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 […]

Calling Oracle Documents Cloud Service REST APIs from WebCenter Content Custom Components

Files from Oracle Documents Cloud Service can be migrated to and from WebCenter Content using the SkySync desktop application, which makes for simple transferring between WCC and ODCS. However, other use cases with ODCS may be desired from within WCC itself. To interact with ODCS from WCC, a custom component can be created to call […]

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 […]

Mounting your WebCenter Content NFS file system correctly

Introduction It is a very well known fact that NFS protocol used to mount file systems in clustered application environments can be prone to issues with things like lock contention, dirty reads, and stale file handle if not configured correctly.  This article is targeted at outlining how a WebCenter Content clustered implementation requires NFS file systems […]

Getting The Most Out Of Your WebCenter Content Database Metadata Search Engine configuration On Oracle 11g Database

  Introduction Being able to retrieve information as quickly as possible in a Content Management implementation is extremely important to provide knowledge workers with the data they need to do their jobs as efficiently as possible. This article is targeted at providing information on some recent discoveries on ways to keep your WebCenter Content Metadata search at […]

WebCenter Sites and WebCenter Content Integration

WebCenter Sites and WebCenter Content Integration   Overview WebCenter Sites is a great tool for business users and marketers to easily manage their Web Experience. WebCenter Content allows consolidation of all enterprise documents and digital assets in a single repository. Its transformation engine easily creates different renditions of the documents and images. As enterprise standard, […]

Oracle Database Vault security policies for Oracle WebCenter Content

The Oracle Database is the content repository of choice for many customers. Oracle Database Vault prevents data breaches from WebCenter Content Administrator Accounts and applications that may connect to WebCenter Content. Oracle WebCenter Content, an Oracle Fusion Middleware component, is an integrated suite of applications designed for managing content. Oracle WebCenter Content contains the Oracle […]

Sign Here Please

Introduction For those of you who manage a process which requires you to capture electronic signatures on the documents that are part of that process, this blog post is a must read for you. Main Article With the  (PS/5) release of WebCenter Content 11g a new, and not so well published,  feature called Electronic […]

Working with Links in WebCenter Application

Introduction Link management is one of the most important considerations when creating a WebCenter application. The challenges in creating links are: Easy on the eyes – The link should have a meaningful path (Pretty Url) Searchable – Links must be crawl-able by search engines for SEO Analytics – Analytics applications must be able to distinguish URLs Back […]

Moving To Oracle WebCenter Content 11g Web Services

Introduction Oracle WebCenter Content 11g now provides a new set of JAX-WS Web Services interfaces, read on to find out more details about how to integrate with Oracle WebCenter Content Server 11g using these new Web Services interfaces. Main Article Oracle WebCenter Content (formerly UCM) has been a pioneer in Services Oriented Architecture long before the […]

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. 

WebCenter Content Performance: Web Browser Choice


New web technologies are helping end users get a faster and stronger web experience. However, some organizations are clinging on old browser technologies and traditionally vendors provide a minimum browser version to be used. In the case of WebCenter Content, section 2.1 “Using a Supported Web Browser” from the Oracle WebCenter Content User’s Guide for Content Server 11g Release 1 (11.1.1) states the following:

Consumers and contributors access Content Server from a standard Web browser. The computer you use to access Content Server is a client computer. You can access Content Server on a supported client computer from a Web browser listed in Table 2-1.

Table 2-1 Supported Web Browsers





Internet Explorer

7.0 or higher


3.5 or higher


4.0 or higher

Google Chrome

10.0 or higher

Some of these old web browser versions contribute to the overall “not-so-great” performance of some web applications. Let’s take a look at the browser market for starters. According to StatCounter Global Stats, from January to December 2012, the following 4 web browsers captured 84% of the usage:

  • Chrome: 32.78%
  • Firefox 5+: 20.88%
  • IE 9.0: 15.88%
  • IE 8.0: 14.61%

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).  

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WebCenter Content Web Search Performance: Do you really need that folder path info?

End-users want content at their fingertips at the speed of thought if
possible. When running search operations in the WebCenter Conter Web
Interface every second or fraction of a second improvement does matter.
When doing some trace analysis on the systemdatabase tracing on a
customer environment, we came across some SQL queries that were
unnecessarily being triggered! These were related to determining the
folder path for every entry part of the search result set. However, this
folder path was not even being used as part of the displayed
information in the user interface.