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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

BI Cloud Connector – Deletion of Data Extract Files on UCM

Introduction This blog post is the continuation of the formerly shared article about BI Cloud Connector (BICC) Data Extraction File Downloading. In the previous blog post I gave an introduction into BICC and we discussed the options how to download the data extraction files from Storage Cloud or the internal built-in Universal Content Management (UCM) […]

OIC and ICS File based integrations for Oracle HCM Cloud using UCM webservices

Introduction This blog details the solution using Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) and Integration Cloud Service(ICS) for file based integrations using Universal Content Management (UCM) Webservices for Oracle HCM Cloud integration. Deprecation of SaaS sFTP servers for Oracle HCM Cloud and other Oracle Cloud applications was announced recently. Refer to the below MOS Support Doc Note for the announcement […]

Fusion Cloud IP-Whitelisting

Introduction With the increasing adoption of Oracle Cloud among customers, one of the key challenges the customers’ security teams face is managing network access for the newly purchased SaaS services. The security teams are firm on enforcing the rules and regulations around IT security that are already in place, and they expect their new SaaS […]

BI Cloud Connector – Download Data Extraction Files from Oracle Fusion SaaS

Introduction The Oracle Fusion based SaaS offerings provide an interesting tool to extract data and to store them in CSV format on a shared resource like the Fusion SaaS built-in UCM server or a Storage Cloud: BI Cloud Connector (BICC). The extracted data can be copied from these cloud resources and downloaded to local resources, […]

Consuming HCM atom feeds in ICS

Introduction Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) cloud provides several ways to extract changes to propagate to other systems, such as EBS or another coexisting application. These alternatives are compared in depth in documentation at this link. Using atom feeds is a quick and least resource-intensive approach. Refer documentation at this link for more information on HCM […]

Techniques used to build PaaS4SaaS Mashup using Oracle Application Builder Cloud Service

Introduction Oracle ABCS is Oracles new citizen developer service allowing citizen developers the ability to quickly build applications for the web/mobile web. A common request from SaaS customers is the desire to have both standalone and embeded custom screens for their SaaS solutions. These obviously need to be feature rich, sexy UIs and above all […]

Working with Oracle HCM Cloud Talent Data

The blog post “Load Data into Oracle HCM Cloud Using ICS” describes loading and importing XML based Talent Profile data into HCM using ICS. This post supplements the aforementioned post by providing more detailed information on the HCM Talent Profile and its related HCM data objects. Some background information and a disclaimer A few weeks […]

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Native Schema for Oracle HCM Cloud HDL Data Format

Introduction This post supplements another post “Load Data into Oracle HCM Cloud Using ICS” by providing more details on creating NXSD schema for HDL format. Oracle Fusion Apps (cloud or on-prem) provide text file based batch data loading capabilities through a SOAP API. This feature can be used for integrating external applications with HCM Cloud via […]

Load Data into Oracle HCM Cloud Using ICS

Acknowledgement First of all, I would like to thank my A-Team colleague Christian Weeks for providing a few ingenious work-arounds for some limitations in the current version of ICS (16.4.5). These work-arounds will be discussed in detail in the later sections of this article. I would also thank another A-Team member, Angelo Santagata, who provided assistance with […]

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Integrating with Taleo Enterprise Edition using Integration Cloud Service (ICS)

Introduction Integration Cloud Service (ICS) provides Oracle SaaS customers with pre-defined to connections to most SaaS subscriptions and zero-code integration features to quickly connect SaaS applications. Oracle Taleo provides talent management functions as Software as a service (SaaS). Taleo often needs to be integrated with other human resource systems. For customers looking to use ICS for […]

Using Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) to Bulk Load Data into HCM-Cloud

Introduction With its capacity to handle complex transformations and large volumes of data, and its ability to orchestrate operations across heterogeneous systems, ODI is a great tool to prepare and upload bulk data into HCM Cloud. In this post, we are looking at the different steps required to perform this task. Overview of the integration […]

Creating custom Fusion Applications User Interfaces using Oracle JET

Introduction JET is Oracle’s new mobile toolkit specifically written for developers to help them build client slide applications using JavaScript. Oracle Fusion Applications implementers are often given the requirement to create mobile, or desktop browser, based custom screens for Fusion Applications. There are many options available to the developer for example Oracle ADF (Java Based) and Oracle JET (JavaScript […]

Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) for HCM-Cloud: a Knowledge Module to Generate HCM Import Files

Introduction For batch imports, Oracle Cloud’s Human Capital Management (HCM) uses a dedicated file format that contains both metadata and data. As far as the data is concerned, the complete hierarchy of parent and children records must be respected for the file content to be valid. To load data into HCM with ODI, we are […]

Accessing Fusion Data from BI Reports using Java

Introduction In a recent article by Richard Williams on A-Team Chronicles, Richard explained how you can execute a BI publisher report from a SOAP Service and retrieve the report, as XML, as part of the response of the SOAP call.  This blog article serves as a follow on blog article providing a tutorial style walk […]

Configuring MFT WebCenter Content (UCM) Endpoints with SSL for Fusion Applications

Executive Overview Oracle MFT (Managed File Transfer) is a product component within Oracle Fusion Middleware Service Integration Platform. It can be effectively used to implement file-based use cases with HCM (Human Capital Management) application within Fusion Apps. Furthermore, MFT release 12.2.1 now has support for integrating Oracle Webcenter endpoints. This feature can be used for […]

Using Oracle BI Answers to Extract Data from HCM via Web Services

Introduction Oracle BI Answers, also known as ‘Analyses’ or ‘Analysis Editor’, is a reporting tool that is part of the Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence (OTBI), and available within the Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) product suite. This article will outline an approach in which a BI Answers report will be used to extract data from HCM via web services. […]