Integration & Process Partner Community Newsletter February 2021

Dear Partner Community

The quarterly Oracle Integration upgrade is released in February. New functionality include API lead integration. SaaS consultants use pre-build adapters to connect while Developers integrate custom build applications via APIs. Now it’s easier to combine OIC with API gateway. The OIC release also includes productivity enhancements and connectivity enhancements. Antony published the release details here, and join the webcast with him on February 23rd 2021.

Thanks to the community for sharing all the integration articles: Oracle Integration Playground permanent service for Partners free of charge! & & Explore and Design Patterns and Best Practices & Integrate and Modernize Applications to Rapidly Advance your Business on-demand webinar & OIC and Oracle Hospitality (OHIP) & API Gateway Integration: Quick and Easy & Protecting your OIC apis with OCI API Gateway & B2B Trading Partner Management & Automatic reactivation of Integration after a connection update & Invoke BI Report in OIC &Read BI Report base64 encoded response & Embedding Oracle Integration Insight dashboards : Quickly and Easily & Replace Trigger in Orchestration & Unlock new patterns of integration by controlling the HTTP Response status in OIC REST based integrations & Simple Fusion ERP – OIC Demo & Identity Propagation – VBCS > IC > Fusion Apps

JSON Obfuscation & FTP Polling using FTP JCA adapter in OSB 12c & Get away with that paper using SOA Suite and E-Post/Docuguide & Cut the Clutter: SOA Upgrade from 12.2.1.x to 12.2.1.4.

In the process & innovation section Mani published an article about unified task lists for Oracle applications and Niall about process archiving. Want to know what’s coming for Enterprise Blockchain? Read the 2021 vision from Mark.

For a short summery of our monthly key information watch the PaaS Partner Updates on YouTube. The February edition highlights the OIC February Update and the Oracle Video Hub. In this month’s community webcast Antony Reynolds will present an update on Oracle Integration Scalability and Resilience. Please join the Partner Community Webcast on February 23rd 2021. On-demand webcast recordings are available at the Oracle Video Hub.

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Business Process Automation using Oracle Process Cloud Service by Lalitha Selvaraj

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Why do we need Process Cloud Service?

Oracle Process Cloud Service lets you automate business processes in the cloud. A business flow can be created through PCS which goes through multiple/single approval process and can also send email notifications for single/multiple users through mail to approve or reject the process flows through online. Turn your company’s specific processes into process applications by creating process models that includes requests, approvals, decision paths and roles for each task. Process cloud mainly used for Healthcare to improve patient care. Endless forms with personal details, medical history, medical tests, diagnoses and treatments. Not only it is difficult to collect patient form data, save and manage these databases, but it’s also difficult to quickly access them. PCS enables you to configure and customize emails sent as notifications to human workflow task assignee’s (the default email notification is too basic, containing only a link to the Workspace app). You can create your own email templates that can include payload information, task information, links and comments.

Integrating Oracle Process Cloud service with Oracle Integration Cloud Service:

Integrating Oracle Process Cloud Service with Oracle Integration Cloud Service which uses REST service to fetch the data from on-premise applications or cloud applications. Process applications can communicate and exchange data with local and remote applications that are exposed as either SOAP or REST. The ICS Integration is available for use from any service task. Using the known Data Association feature, you can map a data object to either hold the information that you want to send to the ICS or hold the information sent back by the ICS. Read the complete article here.

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Try Our Advanced Filtering in Process Forms by Kalyn Chang

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We have recently added more powerful filtering functionalities in Forms. Previously, you were limited to combining filter conditions with Or logic only, and you couldn’t filter existing filters further. Additionally, we have expanded our logging capabilities so users can see the return values of filters.

Now you can:

· Combine filter conditions with and logic

· Filter other filters

· Debug Filters with Logs

Combine Filter Conditions with And Logic

When defining a filter, you can define any number of filter conditions. For example, if you have a connector call for employees at a company, you can filter the employees based on their zip code, level, or any other property in the employee json object. Previously, you could only combine filter conditions with or logic. For example, you can filter the employees with direct reports or who work at the company’s California office. Now, you can combine filters with and logic. For example, you can filter the employees with direct reports and who work at the company’s California office. Adding the and logic opens up many more combinations of filter conditions. Read the complete article here.

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Integration & Process Partner Community Newsletter January 2021

Dear Partner Community

Every day we publish a blog post with the latest integration and process automation news. Subscribe to our blog to receive the updates. You want to share your best practices and success stories? Please send them via twitter #PaaSCommunity. We will like and retweet and promote them here in our monthly newsletter. Thanks for all your excellent contributions in 2021! In total we had 161.096 views in 2020. Congratulations to the top blog post in 2020:

1. Change date time format in Oracle Integration Cloud by Ankur Jain

2. Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c (12.2.1.4.0) Released

3. Oracle SOA Suite on Kubernetes by Michel Schildmeijer

The quarterly release Oracle Integration Update February 2021 features API led integration, connectivity and developer productivity enhancements. OIC accelerates SaaS connectivity with pre-build adapters for Oracle SaaS like HCM, ERP and CX. Additional OIC offers pre-build third party adapters e.g. for SAP integration.

Thanks to the community for sharing all the integration articles: Oracle Integration Playground permanent service for Partners free of charge! & Insight –> embeddable Dashboards & Protecting your OIC apis with OCI API Gateway & OIC Backups & Invoking Oracle Functions from OIC & Data Stitch Append for Complex Content Elements & Twilio Adapter – send SMS / WhatsApp from Oracle Integration & Oracle SOA Modernization – Move and Improve Oracle SOA Suite – Webcast #1 Recap & New Release of Oracle SOA Suite Docker Image & On-demand Webinar: Maximize the Potential of Oracle Integration Cloud with FlexDeploy & Identity Propagation – VBCS > IC > Fusion Apps by Greg Mally & Create Delimited String from XML Nodes and Vice Versa in SOA 12c & Import and Export MDS artifacts in SOA 12c.

In the process & innovation section Jan published a micro process article and the consequences of this new architecture. Large volumes of data are generated during the life of each process instance. This data needs to be archived and purged.

For a short summery of our monthly key information watch the PaaS Partner Updates on YouTube. The January edition highlights the top 2020 blog posts and our social media channels. In this month’s community webcast Sandhya Lakshmi Gopalan and Ravi Pinto Angelo Santagata will present and update on Oracle SOA Suite. Please join the SOA Suite Modernization Partner Community Webcast January 27th 2021.

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OIC Process Form VBCS decision tree by Sushil Shukla

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This blog will help you in deciding when to use process web form and and when to use VBCS form. Instead of long post with lot of content, this post uses approach of decision tree. Very specific decision point, and how should you decide  between two options. Read the complete article here.

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Oracle Process Cloud – linking to a process instance by Niall Commiskey

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Use case here – Customer wants a process creator to be notified when a process has completed.
In this case, an email containing a link to the process history in Workspace. The link should bring me here.

The link has the following format – (thanks to my esteemed colleagues Eduardo and Sudhakar for this) I try this out with the my instance id. Read the complete article here.

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OIC DMN VBCS decision tree by Sushil Shukla

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This blog will help you in deciding when to use DMN and and when to use VBCS business rules. Instead of long post with lot of content, this post uses approach of decision tree. Very specific decision point, and how should you decide  between two options. Read the complete article here.

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Integration & Process Partner Community Newsletter December 2020

Dear PaaS Partner Community

As 2020 comes to an end finish the year with an Oracle certification. Enablement and certification are key to cloud success. At the Oracle Competence Center partners can attend free online classes and free online certifications: Oracle Application Integration Cloud Platform 2019 Sales Specialist and Oracle Application Integration Cloud Platform 2019 Solution Engineer Specialist. Additional we offer the latest implementation exam Oracle Cloud Platform Application Integration 2020 Specialist | 1Z0-1042-20 ($245 or free voucher).

Every month’s we offer a community webcast with the latest product updates. All webcasts are available on-demand including presentations in ppt format. Highlights include (community membership required):

· HCM Integration with Application Adapters

· ERP Integration with Application Adapters

· Netsuite Integration with Application Adapters

· Integration Update & New Features

· Connect, Innovate, Extend SaaS KickOff Webcast 2020

· Cloud Platform KickOff Webcast 2020

· How Process Workflow can extend the role of Integration

· Extend SaaS with Visual Builder Cloud Service

· Integration Insight

· Integrate SaaS

· SOA Cloud Service

Thanks to the community for sharing all the integration articles: Oracle Integration Playground permanent service for Partners free of charge! & Oracle Integration November 2020 Update for Technical Adapters & Oracle Integration Announcements On Home Page & Oracle Integration (OIC) – a holistic view & A Simple Guide to ERP Cloud Customer Creation through integration & Oracle Integration: ICS to OIC Migration with transition to ATP & OIC Log Management with VB Studio, OCI Bucket and OCI Logging Analytics & Recover unsaved changes for an Integration edit session & OIC Nov 20 Release – Data Retention & How to Invoke an OCI Function from the Oracle Integration Cloud & OIC – A Generic Invoke for Scheduled Jobs & Diagnostic logging ‘events’ and benefits of decoupled log-processors & OIC Nov 20 Release – Netsuite adapter New Features & NetSuite Integration Series: Part 2: Keep data in Sync between Oracle CX Sales (Engagement Cloud) and NetSuite & Track scheduled instances from submission & OIC – Oracle Field Service via REST.

In the process & innovation section we published an Process Cloud Service (PCS) Overview from Surbhi and how to connect PBCS applications with OAC.

For a short summery of our monthly key information watch the PaaS Partner Updates on YouTube. The December edition highlights the Oracle Digital Assistant newsletter and the on-demand partners community webinars. In this month’s community webcast Angelo Santagata will present how to extend SaaS solutions serverless. Please join the Extend Oracle SaaS with Cloud Native & Serverless Solutions – Partner Community Webcast December 16th, 2020

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Partner Community Webcasts on-demand

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Take the opportunity to watch our community webcasts on-demand:

· Integration Update & New Features

· Chatbot Design best practices for Conversational UX

· Connect, Innovate, Extend SaaS KickOff Webcast 2020

· Cloud Platform KickOff Webcast 2020

· Netsuite Integration

· Integration Insight

· Innovate HCM with Chatbots

· ERP Integration with Application Adapters

· HCM Integration with Application Adapters

· Extend SaaS with Visual Builder Cloud Service

· Integration Adapters

· Integrate SaaS

· Digital Assistant Update

· SOA Cloud Service

· PaaS Overview Webcast

· Process Cloud Service Update

· Integrate ERP Cloud

· Integrate HCM Cloud

· Functions and Cloud Native

· Blockchain

· API Platform Cloud Service part 2

· 3rd Generation API Gateways part1

· Oracle JET

· Oracle Visual Builder Cloud Service

· Container Native Application Development Platform

For the latest information please visit Community Updates Wiki page (Community membership required).

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Fault handling in OIC by Jan Kettenis

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This article discusses how fault handling in Integrations works for the Oracle Integration Cloud, and some best practices on how to use it, including consuming Integrations in Structured Processes.

Updated on August 6 2020 after discovering that in the explanation of Fault Return parts of the text were duplicated while others were missing.

Special thanks to Greg Mally of the Oracle A-Team for his valuable input.

As this is a lengthy article I will start with the conclusion including what I consider to be the best practices, so if you trust me you can stop right there

Best practice is to always put an Invoke activity in a Scope. In case you need to handle a fault in a specific way, it is sufficient to add a Default (Fault) Handler only, unless you need to handle different back-end faults differently.

In the Fault Handler use the Fault Return option to throw a fault coming from the back-end service to the consumer of the Integration for three reasons:

  1. It gives you maximum control over the way the fault is returned to the consumer. For example, only with Fault Return will you be able to return the HTTP 4xx or 5xx status code from the back-end service as-is to the consumer of a REST Integration.
  2. With that it allows you to wrap the fault from the back-end services in one single type of fault thrown to the consumer, making fault handling by the consumer as simple as possible. For example, in case of a modeled SOAP Fault returned to a Structured Process, it now suffices to add one single Boundary Error Event for the modeled fault to handle all business faults in the process.
  3. On the Monitoring tab the integration instance that handled the fault from the back-end service is itself flagged as “Succeeded” (instead of “Errored”), which strictly speaking is correct as the integration did what it had to do (don’t blame the messenger). After all, the actual fault happened in the back-end service. So instead of unnecessarily alarming the operator of OIC (which caused no issue), Operations should look at either the consumer or the back-end service to find out what went wrong.

In other words, Fault Return is the easiest way to return faults thrown by the back-end service(s) in a consistent way. This is can be very convenient for your consumer. Read the complete article here.

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