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Contextual Analysis in Talent Management

The use of contextual information that takes into account the holistic view of a worker is essential to foster a more engaged workforce and management team. Users expect the underlying data to give insight into the individual’s contributions and the overall impact to the company’s bottom line. Application context passing to embedded reports is a unified approach for better information sharing within the Fusion Applications promoting equality of opportunity in the...

Monday, August 13, 2018 | Extensibility | Read More

Oracle HCM Cloud- Introduction to UCM (WebCenter Content Server)

There is lot of information available around UCM, content management, etc but in this article I will try to explain its meaning and usage specifically for Oracle HCM Cloud. Oracle UCM is the Oracle’s Universal Content Management application and it is now referred as Oracle Webcenter Content Server. To keep it simple, let’s just call it as UCM – which is the application that Oracle HCM cloud uses as its content management system. UCM is the preferred method of file transfer for...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | UCM | Read More

Invoking Document Transfer Utility Using Java Program

The WebCenter Content Document Transfer Utility is a set of command line interface tools written in Java providing content import and export capabilities. The UploadTool is used to create a new content item in Oracle WebCenter Content based on contents streamed from a local file. The SearchTool is used to locate content items within Oracle WebCenter Content matching specific query criteria. The DownloadTool is used to retrieve a content item from Oracle WebCenter Content and...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | Read More

Invoking WebCenter Content Document Transfer Utility using Windows Commands

The WebCenter Content Document Transfer Utility is a set of command line interface tools written in Java providing content import and export capabilities. The UploadTool is used to create a new content item in Oracle WebCenter Content based on contents streamed from a local file. The SearchTool is used to locate content items within Oracle WebCenter Content matching specific query criteria. The DownloadTool is used to retrieve a content item from Oracle WebCenter Content and...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | Fusion HCM Center of Excellence | Read More

Installing Oracle Webcenter Content Document Transfer Utility

Components required for Document Transfer The WebCenter Content Document Transfer Utility is a set of command line interface tools providing content import and export capabilities. In this document we will discuss about downloading/configuring various libraries (depicted in below screenshot)that would facilitate the document exchange between UCM and a local directory .   Before Downloading the Libraries Before downloading the libraries we need to: i) Verify if the Java Runtime...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | UCM | Read More

Oracle HCM Cloud: Release 13 Update Planning & Opting Into New Features

Oracle HCM Cloud provides a straightforward upgrade and update experience. Get prepared in advance for a successful transition to the latest release updates. Oracle HCM Cloud Checklists for Upgrading from Release 12 to Release 13 (Doc ID 2354604.1) This white paper helps ensure that you complete all the tasks for a successful upgrade.  Follow the step-by-step instructions in the upgrade planning checklists to track and plan the Release 13 upgrade.  These checklists are designed...

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 | Living in the Cloud | Read More

Oracle HCM Cloud Configurable Email Notifications

Configurable email notifications provide customers with the ability to further personalize the email content, its layout and the overall presentation for a greater user experience.  Within the next 12 months, customers can utilize the BI Publisher-based email notifications on mobile devices as well as worklist notifications in the Oracle Application Cloud. The Sketch Section# 1 is defined via PersonHeader Subtemplate;Section# 2, 4, 5, 6 are driven by the Workflow...

Monday, November 27, 2017 | Business Intelligence Publisher (BIP) | Read More

LCM Archive and Purge Processes for Release 12 Oracle HCM Cloud

Archiving and Purging is a data growth control method that Oracle HCM Cloud customers can adopt into a strategy for information life cycle management (LCM). Purge Load Batch Data (customers) Maintaining the stage and interface tables in all environments is the responsibility of customers * make this a regular task Customers have full control of when and how frequently to delete stage table data Archive then Purge Completed BPM Tasks (CloudOps/customers) BPM tasks in terminal state...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 | Fusion HCM Center of Excellence | Read More

Calling FBLdi from Peoplesoft

FBL Desktop Integrator (FBLdi) is a standalone desktop application that can assist you with various steps involved in FBL and data conversion without the need for developing complicated java programs or going through the lengthy process of posting a file to Oracle Fusion HCM manually.  It's been years since I did any coding for Peoplesoft but still daring to put some sample code around how to automate the integration from Peoplesoft. As you can see the sample code is using...

Friday, September 29, 2017 | File Based Loader (FBL) | Read More

File Based Loader (FBL)- SFTP or UCM

Oracle HCM Cloud File Based Loader(FBL) was the tool of choice for data loading and integrations from Release 4 onwards. Starting Release 10 when HCM Data Loader (HDL) was introduced, FBL was deprecated.  We still have customers using FBL either manually or in automated fashion and for that reason, I am writing this article. The purpose of this article is to educate the audience on FBL automation as it regards with SFTP vs UCM usage, provide more information so we can move...

Thursday, September 7, 2017 | File Based Loader (FBL) | Read More

Redefining Springboards with Tools: a simple guide to delight users

The key for personalizing the Springboard is to ensure that the landing page looks intriguing to the target population for their immediate attention.  There are tools for user experience design from configuring content, layout, to a new Look and Feel of the Oracle HCM Cloud. Click here to get a copy of the How to Guide and start transforming now! Further reading: The Cloud fashion week: time to celebrate today and everyday

Thursday, July 27, 2017 | Extensibility | Read More

The Cloud fashion week: time to celebrate today and everyday

Your chance to make a first impression.  The homepage is virtual front door to the inside world.  You can now design the HCM Cloud, brilliant in beauty and eloquent in user experience.   Key design considerations: The design resonates with the audience: the persona, the mood, the purpose The design is ever-changing; don't forget simple, breathtaking, and interesting Some creative design is optimized for desktops only, not yet supported for multiple devices Get inspired, download ...

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | Extensibility | Read More

HDL- Updating Source Keys (SourceKey.dat)

When you load data using HCM Data Loader, you can provide a source key. The source key is a value, usually generated from a legacy environment (PS\EBS), that identifies the record uniquely in that environment. If you specify no source key (for e.g. converting data using user keys or online data entry), then a default source key is generated. You can update both default and locally defined source keys for integration-enabled objects. This topic describes how to update source...

Friday, June 23, 2017 | HCM Data Loader (HDL) | Read More

HCM Data Loader (HDL) Keys

In this article we will discuss various key types supported by Oracle HCM Data loader a.k.a. HDL. Whether you are planning to implement coexistence with ongoing data sync, one time conversion or ongoing integrations you must select the right key type to identify records uniquely. If you select a wrong key type then it may result in huge amount of rework down the line. So please pay special attention to various key types and see what makes most sense in your situation, I do...

Friday, June 23, 2017 | HCM Data Loader (HDL) | Read More

HDL Thread Count

This article provides general guidelines for HCM Data Loader(HDL) thread count parameters. It is one of the frequently discussed topics as use of multithreading for conversion can drastically improve the performance. (As I write this article, the current HCM Cloud release is Rel12) HDL Process Flow: HCM Data Loader (HDL) process is mainly divided into three sub processes – transfer, import and load.  For simplicity sake we will consider transfer-import as IMPORT process and...

Friday, June 23, 2017 | HCM Data Loader (HDL) | Read More

HDL Batch Size

Very often I get this question about what is the concurrency or thread count to be used or recommended batch size while loading data using HCM Data Loader. I find it challenging to provide a generic answer simply because no two customers are same. Recommendations provided to one customer for loading say 1000 employees doesn't have to match recommendations given to another who is also loading 1000 employees. Let’s say there are 4 customers who are trying to load 1000 employees...

Friday, May 27, 2016 | HCM Data Loader (HDL) | Read More

HCM Data Loader (HDL) - Loading Activities & Interest Card

Overview:     Loading Person Profile (Talent Profile) using HDL is a well documented process and something Fusion HCM customers are doing since FBL days. Well defined and well known process. This article is addressing special use case from the talent profile load as it relates to Activities and Interests card.  Its one of those special cases because portrait card that we are trying to load is not really a part of PersonProfile definition or in other words, it’s not a content...

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 | HCM Data Loader (HDL) | Read More

HCM Data Loader (HDL) - What is the Scope Parameter?

Overview: Setting the scope for HDL is one the steps in preparing your Oracle Fusion HCM environment for data conversion or integration using HDL. In this article we will discuss available options and evaluate pros and cons for each.  Where to specify the HCM Data Loader Scope? You need to specify the scope parameter on the fusion setup manager task – Configure HCM Data Loader.  Available Options:  Limited Mode:- Only business objects not supported by HCM File-Based Loader can be...

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 | Read More

HCM Data Loader (HDL) - Objects Supporting Deletes

Here is a list of most commonly used objects during HDL conversion and if they support deletes or not. You can review HDL user guide for the complete list of supported objects.  Delete command - You can use the DELETE action as part of the HDL (.dat) file for objects supporting deletes. Command identifies business-object components to be purged from Oracle Fusion HCM. You cannot delete individual date-effective records so you need to delete the complete logical business...

Friday, February 5, 2016 | HCM Data Loader (HDL) | Read More

HDL Desktop Integrator (HDLdi)

HDL Desktop Integrator (HDLdi) Introduction HDL Desktop Integrator (HDLdi) is a standalone desktop application that can assist you with various steps involved in HDL and data conversion without the need for developing complicated java programs or going through the lengthy process of posting a file to Oracle Fusion HCM manually. HDLdi can assist you with file transfer and registration involved in HDL conversion, and provide sample files specifically tailored foryour own...

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 | Read More

BI Publisher to query record

Oracle BI Publisher is a powerful reporting tool that allows you to separate data sources (data model) from the data formats (report layout). The BIP engine can format any well-formed XML data, allowing integration with any system that can generate XML. BI Publisher can merge multiple data sources into a single output document. In this article you can see how easy it is to use BIP to query any record from Fusion HCM Cloud instance. In the SaaS model you don’t have access to...

Saturday, January 16, 2016 | Business Intelligence Publisher (BIP) | Read More

FBL vs HDL

This article compares FBL and HDL – two of the commonly used data loading tools in Fusion HCM to highlight key differences and similarities. It also provides some useful information on documentation and user tools.  Parameter FBL (File Based Loader) HDL (HCM Data Loader) General Release4+ Flat file based data load utility Data from any source Supports ~21 business objects Partial data set for incremental updates except work relationship and salary Delete is not supported Limited...

Thursday, January 14, 2016 | HCM Data Loader (HDL) | Read More
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