Getting Credentials in Fusion Applications

Introduction Oracle Fusion Applications is configured to save normal user names and credentials in Oracle Internet Directory (OID) and used for authentication purposes. Many of the applications store connection usernames and credentials they need in the credential store and retrieve these from the store when required. This article shows how Fusion Applications Administrators can retrieve […]

Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Web Service Connections in SaaS Integrations

A Checklist for Success with TLS Why We Need This Despite the full feature sets and capabilities that Oracle builds into their software-as-a-service (SaaS) cloud applications, there are still going to be occasional customers with business requirements that cannot be satisfied solely with a single SaaS subscription.  In these cases, it is possible to extend […]

Integrating Microsoft SharePoint Document Management with Oracle Sales Cloud

Overview Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software, now referred to more often as Customer Experience (CX) software, tends to be customized or extended more often than HCM, ERP, or SCM applications.  The reason:  enterprise business processes in the customer experience realm tend to be non-standard and more diverse across organizations.  With wide diversity, it is impossible […]

Oracle Sales Cloud REST APIs – Handling Child Objects

Introduction Oracle Sales Cloud provides a comprehensive set of customization tools and configuration options to implement customer-specific business cases. In this article I would like to put a spot light on an imaginary situation Customer is active in an industry like Hightech, Mechanical Engineering or Tooling and uses Oracle Sales Cloud for their sales processes […]

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 […]

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 […]

Behind the Delete Trigger in Sales Cloud Application Composer

Cautionary Details on Delete Trigger Behavior with TCA Objects Developers and technically-inclined users who have ever needed to extend Oracle Sales Cloud are probably familiar with Application Composer (known as App Composer to its friends) — the built-in, browser-based collection of tools that makes it possible to extend Sales Cloud safely without requiring a level […]

Application Composer Application Containers

Details on Web Service Definitions, RunTime Messages, and Custom Object Visibility Introduction this discussion of application containers in Application Composer is not relevant to newer (post-Rel12) releases of Oracle Sales Cloud.  Application containers are no longer a structural or logical component of the toolkit, but this post will remain on-line for a time to support […]

Extending the Oracle Sales Cloud with SOA Suite

Introduction The Oracle Sales Cloud provides an extensive set of features for extending the user interface, the underlying data model, and allows the use of Groovy scripts to extend or adjust the default business logic. If customers have requirements that go beyond these capabilities, Java Cloud Service is a viable option to build new user […]

Custom Message Data Encryption of Payload in SOA 11g

Introduction This article explains how to encrypt sensitive data (such as ssn, credit card number, etc ) in the incoming payload and decrypt the data back to clear text (or original form) in the outgoing message. The purpose is to hide the sensitive data in the payload, in the audit trail, console and logs. Main […]

Installing and Configuring BI Admin Tool for Fusion Applications

Introduction The Repository, or ‘RPD’, is the file that contains the metadata for the BI Server in Fusion Applications.  This includes database connections, tables, joins, and structure by which these are presented to the report writer.  In order to read, or make changes to the RPD file, the BI Administration Tool must be installed. While […]