As part of the 12.2.0 upgrade process, you must run the online patching enablement process, which enables EBR of the EBS objects. Then you can use adop to upgrade to 12.2.9. This is the same for all database versions that 12.2 supports. There is no way to bypass this requirement, as you would not be able to apply any 12.2 patches to your system.
Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade Guide Release 12.0 and 12.1 to 12.2
Thanks for the confirmation. It looks that we have to understand and manage EBR going forward in EBS R12.2.x. when I read it, EBR feature is constantly mentioned along with online patching process, which is really a DBA's realm. I am EBS developer and for customization code (RICE components) migration, I wish to not use EBR at all: if we can easily get downtime from business, what is the point to have EBR at all: EBR is not revision control anyway. If I need rollback my code, I can do it: all code is source coded.
It seems for EBS R12.2.x Oracle forces all developer to learn and understand EBR, which is really confusing. I did many research and try to find answer for "As an Oracle developer for EBS R12.2.x, what is the simple workflow for SDLC (software development lifecycle) going forward with EBR enabled". Again, I'd like to keep the edition to the minimum as much as possible. I just can't find a good document/blog to explain the new SDLC.
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As Michael indicated (and you should listen to MIchael!), there is no way around online patching/EBR in R12.2.
If you are looking a "not so dry Oracle" information, I suggest you look at John Peters presentations from previous years. John has presentation archives on his web site that you might find interesting. John's web site is here.
Look for R12.2 Development and Deployment of Customizations and R12.2 Extension and Development Tips and Tricks presentations. John explains these concepts quite well.
Hope this helps!
Thanks for your valuable information. John Peter's representation is really valuable!!!
BTW, I believe I also connected with you before related to APEX-EBS integration topics.
Again, thank you!