The Network becomes the Computer...It's an idea that I have never really been able to express in such a simplistic and elegant way as what was achieved by the technical writer(s) of the Glassfish Open Message Queue Release 5.0 Technical Overview guide:The easiest way to integrate heterogeneous components (more...)
Oracle Fusion Applications provides an extensive range of BI Reporting tools and capabilities all tightly integrated with the FA user experience (UX).
The Business Intelligence and Reporting infrastructure is delivered by Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, OBIEE provides analysis tools, interactive dashboards, alerts and an enterprise reporting engine that lies at the heart (more...)
I suspect these posts will continually try to relate functionality in Fusion Applications (FA) with my background in Oracle e-Business Suite (EBS), so apologies if your from the JD Edwards, PeopleSoft or Siebel crowd.
SAP? Well no apologies or sympathy, we all have our problems.
The Enterprise Scheduling Service (ESS) provides the EBS Concurrent Manager equivalent service in (more...)
Starting to get hands on with Oracle Fusion Applications (OFA), one of the first clear indications that OFA is a completely different beast compared to Oracle EBS is by looking at the amount of PL/SQL packages used in EBS 12.1.3 compared to OFA 188.8.131.52.1:
The E-Business Suite Technology Group recently released a whitepaper: Extending E-Business Suite 12.1.3 using Oracle Application Express
. In summary, "This new whitepaper outlines how to extend Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3 (and higher) functionality using Oracle Application Express. Recommended architecture and security considerations are discussed in detail." (more...)
It's already come around, out of nowhere the price of flowers and greeting cards increases ten fold and that special one starts leaving hints all around the house. Yes, Valentines day, loves is in the air although with a very fake and commercial smell to it. In keeping with the (more...)
use design time view objects (VOs) rather than dynamic VOs. Dynamic VOs have to be described by BC4J through an additional execute call for the VO prepared statement, and they potentially result in non shareable SQL due to different combinations.2) ALWAYS
set precision for all columns in (more...)
Check out Sara Woodhull's article on OA Framework and ADF
I don't know how many of you have come across this in the OAF Devguide, it was only by change that I found it, thought I'd share:
There's a lot to learn when getting started with the OA Framework, but the following list of rules are so universal -- and (more...)
In many situations developers need to execute PL/SQL code from there OAF application, be it legacy code or complex database manipulation better suited for PL/SQL.
The following example calls a PL/SQL procedure, passing in and receiving back parameter values. To ensure we athere to the MVC architecture, you must execute (more...)
I recently presented a white paper at the 2006 South African Oracle User Group, an introduction to OAF development called: Oracle Applications Development Framework - The New Frontier
I hope this will help new comer's to get a good introduction to OAF development, extension and personalization. If there are (more...)
First and foremost I would like to apologise for not updating the blog for the past couple of month's, come to think of it, it's my first blog for 2007.
Apart from being extremely busy building a custom bolt-on OAF application for a large multinational, I have been applying to (more...)
After quite a while of inactivity, due partly to a frantic schedule and the addition of a new obsession in the form of my new mountain bike, I am back on the horse and very excited to start blogging again. A Big thanks to Steven Chan for profiling the Oracle (more...)
All declarative User Interface components are stored either in XML files, in a format defined by MDS (Meta Data Services) Schemas, or in the MDS repository tables. When a personalization is created through the OA Personalization Framework it is added on top of the base product meta data. The personalization (more...)
Just got some good news, I have been accepted as a speaker at the South African Oracle User Group Conference 2006. I will be presenting my paper - "Oracle Applications Framework Development - The New Frontier", which is an introduction to the world of OAF development, personalization and extension. My (more...)
If you wanted to display HTML formatted content in an Oracle Workflow Notifications before the release of FWK.H you had to use one of the following options:
- PLSQL Documents - 32K size limit
- PLSQLCLOB Documents – CLOB
PL/SQL development of HTML notifications that contains tables and complex layouts can (more...)
Most of the custom development work I have done on OAF has required me to interact with Oracle Workflow, specifically to handle approvals and interfaces. The class oracle.apps.fnd.framework.webui.OANavigation provides Java wrappers for Oracle Workflow Engine's PL/SQL APIs.
The class is actually intended for use when (more...)
I have recently received a number of queries related to OAF development, particularly regarding the quickest way to get started. I will handle these questions in a two part post, in the first I will aim to provide you with the basic software and documentation requirements to get started. In (more...)
It has just taken me two days to implement PPR on a table, yes 2. I might be a little slow but the developers guide was of very little help and I was unable to find any worthwhile examples.
When planning to implement PPR in tables it is very important (more...)