Oracle OpenWorld marketing kit – update your customer base!

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We want to give you the opportunity to update your customer base on the latest Oracle Cloud Platform announcements. At our community workspace (community membership required) we published

· Presentations: Integration & Digital Assistant

· Template with Redwood design fonts

You can promote, free of charge, your events via the Oracle.com website. Your Oracle partner manager can book you conference rooms at the Oracle customer visitor centers across the world. Oracle cloud services are available free of charge via free trial for the cloud platform and demo.oracle.com for SaaS. In case you missed the Oracle OpenWorld keynotes watch them on-demand here.

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Free online training including certification for Oracle Integration

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Critical business processes — especially those related to human capital management, customer experience, and enterprise resource planning — are frequently slow and inflexible. There’s a lack of connectivity between applications and people to support the business process life cycle. Oracle Application Integration provides a unified platform where customers can integrate apps, automate processes, provide business visibility and create applications. Take the free online training including certification Oracle Application Integration Cloud Platform for Solution Engineer

Modules include:

· Oracle Application Integration: Market, Trends And Drivers

· Oracle Application Integration: Strategy And Messaging

· Oracle Application Integration: Technical Features And Architecture

· Oracle Application Integration: Competition

· Oracle Application Integration: Product Demo, Part 1

· Oracle Application Integration: Product Demo, Part 2

· Oracle Application Integration: Product Demo, Part 3

· Oracle Application Integration: References And Resources

· Oracle Application Integration Cloud Platform 2019 Solution Engineer Specialist Assessment

In case you can not access the online guided learning path and a free online assessment please contact the OPN team here.

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Additional new content PaaS Partner Community

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· Five Highlights from Larry Ellison at Oracle OpenWorld The top takeaway from Oracle Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison’s keynotes and talks? People who insist that technology will eliminate everyone’s job are missing the point. “Fundamentally, the world we live in is changing,” he said. “Life is going to be safer. Data is going to be safer. We’re going to do less tedious work and more interesting work, because a lot of the routine tasks are going to be automated away.” Four more highlights

· Then and Now: An Integration Conversation With Sven Bernhardt, Rolando Carrasco, Lonneke Dikmans, Lucas Jellema, Leon Smiers, Arturo Viveros Times have changed, and conversations about integration now involve a new vocabulary: containers, serverless, REST, APIs. Listen in as the panel discusses the state of integration.

· Oracle Expands Its ‘Integrated Cloud’ “Your Oracle workloads are the crown jewel of the enterprise, and we know that,” Oracle CEO Safra Catz said during her keynote on September 17 at Oracle OpenWorld. The growing value of that data helps explain why Oracle is so focused on creating an integrated cloud, explained Oracle product leaders during the keynote, demonstrating their strategies, including horizontal integrations between Oracle’s cloud and two new Oracle partners, VMware and Microsoft.

· The Sport of Sailing Is Ready for Takeoff SailGP is a new global sports league where boats and crew members are monitored by more than 1,000 sensors, with real-time data being transmitted over Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to racers, event announcers, umpires, and fans. Announcers use the data and multimedia feeds to add a colorful new dimension to their commentary, wowing fans with insights and on-boat live-action reports.

· Watch On Demand: Oracle OpenWorld

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Jarvis Pizzeria Serves cookies pizza by Marcel van de Glind

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This blog is a summary of the original blog as described on the blog of my Jarvis colleague RickWe proudly present a new flavor in our assortment: Cookies Pizza. Using cookies to save user preferences / user input from the UI..

Rick’s post will be looking into two examples of using cookies when baking pizza. The first is a hard save of information through a save and get button of a webpage, the second is on the fly saving of information on a webpage (saving fields locally in cookies so a user can leave and re-enter a page without losing data). This post will also include dynamically showing and hiding table columns, as well as using the afterNavigate event. Read the complete article here.

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The Process Group Pattern by Jan Kettenis

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This article describes the Process Group Pattern, which can be used to correlate process or integration instances that all support the same business process. It is also one of patterns supporting the Microprocess Architecture.

Updated on 2019-09-16 to include screenshot of processes in Workspace.

For a somewhat more complex process, and especially when applying the MicroprocessArchitecture, you may have more than one process and probably several integration applications that make up the implementation of one single business process. This implies that when executing a business process there will be 2 or more instances of the process, and integration applications. Now how can a business user or Applications Administrator correlate all these instances to monitor the flow of the business process?

The on-premise Oracle BPM Suite (and SOA Suite) has the concept of "flowId" which is an id that is generated by the BPM engine at the start of the first instance and then "passed on" from one instance to the other. Using Enterprise Manager, by means of the flowId one can easily follow how one process or integration calls the other, and by putting it in the process or integration instance title, also in the Workspace. The Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) does not have the concept of flowId, as least not yet. Now what to do? Here comes the Process Group Instance to the rescue. Read the complete article here.

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Jarvis Pizzeria blog refresh part 3 of 3 by Marcel van de Glind

imageIn this blog I do a quick refresh of the third (and last) batch of 13 Jarvis Pizzeria blog posts (note: the different headers in this blog contain a link to the actual blog).

27. Jarvis Pizzeria in Case Management Style

The core of this post concerns the release of Oracle Integration Cloud, the bundling of Process Cloud Service (PCS), Integration Cloud Service (ICS) and Visual Builder Cloud Service (VBCS). and the addition of Dynamic Processes to PCS.

Recently Rick Kelder, my new Jarvis Pizzeria partner, wrote an extensive blog about the status of OIC according to his opinion (oic-oracle-integration-cloud-what-is-it?).

28. Getting Started with Dynamic Processes (ACM)

This introductory blog consists of an overview of the different parts of Dynamic Processes. This is done via the default sample tour of Oracle PCS.

29. Setting up the Dynamic Process

In this blog we set the skeleton for the Pizzeria Dynamic Process. We define the different phase, activities, tasks and milestones.

Besides that we found out that the standard Oracle example tour cannot be saved as a starting point for further work. However, the save button is available, suggesting that this is possible. Oracle this is a bit confusing.

30. The logic underneath the Dynamic Process

In this blog we connect processes and task to the activities created in the skeleton of the dynamic process of the previous blog.

We show how things look-like on runtime for running and also completed instances. OIC gives a good out of the box representation of the dynamic process. We can work on the process within the OIC and have an overview of what happened with the process. We see the progression, stages, activities and can drill in the audit trail. Read the complete article here

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Accelerate ERP Integration with Application Adapters PaaS Partner Community Webcast March 25th 2020

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Attend our March edition of the PaaS Partner Community Webcast live on March 25th 2020 at 16:30 CET.

Integration to applications is dramatically simplified by the use of application adapters that eliminate the complexity associated with web services and other connectivity methods. Simplify your integration to connect with virtually any application, service, or data store. Oracle offers a library of these adapters to provide you with a standardized way to rapidly connect the various protocols required by each application vendor. In addition to application connectors for CX, ERP, and HCM, there are database, productivity, social, RPA, and technology adapters.

Presenter: Niall Commiskey Director Product Management Oracle HQ

Schedule: Wednesday March 25th 2020 16:30 CET (Berlin time)

Register for the webcast here.

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

· Accelerate 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

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Jarvis Pizzeria blog refresh part 2 of 3 by Marcel van de Glind

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In this blog I do a quick refresh of the second 13 Jarvis Pizzeria blog posts
(note: the different headers in this blog contain a link to the actual blog).

14. Using an imported XSD in PCS

In this post we make an attempt to use an imported XSD containing a complex type in a web form. It is possible to ‘use’ the type, but things are not working very well (as described in the blog). In the current version (19.3.2) this works even less good. It is no longer possible to save the web form. The following error appears.

At various places in OIC the tooling has quite a bit of trouble with data types, and that in particular with complex data types but also with simple data types, not everything goes smoothly. These are generally not insurmountable issues, but in my opinion Oracle still has some work to do.

15. Testing in PCS against the Development or Production environment

In this post, testing in PCS is discussed for both the test and the production modes. In an earlier post we have already shown how a PCS process can be started from postman via a rest call (Using the REST interface to start a Process).
In this blog we show how this rest call must be adjusted to distinguish between a call in test or production modes. In a nutshell: we need to set the ‘pcs_mode’ param in the request header and give it the value ‘dev’.

16. Handling SOAP Faults in PCS

In this blog post we show how PCS deals with SOAP errors in the following two situations: the out of the box fault policies ON and OFF.

Are there any scenarios conceivable where a developer should turn off the fault policies? The disadvantage of turning on fault-policies is that the fault policies are turned on for the entire application. If one – for whatever reason – wants to build a proprietary error handling framework than this feature should be turned off.

For example, in the situation that an email has to be sent to one of our customers (like an order confirmation), and the process fails for some reason we do not want to use the retry policy of the default error handling, because that could mean that we send the same email 4 times to the customer. Isolating such functionality in a separate dedicated application is preferred in this case. Read the complete article here

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PaaS (Process & Integration) Partner Community Newsletter March 2020

Congratulations to more than 850 consultants who achieved the Oracle Cloud Platform Application Integration Associate certification this fiscal year! To become an certified expert we offer you hands-on Oracle Integration and Digital Assistant bootcamps across the globe including Dallas, Redwood Shores, Sao Paulo, Riyadh, Utrecht, Reston, Riyadj, Delhi, Mumbai and Webtraining.

imageWatch Dhwani Shah (part 2), how Evosys transforms Real Estate solutions based on the Oracle Cloud Platform. We want to promote also your customer success, submit your story via the customer reference program.

Based on the huge demand we offer free online trainings for SaaS Integration:

· Oracle Application Integration Cloud Sales Specialist including free online exam!

· Oracle Application Integration Cloud Platform for Solution Engineer including free online exam!

· Free live virtual hands-on SaaS Integration Bootcamps to become an Oracle Cloud Platform Application Integration 2019 Associate | 1Z0-1042.

Thanks to the community for sharing all the integration articles: Oracle Integration at GitHub & Introducing the Box Adapter in Oracle Integration & ERP Integration using File Based Data Import: Oracle Integration & A Simple Guide to Connect to a Private FTP Server using FTP adapter & How to embed CDATA into XML: Oracle Integration Cloud & OIC Feature Flag – Data Stitch & Integration Versioning: Oracle Integration Cloud & Get XML Document from SOA Infra table & Unable to create an error notification rule in Oracle SOA Suite 12.2.1? Patch 26088894 is not the fix.

In the process & innovation section Jan shares an article When and How to Create an Integration to Call a Service from a Process? And Ankur on Managing Oracle Process Cloud Service (PCS) Application.

For a short summery of our monthly key information watch the PaaS Partner Updates on YouTube. The March edition highlights sales kits for partners, and hands-on chatbot & integration trainings for SaaS partners. This month’s community webcast will be an update on ERP Integration by Niall Commiskey. Join our PaaS Partner Community Webcast March 25th 2020.

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PaaS Newsletter March 2020

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Jarvis Pizzeria: EAN / GTIN code validation in DMN Service by Marcel van de Glind

Iimagen this blog we describe the implementation of an EAN / GTIN code validator in een Decision Model Service.

As a Pizzeria that wants to treat the customer like a king, we think it is very important that we can always serve the customer with our full range of pizzas.

For this it is necessary that we have a good stock management policy. Every pizza we make must be processed accurately in the system. To simplify this processing, we provide each pizza box with an EAN barcode that needs to be scanned for stock management.

In this blog we describe a Decision Model that can be used to validate the scanned / entered EAN codes.

The purpose of this blog is to demonstrate that it is fairly easy to implement such an algorithm in a Decision Model.

What is EAN / GTIN?

From wikipedia: EAN also known as European Article Number or EAN) is a standard describing a barcode symbology and numbering system used in global trade to identify a specific retail product type, in a specific packaging configuration, from a specific manufacturer. The standard has been subsumed in the Global Trade Item Number standard from the GS1 organization; the same numbers can be referred to as GTINs and can be encoded in other barcode symbologies defined by GS1.

The most commonly used EAN standard is the thirteen-digit EAN-13.

And from the https://www.gs1.org/ website.

The last digit of all fixed-length, numeric GS1 Identification Keys is a check digit that ensures the integrity of the key. The check digit is calculated using a simple algorithm, based on the other numbers in the key. Read the complete article here.

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