Primer on Integration Repository
By Veshaal Singh on Oct 13, 2009
What is Integration Repository?
Integration Repository is a catalog of Publicly defined annotated interfaces available in Oracle E-Business Suite applications. These interfaces are used by partners, consultants and developers for integration with any system, application, or business partner.
These interfaces are classified by Product Family or Interface type. But what is an Interface Type? An Interface type is nothing but the underlying integration technology being used by the E-Business Suite to define public integration points e.g. PL/SQL api’s, Open Interface Tables, XML Gateway Map, EDI gateway Map, Java api etc.
How to Browse/Search?
There are three ways to browse the Integration Repository. Either by Product Family, Standard or Interface type. Here is the snapshot of the classification.
Where can I find Integration Repository?
For 11i release, there is a hosted instance available at irep.oracle.com.
For release R12, the Integration Repository comes bundled with your Oracle E-Business Suite instance. In 12.0.X releases, Integration Repository is available as a Responsibility. But in 12.1.1 release, it is available under Integrated SOA gateway responsibility.
There is no hosted instance available for 12.0.X or 12.1.X releases.
In the next blog, I will discuss more on Integration Repository and the frequently asked questions around it.