Introduction to CPADMIN

OracleĀ® has launched CPADMIN, a concurrent processing command-line utility for E-Business SuiteĀ® (EBS) versions R12.1.3 and R12.2.x. CPADMIN is a menu-based utility that wraps multiple existing utilities for concurrent processes and allows you to work on several concurrent process-related tasks under a single menu.

Newly released and user friendly, CPADMIN is the replacement for the cmclean.sql script in EBS Release 12. This blog explores some features of CPADMIN and shows you how to use it to execute multiple tasks with a single command.

Tasks handled by CPADMIN

You can use CPADMIN for the following tasks:

  • View manager status: Shows status of all the managers. You can view all running concurrent manager (CM) statuses (with or without process IDs). The same status information is shown in the Administer Concurrent Managers form and on the Oracle Access Manager (OAM) Concurrent Managers page.
  • Clean concurrent processing tables: Helps clear concurrent processing (CP) tables and ensures CP tables are cleaned and reset for Internal Concurrent Manager (ICM) startup.
  • Set manager diagnostics: Sets CM diagnostics and lets you turn diagnostics on and off for specific managers.
  • Control a manager or service: Sends a control request to a manager or service and starts, stops, or verifies an individual CM.
  • Rebuild concurrent manager views: Rebuilds the CM views for Fnd_Concurrent_Worker_Requests and Fnd_Concurrent_CRM_Requests.
  • Analyze concurrent requests: Analyzes concurrent requests and prints out the details. This task was added in Oracle EBS 12.2.x.
  • Move request files: Changes the request log and output file locations. This task was added in Oracle EBS 12.2.x.

Steps to use CPADMIN

Use the following steps to use the CPADMIN command-line utility to perform maintenance tasks:

Note: Screenshots are taken from Oracle EBS version 12.1.3.

  1. Set the environment.

  2. Run CPADMIN by executing the following command from any directory:


    The following screen displays:

  1. Enter 1 to display the Administer Concurrent Managers menu, as shown in the following image:
  1. Choose the tasks to perform. When you're finished, press R to return to the previous menu.
  2. From the Main Menu, enter 2 to show the Administer Concurrent Requests menu as shown in the following image:

Enable the CPADMIN utility in Oracle EBS

To activate the CPADMIN utility in EBS, apply the Concurrent Processing RUP2 Patchset 22549247, which is RUP3 for Concurrent Processing Release 12.1.3. This patch consolidates Concurrent Processing RUP2 (19287293) along with all fixes released after RUP2.

Note: Before you apply patch 22549247, ensure that you have applied patches 17884289 and 8919491. For Oracle EBS 12.2.x, this feature is already enabled.


CPADMIN is an interesting tool that consolidates different CP management functions into a single menu-based tool. It is simple to use, and you can run it in PuTTYĀ® to monitor the CM status and start or stop the manager from the backend. You donā€™t need to open an application URL to monitor a CM or to start or stop the manager. With this tool, you can execute multiple tasks with a single command. CPADMIN replaces cmclean.sql, so use CPADMIN to perform that function. You can do multiple CP-related tasks from the backend, which you previously could not perform.

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