Accessing Oracle B2B metadata from your application by Tiago Teixeira


For some time now, Oracle B2B has exposed several methods of accessing it’s partner and message metadata from a custom application. This has been improved even further with B2B 12c.
In this post I’ll guide you through the 2 most common ways of accessing B2B’s metadata programmatically and some news of the 12c version.
The 2 main ways of accessing the metadata stored in B2B are:

  • Web Services exposed by B2B
  • Java API

Web Services exposed by B2B

You can access the WSDL’s for the available web services at the following URL:


The most common services are:

  • Outbound Web Service – Works as an internal Listening Channel. Based on the details and headers in the soap:body, the agreement identification is done and the message is routed to the partner.
  • Translation Web Service – Allows to translate documents such as EDI and HL7 from Native to XML format (NativeToXMLService) and from XML to Native format (XMLToNativeService)
  • Query API (GetTPAConfigService) – Allows for retrieval of different metadata such as active agreements for a Trading Partner or checking if a Trading Partner has an agreement for a specific Document.

Read the complete article here.

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About Jürgen Kress
As a middleware expert Jürgen works at Oracle EMEA Alliances and Channels, responsible for Oracle’s EMEA Fusion Middleware partner business. He is the founder of the Oracle SOA & BPM and the WebLogic Partner Communities and the global Oracle Partner Advisory Councils. With more than 5000 members from all over the world the Middleware Partner Community is the most successful and active community at Oracle. Jürgen manages the community with monthly newsletters, webcasts and conferences. He hosts his annual Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forums and the Fusion Middleware Summer Camps, where more than 200 partners get product updates, roadmap insights and hands-on trainings. Supplemented by many web 2.0 tools like twitter, discussion forums, online communities, blogs and wikis. For the SOA & Cloud Symposium by Thomas Erl, Jürgen is a member of the steering board. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences like the SOA & BPM Integration Days, JAX, UKOUG, OUGN, or OOP.

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