Features Flag in Oracle Integration Cloud by Ankur Jain

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This article will explain features flag in Oracle Integration Cloud.

Oracle Integration Cloud allows enabling specific functionality to the specific OIC instance as required which is called feature flag model. The codebase will remain the same for all instances but feature flag control the features.

Each new feature is assigned a specific flag that is used to control the feature. For example, if you want to call already activated integration inside another integration, there is a feature flag oic.ics.console.integration.invoke.local.integration assigned to this specific feature. If this flag is enabled in the OIC instance then only this feature can be used. Flags are controlled from a central system and can be updated in real-time by Oracle development and operations. This means that feature flags can be turned on very quickly, and also if a problem occurs they can be disabled.

See one example of feature flag here which calls OIC Integration

The life cycle of Feature Flags

Below diagram depicts the different phases of the Feature Flags. Let’s go ahead and understand the meaning of each phase

Internal Only:

When the specific feature enters to the stage then this feature is available to Oracle only and not available to customers. It is because Oracle trying to test the feature end to end before turning them on for any customers. Once Oracle satisfied with the feature internally then they start releasing the feature to the selected customers and feature move to the Feature Controlled Stage. Please note that this change in stage does not require any code changes, it just requires an approval process to turn on the feature. Read the complete article here.

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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.

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Watch Dhwani Shah, Evosys how Oracle Digital Assistant and Oracle integration benefits their clients.

On receiving the award in the category, Innovate SaaS Contribution 2019 at Oracle Emerging PaaS Partner Community Forum in Spain, Dhwani Shah, PaaS Solution Architect in Evosys, shares her views on Evosys’ expertise in PaaS solutions and integrations. For more information please visit the solution catalog.

Evosys has 13 years’ experience, focuses exclusively on Oracle Cloud implementation and consultancy to cater to the needs of a market which demands high-quality, future-proof solutions. One of the top, fastest-growing Oracle Cloud partners, with customers who have adopted all Oracle SaaS solutions including ERP, HCM, SCM, CRM, Hyperion (PBCS), BI and PaaS. We are a process-centric organization that believes in specialized solutions and have demonstrated an exceptional record in implementation for different verticals like Healthcare, Finance, Logistics, Manufacturing and Distribution across public and private sectors. Watch the video here.

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PaaS (Process & Integration) Partner Community Newsletter February 2020

Dear PaaS Partner Community,

Oracle Integration has reached the 1000 paid customer mark. Congratulations to the whole team! This milestone would have been not possible without the partner community. Our next goal is to make our thousands of customers successful – you as a partner are key to cloud utilization. To become an certified expert we offer you hands-on Oracle Integration and Digital Assistant bootcamps across the globe including Mexico City, Chennai, Cairo, Dallas, Redwood Shores, Sao Paulo, Riyadh, Utrecht, Reston, Delhi Mumbai and Webtraining.

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Watch Dhwani Shah, Evosys how Oracle Digital Assistant and Oracle integration benefits their clients. We want to promote also your customer success, submit your story via the customer reference program.

Arcivate, UK based partner, developed an invoice automation solution. Oracle Integration is embedded to connect with ERP Cloud, EBS, JDE or Peoplesoft. Like Arcivate, advertise your solutions and service offerings in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace for free! Thanks to the community for sharing all the integration articles: Integration Cloud Who Are We – Using Headers to Identify IP Addresses & Integration Versioning: Oracle Integration Cloud & Object Storage with Oracle Integration Cloud – Part 1 & ERP to ATP Integration documentation & Testing REST trigger-based Integrations in OIC Console & One Stop Solution for OIC Certificate Management & Configurators – One stop solution for all your dependency configuration needs & Accelerate API Integration With the Power of OpenAPI & Javascript in ANT

In the process & innovation section Ankur published a great Oracle process functionality overview in OIC. Niall blogged about the using Visual Builder for process task forms.

For a short summery of our monthly key information watch the PaaS Partner Updates on YouTube. The February edition highlights free cloud trial for you as a partner and hands-on chatbot & integration trainings for SaaS partners. This month’s community webcast will be an update on Human Capital Management Integration by Niall Commiskey. Join our PaaS Partner Community Webcast February 26th 2020.

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Thoughts on Gartner RPA Magic Quadrant. RPA is no magic silver bullet! By Eduardo Chiocconi

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During the course of this month, Gartner published a new research (MQ) about Robotic Process Automation (aka: RPA). You can get this report directly from Gartner or get one of the approved distributed reprints from the RPA leads in the Magic Quadrant (UiPath, BluePrism, etc).

Gartner indeed warrants the RPA technology the merits of being the fastest growing technology in the last couple of years and I am a witness in first person of this fact. In the Integration space, RPA has been a true disruptor, where RPA is used to cover different use cases that I have covered in other posts [Value of RPA and Use Cases] as well as webinars with joint Partners like eAlliance and JOLT Technologies. RPA is indeed a true disruptor in the space. If you want to check a replay of one of the webinar place follow this link: [Webinar Replay].

As I read the full introduction report before the individual vendor analysis, I was also surprised with the amount of cautionary comments and concerns if RPA is not used in the proper context and scenarios. They do a very good job at covering attended and unattended RPA use cases and that the majority of the RPA projects are really about screen scraping. Read the complete article here.

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OIC Process – Decision Tables or, as we say in Ireland, Táblaí Rialacha! By Niall Commiskey

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I have only touched on this feature superficially in previous posts – now to some more detail!
Again, all quotes lifted from the docs are in italics.
Decisions is a very powerful feature in OIC.
Rules can be created within OIC Process applications, and are easily leveraged within your processes,
via the Decision Activity.

Not only that, Decisions can operate standalone; you can expose your Decision Model as a REST service to the outside world. Ergo, you can leverage rules from OIC Integrations, Visual Builder or any REST aware 3rd party app.
So let’s begin… Again – the business value add – Decision Models allow you to automate the decision logic inherent in your business processes. These models adhere to the DMN standard 1.1.and are FEEL aware – Friendly Enough Expression Language.This makes it easier for you to define your rules. So now to some simple examples – as you can see Decisions can be of different types. Read the complete article here.

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How to build approval process: Oracle Process Cloud by Ankur Jain

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This blog will show the step-by-step process on how to create a process which involves a start activity, decision flow, human task, end event, etc in Oracle Process Cloud. We will use the "Form Approval Pattern" to develop the process and edit it as per our business need.

In this article, we will create a Loan Processing application in which user fills the loan application which goes to the approver if the loan amount is greater than >100 else the loan application will be auto-approved.

In the previous article, we showcased how to develop a simple process from scratch.

The process will look like below at the end of this article.

Let’s see how to use “Form Approval Pattern” in Oracle Process Cloud.

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Machine Learning in Digital Process Automation — Part I by Ralf Mueller

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This is the first of a multi-part series of articles on how to use Machine Learning (ML) in Digital Process Automation and Integration applications in Oracle Integration Cloud. For this series, we’re using a mix of Oracle Cloud Services and implement a couple of use cases step by step. The first article (this one) focuses on setting up the Machine Learning environment and implementing the Machine Learning Model for our first use case.

Example Use Case

Approval Workflows are very popular examples of Process Automation applications since approvals are widely used in any organization, for example

  • Approve hiring of employee in Employee Onboarding process
  • Approve purchase of equipment in Procurement process
  • Approve travel expenses in Travel Management process
  • etc. etc.

The list can go on and on. For this series though, we take a use case from Sales and want to implement the following scenario

  • Orders from customers are coming in from Sales Reps of a company
  • Orders have, among other data, the following relevant information
    – Amount of the order
    – Quarter when the order was created (1, 2, 3, 4)
    – Customer Status (green, yellow, red)
    – Requested Discount by the customer (0–99%)
  • Depending on the order information, we want to predict whether the order should be approved by a Sales VP for the given quarter.

This is a typical situation for any company where Sales Reps bring in orders from customers and a Sales VP has to decide, if the order should be approved for this quarter or not. Especially towards a quarter-end, this can become quite stressful for the Sales VP, so some automation here would improve the Sales Process significantly and could help to handle more orders. Read the complete article here.

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VNC Viewer Connection Setup for Safe/Reliable Oracle Patching by Ankesh Asati

image· Download VNC Server to the device you want to control. By default it is installed in Oracle cloud SOACS & DBS machine. Simple run vncviewer command to verify vnc server installation by login into maching using putty.

· Make sure you’ve installed VNC Viewer Client on the personal computer

· Verify "ssh" command running in windows command prompt. If not found then install Cygwin by running setup-x86_64.exe (64-bit installation) which can be download from https://www.cygwin.com/

· Login using putty to Oracle Cloud SOACS/DBS instance need to patch. Read the complete article here.

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