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Development Lifecycle for Task Flows in Oracle WebCenter Portal Builder

Lyudmil Pelov


This articles promotes the paper published by A-Team which steps you through the development lifecycle of a sample task flow in WebCenter Portal Builder. The document shows how to develop and test a task flow in JDeveloper, then describes how to deploy, redeploy, and use the task flow in WebCenter Portal, as well as consuming Web Services from the task flow and register the end point web service connection from Enterprise manager. The paper supplements the information found in “Planning a Portal with WebCenter Portal”, available at:  http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E29542_01/webportal.htm.

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A-Team recently published paper which steps you through the development lifecycle of task flows in WebCenter Portal Builder. The guide intends to show in details all major developments steps and ships with the following sample JDeveloper applications:

  • GenericWebService – Includes a web service that returns a simple user collection with information. This sample web service is consumed by the sample task flow. To follow along with this paper, you must first import the GenericWebService project into JDeveloper and deploy the web service to a managed server accessible from WebCenter Portal.
  • GenericServiceConsumer – Includes a sample task flow and a test page that enables you to test the task flow independently from WebCenter Portal.
  • Deployer– Part of the GenericServiceConsumer application.  Used to deploy the sample task flow (as an ADF shared library WAR file) to the WebCenter Portal managed server.

The high-level steps involved, as well as the individual actions comprising each step, described in the guide are depicted here:





The overall flow is illustrated in this diagram:





This guide is now officially linked to the WebCenter Portal Documentation under the section "Tutorial for WebCenter Portal Shared Library Developers": http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E29542_01/webcenter.1111/e27739/jpsdg_wcsres.htm#BABBJAAE

You can download the guide using following direct link: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/webcenter/portal/learnmore/wcp-createcustomtaskflow-2135965.pdf

The sample application can be downloaded from Oracle Knowledge Base from the Knowledge Base Article: Doc ID: 1634739.1

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