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 […]

Oracle HCM Cloud – Bulk Integration Automation Using SOA Cloud Service

Introduction Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud provides a comprehensive set of tools, templates, and pre-packaged integration to cover various scenarios using modern and efficient technologies. One of the patterns is the batch integration to load and extract data to and from the HCM cloud. HCM provides the following bulk integration interfaces and tools: HCM Data […]

Fusion HCM Cloud – Bulk Integration Automation Using Managed File Transfer (MFT) and Node.js

Introduction Fusion HCM Cloud provides a comprehensive set of tools, templates, and pre-packaged integration to cover various scenarios using modern and efficient technologies. One of the patterns is the bulk integration to load and extract data to/from the cloud. The inbound tool is the File Based data loader (FBL) evolving into HCM Data Loaders (HDL). […]

Fusion HCM Cloud Bulk Integration Automation

Introduction Fusion HCM Cloud provides a comprehensive set of tools, templates, and pre-packaged integration to cover various scenarios using modern and efficient technologies. One of the patterns is the bulk integration to load and extract data to/from cloud. The inbound tool is the File Based data loader (FBL) evolving into HCM Data Loaders (HDL). HDL […]

Using File Based Loader for Fusion Product Hub

Using File Based Loader for Fusion Product Hub Introduction File Based Loaders (FBL) offer a broad bandwidth of varieties to import batch data manually by user interaction or automated via locally scheduled processes using existing API’s and Web Services. This article will highlight the Fusion Product Hub specific capabilities to import item data in a […]

Fusion Applications WebCenter Content Integration – Automating File Import/Export

Introduction Oracle WebCenter Content, a component of Fusion Middleware, is a strategic solution for the management, security, and distribution of unstructured content such as documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and video. Oracle Fusion Applications leverages Oracle WebCenter Content to store all marketing collateral as well as all attachments. Import flow also uses it to stage the CSV files […]

Getting started with Desktop Integration Suite

I recently discovered the Oracle Learning Library which is a nice site for self-learning videos and tutorials on Oracle products.  Marsha Hancock, Senior Principal Curriculum Developer for WebCenter Content, just posted a video on Getting Started …

Caught in the act!

Sometimes when troubleshooting issues, the exact cause of the issue may be difficult to find.  You may run across an error appearing in the log file.  But it may not have enough information about what went wrong…or how it might happen again…

Conversions in WebCenter Content

One of the guiding principles with WebCenter Content has been to make it as easy as possible to consume content.  And part of that means viewing content in a format that is optimal for the end user… regardless of the format the content was created in.  So WebCenter Content has a long history of converting files from one format to another.  Often this involves converting a proprietary desktop publishing format to something more open that can be viewed directly from a browser.  Or taking a high resolution image and creating a rendition that download quickly over a slow network.

Conversion Decision TreeOver the life of the product, the types and methods for those conversions has grown to provide a broad range of options.  It’s sometimes confusing to know what conversion are available and where exactly they are done (Content Server or Inbound Refinery), so I’ve put together a flowchart and list describing all of the different types of conversion, how and where they are done, and the pros and cons of each.  This list covers what’s available as of the current release – WebCenter Content 11g PS5.

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Migrating folders and content together in WebCenter Content

In the case of migrating from one WebCenter Content instance to another, there are several different tools within the system to accomplish that migration depending on what you need to move over.

This post will focus on the use case of needing …

Adding browser search engines in WebCenter Content

In a post I made a few years ago, I described how you can add WebCenter Content (UCM at the time) search to the browser’s search engines.  I think this is a handy shortcut if you find yourself performing searches often enough in WCC. 

Generating barcodes in reports

I recently had a comment posted on a previous blog post regarding generating barcodes in the reports that come with the records management module (either in WebCenter Content/UCM or WebCenter Content: Records/URM).  

I knew we could o…

Expanding on requestaudit – Tracing who is doing what…and for how long

One of the most helpful tracing sections in WebCenter Content (and one that is on by default) is the requestaudit tracing.  This tracing section summarizes the top service requests happening in the server along with how they are performing. &…

Configuring WebCenter Content cache invalidation for a custom portal application

Recently, I had blogged about enabling the UCM content cache invalidator for Spaces (found here).  This can also be enabled for a WebCenter Custom Portal application as well.  The much overlooked setting is done through the Content Repository connection definition in the JDeveloper Application Resources section.

Access Control Lists for Roles

Back in an earlier post, I wrote about how to enable entity security (access control lists, aka ACLs) for UCM 11g PS3.  Well, there was actually an additional security option that was included in that release but not fully supported yet (only for …

HTML Manifest for Content Folios

I recently worked on a project to create a custom content folio renderer in WebCenter Content. It needed to output the native files in the folio along with a manifest file in HTML format which would list the contents of the folio along with any designa…

Configuring trace file size and number in WebCenter Content 11g

Lately I’ve been doing a lot of debugging using the System Output tracing in WebCenter Content 11g.  This is built-in tracing in the content server which provides a great level of detail on what’s happening under the hood.  You can access the…

Configuring UCM cache to check for external Content Server changes

Recently, I was involved in a customer scenario where they were modifying the Content Server’s contributor data files directly through Content Server.  This operation of course is completely supported.  However, since the contributor data file was modified through the “backdoor”, a running WebCenter Spaces page, which also used the same data file, would not get the updates immediately.  This was due to two reasons.  The first reason is that the Spaces page was using Content Presenter to display the contents of the data file. The second reason is that the Spaces application was using the “cached” version of the data file.  Fortunately, there is a way to configure cache so backdoor changes can be picked up more quickly and automatically.

Adding and removing WebCenter Content cluster nodes

If you follow the Enterprise Deployment Guide, Fusion Middleware High Availability guide, or the support technote onexample steps for installing a multi node cluster of WebCenter Content 11g, they all cover establishing a multi node cluster using …