Flex fields Mapping Tool by BPM SOA Solutions Team

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How many times have you had to repeat the same sequence in the BPM workspace to map a Human Task payload attribute to a public Flex Field? Let’s do a bit of re-cap:

  1. login to the Workspace with administration permissions
  2. go do Administration
  3. go to Public Flex Fields
  4. create all Labels

And then, for each human task:

  1. search for the task
  2. choose the payload attribute
  3. search for the label to use (you can create them here as well)
  4. repeat until you’ve mapped all the labels you need
  5. save and move to the next

It seems like a lot of work to do and it is fair to say that our platform team was not very happy to do these tasks manually. Even when developing these mappings need to be re-created from time to time (more often than we wished). The whole process is furthermore error-prone, specially when moving from development to QA and to Production environments.

Automating the creation and mapping of labels and payload atributes

Oracle BPM/SOA 11g and 12c expose an API for managing labels and mapping them as required. The oracle.bpel.services.workflow.runtimeconfig.IRuntimeConfigService interface provides a series of methods for creating and deleting labels, as well as creating oracle.bpel.services.workflow.runtimeconfig.model.PayloadMapping instances to map a label to a payload attribute. Read the complete article here.

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Flex Fields : Lesson 6: Promoting Flex Fields Mappings and Labels Across Environments by Jaideep

 

clip_image002When you promote your application from one environment to another, from example from ‘Development’ to ‘Test’ or from ‘Test’ to ‘Production’, it can be a lot of work to have to recreate all the flex field mappings and labels manually in each target environment. To make this easier, Oracle provides a Data Migrator ant script to promote Flex Field mappings and labels from one environment to another. This video is an excerpt from one of our Oracle BPM Training courses. It walks you through how to use the Data Migrator ant script. Watch the video here.

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