Sending Dynamic HTML-based Emails for SOA and BPM Projects by Mark Peterson

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Sending email notifications in Oracle BPEL or BPM projects can turn into a major effort if you are not using ADF–and sometimes even if you are using ADF. If you use ADF, you can leverage features such as HTML editors and actionable emails. But in many situations you may need a stand-alone email formatting solution that doesn’t involve ADF, that can produce a simple HTML-based email, and that doesn’t need to be actionable. You will find that that simple SOA-based approach helps you implement your requirements efficiently and effectively.

This approach

  • Integrates with BPM and BPEL
  • Is HTML-based and can contain dynamic information from a database
  • Leverages BPEL and BPM direct assignments and role-based assignments
  • Includes a template selector, for sending different types of emails
  • Handles attachments
  • Intercepts and redirects emails for testing purposes

A detailed description of this email notification system is described below. Upon request we would be happy to provide the actual project code describe here.

Input XML

This is a sample of the input XML. Notice the data includes

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BPM 12c Migration – A Deep Dive into a Simple 10g Process Migration by Aaron Dolan

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Since Oracle BPM 12c was released this summer, many of our legacy BPM 10g customers have begun to ask what to expect from the migration path.  As my colleague Suyash Khot discussed in his article Oracle BPM 12c Migration – A Hand of Friendship to Oracle BPM 10g, Oracle has luckily given us a migration utility to kick-start the process of moving code from Oracle BPM 10g to Oracle BPM 12c.  While this utility is incredibly valuable and indeed very easy to use, it is well worth discussing the advantages and challenges this conversion presents us with.

This is the first in a series of articles where I’ll explore how various 10g coding patterns are translated into 12c and how we might overcome some of the issues this presents us with.  While in many cases the conversion is clean and maintenance-free, in other cases there is work to be done and issues to be on the lookout for.

In preparation for this article, I created a very simple, happy path Order Entry process in Oracle BPM 10g:   

You’ll notice that this consists of the “Place Customer Order” Global Creation Activity that calls the “PlaceCustomerOrderSF” screenflow: Read the complete article here.

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Adaptive Case Management Methodology published in Best Practices for Knowledge Workers (digital edition)

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Working on an Adaptive Case Management (ACM) opportunity? Read the ACM Methodology published in the Best Practices for Knowledge Workers (Digital edition) book.

BPM-based solutions have brought major advances to work organization and automation. However, given BPM’s strong basis on formal workflow definition, oftentimes BPM solutions are not well suited for work scenarios where a precise workflow cannot be strictly defined. Work in such scenarios is highly dependent on knowledge-based decisions about activities and outcomes, leading to multiple work paths and business rules that can become quite complex or even unfeasible to model and completely automate. In these cases, a different technology support approach is required. The focus is not to isolate and automate decisions and rules, but rather to deliver opportunistic information support to the knowledge worker to accomplish them. Adaptive Case Management (ACM) rises as a successful design pattern for this. Get the eBook here.

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Real estate valuation using Process Cloud Service by Stefan Woermcke

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Real estate valuation using Oracle Process Cloud Service by

End to end process flow demonstrating how to use the pre built property evaluation process running on Oracle Process Cloud Service. Watch the video here

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Process Cloud Service Connectors (Part 1 of 2): Web Service Connector by Antonis Antoniou

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Oracle Process Cloud Service applications can communicate and exchange data with external applications that are exposed as either REST or Web Services.
In this first part of a two part series on connectors we will explore the Web Service Connector in Oracle Process Cloud Service to exchange data with an external application using the SOAP protocol.
To create a Web Service (SOAP) connection in Oracle Process Cloud Service, you need the following information:

  • WSDL file (upload from file or remove via URL)
  • The WSDL file should include a port type and a callback port type
  • If the service you are trying to invoke is secure, then you will need the username and password required to access the service

So let’s see how you can create a Web Service Connector in Oracle Process Cloud Service. The scenario will be quite simple.

We will have a process that will invoke a publicly available web service, GeoIPService to lookup countries by IP address. The process will start with a form pattern, where the user will type in the IP address. The process will then invoke the GeoIPService, passing it the IP address typed in by the user and using a second human task, it will display the country where that IP address is.

First thing that we will do is to create a new application in Oracle Process Cloud Service. I’ve named it "Web Service Connector Demo App" and created a new space (aantoniou) to file this new application under. Read the complete article here.

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Process, Integration & API Partner Summit! April 25th–27th Oracle HQ

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Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity to meet and drive a closer engagement with Oracle’s Development, Engineering and Product Management Team April 25th – 27th, 2017!
Topics: Cloud Integration, Product Roadmaps, Partner Feedback, Q&A.
Target Group: Oracle Process, Integration & API Partners with Oracle iPaaS opportunities.

Summit agenda

· Oracle iPaaS for Cloud and Hybrid Integration

· Rich Connectivity with Cutting Edge SaaS and On-Prem Adapters

· Microservices Role in an Integration world?

· Bringing SOA to the Cloud

· Next Generation Outcomes with APIP CS and Apiary Design
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· Automation with Process

· Integration & Streaming Analytics

· Oracle Self-Service Integration Cloud Service “SSI” that’s NEW!

· Extreme File Handling

· Digital Process Apps Made Simple

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PCS 17.1.3 leveraging ICS by Niall Commiskey

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Now we have even tighter integration between PCS and ICS. Together they provide us with an unbeatable process and integration platform.
Let’s start with a simple example –
Here is my ICS process – all it does is create an organization in Service Cloud.

Now to PCS – I can "register" my ICS environment in Workspace (Administration – Services).

Now to my process – this is a simple order process. The order comes from an organization.
A confirmation email is sent to the Org email address, once the order has been approved. Read the complete article here.

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Fee on-demand SOA Suite 12 and BPM Suite 12c Bootcamps

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In March and April we offer free on-demand Bootcamps for SOA Suite 12c and BPM Suite 12c. For details and registration please visit the training calendar:

Date Training Location By Focus
06-31.03.2017 SOA Suite 12c Bootcamp on-demand OPN Tech
06-31.03.2017 BPM Suite 12c Bootcamp on-demand OPN Tech
03-28.04.2017 SOA Suite 12c Bootcamp on-demand OPN Tech
03-28.04.2016 BPM Suite 12c Bootcamp on-demand OPN Tech

SOA Suite 12c Bootcamp on-demand

What will we cover

Oracle SOA Suite 12c is the latest version of the industry’s most complete and unified application integration and SOA solution. With simplified cloud, mobile, on premises and Internet of Things (IoT) integration capabilities, all within a single platform, Oracle SOA Suite 12c delivers faster time to integration, increased productivity and lower TCO.

The Oracle SOA Suite 12c Implementation Boot Camp provides relevant insight to current and prospective SOA implementers and for those companies interested on becoming Oracle SOA Suite 12c Specialized. Participants will learn how to develop and implement solutions using SOA Suite 12c that will drive their customer organizations run more effectively and efficiently.

Learn to

  • Create, deploy, and manage cross-application process orchestration with BPEL Process Manager
  • Describe tasks for users or groups to perform with Human Task Service
  • Define and modify business logic without programming by using Business Rules
  • Create dashboards, alerts, and reports in real time with no coding using Business Activity Monitoring (BAM)
  • Implement SOA Services with Web Services Manager
  • Manage and monitor integration flow with Enterprise Manager
  • Use Adapters to connect to enterprise applications

· Convert complex point-to-point application integration into simplified, agile, and reusable shared service application infrastructure with Service Bus

For details and registration please visit the training calendar.

Can access the training calendar? Become a community member www.oracle.,com/goto/emea/soa

BPM Suite 12c Bootcamp on-demand

imageWhat will we cover

This boot camp is an ideal starting point for an implementer who is planning to learn Oracle BPM Suite 12c and use it on BPM projects. The course provides a combination of lecture segments that present conceptual and feature background and hands-on labs that provide practice with the tooling.

It introduces process developers to Oracle BPM Suite 12c. It covers the key concepts, features and processes needed to begin using the design-time and run-time capabilities on BPM projects. Throughout the training, you will benefit from hands-on exercises based upon two case studies. At the conclusion of the course, you should feel comfortable to start using BPM Suite 12c for process modeling, simulation, analytics, business rules and human workflow.

Learn to

  • Use BPMN modeling notation to document business process
  • Simulate a process model to identify bottlenecks
  • Create business rules that condition flow through a model
  • Develop a sophisticated human workflow task routing
  • Define key performance metrics
  • Build a dashboard containing charts that show key performance metrics

For details and registration please visit the training calendar.

Can access the training calendar? Become a community member www.oracle.,com/goto/emea/soa

 

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Fee on-demand SOA Suite 12 and BPM Suite 12c Bootcamps

 

In February, March and April we offer free on-demand Bootcamps for SOA Suite 12c and BPM Suite 12c. For details and registration please visit the training calendar:

Date

Training

Location

By

Focus

30.01-24.02.2017

BPM Suite 12c Bootcamp

on-demand

OPN

Tech

30.01-24.02.2017

SOA Suite 12c Bootcamp

on-demand

OPN

Tech

06-31.03.2017

SOA Suite 12c Bootcamp

on-demand

OPN

Tech

06-31.03.2017

BPM Suite 12c Bootcamp

on-demand

OPN

Tech

03-28.04.2017

SOA Suite 12c Bootcamp

on-demand

OPN

Tech

03-28.04.2016

BPM Suite 12c Bootcamp

on-demand

OPN

Tech

SOA Suite 12c Bootcamp on-demandimage

What will we cover

Oracle SOA Suite 12c is the latest version of the industry’s most complete and unified application integration and SOA solution. With simplified cloud, mobile, on premises and Internet of Things (IoT) integration capabilities, all within a single platform, Oracle SOA Suite 12c delivers faster time to integration, increased productivity and lower TCO.

The Oracle SOA Suite 12c Implementation Boot Camp provides relevant insight to current and prospective SOA implementers and for those companies interested on becoming Oracle SOA Suite 12c Specialized. Participants will learn how to develop and implement solutions using SOA Suite 12c that will drive their customer organizations run more effectively and efficiently.

Learn to

  • Create, deploy, and manage cross-application process orchestration with BPEL Process Manager
  • Describe tasks for users or groups to perform with Human Task Service
  • Define and modify business logic without programming by using Business Rules
  • Create dashboards, alerts, and reports in real time with no coding using Business Activity Monitoring (BAM)
  • Implement SOA Services with Web Services Manager
  • Manage and monitor integration flow with Enterprise Manager
  • Use Adapters to connect to enterprise applications

· Convert complex point-to-point application integration into simplified, agile, and reusable shared service application infrastructure with Service Bus

For details and registration please visit the training calendar.

BPM Suite 12c Bootcamp on-demand image

What will we cover

This boot camp is an ideal starting point for an implementer who is planning to learn Oracle BPM Suite 12c and use it on BPM projects. The course provides a combination of lecture segments that present conceptual and feature background and hands-on labs that provide practice with the tooling.

It introduces process developers to Oracle BPM Suite 12c. It covers the key concepts, features and processes needed to begin using the design-time and run-time capabilities on BPM projects. Throughout the training, you will benefit from hands-on exercises based upon two case studies. At the conclusion of the course, you should feel comfortable to start using BPM Suite 12c for process modeling, simulation, analytics, business rules and human workflow.

Learn to

  • Use BPMN modeling notation to document business process
  • Simulate a process model to identify bottlenecks
  • Create business rules that condition flow through a model
  • Develop a sophisticated human workflow task routing
  • Define key performance metrics
  • Build a dashboard containing charts that show key performance metrics

For details and registration please visit the training calendar.

SOA & BPM Partner Community

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Recovering an Asynchronous Callback in Oracle BPMN by Mark Petersen

imageWhen creating asynchronous services, you don’t normally worry about what happens if the service fails to callback to the parent process.  However, if the callback does fails, it can create major problems for the parent process, making it stall without an easy way to recover. 

Take, for example, the following process, called SubmitCreditCheck. The asynchronous Call: Perform Credit Check service blocks until the Receive: Perform Credit Check callback message is received. If, for whatever reason, this service doesn’t return, the main process will be stuck and will not make to the Start: Report Write-up service; and it will never end.

With a little bit of planning, however, you can implement a mechanism to recover from this problem and resume the process. This mechanism only requires the addition of a correlation ID at the start of the process and in the callback activity. Refer to Oracle documentation on correlation here.

Now if the service doesn’t return a callback message, you can manually trigger the callback using the callback URL defined below. Read the complete article here.

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