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ARCS Updates (July 2018): Power Calculation, Drag and Drop Attachments, Considerations & More

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The July updates for Oracle's Account Reconciliation Cloud Service (ARCS) are here. In this blog post, we’ll outline new features in ARCS, including adding power calculation, drag and drop attachments, considerations, and more.

We’ll let you know any time there are updates to ARCS or any other Oracle EPM cloud products. Check the US-Analytics Oracle EPM & BI Blog every month.

The monthly update for Oracle ARCS will occur on Friday, July 20 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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ARCS New Features

Power (Exponential) Calculation Added

A new scripted calculation allow you to use POWER(x,y) to raise one number to the exponential power of another. The usage is: POWER(x,y) where x=BASE NUMBER,and y=EXPONENT. x and y can be attributes or calculations, as long as they are numeric.

Drag and Drop Attachments

You can now add one or more attachments to reconciliations by using drag and drop functionality from the Add Attachments dialog box. This is available for reconciliation comments and transactions.

Search Expanded for Worklist Fields

Search functionality has been expanded for fields on the Worklist. Using the Search field, you can now search on all fields except Date.

Both New and Supported Transactions Can be Selected

In Transaction Matching, you can now select "Both" in the Status field in order to display New and Supported unmatched transactions at one time.

Changes to Labels and Threshold Values in Activity Report

Oracle has lowered the display threshold for the following metrics in the Activity Report to 2 seconds. Additionally, the labels of these metrics have been modified to reflect these changes.

  • Percentage of UI Requests over 2 Seconds
  • Top 30 Worst Performing User Interface Actions over 2 Seconds
  • Users Average Response Time by Hour

New EPM Automate Utility Version

A new version of the EPM Automate Utility is available with this update. This version includes the copyfilefrominstance command, which copies a file from a source environment to the environment (target) from which you run the command.

This version also includes changes to the following commands to make them consistent with other file operation commands:

  • listfiles: now lists snapshots and files available in an environment
  • deletefile: now deletes snapshots and files from an environment

Considerations

Academy

In the Academy, some pages and icons may appear different in the video and the Cloud service.

Using Refresh

It is a best practice to use Refresh within the ARCS user interface rather than performing a browser refresh.


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