-click on “Jinitiator <version>” icon
– in the new pop-up window, click on “Cache” tab
– click on “Clear Jar Cache ” button. On prompt, click Yes.

(you can also delete directly all files under directory:
C:\Documents and Settings\<your user name>\Oracle Jar Cache)

Java

Java/JRE plug-in (Windows)

– go to Start => Parameters => Control Panel
– double-click on ‘Java’ icon
– in the new pop-up window, click on ‘General’ tab
– click on ‘Setting…’ button in ‘Temporary Internet files’ area then click on ‘Delete Files…’ button
(you can select Applets, Applications or other files)

JVM

– go to responsibility “Functional Administrator”
– click on “Core Services” tab then the “Caching Framework” sub-tab
– click on “Global Configuration” link then click on “Clear all cache” button to clear all of the Java Cache’s

Portal

– go to the url: http://<host.domain&gt;:<port>/pls/admin_/gateway.htm or cache.htm
– click on “Cache Settings” option and note the “Cache Directory”
– go to this directory and delete all the cache files in the directory and sub directories

See also modplsql caches in Apache/iAS section above.

WebADI / BNE cache

For instance when enabling BNE log

– go to url: http://<host.domain&gt;:<port>/oa_servlets/oracle.apps.bne.framework.BneAdminServlet
– click on the “clear-cache” link
– at the bottom of the page you should see ‘Cache Cleared’