Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 28-MAR-2014

OOW Proposals Now Open

Time to get your 15 minutes of fame at Oracle OpenWorld: Submit your proposal for a presentation at OpenWorld.


From Ardent Performance Computing this handy tip: Command Line Attachment to Oracle Support Service Request.


Oak Table member Kyle Hailey discusses Oracle : buffer busy wait.

Hierarchical XML from SQL

Years ago I wrote an article (in Dutch) on the XML functions in Oracle SQL. It can be found here.
It describes how to create an xml document as an XMLType with an Oracle SQL Query.

The query that is described is based on a pretty simple table, with no relationships. I'm creating a new course based on a datamodel we created years ago, that contains data. I wanted to abstract some of that data (more...)

What’s New with You?

It’s been a busy month around these parts.

Noel (@noelportugal) and I went to the Netherlands, specifically Amsterdam, Utrect, and Nieuwegein, to visit AMIS and show some of the cool stuff Applications UX has been doing. By all accounts the event was a massive success with something like 450 people visiting AMIS during the day to visit.

The Shutters of Amsterdam

The Shutters of Amsterdam

Here’s some press coverage in Dutch if you’re so inclined.

AUX had (more...)

OOW : Enregistrez-vous pour l’édition 2014 !

Fun : Plaisir d’écouter

OSB: Remove artefacts with wlst

In my current project I needed to restructure my projects. Where I had all projects in one configuration, I wanted multiple configurations to do partial deployments. So I created configurations per highlevel business service, and merged canonical and application specific services into one osb project. But at deployment time, for OSB moved services are actually new services that conflict with the existing services at the current location, because now there are two versions of the (more...)

Humantask Assignment: Assignment with Dynamic Approval Group

This blog post is part of a series of posts about humantask assignment. You can find the starting point of this series by following the next link.

This post gives an example of task assignment with a Dynamic Approval Group. I will use the same BPM process as in most of the other posts.
The implementation of the Dynamic Approval Group is done in a custom java class that implements the IDynamicApprovalGroup interface.
The following (more...)

Oracle Infogram 2014-03-24 13:21:00

Contributions by Angela Golla, Infogram Deputy Editor

New ORAchk Tool Available for Download
ORAchk is a new tool available to proactively scan for known problems within E-Business Suite Financials Accounts Payables, Oracle Database and Sun Systems.

ORAchk features:
  • Proactively scans for the most impactful known problems across your entire Engineered System as well as various layers of your stack
  • Simplifies and streamlines how to investigate and analyze which known issues present a risk to you
  • (more...)

Sharing the slides of the UX Event presentations

Below you will find the slides of the presentations of the UX event by AMIS and Oracle.


Embedding UX In Any Project: Sander Haaksma / Marcel Maas


Visualization. One picture beats a thousand words, Lucas Jellema  


Luc Bors, Oracle and mobile, From design to device 


UX Today with ADF by Sten Vesterli


Boosting productivity through Tailored UX


Reconsidering applications cloud 10/90/90



Java 8 Launch. Strategic Outlook (more...)

Complément : Livres Oracle sur PackPub

Profitez de l'offre "Buy One, Get One Free on all of #Packt’s 2000 eBooks!" pour enrichir votre bibliothèque de livres sur Oracle ! #Packt2k 

Roxanne, You Don’t Have to Put On Your Google Glass

What intimidates others most about Google Glass? Undoubtedly, it’s the camera staring them in the face as you walk by or converse with someone.

Here’s how (so, I am told)  SXSWers were seen wearing their Glass to prevent such fear and anxiety. Selfies were taken in Amsterdam as I walked back to my hotel passing red light districts nearby.

Interesting example of stakeholders and user requirements.

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 20-MAR-2014


A post of posts at Oracle Scratchpad on Parallel Plans.

SQL Developer



At DBASOLVED: (more...)

OSB 11g For-each: is index variable an integer?

In OSB you can add a for-each construct to loop over a set of elements:
OSB For-each
Today I encountered something strange with the index variable of the for-each. At one stage I wanted to select an element based on the index-variable, in the screendump above it is 'functieIndex'.
The xpath expression I created was something like:
But although I checked the value of the variable functieIndex using alerts, I always got the complete set (more...)

OOW : Call4Proposals

Vous souhaitez témoigner lors de la prochaine édition d' Oracle Open World (28 septembre - 2 octobre 2014) ?
Pour cela, vous devez proposer un sujet avant le 15 avril prochain et remplir le formulaire du "call4proposals"  : 

OOW : Packages

Vous souhaitez vous rendre à la prochaine session d' Oracle Open World qui aura lieu du 28 septembre au 2 octobre 2014.
Découvrez les packages dédiés mis en place par Easyteam

Milestone for the Java platform – The Release of Java 8


This is an important moment for Java. The general availability of Java 8 – more specifically of Java 8 SE, Embedded, (and shortly ME as well) and FX (and in the wake of all this the Hotspot JVM and NetBeans 8.0). This release is about language evolution certainly – with Lambda expressions and the Stream API as clear highlights. But it is about much more. It is as if Java went through a mid-life (more...)

JDeveloper 11gR1 XSL Mapper annoyances

I've been working with the JDeveloper 11gR1 XSL Mapper for years. And I think I became quite handy with it. I find it a great, impressing tool, since you can actually drag and drop pretty much everything together. When you draw a line, you can drop a function on it. When you think a little about the sequence of drag&drops you can tie up a pretty complex logical expression together. However, there are a few (more...)

Live Blog – Oracle & AMIS User Experience Event – Tuesday 18th March – last update: 7:15 CET


Today – Tuesday March 18th – is a special day at AMIS. Together with the Oracle Applications User Experience Team, we host the UX Expo – a combination of live demonstrations, inspiring lectures, the secret chamber for the really fancy stuff and many opportunities to discuss the man-machine interaction of the future. This event also serves as the official launch of R8 of Oracle Applications Cloud – the next level in simplified UI. (more...)

Hands-Free Wearables: The User Experience Lesson

I’m a keen runner. I have a dog too.  And now I have a wearable tech way to combine my running requirements with dog exercise time that also illustrates what user experience (UX) is really about.

I use Google Glass with Strava Run Glassware for the digital part of run task. I use a Stunt Puppy running leash for connecting myself to the dog  safely as crank those miles out together. Yes, that’s a (more...)

Simple Is As Simple Swipes: Oracle Applications Cloud Release 8

The premise of the Oracle  Applications Cloud Release 8 Simplified UI (the new entry experience for Oracle Sales Cloud and Oracle HCM Cloud users) is, well… simple. It’s simple to use, simple to build, and it’s simple to sell the UX message too.


Simplified UIs for Release 8 ready to be put in the hands of the audience. The problem’s getting it back as they want to discover more! (Image: Michael LaDuke, Oracle America, (more...)