Integration Cloud – File Handling Primer by Shreenidhi Raghuram

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Introduction

The objective of this blog is to introduce to the reader all available file-based options in Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC). The blog will cover the various tools and techniques available for developers for designing file-based integration solutions

The Integration Cloud documentation does contain these in relevant sections. This blog intends to present only the file-based tools and techniques of Integration Cloud as a single point of easy reference.

Note that most of what is covered here is pertinent to all three flavors of Integration Cloud (AIC, OIC and ICS)

Oracle Autonomous Integration Cloud (AIC)

Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC)

Oracle Integration Cloud Service (ICS)

However, based on the product versions, feature sets could be slightly different across these product offerings. Refer to the respective documentation links for more details.

We will be covering the following topics in the subsequent sections of this blog

  1. Integration Cloud tools and options for File Handling
  2. We will talk about mainly FTP adapter, File Adapter and their various available options for developers. A short section on SOAP and REST adapters in the context of attachments. We will also see other Integration Cloud constructs like Stage File and some Mapper functions which are vital for designing file handling solutions.
  1. FAQs
  2. We will answer some common integration questions around file handling
  1. Use case scenarios
  2. We will list out some real world use-cases and their solutions based on customer experiences. They provide useful insights and innovative uses of Integration cloud to design solutions involving File handling

Integration Cloud tools and options for File Handling

File Based Adapters : FTP, File, SOAP and REST adapters

File based Activities : Stage File, Mapper Functions

File Based Adapters

Integration Cloud provides these adapters that primarily help implement file-based integration flows

  • FTP Adapter
  • File Adapter

In addition, the SOAP and REST Connections also provide file attachment features and hence help us design flows for sending and receiving file content over SOAP and REST interfaces.

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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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