Within Oracle Service Bus 11g, there is not an easy way to reference Domain Value Maps (DVM), like there is in Oracle SOA Suite 11g Composites. Typically, a kluge solution is implemented as a workaround in a Service Bus 11g project. With Oracle Service Bus 12c, this has changed, DVMs are now accessible in XQuery and XSL maps.
While this is good news, the even better news is that XSL maps which contain references to DVMs can now be successfully executed at design time, allowing for testing within JDeveloper. Testing of XSL maps at design time is always a good practice, it allows for catching bugs early in the development process.
Within this article, I will provide an overview of the configurations required to enable testing an XSL map at design time, which references a DVM within an Oracle Service Bus 12c project.
Overview of creation of a DVM along with publishing to the MDS repository can be found here: http://technology.amis.nl/2014/06/27/soa-suite-12c-using-domain-value-map-dvm-in-service-bus-projects/
One prerequisite step necessary when referencing a DVM outside of the current Service Bus project is to import the resource from the Meta Data Storage (MDS). OSB 12c cannot contain references to resources, like a DVM, within the MDS repository. Rather, the resource needs to be imported into the Service Bus project, as shown below.
Select the DVM within the MDS repository and select ‘Import Resource’: Read the complete article here.
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