One of the hot topics demo grounds at London OpenWorld was the new Oracle BPEL Process Manager demo. For general information on the BPEL engine go to
If you want to run it on your Windows environment here is how
The demo we used at Open World is called Loan Flow Plus and simulates a loan application process at a car dealers. The demo is actually included as part of the BPEL Process Manager download. Read on to find out how to set it up on your system.
The LoanFlowPlus demo is in the samples directory of the BPEL server installation.
You are now ready to demonstrate your BPEL prowess.
The demo simulates applying for a loan at a car dealership or similar.
A user requests a loan for a car through a web form. Go to http://localhost:9700/LoanFlowPlusUI and request a loan.
When the loan is submitted it starts a BPEL process
Compare the business process representation between the Designer and the Console. Note that they look the same. However drilling down into a process box in the designer allows you to view the BPEL code. Doing the same in the console allows you to see the data associated with the code.
You can also use the console to look at historical BPEL processes - ones that have completed. Note that you can still access all the data in these because the record of them is persisted in the database.
So now you too can be a BPEL Demo Dolly!