Deploying Applications on OCI, the SageMath Example – Part 1 docker Image

Applications When applications were called programs if you needed your computer to do something you wrote the code, compiled, linked, loaded and ran the program. If you had an elaborate problem you would write, trade or buy subroutine libraries and construct an application out of routines from libraries. To change the program, modify the code […]

Best Practices for Configuring and Extending Fusion Applications Cloud

Introduction Oracle’s Fusion SaaS applications cloud is built on a single data model that connects end-to-end business processes across Human Capital Management (HCM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Experience (CX) and Supply Chain Management (SCM) functionalities. While Oracle is providing a common extension and configuration framework across all Fusion SaaS applications, every pillar has also […]

Using Expression Language (EL) in Page Composer to Mask Data based on a Custom Role

Introduction Oracle provides features and functionality to secure and mask sensitive information such as Personal Identifiable Information (PII) and Payment Information. There are instances where customers may want to hide additional information falling outside the scope of the standard functionality. This post provides instructions on how to use an EL in the component properties to […]

Engagement Cloud – outbound REST using IDCS OAUTH

Introduction   Engagement Cloud 19A introduces the ability to call IDCS oauth protected REST services. This article explains the setup required in IDCS and Engagement Cloud, using Oracle Blockchain as the service provider. Note – details on how to call and parse REST services from Engagement Cloud groovy are covered here: Calling REST services from Oracle […]

Network separation of Production and Non-Production Environments using the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance and Oracle VM

Overview We are currently seeing rapid adoption of Fusion Applications in the SaaS@Customer model. This and the strong Fusion Applications On-Premise installation base have been further secured by establishing strict rules for separation of Production Systems and Non-Productions Systems. Usually the mandate is to separate the network traffic on the logical level as well as […]

Creating a Dashboard Landing Navigation Page in Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) & Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI/OBIEE)

Background                                                                         Dashboard Landing Navigation Pages (also known as start page, landing page, default page, default dashboard, home page) can be […]

Best practices to model prospects, customers, suppliers, partners in an Oracle Fusion cloud implementation

Introduction Three major entities of every business/enterprise in most industries, are Customers, Suppliers and Products. In reality, customer, supplier and product data is required to be stored in all applications and each application might have different data model and data structure requirements. If customer data and product data are not consistently stored in all applications […]

Cloud Security: User Provisioning to Fusion Applications Cloud

Introduction The notion of a user is the most common reason for misunderstanding and confusion. When we mention a user, we often think of the person who is allowed to use an application. However, nearly every application has a different user structure implemented. The challenge is to find a common ground for these differing user […]

Set up Fusion SaaS BI Cloud Connector (BICC) to use Cloud Storage

For other A-Team articles by Richard, click here Introduction This article walks through the steps to set up a Cloud Storage Container, for use with the Fusion SaaS BI Cloud Connector. This may be of particular interest to Oracle Analytics Cloud customers, wanting to use the new Data Replication functionality from Fusion SaaS (for more details, […]

SaaS Data Replication in Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC, and OAAC)

For other A-Team articles by Richard, click here Introduction In the recent Oracle Analytics Cloud release, exciting new SaaS data replication functionality was added.  This allows Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC and OAAC), to replicate data, on a schedule, from a number of Oracle’s SaaS offerings.   For many use cases, this will mean that a separate […]

Advanced HCM data loader (HDL) processing using OIC HCM adapter.

Introduction Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) Integration provides adapter for most popular SaaS applications, including Oracle HCM Cloud.  This post focuses on integrating with HCM data loader (HDL) tool of HCM using OIC HCM adapter, multiple HDL file processing and fault handling. Information in this post is applicable to release 18.3.1 of OIC. HCM Adapter basics […]

Fusion SaaS – Finding The View Object You Need for Data Extracts

For other A-Team articles by Richard, click here Introduction For good reason, the database of Fusion SaaS products is not available for ETL tools to work directly against. The recommended approach to extract data for most use cases, is through the BI Cloud Connector tool.  This pulls data from ‘View Objects’ in the Business Intelligence layer […]

Extending Oracle Commerce Cloud Functionality – Server-side Extension

Introduction Oracle Commerce Cloud functionality can be extended through widgets, REST APIs, webhooks and Server-side extensions.  For user interface customization and/or extensions, widgets and sometimes REST APIs are employed together. Webhooks on the other hand are used as an outbound communication to integrate with external systems and REST APIs are inbound from external systems. But […]

Online document signing using Oracle Integration Cloud and Adobe Sign

Introduction   Here is a typical process for document signing: The document is downloaded and sent via an email. The recipient then prints, signs, scans and emails the document back. The document is uploaded back to the system of records. This process is slow and tedious, but still works for a single recipient. What if […]

Engagement Cloud – an Introduction to calling REST Services

Introduction This article gives a brief introduction to calling REST services from Oracle Engagement Cloud. It assumes a basic understanding of Groovy, Application Composer, and the requirements of the REST services that you intend to call. It sets out the basic steps required to setup and make a REST call and describes a couple of […]

Extracting Data from Fusion SaaS via View Objects with Data Sync

For other A-Team articles by Richard, click here Introduction The Oracle Data Sync tool provides the ability to extract from both on-premise, and cloud data sources, and to load that data into Oracle Analytics Cloud Service (OAC), Oracle Autonomous Analytics Cloud Service (OAAC), and other oracle relational databases, or into Essbase. In the most recent 2.5 […]

Using Data Sync to Extract and Load Data from Fusion SaaS using the BI Cloud Connector (BICC) and UCM

For other A-Team articles by Richard, click here Introduction The Oracle Data Sync tool provides the ability to extract from both on-premise, and cloud data sources, and to load that data into Oracle Analytics Cloud Service (OAC), Oracle Autonomous Analytics Cloud Service (OAAC), and other oracle relational databases, or into Essbase. In the most recent release, […]

Monitoring SaaS Application Performance in EM using RUEI

Introduction Performance and efficiency are essential to having a positive user experience and the diagnosis of click and flow activities can be a complex task in a SaaS environment where access to various log files is limited. Oracle Real User Experience Insight (RUEI) – monitors real user activity, records user session data and provide web […]

Adding FA AppIDUsers to the no password expiry policy in R12

Introduction During provisioning of a new FA instance the passwords for FA AppIDUsers like FUSION_APPS_PROV_PATCH_APPID or similar users will expire after 120 days which is the standard value for normal OID users. This article is intended to describe how you can apply the no password expiry policy to all FA AppIDUsers in a newly provisioned R12 […]