Today I am going to talk about a not-so-popular and less known feature of Oracle HRMS. Its called the employee directory.

Well, as the name suggest, Employee Directory is a directory of all employees of any organization. Employee Directory provides a webbased frontend that helps search any employee in the organization. It allows to browse through the organizational hierarchy, check who’s who in the company, who reports to whom and how many people report to a manager….lot of information, on one page.

Its a great tool. One of the coolest feature is the employee picture. The picture that you load on employee form in Oracle HRMS – is visible here on the webpage in employee directory.

Recently at a client i implemented employee directory. Here are the quick steps to make it work:

1. Add a new menu to Employee Self Service (assuming you want this feature available to all employees).

2. Menu Item Name : Employee Directory
3. Function User Name: Simple Search
5. Description: Employee Directory Simple Search

Navigation to do this:

  1. Goto Applications à Menu
  2. Query for “Employee Self Service” in User Menu Name.
  3. Scroll all the way to end and add one more line.
  4. Prompt “Employee Directory”, Function “Simple Search”
  5. It will provide multiple options for “Simple Search” – select the “Employee Directory Simple Search” option.
  6. Save

Try this…and probably some time soon, i’ll also put together something to tell you how to upload bulk of Employee pictures in Oracle HRMS.

Have fun with oracle! Have fun at knoworacle!

12 thoughts

  1. HI,
    it give me message
    You do not have permission to use this software.
    Please contact your Information Technology Department.


  2. We’re implementing Employee Directory and I’m trying to use personalizations to display more than one work phone number. FastPath> Phones allows for Work Secondary and Work Teritary phone numbers, but I’m struggling to get them to appear in the Directory on eitehr teh perso’s profile or on the heirarchy grid. Any suggestions?


    1. Hi Laura,
      Of the top of my head, i can’t remember if the Emp. directory tables have the columns for additional phone numbers. the Data that shows up on Emp. directory pages does not come from the base tables, rather this data is in separate tables which are populated on running the “Refresh Employee Directory” program. If those column are not in the table, you can not add to the page using personalization.
      You may though, create a new page object and fetch the information directly from the Phone table (sounds easy but it will take time to do).

      let me know if it helps or i can provide you more details.


  3. I want to Disable the Delete button on the employee directory just below the photograph. Tried to Personalize but was unable to do so. However, I was able to disable the Preview button but the same did not apply for the Delete button.
    Could you provide any input for the same.


  4. Hi Yogesh,

    I didn’t see a place to ask the question so I decided to post it here. I have a full-time position available in Central Valley for an Oracle Apps Developer with Discoverer. May I post it here?


  5. Hi,
    I got a requirement from my client for Employee Directory….i just followed the steps which was given. it happend..
    thanks a lot,


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