Some Tips for Working with Visual Builder UI Components in Oracle Integration Cloud by Siming Mu



Oracle Integration Cloud Service (OIC) has now bundled several formally independent PAAS services into a single cloud service. One of these bundled services is Visual Builder (formerly VBCS). The 18.2.5 release of Visual Builder in OIC is more user friendly than prior releases. For example, in 18.2.5, users are not forced to write Javascript code to create a custom data type, and data mapping can be done with drag and drop. This release of Visual Builder also includes enhancements for Process application integration. While creating some test cases to demonstrate Process integration in Visual Builder, I encountered a few issues in working with some UI components. I would like to use this post to share some tips and work-arounds for these issues that might be helpful to other OIC developers working with Visual Builder.

Action Chain can be defined at application, flow and page level

Action chains can be defined at all three levels – application, flow, and page.  The chains defined at parent level can be used by the chains at sibling or child levels. The following pictures show action chains created at application, flow and page level respectively.

The following picture shows a page action chain that uses a Call Action Chain action to call a chain defined at flow level (parent) and application level (root level).

Leveraging this feature, we can define chains once at a higher level and share them with all child flows and pages. In this example, we created three common action chains at the application level. They perform navigation functions to previous page, to another flow, and to another page in a flow. These functions are frequently used in all parts of a web application.

Navigation to another flow

One way in Visual Builder to navigate to another page is by using a Navigate action in action chains. Once added to a chain, the Navigate action allows you to select a target to navigate to (see the picture below). 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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