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Oracle Integration – Adapter Enhancements to Non Oracle Applications by Arvind Venugopal

Overview Oracle Integration (OIC) has a rich set of security capabilities to enable our customers to connect applications and technologies in a secure manner. We continue to enhance Oracle Integration to provide additional enhancements and features on existing Application Adapters. In the November 2020 release, Oracle Integration added the following capabilities to third party application adapters: Salesforce Adapter:  Enablement for Salesforce Government Cloud Customers ServiceNow Adapter: Graceful downgrade of User Experience PayPal Adapter Inbound Support and New Modules Shopify Adapter New Modules Salesforce Adapter:  Enablement for Salesforce Government Cloud Customers In the recent past, the Salesforce Adapter was enhanced with the elimination of the need to upload the enterprise WSDL on the Connections page. With this enhancement the customers, who were using the Salesforce Government Cloud, were unable to create new connections due to login considerations as mentioned in this help document. With the November release, the Salesforce Adapter provides support to create a connection of the Salesforce.com application that can integrate with Salesforce Government Cloud. You simply need to select the target Salesforce instance type as Government and provide your custom domain name and API version on the Connections page. So let's start with a quick tour of the new field on the Connection page: Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Overview Oracle Integration (OIC) has a rich set of security capabilities to enable our customers to connect applications and technologies in a secure manner. We continue to enhance Oracle Integration...

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Choosing Your Update Window by Antony Reynolds

Starting in the November Quarterly release we will allow customers to choose between two update windows for their OIC Generation 2 instances. What is an Update Window? We currently provide OIC functional updates every quarter. For OIC Generation 2 instances we do this in two windows, usually two weeks apart. Starting with the November release we will allow customers to select the windows in which they wish to be updated. We recommend that non-production instances are updated in the first window and production instances in the second window. This allows customers to sanity check the update before it is applied to production instances. How Do I Select a Window? We use the OCI tagging mechanism to identify the window in which an OIC instance should be updated. We currently look at one tag : OIC_UPDATE_WINDOW1. If that tag is set then we update the instance in window 1, otherwise we update it in window 2. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Starting in the November Quarterly release we will allow customers to choose between two update windows for their OIC Generation 2 instances. What is an Update Window? We currently provide OIC...

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Oracle Integration November 2020 update for Oracle Applications Adapters by Prakash Masand

Overview Oracle Integration is one of the most robust Integration platform for Integrating with Oracle Applications may it be Fusion Applications like ERP Cloud, Engagement Cloud or NetSuite and Service Cloud. Oracle Integration November 2020 update continues to build on the momentum of differentiating Oracle Integration platform for integrating Oracle Applications by providing deep functional, simplified and differentiating features. Thus enabling customers to consume business value from Oracle Applications at a rapid pace in continuum with the Oracle applications updates. In November 2020 update we are pleased to announce following updates to the Oracle Application adapters: Fusion Application Adapters Improvements Fusion application adapters are one of they key strategic adapter for the Oracle Integration platform, Oracle Integration continues to update the adapter with the features meeting customer needs and improving overall experience of the adapter. One of such improvement done in November 2020 update is cherry picking child REST resources. This enables Integration architect to pick & chose the child resources that are needed for their businesses. In the absence of this feature Integration architect would end up having all the child resources in the integration artifacts resulting in unmanageable number of elements to traverse through in mapper as well as unnecessary load at the runtime. The second improvement done in the fusion application adapters is support for token based authentication for business events coming from Oracle applications, this will relieve customers from managing Oracle Integration password in the fusion application infrastructure that was required earlier for fusion application to successfully post message on to Oracle Integration. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Overview Oracle Integration is one of the most robust Integration platform for Integrating with Oracle Applications may it be Fusion Applications like ERP Cloud, Engagement Cloud or NetSuite...

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Oracle Integration November 2020 Update by Antony Reynolds

It is time for the November quarterly update to Oracle Integration. Lilly the Oracle integration mascot is looking forward to it. We have lots of exciting new features and improvements to share with you. Note that testing is still underway for these features and, although unlikely, it is possible that some will not meet our quality standard and be deferred to a later release. Announcements & Update Windows Currently tenant administrators get notified of OIC Gen 2 updates via notifications in the OCI console. Unfortunately most OIC users are not tenant admins and go straight to their OIC instance and so never see the notifications. To make sure users of OIC Gen 2 know when updates are coming we are adding update notifications into the OIC console. We have also added an ability for customers to mark their Gen 2 instances for one of two update windows. You can read about it in Choosing Your Update Window. Developer Productivity Enhancements We are making the following improvements for developers: Local Invoke Enhancements Configurator Enhancements Recover Unsaved Changes from Edit Improved Notification Activity Setup Improved Scheduled Flow Diagnostics Prebuilt Connectivity Enhancements We have a lot of enhancements both to existing adapters and new adapters. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

It is time for the November quarterly update to Oracle Integration. Lilly the Oracle integration mascot is looking forward to it. We have lots of exciting new features and improvements to share with...

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Take the opportunity to watch our community webcasts on-demand: · Cloud Native and Serverless SaaS Extensions · How Process Workflow can extend the role of Integration · Innovate Service Cloud with Chatbots · Integration Update & New Features · Chatbot Design best practices for Conversational UX · Connect, Innovate, Extend SaaS KickOff Webcast 2020 · Cloud Platform KickOff Webcast 2020 · Netsuite Integration · Integration Insight · Innovate HCM with Chatbots · ERP Integration with Application Adapters · HCM Integration with Application Adapters · Extend SaaS with Visual Builder Cloud Service · Integration Adapters · Integrate SaaS · Digital Assistant Update · SOA Cloud Service · PaaS Overview Webcast · Process Cloud Service Update · Integrate ERP Cloud · Integrate HCM Cloud · Functions and Cloud Native · Blockchain · API Platform Cloud Service part 2 · 3rd Generation API Gateways part1 · Oracle JET · Oracle Visual Builder Cloud Service · Container Native Application Development Platform For the latest information please visit Community Updates Wiki page (Community membership required). PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Take the opportunity to watch our community webcasts on-demand: · Cloud Native and Serverless SaaS Extensions · How Process Workflow can extend the role of Integration · Innovate Service Cloud with...

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An Advanced Guide to OIC Notification via Emails by Renukaradhya Dakshinamurthy

Introduction: Do you know how SMTP servers detect spoofs or detect the forging of the visible sender? Do you know how SMTP servers detect sender is legitimate? This blog is an answer to the above questions. With the migration of customers from OIC Generation 1 to Generation 2, we have changed the underlying stack that sends email from Cloud Notification Service (CNS) to OCI Email Service. With this, the SPF and DKIM configuration previously done will not be valid anymore and these need to be reconfigured to increase the deliverability. Using your own from address for Gen2 If you are willing to use your own "from" address like no-reply@oraclecloud.com. You have to follow the below 2 steps. You have to register the from address in Settings->Notification Screen. You have to configure SPF and DKIM on the sender domain i.e oraclecloud.com. More information on SPF and DKIM is below. SPF SPF is an acronym for “Sender Policy Framework”. SPF is a DNS TXT record that specifies which IP addresses and/or servers are allowed to send email “from” that particular domain. A domain administrator publishes the policy defining mail servers that are authorized to send email from that domain. when an email is received the inbound SMTP server then compares the IP address of the mail sender with the authorized IP addresses defined in the SPF record. An example of SPF record for oraclecloud.com is like below. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Introduction: Do you know how SMTP servers detect spoofs or detect the forging of the visible sender? Do you know how SMTP servers detect sender is legitimate? This blog is an answer to the above...

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Creating Complex Local Temporary Variables in OIC by John Graves

Introduction Over the past couple of years, I have been involved in more and more projects and proofs-of-concept moving assets from Oracle SOA Suite to Oracle Integration Cloud. Now it is important to note that these are quite different products and serve different needs.  SOA Suite is a very extensive tool which allows you to create apps, user interfaces, integrations and much more.  Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) is more focused on just integration.  However, many companies have used SOA Suite simply for integration purposes and making the move to OIC attractive. There are many actions in the world of BPEL that don't yet exist in OIC, but one that is particularly troublesome is the lack of local variables.  It is often convenient in BPEL to use a local variable to make future mappings easier in the integration.  SOA Suite's BPEL lets you create arbitrary variables of any shape and size based on a schema definition.  In OIC, local variables are either a string or based on a trigger or invoke operation. Data Stitch The new Data Stitch action almost gets us there, but again, the stitch variable must be a type already defined by a trigger or invoke.  You can't define a schema for the variable if it does not already exist. Solution STAGE FILE to the rescue!!! As you may know, you can use the stage file action to create a file on the local, in-memory, temporary filesystem.  This is very handy when manipulating files, performing zip and unzip operations and preparing files for file based integrations such as ERP Cloud.  But it can also be used to create temporary, local variables! Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Introduction Over the past couple of years, I have been involved in more and more projects and proofs-of-concept moving assets from Oracle SOA Suite to Oracle Integration Cloud. Now it is important to...

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OIC Technical Accelerators – Re-sequencer by Niall Commiskey

Let's try out the Re-sequencer - useful for my simple use case of requencing orders by orderNr, before processing them. The job of the re-sequencer is to process the input messages, in my case - orders, based on a sequence id - e.g. orderNr, as opposed to processing them based on time of arrival. In this scenario, each message will be "parked" in an ATP DB for a certain time period. This allows out of sequence orders to arrive and be processed in the correct order. e.g. orderNr 3 for Lucia Inc. orderNr 2 for Phillip Inc. orderNr 1 for Lucia Inc. need to be re-sequenced as - orderNr 1 for Lucia Inc. orderNr 2 for Lucia Inc. orderNr 3 for Lucia Inc. The Re-sequencer has the concept of groups - e.g. the Orders group, the HCM employee update group etc, i.e. the type of messages to be resequenced. There are other key parameters, which are discussed in the documentation, a link to which is provided below. There are also discussed in this post. Before I actually start using the Accelerator, let's take a detailed look at it in the OIC Home Page – Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Let's try out the Re-sequencer - useful for my simple use case of requencing orders by orderNr, before processing them. The job of the re-sequencer is to process the input messages, in my case -...

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Introducing B2B in Oracle Integration(OIC) by Subhani Sahib Italapuram

Oracle Integration provides support for B2B e-commerce with B2B for Oracle Integration. B2B for Oracle Integration represents a collective set of features inside Oracle Integration to support EDI document processing. This includes the EDI Translate action and a B2B schema editor to customize the EDI data formats. B2B for Oracle Integration provides for the secure and reliable exchange of business documents between Oracle Integration and a trading partner. B2B for Oracle Integration works in an orchestrated integration through use of the EDI Translate action. When you add this action to an integration, the EDI Translate Action Wizard is invoked to guide you through configuration with the EDI X12 document standard Business Protocols Supported in B2B for Oracle Integration B2B for Oracle Integration supports the EDI X12 business protocol for the exchange of business documents between Oracle Integration and a trading partner. EDI X12 versions 4010 to 8010, which include all document types within each version, are provided with B2B for Oracle Integration Access B2B for Oracle Integration B2B for Oracle Integration is automatically included when provisioning the following Oracle Integration versions. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Oracle Integration provides support for B2B e-commerce with B2B for Oracle Integration. B2B for Oracle Integration represents a collective set of features inside Oracle Integration to support EDI...

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Inbound EDI message to Oracle Integration for B2B World by Subhani Sahib Italapuram

In this blog, let's create a basic inbound integration flow that receives an EDI document through a REST request, parses and validates the EDI, converts it to XML, and returns the XML in the response. We shall use REST adapter to keep our blog simple but, you can replace it as per your business requirement, could be FTP adapter, SOAP or any other technology adapters/application specific adapter. Prerequisites for implementing this use case: Prior implementation experience with Oracle Integration or Basic knowledge of using Oracle Integration and refer my previous blogs on B2B Let us look at the with the implementation: In the navigation pane of Oracle Integration, click Integrations. On the Integrations page, click Create. Select App Driven Orchestration as the style to use. The Create New Integration dialog is displayed. In the What do you want to call your integration? field, enter Inbound EDI via REST, then click Create Configure the REST Adapter Trigger Connection On the integration canvas, click the start node and select Sample REST Endpoint Interface as the trigger connection. The Adapter Endpoint Configuration Wizard opens. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

In this blog, let's create a basic inbound integration flow that receives an EDI document through a REST request, parses and validates the EDI, converts it to XML, and returns the XML in the response. W...

Cloud

How to Configure the New Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) Streams Adapter by John Graves

Introduction I'm writing this blog because some of the existing documentation is a bit confusing and I initially struggled to get the new OIC Streams Adapter configured. Connector Parameters There are not many things to setup for the connector, but let me explain each one in detail: Bootstrap Servers If you search around, you'll find lots of different examples of how this should look.  Some use "cell-1" prefix, some show "console" prefix and others. For The OIC Streams Adapter, this should be in the form: streaming.us-ashburn-1.oci.oraclecloud.com:9092 where the "us-ashburn-1" is replaced with your region (e.g. us-ashburn-1,us-phoenix-1, etc).  This can be found in the URL when you login to the OCI console. The rest should be the same and the port should be 9092. SASL Username This part can be confusing.  The docs often speak of an ID, but not meaning OCID.  Let me try to make it clear here.  It is made up of three parts: Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Introduction I'm writing this blog because some of the existing documentation is a bit confusing and I initially struggled to get the new OIC Streams Adapter configured. Connector Parameters There are...

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Zero loss of service, smoothly migration from Salesforce to Oracle Apps CX with Oracle Integration Cloud Salesforce Adapter plus helper technology tools such as an Autonomous Database, Data Integration and Object Storage by Javier Mugueta

One of the big challenges regarding migrations is operational risk when moving from the old solution to the new one. Oracle Cloud provides technologies and tools that help reduce the risk to almost zero by leveraging patterns that allow the coexistence of both solutions during the migration phase, giving the alternative to deploy Oracle CX in tracks that can go live sequentially avoiding a big bang approach which typically sounds scaring. Salesforce Adapter Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) provides Salesforce Adapter, an bidirectional integration component that can be used for synchronisation between Salesforce and Oracle CX during the migration project, helping in the roll out of the different modules in CX by maintaining objects created in one side replicted in the other or vice versa. With the adapter, we can catch CRUD operations events in both sides, creating/updating/deleting the corresponding entities as long as data is created in SalesForce or Oracle. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

One of the big challenges regarding migrations is operational risk when moving from the old solution to the new one. Oracle Cloud provides technologies and tools that help reduce the risk to...

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Integration & Process Partner Community Newsletter December 2020

Dear PaaS Partner Community As 2020 comes to an end, finish the year with an Oracle certification. Enablement and certification are key to cloud success. At the Oracle Competence Center partners can attend free online classes and free online certifications: Oracle Application Integration Cloud Platform 2019 Sales Specialist and Oracle Application Integration Cloud Platform 2019 Solution Engineer Specialist. Additional we offer the latest implementation exam Oracle Cloud Platform Application Integration 2020 Specialist | 1Z0-1042-20 ($245 or free voucher). Every month’s we offer a community webcast with the latest product updates. All webcasts are available on-demand including presentations in ppt format. Highlights include (community membership required): · HCM Integration with Application Adapters · ERP Integration with Application Adapters · Netsuite Integration with Application Adapters · Integration Update & New Features · Connect, Innovate, Extend SaaS KickOff Webcast 2020 · Cloud Platform KickOff Webcast 2020 · How Process Workflow can extend the role of Integration · Extend SaaS with Visual Builder Cloud Service · Integration Insight · Integrate SaaS · SOA Cloud Service Thanks to the community for sharing all the integration articles: Oracle Integration Playground permanent service for Partners free of charge! & Oracle Integration November 2020 Update for Technical Adapters & Oracle Integration Announcements On Home Page & Oracle Integration (OIC) - a holistic view & A Simple Guide to ERP Cloud Customer Creation through integration & Oracle Integration: ICS to OIC Migration with transition to ATP & OIC Log Management with VB Studio, OCI Bucket and OCI Logging Analytics & Recover unsaved changes for an Integration edit session & OIC Nov 20 Release - Data Retention & How to Invoke an OCI Function from the Oracle Integration Cloud & OIC - A Generic Invoke for Scheduled Jobs & Diagnostic logging 'events' and benefits of decoupled log-processors & OIC Nov 20 Release - Netsuite adapter New Features & NetSuite Integration Series: Part 2: Keep data in Sync between Oracle CX Sales (Engagement Cloud) and NetSuite & Track scheduled instances from submission & OIC - Oracle Field Service via REST. In the process & innovation section we published an Process Cloud Service (PCS) Overview from Surbhi and how to connect PBCS applications with OAC. For a short summery of our monthly key information watch the PaaS Partner Updates on YouTube. The December edition highlights the Oracle Digital Assistant newsletter and the on-demand partners community webinars. In this month’s community webcast Angelo Santagata will present how to extend SaaS solutions serverless. Please join the Extend Oracle SaaS with Cloud Native & Serverless Solutions - Partner Community Webcast December 16th, 2020 Want to publish your best practice article & news in the next community newsletter? Please feel free to send it via Twitter @soaCommunity #PaaSCommunity. To read the newsletter please visit www.tinyurl.com/PaaSNewsDecember2020 Please like and share the newsletter at Twitter and LinkedIn. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: newsletter,SOA Community newsletter,SOA Community,Oracle,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Dear PaaS Partner Community As 2020 comes to an end, finish the year with an Oracle certification. Enablement and certification are key to cloud success. At the Oracle Competence Centerpartners can...

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Partner Community Webcasts on-demand

Take the opportunity to watch our community webcasts on-demand: · Integration Update & New Features · Chatbot Design best practices for Conversational UX · Connect, Innovate, Extend SaaS KickOff Webcast 2020 · Cloud Platform KickOff Webcast 2020 · Netsuite Integration · Integration Insight · Innovate HCM with Chatbots · ERP Integration with Application Adapters · HCM Integration with Application Adapters · Extend SaaS with Visual Builder Cloud Service · Integration Adapters · Integrate SaaS · Digital Assistant Update · SOA Cloud Service · PaaS Overview Webcast · Process Cloud Service Update · Integrate ERP Cloud · Integrate HCM Cloud · Functions and Cloud Native · Blockchain · API Platform Cloud Service part 2 · 3rd Generation API Gateways part1 · Oracle JET · Oracle Visual Builder Cloud Service · Container Native Application Development Platform For the latest information please visit Community Updates Wiki page (Community membership required). PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Take the opportunity to watch our community webcasts on-demand: · Integration Update & New Features · Chatbot Design best practices for Conversational UX · Connect, Innovate, Extend SaaS KickOff...

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Oracle Named a Leader for Four Consecutive Years in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service

For the fourth straight year, Oracle was named a Leader in Gartner’s 2020 “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS)” report. Thanks to all partners who supported us by your successful customer projects! The fast growing iPaaS market demonstrates that enterprises are continuing to invest substantially in their cloud and digital transformation strategies. Oracle believes that its leadership in this market is a testament to the success that large and midsize organizations have achieved with the cost effective, agile connectivity enabled by Oracle Integration. Oracle Integration runs on Oracle’s highly secure, high performance Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and is a complete and comprehensive application integration service that connects SaaS and on-premises business applications. The service offers prebuilt adapters, prebuilt business accelerators and recipes, as well as machine learning powered auto mapping. In addition, enterprises have access to low code tools for citizen integrations that rapidly deliver business value and simplify the technical complexity of dealing with low-level APIs. Oracle Integration also includes cloud native file transfer, support for B2B e-commerce integrations and business-friendly dashboards to monitor business-level metrics using web-based dashboards. Oracle’s success stems from being able to eliminate the barriers between business applications through a combination of machine learning, pre-built application integration, visual process automation and intuitive, real-time analytics. Oracle’s embedded AI capabilities, such as self-defining integrations and prediction of SLA violations enable enterprises to execute any number of integration development processes. “The success our customers have seen on their business transformation journey, speaks volumes to the level of innovation and speed achieved by integration processes,” said Suhas Uliyar, vice president, Digital Assistant and Integration, Oracle. “To us, being recognized as a Leader for the fourth year in a row demonstrates that our customers rely on our partnership to help them continue to gain efficiencies and build business resiliency.” Thousands of organizations of all sizes, across industries and regions, have adopted Oracle Integration to accelerate their digital transformation by connecting and extending any SaaS, on-premises, or custom application. For customers with on-premises Oracle applications, databases, and middleware, only Oracle offers the ability to move their workloads to the cloud as-is. Customers who have selected Oracle SaaS and are taking advantage of quarterly innovation updates in machine learning, AI, digital assistants, and analytics, can rest assured that their extensions and connections will continue to work. With pre-built adapters for any application, database, or enterprise messaging approach, Oracle Integration offers the speed, ease of use, and full range of connectivity capabilities needed to automate end-to-end enterprise processes. Download a complimentary copy of Gartner’s September 2020 “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service” here. Resources Read our Oracle Integration blog. Learn more about Oracle Integration and the avatar-led demo. Explore our extensive library of supported, business-oriented application connectors and pre-built recipes.   PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

For the fourth straight year, Oracle was named a Leader in Gartner’s 2020 “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS)” report. Thanks to all partners who supported us by...

Business Process Management

Fault handling in OIC by Jan Kettenis

This article discusses how fault handling in Integrations works for the Oracle Integration Cloud, and some best practices on how to use it, including consuming Integrations in Structured Processes. Updated on August 6 2020 after discovering that in the explanation of Fault Return parts of the text were duplicated while others were missing. Special thanks to Greg Mally of the Oracle A-Team for his valuable input. As this is a lengthy article I will start with the conclusion including what I consider to be the best practices, so if you trust me you can stop right there Best practice is to always put an Invoke activity in a Scope. In case you need to handle a fault in a specific way, it is sufficient to add a Default (Fault) Handler only, unless you need to handle different back-end faults differently. In the Fault Handler use the Fault Return option to throw a fault coming from the back-end service to the consumer of the Integration for three reasons: It gives you maximum control over the way the fault is returned to the consumer. For example, only with Fault Return will you be able to return the HTTP 4xx or 5xx status code from the back-end service as-is to the consumer of a REST Integration. With that it allows you to wrap the fault from the back-end services in one single type of fault thrown to the consumer, making fault handling by the consumer as simple as possible. For example, in case of a modeled SOAP Fault returned to a Structured Process, it now suffices to add one single Boundary Error Event for the modeled fault to handle all business faults in the process. On the Monitoring tab the integration instance that handled the fault from the back-end service is itself flagged as “Succeeded” (instead of “Errored”), which strictly speaking is correct as the integration did what it had to do (don’t blame the messenger). After all, the actual fault happened in the back-end service. So instead of unnecessarily alarming the operator of OIC (which caused no issue), Operations should look at either the consumer or the back-end service to find out what went wrong. In other words, Fault Return is the easiest way to return faults thrown by the back-end service(s) in a consistent way. This is can be very convenient for your consumer. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

This article discusses how fault handling in Integrations works for the Oracle Integration Cloud, and some best practices on how to use it, including consuming Integrations in Structured Processes. Upda...

Cloud

Extend Oracle SaaS with Cloud Native & Serverless Solutions – Partner Community Webcast December 16th, 2020

A number of customers have already built extensions/ integrations with Oracle SaaS using a variety of Oracle PaaS services. Going forward some of these will want to upgrade, migrate or build new, extensions/integrations and unsurprisingly want to ensure that their new extensions use modern technologies and modern frameworks. A specific desire these customers will have is the management of the PaaS servers, SaaS customers are used to the SaaS model, they pay by user/invoice and not by CPU and expect Oracle to manage everything. This presentation aims to help us understand what needs, when extending/integrating, a SaaS customer will have and various patterns they can adopt. The technologies we will explore are the various cloud native technologies, like Kubernetes, streams etc. and serverless technologies like Oracle Functions as a Service. Speaker: Angelo Santagata Architect, Oracle SaaS A-Team Schedule: December 16th 2020 16:30-17:30 CET (Berlin time) For details please visit the registration page here. Take the opportunity to watch our community webcasts on-demand: · How Process Workflow can extend the role of Integration · Innovate Service Cloud with Chatbots · Integration Update & New Features · Chatbot Design best practices for Conversational UX · Connect, Innovate, Extend SaaS KickOff Webcast 2020 · Cloud Platform KickOff Webcast 2020 · Netsuite Integration · Integration Insight · Innovate HCM with Chatbots · ERP Integration with Application Adapters · HCM Integration with Application Adapters · Extend SaaS with Visual Builder Cloud Service · Integration Adapters · Integrate SaaS · Digital Assistant Update · SOA Cloud Service · PaaS Overview Webcast · Process Cloud Service Update · Integrate ERP Cloud · Integrate HCM Cloud · Functions and Cloud Native · Blockchain · API Platform Cloud Service part 2 · 3rd Generation API Gateways part1 · Oracle JET · Oracle Visual Builder Cloud Service · Container Native Application Development Platform For the latest information please visit Community Updates Wiki page (Community membership required). PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

A number of customers have already built extensions/ integrations with Oracle SaaS using a variety of Oracle PaaS services. Going forward some of these will want to upgrade, migrate or build new,...

Business Process Management

OIC: Integration Pick action full-circle now with Process using it! By Jan Kettenis

This article describes how the Pick feature aka Multi-Operation Support for REST integrations now also is fully supported by Process applications. More than a year ago the Pick action was introduced in OIC also known as Multi-Operation Support. Since then you can create REST integrations supporting multiple actions for one resource using one single URL. For example, you can have one single endpoint like .../ic/api/integration/v1/flows/rest/INT_GN_CASE_GROUPS/2.0/case-metadata/casegroups supporting a POST, GET, PUT and DELETE. Apart from the fact that it is the de-facto standard for developing REST services to handle one single resource, it also is more convenient to have one single Integration that you can activate or deactivate instead of creating as many integrations as there are actions. Until the August 2020 release it was not yet supported by Process, but finally it is!! Now why would you want this? In short: because is easier and it performs better. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

This article describes how the Pick feature aka Multi-Operation Support for REST integrations now also is fully supported by Process applications. More than a year ago the Pick action was introduced...

Integration

Silently Install SOA QuickStart Revised by Martien van den Akker

Earlier I wrote a script to silently install the SOA QuickStart installer and wrote about it here. Several customer projects further and iterations on the script further, I revised this script lately again. Because I'm leaving this customer in a week or three, and to help my successors to build up their development pc's in a comfortable and standard way. You may have noticed that over the years I've grown fond of scripting stuff, especially building up environments. At my current customer every developer installed the several IDE's, test tooling and TortoiseSVN by hand. So every one has the tooling in another folder structure. Checked out the subversion repo's by hand and therefor in another structure. So, scripting things help in having the tooling in the same folder structure for every one. And that reduces the chances on problems and misconfigurations. Especially preventing the infamous phrase: 'It works with me...' when having problems. One of the revisions is to have nested if-else structures in the script, which makes it more readable then the conditional goto's we were used to use in Windows .bat files. Another important improvement was to have the install binaries in a separate fileserver-repository. This makes it possible to have the scripting and depending files in a Subversion repository. The script improved installSoaQS.bat is as follows: Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Earlier I wrote a script to silently install the SOA QuickStart installer and wrote about it here. Several customer projects further and iterations on the script further, I revised this script lately...

Integration

The magic of CorrelationSets by Martien van den Akker

CorrelationSets in BPEL are as old as the road to Rome. I wrote about it before: PCS and Correlations: the next big thing cavemen already used... Use of correlation sets in SOA Suite Although it was in the BPEL project from the very beginning, when Oracle acquired it in 2004, you might not have dealt with it before. But maybe not even realized that you can use it in Oracle Integration Cloud, with structured processes. In the first week of June I got to do a presentation about this subject, in a series of Virtual Meetups. If you weren't able to attend, but would like to watch it then you're in luck, it got recorded by Phil Wilkins: Read the complete article here. In my presentation I start with a simple demo based on a BPEL process. I have put the resulting code on GitHub: https://github.com/makker-nl/blog/tree/master/CorrelationDemo. Then I move on to a more complicated situation in OIC. I created an export for that project and placed it on GitHub too: https://github.com/makker-nl/blog/tree/master/CorrelationDemoOIC This allows you to inspect it and try to recreate it yourself. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

CorrelationSets in BPEL are as old as the road to Rome. I wrote about it before: PCS and Correlations: the next big thing cavemen already used... Use of correlation sets in SOA Suite Although it was in...

Cloud

Embedded File Server (SFTP) in Oracle Integration by Subhani Sahib Italapuram

We will be talking about how to leverage embedded File Server in Oracle Integration in this blog. Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of Oracle Integration. Targeted audience: Oracle Integration Developers OR Oracle Integration Users. File Server Overview File Server provides an embedded SFTP server within Oracle Integration, enabling organizations to focus on building integrations without needing to host and maintain a separate SFTP server. Enable File Server in OIC Before use, File Server must be enabled for the Oracle Integration instance. Enabling File Server is a one-time action completed in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure by an administrator with manage access to the instance. See Enable File Server File Server Users The primary users of File Server include: · Oracle Integration administrators, who use File Server to manage server settings and configure users, groups, and folders, including permissions. To administer File Server as described in this guide, you must be assigned the ServiceAdministrator role in Oracle Integration. See Oracle Integration Service Roles in Provisioning and Administering Oracle Integration and Oracle Integration for SaaS, Generation 2. · Oracle Integration developers, who use File Server along with the FTP adapter in integrations to read and write files. · Oracle Integration users, who access File Server using an SFTP client. These users must be configured and enabled as users in File Server. Their access is controlled by their assigned folders and folder permissions. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

We will be talking about how to leverage embedded File Server in Oracle Integration in this blog. Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of Oracle Integration. Targeted audience: Oracle Integration Developers...

Business Process Management

Cloud Platform Partner Advisory Council 2020

You are invited to the 12th edition of the annual global Partner Advisory Council by the Oracle Integration Product Management team.   Why should you attend? Get the latest product updates and roadmap details from the Oracle Integration Product Management team. Provide feedback based on your customer project experience and discuss with the Oracle team product improvements & future directions. Who should attend? Senior consultants architects, technical leaders & CTOs, who implemented successful Oracle Integration. Schedule: December 8th-10th 2020 Agenda December 8th 8:00-9:00 PST Keynotes presented by Clay Magouyrk, Executive Vice President, Oracle Cloud Strategy and Andrew Mendelsohn, Executive Vice President, Oracle Data Management Strategy. December 9th 2020 8:30-11:00 PST Welcome & introduction & partner feedback OIC Vision and Roadmap and Release Management Extreme Scalability and Enhanced Resilience in Oracle Integration, Antony Reynolds Summery & wrap up day 1 December 10th 2020 8:30-11:00 PST Adapters & Accelerators & Recepis, Michael Meiner Extend SaaS with Visual Builder and Process API Management, Robert Wunderlich SOA modernization, Ravi Pinto and Sandhya Summery & wrap up For details please visit the registration page here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

You are invited to the 12th edition of the annual global Partner Advisory Council by the Oracle Integration Product Management team.   Why should you attend? Get the latest product updates and roadmap...

Cloud

Invoking One Integration From Another Call Integration Action Step by Step by Harshit Yadav

In this blog, we are going to discuss, How to use Oracle Integration Cloud Service’s Call Integration Action feature to invoke an integration from another integration. It is particularly useful when you need to have multiple small nested integrations rather than having one large integration. It is easier to diagnose errors when you have multiple small nested integrations. If you want to know more about How to Managing & Monitoring Integration Errors in Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) check our blog. If you are new to OIC and want to get familiarise then check our blog Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) For Beginners Overview Activate and Test Sample Hello World Integration We will be using the sample  Hello World integration as the integration to be invoked (Child Integration) and Hello World Invoke integration will be used as the parent integration that will invoke the child integration. Both the integrations are provided as a sample but we will simplify the Invoke integration part for easy understanding. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

In this blog, we are going to discuss, How to use Oracle Integration Cloud Service’s Call Integration Action feature to invoke an integration from another integration. It is particularly useful when...

Cloud

Automating End to End Bulk Export from Oracle ERP Cloud using Oracle Integration (Part 1- ERP Cloud Callback) by Kishore Katta

Background What are the main methods available for Outbound Integrations within Oracle ERP Cloud? Oracle ERP Cloud has provided a very useful functionality which empowers business enterprises to extract financials data from Oracle Cloud ERP and integrate it with on-premise systems, legacy systems and other Cloud Applications. One very common business scenario in an enterprise is to generate extracts of financials data like Journals, Payables Invoices, Payments, Receivable Invoices etc for legacy or third-party partner systems. Let's see the Outbound mechanisms and the purpose of each of them based on the volume of data that needs to be sent to downstream applications BIP Extract Designed to extract incremental data for scenarios ex: –Get the list of invoices that has been approved since last execution –Extract payment data since last execution to update downstream or upstream applications to reflect payments Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Background What are the main methods available for Outbound Integrations within Oracle ERP Cloud? Oracle ERP Cloud has provided a very useful functionality which empowers business enterprises to extract...

Cloud

Integration b/w Oracle Engagement Cloud, Oracle CPQ & Oracle EBS by Atul Kumar

We have been getting a lot of queries from our Oracle Integration Cloud OIC trainees on Use case how to create an integration so that opportunity can be converted into a quote and then into order. In this blog, I am going to show step by step process on how to use Oracle Integration cloud OIC to integrate Oracle Sales Cloud, Oracle CPQ (Configure, Price, Quote), and Oracle E-Business Suite so that data is synchronized in real-time. If you are starting to learn Oracle Integration Cloud OIC we have a perfect training for you where you will learn to Provisioning OIC | Connectors/Adapters | REST & SOAP APIs | Customer Case Study | Security | Monitoring Integration. Use Case 1. Opportunity Comes through Oracle Engagement Cloud and sent to Oracle CPQ Cloud. 2. Opportunity is received and converted into a quote through Oracle CPQ Cloud and sent to Oracle E-Business Suite. 3. Then the quote is converted into Order in Oracle E-Business Suite. 4. When the integration is completed the data should be synchronized in real-time between Oracle Engagement cloud (Sales Cloud), Oracle CPQ (Configure, Price, Quote), and Oracle E-Business Suite. It is necessary that the systems to utilize one set of data and automatically transfer data between systems, this requires the systems to be integrated so that data could flow between them in a bidirectional manner. For this scenario, we are choosing Oracle Integration cloud OIC as it offers bidirectional data synchronization. Oracle Integration will be used for bidirectional data synchronization between Oracle Engagement cloud (Sales Cloud), Oracle CPQ Cloud, and Oracle E-Business Suite. What Is Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC)? Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) is a cloud-based integration application designed to perform integrations between SaaS to SaaS SaaS to On-Premise and vice versa. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

We have been getting a lot of queries from our Oracle Integration Cloud OIC trainees on Use case how to create an integration so that opportunity can be converted into a quote and then into order. In...

Cloud

How to externalize properties using Integration Properties in OIC?

How to externalize properties using Integration Properties in OIC? Have you tried to use the integration to read the files from FTP and wondered if there was a way to externalize the FTP location outside the integration? Or create an integration that sends out notification and wanted to externalize the recipient of the email as a property to be passed as a parameter to the integration? We have heard from our customers on the need for an easy way to externalize properties from the integration and be able to modify the values without editing the integration. Changing hard-coded parameter values in the integration canvas can be a time-consuming task as         i) Integrations needs to be edited         ii) Familiarity with the integration and the design tool in order to update the appropriate action and property. Also, there are use cases where an integration is developed by a one user and run by different users. The user running it might not have privileges to edit the integration making it difficult to change the parameter values. We have introduced a new feature that allows the integration developer to define properties which are exposed and can be modified outside of the integration designer. Integration developers can define properties of their choosing, providing them with meaningful names and default values, and then use them throughout the integration in the rich set of available actions. Although property values are not modifiable using integration actions, what makes them extremely useful is that the default value can be overridden outside of the design tool prior to running the integration. This feature is available for both - App Driven and Scheduled Orchestration styles. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

How to externalize properties using Integration Properties in OIC? Have you tried to use the integration to read the files from FTP and wondered if there was a way to externalize the FTP...

Cloud

How to use the new Import/Export feature in Oracle Integration by Steve Tindall

With the August 2020 release, Oracle Integration now includes a great new feature that allows you to export all the design-time meta-data from your instance into a single export file stored on OCI Block Storage. That same export file can then be imported into a different instance of Oracle Integration, effectively giving you a complete migration and/or backup capability. There are several options that can be chosen when configuring an export job depending on your intended use and we will explore those a bit later on. I have also included a Further Reading section at the bottom of this guide that will take you to the relevant documentation for this UI and it’s underlying API’s – should you wish to automate these activities in your devops processes. This guide will walk you through these major steps: Create a storage bucket in OCI Object Storage Create an OCI Auth Token for accessing to your storage bucket Configure your storage bucket for use in Oracle Integration Create an Export Job in Oracle Integration Create an Import Job in Oracle Integration Create a storage bucket in OCI Object Storage Before we get started creating export jobs, we must create a storage bucket in OCI and then configure secure access so that Oracle Integration can connect to your storage bucket. Let’s first go and create a storage bucket in OCI and then we will come back to Oracle Integration to configure and use it. First, open your OCI console for your cloud account. Next, locate “Object Storage” in the left sidebar menu and select the sub menu “Object Storage” i.e. Object Storage à Object Storage. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

With the August 2020 release, Oracle Integration now includes a great new feature that allows you to export all the design-time meta-data from your instance into a single export file stored on OCI...

Cloud

Real Time Item Synchronization using Oracle Integration by Kishore Katta

Usecase As we move critical systems to the cloud, maintaining a true Item Master at the core becomes astronomically challenging without standardized controls. Whether just starting or well into the cloud, a simplified Item Master will drive business transformation no matter what the make-up of your world. Irrespective of Consolidation or Centralized Style of implementation of Oracle Product Hub Cloud the Real Time Synchronization of Item/Attributes/Item Categories/BOM and related information with Enterprise ERP's and Commerce ERP's is pretty much a necessity. Look at the World of Possibilities which is true in many of the Real Customer Scenarios. In this use case we will explore the use of Oracle Integration to subscribe to Oracle Product Hub Cloud Events and push the relevant event information to downstream systems such as E-Business suite for a typical Hybrid Deployment scenario. a. User creates an Item in Oracle Product Hub Cloud b. Oracle Integration subscribes to the Item event, transforms and pushes the relevant Item information to E-Business Suite Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Usecase As we move critical systems to the cloud, maintaining a true Item Master at the core becomes astronomically challenging without standardized controls. Whether just starting or well into...

Community

Oracle Developer Meetups in Utrecht, Brussels, Cairo, Cologne, Frankfurt Istanbul, Lille, London, Lisbon, Madrid, Porto and Sao Paulo

We launched three new local Meetup locations in Cairo, Frankfurt and Porto! Want to learn more about developing Enterprise-grade Cloud Native applications on the Oracle Cloud Platform, covering topics like Microservices Architecture, developing in Node, Python and PHP, using Low Code development tools to build Mobile apps, and much more? Join the Oracle Developer Meetup groups if you want to follow Oracle’s solutions in this area, or participate in the events and hands-on labs we organize: · Brussels, Belgium · Cairo Egypt · Cologne, Germany · Frankfurt Germany · Istanbul, Turkey · Lisbon, Portugal · Lille, France · London, UK · Madrid, Spain · Porto, Portugal · Sao Paulo, Brazil · Utrecht, Netherlands Please let us know in case you want to run an event at one of this location or you want to start your local meetup. We are looking forward to support you and sponsor the event with pizza and beer! PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

We launched three new local Meetup locations in Cairo, Frankfurt and Porto! Want to learn more about developing Enterprise-grade Cloud Native applications on the Oracle Cloud Platform, covering topics...

Business Process Management

Integration & Process Partner Community Newsletter November 2020

Dear PaaS Partner Community The 12th edition of the Cloud Platform Partner Advisory Council will take place December 8th -10th 2020. In case you have implemented successful Oracle Integration in customer projects, It’s your opportunity to share your feedback with the Oracle Product Management team. We will discuss the product roadmaps & insights to support your customer success and to improve the Oracle cloud services. For consultants who attend an Oracle Integration hands-on bootcamp we offer a permanent OIC Playground to continue learning and to become a certified expert. The Oracle Integration November 2020 update is released. The introduction of quarterly updates allows you to choose your update window. Highlights of the latest release are Oracle Application Adapter improvements like cherry picking resources and 3rd party Adapter improvements like PayPal Adapter inbound support. Thanks to the community for sharing all the integration articles: How to use the OCI Object Storage from the Oracle Integration Cloud & Read ZIP files in Oracle Integration Cloud & Security Improvements for Database & FTP Adapters & A Simple Guide to Oracle HCM Data Loader (HDL) Job Support in Oracle HCM Cloud Adapter & OIC Connectivity Agent & Integration, Process & Insight - Netsuite Data Sync Use Case & Create an XML file in Oracle Integration Cloud & OIC REST API for Lookups & Copy files from one SFTP to another in OIC & Announcing Oracle SOA Suite on Containers & Kubernetes for Production Workloads In the process & innovation section Kalyn published advanced filtering options in process forms. Thanks to Lalitha for the article on Business Process Automation using Oracle Process Cloud Service. For a short summery of our monthly key information watch the PaaS Partner Updates on YouTube. The November edition highlights the Gartner Magic Quadrant and the Partner Advisory Council. In this month’s community webcast Chris Peytier will present how to extend SaaS solutions. Please join the How Process Workflow can extend the role of integration Partner Community Webcast November 24th 2020. Want to publish your best practice article & news in the next community newsletter? Please feel free to send it via Twitter @soaCommunity #PaaSCommunity. To read the newsletter please visit www.tinyurl.com/PaaSNewsNovember2020 Please like and share the newsletter at Twitter and LinkedIn. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: newsletter,SOA Community newsletter,SOA Community,Oracle,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Dear PaaS Partner Community The 12th edition of the Cloud Platform Partner Advisory Council will take place December 8th -10th 2020. In case you have implemented successful Oracle Integration in...

Cloud

Integrate SaaS hands-on Bootcamps Webtraining for South America, India, JAPAC and EMEA

Do you want to find out why Gartner named Oracle as a Leader in Magic Quadrant for three years in row? Are you able to innovate quickly in the new digital world? Are you looking for ways to integrate systems and data faster using a modern cloud integration platform? Attend the Oracle Integration Bootcamp, a three days hands-on training for Oracle partners! Oracle Product Management is pleased to invite Oracle Partners to attend a 3-days hands-on workshop on how to integrate with ERP & HCM applications using Oracle Integration Cloud. This Invite-Only hands-on workshop will be delivered at No-Fee to Partners. It will consist of presentations, demos, and hands-on labs. Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) offers Integration, Process Automation and Visual design capabilities that help business analysts and IT specialists to automate end to end business processes across departments. Oracle Integration Cloud offers a simple recipe to be successful in this application integration and process automation journey: Build, Integrate and Engage. Schedule: · EMEA December 8th-10th 2020 · JAPAC December 1st-3rd 2020 · South America November 17th-19th 2020 · India November 10th-12th 2020 Get the latest OIC training material here (community membership required). For additional location please visit our website here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Do you want to find out why Gartner named Oracle as a Leader in Magic Quadrant for three years in row? Are you able to innovate quickly in the new digital world? Are you looking for ways to integrate...

Business Process Management

Understand Decision Model Views

In Processes, you can work on a decision model using either the graph view or the list view. When you create a new decision model, you’re presented with the graph view by default. You can switch to the list view and vice versa using the Menu button in the toolbar. Note: The decision models that you’ve created previously will continue to use the list view as the default view. If you switch to the graph view, you’ll need to redefine the relationships between decisions and input data elements. Similarly, you'll have to redefine the order of the decisions if you switch from the graph view to the list view. Topics: · Graph View · List View Graph View In the graph view, you can create decision requirement diagrams (DRD), in accordance with the DMN standard, to visually represent your decision models. In decision modeling, a decision requirement graph (DRG) is a self-contained representation of an entire domain of decision-making that displays the important elements in the domain and the relationships between the elements. Whereas, a decision requirement diagram typically depicts a specific view of a DRG; the view depicted can either be partial or complete. Processes currently supports one DRD per decision model. The following table lists all the available DRD components, which you can use to create your decision models.  Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

In Processes, you can work on a decision model using either the graph view or the list view. When you create a new decision model, you’re presented with the graph view by default. You can switch...

Cloud

A little bit of insight in SOA Suite future by Martien van den Akker

A few weeks ago I was made aware of a few announcements, which I think makes sense and that I want to pass on to my followers, sauced with a bit of my own perspective. Containerized SOA Last year I had made myself familiar with the Oracle Weblogic Kubernetes Operator. See for instance my Cheat Sheet Serie. I also had the honor to talk about it during the Tech Summit at OUK in December '19. Weblogic under Kubernetes is apparently the way to go for Weblogic. And with that, also the Fusion Middleware Stack. However, until now only 'plain' Weblogic is supported under Kubernetes, on all Cloud platforms, as well as on your own on-premises Kubernetes platform. It was no surprise that SOA Suite would follow, and in March there an early access for SOA Suite on Kubernetes was announced. In the announcement it is stated that Oracle will provide Container images for SOA Suite including OSB, that are also certified for deployment on production Kubernetes environments. Also documentation, support files, deployment scripts and samples. Later on other components will be certified. This is good news, because it will allow SOA Suite be run in co-existence with cloud native applications and be part of a more heterogenous application platform. To me this makes sense. It makes High Availability and Disaster Recovery easier, but although the application landscape will be diverse and heterogenous, this makes the maintenance, install, deploy and upgrade of FMW within that landscape more uniformly aligned with other application compents like web applications, possible microservices, etc. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

A few weeks ago I was made aware of a few announcements, which I think makes sense and that I want to pass on to my followers, sauced with a bit of my own perspective. Containerized SOA Last year I had...

Cloud

https://paascommunity.com/2020/11/07/promoting-your-code-by-antony-reynolds/

A few years ago my wife and I were honored to be invited to our friends promotion ceremony. By hard work, dedication and outstanding leadership he was promoted to a full Colonel in the US Air Force. Fortunately when promoting integrations between environments it is a lot less work. Environments We usually have multiple environments for our code. Some possible environments are listed below: Development for building integrations. Test for testing integrations. Production for running integrations. Other possible environment might include QA for final acceptance testing Load Test for performance testing. Promotion Requirements When promoting code between environments some key features are worth bearing in mind. Same code should be deployed to production that was tested - no changes. This is important because we want to deploy to production what we tested in development and test/qa. Configuration data should be separate from code - each environment will have its own unique endpoints. This is important because we don't want to accidentally store production data in test or development systems. OIC Features to Support Code Promotion OIC allows individual integrations to be exported. Each integration includes dependent artifacts such as lookup tables, JavaScript libraries and connection types. Note that it does not include connection endpoints or credentials as these will vary between systems. To simplify deployment multiple integrations can be bundled into a package. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

A few years ago my wife and I were honored to be invited to our friends promotion ceremony. By hard work, dedication and outstanding leadership he was promoted to a full Colonel in the US Air Force....

Business Process Management

How Process Workflow can extend the role of Integration - Partner Community Webcast November 24th 2020

Process workflow is often the human-facing counterpart of back-end integration. Each one can leverage the power of the other but they often don't play well together because they cater for different profiles. Oracle Integration Cloud reduces this disconnect in a powerful way that opens new capabilities. We will demonstrate how each one can leverage the other, and even extend the reach of integration with the use of Robotic Process Automation. Speaker: Chris Peytier, Oracle EMEA Schedule: November 24th 2020 16:30-17:30 CET (Berlin time) For details please visit the registration page here. Take the opportunity to watch our community webcasts on-demand: · Innovate Service Cloud with Chatbots · Integration Update & New Features · Chatbot Design best practices for Conversational UX · Connect, Innovate, Extend SaaS KickOff Webcast 2020 · Cloud Platform KickOff Webcast 2020 · Netsuite Integration · Integration Insight · Innovate HCM with Chatbots · ERP Integration with Application Adapters · HCM Integration with Application Adapters · Extend SaaS with Visual Builder Cloud Service · Integration Adapters · Integrate SaaS · Digital Assistant Update · SOA Cloud Service · PaaS Overview Webcast · Process Cloud Service Update · Integrate ERP Cloud · Integrate HCM Cloud · Functions and Cloud Native · Blockchain · API Platform Cloud Service part 2 · 3rd Generation API Gateways part1 · Oracle JET · Oracle Visual Builder Cloud Service · Container Native Application Development Platform For the latest information please visit Community Updates Wiki page (Community membership required). PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Process workflow is often the human-facing counterpart of back-end integration. Each one can leverage the power of the other but they often don't play well together because they cater for different...

Cloud

Data Stitch Assign operation for Elements with Attributes by Jorge Herreria

Overview You might noticed some times Data Stitch ASSIGN will volunteer or remove attributes from the targeted element... On this post I explain the behavior of ASSIGN operation for elements that have attributes and give some ideas for manage it. There's heavy XML, XSD, XPath lingo in this post. I'll try to explain the lingo w/o going deep into it. I use the lingo with the intent that in case you search over the internet, you get more accurate hits ;-) Expect twisted humor and a two way conversation. A quote I like: "What if it works?" ~ me For those in a hurry If ASSIGN is copying the attributes along with the value of the element and you do not want the attributes, the use text() function. If ASSIGN is removing the existing attributes in the TO element, then you need to save off the attributes and then reassign them back. Syntax used in this post (TO XPath Expression).OPERATION(FROM XPath Expression) Example: Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Overview You might noticed some times Data Stitch ASSIGN will volunteer or remove attributes from the targeted element... On this post I explain the behavior of ASSIGN operation for elements that...

Cloud

August 2020 Update & New Release Cycle by Antony Reynolds

Well it is update time again, and we have new features for you and a new release cycle. New features include a New Home Page, Data Stitch and new Adapters. The new release cycle will provide a more predictable update for your instances. Release Cycle We are introducing a new release cycle into Oracle Integration. We will be releasing new functionality every 3 months, in February, May, August and November. We are doing this to make it easier for customers to know when their instances will be updated and what new features they will be getting. We chose February, May, August and November because these are the months most Fusion Apps customers update their Fusion Apps instances. We will be doing additional releases to provide security patches to our platform but we will generally not be providing new functionality except at the quarterly update. We are working with OCI customer notification services to improve our ability to warn you of updates ahead of time. We are sending emails and adding notifications in the OCI console. We know that emails get lost because our inboxes are too full, or the addressee has left the company, in addition a lot of customers always go direct to the OIC console. To accommodate mis-routed or overlooked emails and to support customers who rarely go into the OCI console we are working on enhancements to OIC console to provide information about upcoming or recently completed updates. This in-OIC notification will not be available for the August release but will be in a future release. New Features There are a number of new features in the August release. New Home Page When you log into an Oracle Integration instance, the first page you see is the OIC Home Page. This page helps you navigate to the areas of the product you need, provides relevant metrics and status and shows your current tasks and actions. We have redesigned the Home Page for Generation 2 instances to provide the most relevant information as well as to expose new functionality in the product. Read more about it in this blog by my colleague Michael Meiner. Jump-start your Integrations with the new Oracle Integration Home Page Data Stitch Often customers need to manipulate an existing message. The Map activity replaces the target message with a new message, this does not allow us to accumulate results for example. The new Data Stitch will allow us to iteratively update a message. There are a number of blogs available for you to get a preview of what is coming: Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Well it is update time again, and we have new features for you and a new release cycle. New features include a New Home Page, Data Stitch and new Adapters. The new release cycle will provide a...

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Docker Image for Oracle integration (OIC) Connectivity Agent by Antony Reynolds

This image retrieves the Oracle Connectivity Agent from an OIC instance and runs it in a docker container. For more information about the Oracle Integration Connectivity Agent please see Manage the Agent Group and the On-Premises Connectivity Agent in the Oracle Integration documentation. The container automatically connects to your OIC instance and downloads the agent zip file. This image is built on top of the Oracle Java 8 SE (Server JRE) container. A github project contains the build instructions if a customized image is required. Running the Image The script run.sh can be used to run the image. I makes use of the script agent_env.sh If the profile properties file (default agent.env) has no entry for the oic_PASSWORD then the container will be started in the foreground to allow entry of the username/password. If the container is started in the foreground after entering the username/password it is recommended to detach from the container (default keystroke is ^P^Q). The run.sh uses a volume to store the agent binaries and configuration. When the container exits the container is removed but the volume persists. The volume is named with the container name. The script uses the following environment variables that are defaulted if not set: Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

This image retrieves the Oracle Connectivity Agent from an OIC instance and runs it in a docker container. For more information about the Oracle Integration Connectivity Agent please see Manage the...

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Build a smarter and more resilient business with the Cognitive Enterprise for Oracle Cloud - Register for the virtual event series starting Thursday November 5th 2020

You are invited to IBM's virtual event series starting the November 5, 2020 -  TheCognitive Enterprise Powered by IBM and Oracle Cloud. Please invite your clients to this event. The webinar series will showcase IBM platform where we have built a number of intelligent workflows, integrated to Oracle SaaS, enabling clients to derive additional business value. We deliver the platform for 12 industry solutions. The Cognitive Enterprise for Oracle Cloud Applications is a true differentiator for Finance, Procurement, Supply Chain chain and HCM. The series consists of six 30 minute sessions. We have a session each week, starting with the keynote and then delving deeper into industry and domain segments. Hear Rob Churchyard, IBM's Global Oracle Leader share details about the event here. To see more details on the webinar and register, click here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

You are invited to IBM's virtual event series starting the November 5, 2020 -  TheCognitive Enterprise Powered by IBM and Oracle Cloud. Please invite your clients to this event.The webinar series will...

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https://paascommunity.com/2020/11/03/leveraging-oracle-integration-file-server-for-file-based-integrations-by-kundan-vyas/

Introduction While most enterprises want to leverage modern API-based integration technologies to automate their business processes , they are also in need of a File-based integration to enable exchange of data through files. Such enterprises often require a secure file storage solution to exchange files with their trading partners, vendors and suppliers. It is very common for these enterprises to use such a file storage solution with File-based integration to schedule and automate the process of reading and transforming files before exchanging them with multiple systems. There are multiple use cases where enterprises rely on File-based integration. Learn more about the use cases and File-based integration patterns supported by Oracle Integration in this blog from Michael Meiner. Introducing File Server In Oracle Integration (OIC) Oracle is introducing a new functionality called File Server which comes embedded within Oracle Integration (OIC) and offers significant advantages to enterprises which are in need of building and rolling out File based integrations. While customers can provision an SFTP server on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) compute resource today, they will now have an option to leverage an Oracle managed SFTP server that is tightly coupled with OIC. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Introduction While most enterprises want to leverage modern API-based integration technologies to automate their business processes , they are also in need of a File-based integration to...

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PeopleSoft Integration using Oracle Integration – Part 2 by Prakash Masand & Jin Park

Now we’re ready to create connections and integration in Oracle Integration. Oracle Integration is capable of hybrid integrations. Therefore, you can use Oracle Integration for SaaS integration scenarios such as SaaS and SaaS or SaaS and on-premises. You may need to set up a virtual private network (VPN) between your data centre and Oracle Integration using VPNaaS (VPN as a Service from Oracle) or install Oracle Integration connectivity agent inside your organisation network. It really depends upon the network / security policy of your organisation. For PeopleSoft, it’s normally located behind corporate firewall. Therefore, make sure you’ve got VPN working or connectivity agent installed. Make sure that you’ve got a successful web service call from public internet using the SOAP / REAT API test client such as Soap UI / Postman. That saves lots of time debugging connectivity issues later. Don’t forget to enable web service request logging. PeopleSoft provides excellent internal tools to monitor web service request which I will explain in the next section. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Now we’re ready to create connections and integration in Oracle Integration. Oracle Integration is capable of hybrid integrations. Therefore, you can use Oracle Integration for SaaS...

User Friendly Names in Mapper by Ishruthilaya Malarvizhi

In this blog, we will look at a new integration feature, User Friendly Names in the Mapper UI and see how the Mapper UI has changed with the introduction of this feature. The new feature will become available shortly. The Source and Target tree elements displayed in the Mapper UI are based on the application schemas. Many application schemas define their interfaces with extremely cryptic technical names that are not easy to correlate to the user friendly display names you would see in the end point application's UI. This feature provides the option to show display label instead of the technical name directly in the trees and expression builder. The feature is supported for all types of integration. Currently the below application adapters are supported with the user friendly names generation when configuring the trigger/invoke: Oracle HCM Cloud Oracle Engagement Cloud Oracle ERP Cloud REST Salesforce Mapper UI Displaying Technical Names (Developer Mode): Read the complete article here.     PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

In this blog, we will look at a new integration feature, User Friendly Names in the Mapper UI and see how the Mapper UI has changed with the introduction of this feature. The new feature will become...

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Convert Basic Routing style Integration to Orchestration style by Renukaradhya Dakshinamurthy

Convert Integrations Style from Basic Routing to App Driven Orchestration. The Basic Routing Integrations are deprecated now and currently, there is no way to convert a Basic Routing Integration to Orchestration. With this new feature, the user will be able to do the conversion from Basic Routing to App Driven Orchestration as the latter has more flexibility. The convert can be done with the help of "convert" action provided in the actions menu which is explained in detail in the below sections. Prerequisites: The minimum Oracle Integration version required for the feature is “20.36330”. What happens during the conversion of Basic Routing style to Orchestration During the conversion of Basic routing to Orchestration, the process goes through each and every entity of the ProjectModel( or flow) of Basic Routing and does a conversion to the corresponding entity of Orchestration style. The below table gives a brief mapping of the entities. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Convert Integrations Style from Basic Routing to App Driven Orchestration. The Basic Routing Integrations are deprecated now and currently, there is no way to convert a Basic Routing Integration...

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Enhanced Integration with your Business Partners using OIC AS2 Adapter by Michael Meiner

Introduction to B2B Integration using AS2 What is B2B integration? Business-to-business (B2B) integration is the automation of business processes and communication between two or more organizations. It allows them to trade more effectively with their customers, suppliers, vendors and business partners by automating key business processes using B2B based data exchange including EDI. Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is a standard means of exchanging data between companies so that they can transact business electronically. As part of the B2B Data exchange customers and their partners mutually agree on a: · Document format like X12, UN/EDIFACT · Transport protocol like AS2, sFTP AS2 is a key transport protocol that is very popular worldwide used for B2B data exchange. It is a specification for Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between organizations using the internet. AS2 uses Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME), which secures data with authentication, nonrepudiation and encryption. The transportation protocol for this specification is HTTP and HTTPS for real-time communication. S/MIME secures data with authentication, message integrity and nonrepudiation. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Introduction to B2B Integration using AS2 What is B2B integration? Business-to-business (B2B) integration is the automation of business processes and communication between two or more organizations. It...

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Oracle Integration Connectivity Updates by Prakash Masand

Oracle Integration continues to enhance the connectivity portfolio by building a new set of adapters as well as enriching the existing adapters with the key customer focused enhancements. Oracle Integration adapters are the corner stone for connecting and automating application business processes. Oracle Integration Adapter abstracts communication with diverse applications on a single pane, simplify integration interfaces as business resources and supports rapid development through configuration and declarative model rather than complex coding. In the endeavour of building robust and diverse connectivity portfolio, Oracle Integration August release will offer two brand new adapters viz. PayPal Adapter & OCI Streaming Service. New Adapters Paypal Adapter Paypal Adapter is the newest addition to the E-commerce segment of adapters and shall enable Oracle Integration customers to connect and automate their web store business processes. In the stated release Paypal Adapter shall support outbound invoke to execute the REST APIs enabling Integration developer to perform CRUD operations on the Paypal exposed business resources. As an example while order is being manufactured you may want to authorize a payment that you can capture later on successful delivery of the order. Paypal Adapter connection page requires two sets of information to establish connection with the Paypal environment. First you would need to select the environment type i.e. Sandbox / Live so that adapter can connect to the appropriate endpoint. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Oracle Integration continues to enhance the connectivity portfolio by building a new set of adapters as well as enriching the existing adapters with the key customer focused enhancements. Oracle...

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Integrate SaaS hands-on Bootcamps Webtraining for Brazil, India, JAPAC, US and EMEA

Do you want to find out why Gartner named Oracle as a Leader in Magic Quadrant for three years in row? Are you able to innovate quickly in the new digital world? Are you looking for ways to integrate systems and data faster using a modern cloud integration platform? Attend the Oracle Integration Bootcamp, a three days hands-on training for Oracle partners! Oracle Product Management is pleased to invite Oracle Partners to attend a 3-days hands-on workshop on how to integrate with ERP & HCM applications using Oracle Integration Cloud. This Invite-Only hands-on workshop will be delivered at No-Fee to Partners. It will consist of presentations, demos, and hands-on labs. Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) offers Integration, Process Automation and Visual design capabilities that help business analysts and IT specialists to automate end to end business processes across departments. Oracle Integration Cloud offers a simple recipe to be successful in this application integration and process automation journey: Build, Integrate and Engage. Schedule: · EMEA December 8th-10th 2020 · JAPAC December 1st-3rd 2020 · South America November 17th-19th 2020 · India November 10th-12th 2020 · US & Canada October 26th-28th 2020 · JAPAC October 19th-21st 2020 Get the latest OIC training material here (community membership required). For additional location please visit our website here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Do you want to find out why Gartner named Oracle as a Leader in Magic Quadrant for three years in row? Are you able to innovate quickly in the new digital world? Are you looking for ways to integrate...

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OIC and Integrating Oracle SaaS by Phil Wilkins

Handling integration between Oracle SaaS applications and modules has been something of an evolutionary journey. A couple of years ago if you wanted to integrate say HCM and ERP you needed to ICS or OIC to perform the integration. In many respects this wasn’t such a terrible thing. Technically as it meant that the back end database schema development for each app was not going to be slowed by needing to be mutually dependent with each other. As a result avoiding the complexities of managing a canonical model and ensuring any changes to that model are delivered in a manner that aligns across multiple development teams plans. Although you can see from a marketing position it might not have seemed so great, as the customer incurs more cost and development effort to realize a process of managing people (HCM) and paying them (ERP) for example. Things have moved on, and as long as SaaS apps reside in a Global Single Instance (GSI) (i.e. same region, account and deployment) then for the major products (e.g. ERP, CX, HCM, etc) are internally integrated so a person change in HCM will propagate to ERP as necessary. This certainly reduces the need for integration, saving effort (and the cost of needing OIC). Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Handling integration between Oracle SaaS applications and modules has been something of an evolutionary journey. A couple of years ago if you wanted to integrate say HCM and ERP you needed to ICS or OI...

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Jump-start your Integrations with the new Oracle Integration Home Page by Michael Meiner

When you log into an Oracle Integration instance, the first page you see is the OIC Home Page. This page helps you navigate to the areas of the product you need, provides relevant metrics and status and shows your current tasks and actions. We have redesigned the Home Page to provide the most relevant information as well as to expose new functionality in the product. Note: What we describe here is the new Home Page for Oracle Integration Generation 2 instances. For older Oracle Integration instances, the Home Page will remain the same for now (until of course, your instance is upgraded to Generation 2). Here’s a preview of the new Home Page: The first thing you will notice is the ability to try a recipe. Recipes are pre-assembled solutions to help jump-start your integration development. You can try out one of the recipes highlighted here, or search for others. More about recipes later. Next is the Summary section where you are presented with the following: My Tasks gives you information on your assigned open and total Process tasks. See here for more information on how to view tasks and manage your work. Processes tells you how many process instances are in progress and completed. Click on this card to access your Process Applications. See here for more information on automating processes with Oracle Integration. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

When you log into an Oracle Integration instance, the first page you see is the OIC Home Page. This page helps you navigate to the areas of the product you need, provides relevant metrics and...

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Integration & Process Partner Community Newsletter October 2020

Thanks to all partners who supported us by your successful customer projects! Your contribution is key to recognize Oracle Integration as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for the 4th consecutive year. For all SaaS Integration bootcamp attendees we offer now a free permanent OIC playground to become a certified expert. To increase productivity Oracle Integration offers pre-build component like recipes and accelerators. For example a recipe extracts a new hire information from HCM Cloud or synchronize the HCM directory. A technical accelerator for example is a re-sequencer or an alert notification. Thanks to the community for sharing all the integration articles: Replace Existing Connection with New Connection in OIC Integration & Extending OOTB OIC Recipe - Extract New Hire Info & Update Lookups in Oracle Integration Cloud & Zero loss of service, smoothly migration from Salesforce to Oracle Apps CX with Oracle Integration Cloud Salesforce Adapter plus helper technology tools such as an Autonomous Database, Data Integration and Object Storage & How to Configure the New Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) Streams Adapter & Creating Journal Entries in Netsuite via OIC & How to Keep Exactly One OIC Integration Instance running 24/7 & Inbound EDI message to Oracle Integration for B2B World & Oracle Integration Cloud New Home Page & Introducing B2B in Oracle Integration(OIC) & How to create a XSLT map that reads many correlated payloads & How to configure endpoints of ORDS Connections in OIC? & Creating Complex Local Temporary Variables in OIC & An Advanced Guide to OIC Notification via Emails. In the process & innovation section we published two decision trees to evaluate the usage of DMN or VBCs business rules and process forms or VBCs. And a blog post from Niall to link a process instance. For a short summery of our monthly key information watch the PaaS Partner Updates on YouTube. The October edition highlights the free cloud trials and the Integration & Process and Developer partner communities. In this month’s community webcast Martin Jarvis will present the Oracle Digital Assistant for Service Cloud. Please join the Innovate Service Cloud with Chatbots Partner Community Webcast October 20th 2020. Want to publish your best practice article & news in the next community newsletter? Please feel free to send it via Twitter @soaCommunity #PaaSCommunity. To read the newsletter please visit www.tinyurl.com/PaaSNewsOctober2020 Please like and share the newsletter at Twitter and LinkedIn PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: newsletter,SOA Community newsletter,SOA Community,Oracle,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Thanks to all partners who supported us by your successful customer projects! Your contribution is key to recognize Oracle Integration as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for the 4th consecutive...

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Oracle Named a Leader for Four Consecutive Years in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service

For the fourth straight year, Oracle was named a Leader in Gartner’s 2020 “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS)” report. Thanks to all partners who supported us by your successful customer projects! The fast growing iPaaS market demonstrates that enterprises are continuing to invest substantially in their cloud and digital transformation strategies. Oracle believes that its leadership in this market is a testament to the success that large and midsize organizations have achieved with the cost effective, agile connectivity enabled by Oracle Integration. Oracle Integration runs on Oracle’s highly secure, high performance Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and is a complete and comprehensive application integration service that connects SaaS and on-premises business applications. The service offers prebuilt adapters, prebuilt business accelerators and recipes, as well as machine learning powered auto mapping. In addition, enterprises have access to low code tools for citizen integrations that rapidly deliver business value and simplify the technical complexity of dealing with low-level APIs. Oracle Integration also includes cloud native file transfer, support for B2B e-commerce integrations and business-friendly dashboards to monitor business-level metrics using web-based dashboards. Oracle’s success stems from being able to eliminate the barriers between business applications through a combination of machine learning, pre-built application integration, visual process automation and intuitive, real-time analytics. Oracle’s embedded AI capabilities, such as self-defining integrations and prediction of SLA violations enable enterprises to execute any number of integration development processes. “The success our customers have seen on their business transformation journey, speaks volumes to the level of innovation and speed achieved by integration processes,” said Suhas Uliyar, vice president, Digital Assistant and Integration, Oracle. “To us, being recognized as a Leader for the fourth year in a row demonstrates that our customers rely on our partnership to help them continue to gain efficiencies and build business resiliency.” Thousands of organizations of all sizes, across industries and regions, have adopted Oracle Integration to accelerate their digital transformation by connecting and extending any SaaS, on-premises, or custom application. For customers with on-premises Oracle applications, databases, and middleware, only Oracle offers the ability to move their workloads to the cloud as-is. Customers who have selected Oracle SaaS and are taking advantage of quarterly innovation updates in machine learning, AI, digital assistants, and analytics, can rest assured that their extensions and connections will continue to work. With pre-built adapters for any application, database, or enterprise messaging approach, Oracle Integration offers the speed, ease of use, and full range of connectivity capabilities needed to automate end-to-end enterprise processes. Download a complimentary copy of Gartner’s September 2020 “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service” here. Resources Read our Oracle Integration blog. Learn more about Oracle Integration and the avatar-led demo. Explore our extensive library of supported, business-oriented application connectors and pre-built recipes. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

For the fourth straight year, Oracle was named a Leader in Gartner’s 2020 “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS)” report. Thanks to all partners who supported us by...

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Use Oracle Integration to Add Attachments to a Process Instance

Use Oracle Integration to Add Attachments to a Process Instance by Bogdan Eremia The other day it came to my attention that it’s not really straightforward to add attachments to an Oracle Process Instance using the REST API. One reason for this is that it requires multipart/mixed media type for the request body message format, and producing this kind format is not so common for JavaScript clients. The JS clients are more used to working with multipart/form-data, the de-facto standard for form-based file upload in HTML. One way of overcoming this is to use Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) between the JS client and Process REST API. OIC has a REST Technology Adapter that supports sending/receiving attachments in both multipart/mixed and multipart/form-data media types. The goal is to shape in OIC a REST interface that accepts multipart/form-data, to do a translation into multipart/mixed (alongside with other transformations/actions if required) and to call the Process REST API. Below are the main steps for achieving this. 1. Create a REST Connection in OIC for Process REST API. Go to OIC Homepage > Designer > Connections to create a new connection by selecting the REST Adapter. Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

Use Oracle Integration to Add Attachments to a Process Instance by Bogdan Eremia The other day it came to my attention that it’s not really straightforward to add attachments to an Oracle Process Insta...

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OIC: Identity Propagation In Structured Process by Jan Kettenis

When a process calls a service you sometimes have a requirement that some user identity needs to be propagated to the service call. This article describes how you can propagate the identity (but alas not the principle) of a user on behalf of whom a service call is executed. When calling a service in a structured process you sometimes must pass on the identity of the user that called the service. This could be the case when that service call is done to a SaaS application and it is required to track on behalf of whom that service is called. The identity (user name) only is not enough when authentication must happen using the principle (security token) of the user, but there are applications that can handle this using some combination of a system user (or client id plus secret) with an on behalf of user. And there are situations where having an on behalf of user only is enough, like when storing data in a database table with audit columns (you don’t want all the end users also to be database users so passing on the user’s principle to the DB would not make sense). It is not always trivial who that on behalf of user should be. Take for example the following process model: Read the complete article here. PaaS Partner Community For regular information on Oracle PaaS become a member in the PaaS (Integration & Process) Partner Community please register here. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle BPM,OPN,Jürgen Kress

When a process calls a service you sometimes have a requirement that some user identity needs to be propagated to the service call. This article describes how you can propagate the identity (but...