using XPath functions in the BPEL Process manager

When using XPath expressions in XSLT, and you want to use one of the following functions:

  • getProperty(propertyName as string)
  • setCompositeInstanceTitle(titleElement)
  • getComponentInstanceID()
  • getComponentName()
  • getCompositeInstanceID()
  • getCompositeName()
  • getECID()

You can use these in the Oracle Mediator XSLT mapper only, and not Oracle BPEL Process Manager. For Oracle BPEL Process Manager, you have to  use an assign activity.

Oracle Process Cloud Services advanced form validation and control

In my previous blogpost I explained how forms in PCS are created and what basic options are available. Now I would like to go deeper into the details of rules and business objects.

Let’s start with rules.

The form canvas has a row of tiny buttons in the top right. The left one switches between rules and the form itself. Click that and the canvas changes to the list of rules (if already created). A new (more...)

Creating and editing forms in Process Cloud Service

For who is PCS?

Oracle Process Cloud Service is a PaaS (Platform as a Service) offering which centers around designing and managing (stand alone) business processes in the cloud. The focus is once again on business analysts and other non-technical people to automate business processes. Oracle has keyed them “citizen developers”. One of the features is the option to create forms that fulfill the “human task” interaction in the BPM process.

A walkthrough for creating (more...)

Node.js tutorial part 1; setting up your environment

In a previous post I explained what Node.js is and how it works. Now, I’ll help you install it and create your first Node.js powered webpage.

I make the assumption you have some basic HTML and Javascript knowledge.

Node.js is installed as part of the npm installation. npm is a very powerful Javascript package manager that will save you tons of work when used properly. We at Whitehorses do not suffer from the “not invented here” (more...)