Integrate Oracle Business Rules with PeopleSoft HCM/SOA Suite 11g

Oracle Business Rules (OBR) is a component of both SOA Suite and BPM Suite and offers seamless integration with BPEL processes in SOA applications via rules and decision tables. This integration is achieved via the use of JDeveloper as the single tool for modeling business terms, rules and processes.

A business rule has an IF part and a THEN part. The IF part tests one or more business terms. If the tests pass, one or more actions are performed in the THEN part, such as adding or changing business terms, setting an appropriate flag etc. For example, suppose a rule states enable security check only for employees who are resident in the USA.

Using OBR Designer, you can model this rule as shown:

rules.gif

In this tutorial, we show how to integrate OBR into a PeopleSoft SOA application that retrieves employee information via a PeopleSoft CI lookup. The employee's country of residence is then extracted from the output and a business rule is invoked to set the SecurityCheck flag if required.

The supporting files needed to run the tutorial are here. The tutorial assumes these files will be extracted to c:\FMW4Apps\LabFiles\PeopleSoft.

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