Embedding the Oracle OICS Process Workspace Application in an iFrame

Introduction Oracle Process Cloud Workspace is a web application that a user uses to interact with human activities in BPMN processes. It is a stand-alone web application in Oracle Integration Cloud Service (OICS). In some use cases, customers want to embed the Workspace application in an iframe of their own web page. Out of box, […]

Adding a Rich Text Editor Component to Oracle PCS Web Form

Introduction Oracle PCS Web Forms allow PCS developers to construct a web-based interface for users to interact with process instances. The Web Form comes out of the box with some basic UI components such as input fields, text areas, buttons, tables, etc. One frequently used web-based text editing tool: Rich Text Editor, however, is missing. […]

A Simple Utility Program for Modifying PCS Application Reference Properties

Introduction As part of the development, test, and deployment process, PCS customers often need to move PCS applications from one environment to another. Currently (as of version 17.2.3) this is a manual process. Customers have to export applications from a source PCS environment, make necessary changes in connectors and then import the applications to a […]

Using Process Cloud Service REST API Part 3

Introduction In this the third and final part of the series on using the PCS Rest API we will take the single page HTML application we started with in Part 1 and use Oracle JET (Javascript Extension Toolkit) to create an HTML/js application. Oracle JET is also an MVVM (model-view-viewmodel) architecture as we saw in […]

Using Process Cloud Service REST API Part 2

Introduction In Part 1 we looked at using the Process Cloud Service REST API and making REST calls from an HTML page using jQuery/AJAX. In Part 2 we’ll take the next step by using and presenting data retrieved from PCS. We started out stuffing the string representation of the JSON data into an HTML <div> […]

PCS Web Form Tips and Tricks – Part 3

In part 1 and part 2 of my blog series, I have discussed and highlighted some tips and tricks of using layout and input controls in web form.  In part 3, I will discuss and share some of the tips that will be useful to you when you add some dynamic behaviors using events in web […]

PCS Web Form Tips and Tricks – Part 2

In part 1 of this blog series, I have discussed and highlighted some tips and tricks of using layout controls in web form.  In my part 2 blog, I will reveal some tips and tricks on using the input controls in web form. Text Input and Text Area Fields Controls Text Input is a very […]

PCS Web Form Tips and Tricks – Part 1

In this blog series, I will be discussing some useful tips and tricks that will be helpful to you when you are designing your form using the new PCS web form controls and events. In one of my colleague’s blog, he has highlighted some of the features available in PCS web form.  In PCS official […]

Schedule Instances and Analytics Archive Using Cron Job in PCS

In PCS, you can archive instance data on demand or schedule the archive to run automatically by using PCS administration UI to select the date and time or alternatively you can use CRON entry. You can also schedule to archive the analytics data to the cloud storage and BICS in the same way.  However, there […]

Using Process Cloud Service REST API Part 1

The Process Cloud Service (PCS) REST API provides an avenue to build UI components for workflow applications based on PCS. The versatility that comes with REST enables modern web application frameworks and just as easily, mobile applications. The API documentation is available here. Notice the endpoints are organized into eight categories. We’ll be focusing on […]

A First Look at the New Web Form in PCS

Introduction PCS release 16.3.5 introduced a brand new home-grown web form in replacement of the Frevo based web form. I had an opportunity to work with the new web form for a customer demo just before its release. This post intends to describe my first impression with the new web form and introduce some new features that I learned […]

Retrieve and Update Task Payload with PCS REST API

PCS has a number of REST APIs you can use to search for the tasks assign to a user/group, and retrieve the payload of a specific task as well as update the payload.  In PCS 16.3.5, a new Oracle form technology was introduced, hence, there are some changes to the REST API. Prior to PCS […]

Extending Supply Chain Management using Process Cloud Service.

Introduction Oracle Process Cloud Service (PCS), a Platform-as-a-Service offering, enables human workflow capabilities on the cloud with easy-to-use composer and work space. PCS allows authoring of processes using business-analyst friendly BPMN notation over swim-lanes. PCS eliminates the burden of building and maintaining on-premise business process management platforms and allows enterprises to easily transition to the cloud.   […]

Integrating PCS, DOCS and BI Publisher using OSB/SOACS – Part 3

Introduction In the part 1 and part 2 of this blog, I’ve covered the overview, setup and OSB design, in this part 3 of the blog, I will be covering the PCS design. PCS Design In PCS, we will need to create 2 web service connectors, the first connector is for DOCS folder creation using […]

Integrating PCS, DOCS and BI Publisher using OSB/SOACS – Part 2

Introduction In this part 2 of the blog, we will examine the OSB design used in this demonstration.  OSB is used as an integration layer for PCS, DOCS and BI Publisher as OSB plays an important role acting as an integration layer for protocol translation and message transformation, and it will also serve as a […]

Integrating PCS, DOCS and BI Publisher using OSB/SOACS – Part 1

Introduction In this 3 part blog series, I will be demonstrating on how to use PCS to invoke OSB (On-Prem or SOACS) services and upload a report/doc generated using BI Publisher to DOCS.  The following components are used in this demonstration: Oracle Document Cloud Service (DOCS) Process Cloud Service (PCS) with DOCS integration configured. BI […]