Upcoming Webinar: Innovation in Managing the Chaos of Everyday Project Management

On Thursday, December 4th from 1 PM-2 PM CST, Fishbowl Solutions will hold a webinar in conjunction with Oracle about our new solution for enterprise project management. This solution transforms how project-based tools, like Oracle Primavera, and project assets, such as documents and diagrams, are accessed and shared.

With this solution:

  • Project teams will have access to the most accurate and up to date project assets based on their role within a specific project
  • Through (more...)

Android Update: 5.0

Today my Nexus 7 got the upgrade to Android 5.0:
 After this upgrade, many things changed, like the system settings:



But everything is slower than before.... ;-(

For a complete history of all updates visit this posting.


Running Oracle Repository Creation Utility on 64-bit Ubuntu.

Today I needed the Oracle Repository Creation Utility (RCU) on a 64-bit Ubuntu VM. However, if you search the Oracle website, you can only find a 32-bit version of the RCU. I decided to download the 32-bit version instead.

We start the process of running the RCU by unzipping the downloaded file.  Navigate to the folder where the downloaded file is placed and execute the following command:

Running Oracle Repository Creation Utility on 64-bit Ubuntu.

(more...)

Becoming a Fusion HCM Reporting Specialist

At first reading, the wealth of reporting options available to Fusion customers is a little confusing. How do you know your OBI EE from your OTBI and your BIP from your OBIA? Hopefully this post will clear it up a little.

OBI EE – Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition

OBI EE is the BI engine behind much of the other applications. It isn’t exposed on its own, but is used to build some of the (more...)

UKOUG2014 – Amazing ACE Talent


I go on all the time about how honoured I am to be an ACE Director.

It is an honour and not just a 'boys club' where we all do exactly what Oracle tells us. I am always saddened when people say that, and the recent blog from Tim Hall and his follow up couldn't put it any better.

If you have ever been in any of my sessions you will know I certainly don't (more...)

UKOUG2014 – Test Yourself


I once left IT. Not because it was difficult or because I wasn't happy but because I moved with my husband's job to a small town where it wasn't really possible. We made the decision together and decided that it was only two years and perhaps that was the right time to start a family. So 2 years later with a young child I moved back to England and looked for a job. I actually (more...)

Want to Tinker with Fusion? See for yourself the User Experience



Hopefully if you follow me you are well aware it is the User Experience of Fusion that I love.

The UX team have been a firm fixture at UKOUG for several years, with Jeremy Ashley their VP our Fusion Community keynote again.

The UX mobile labs will again be with us in Liverpool where people who have pre-registered can test out what is coming down the line. If you listen to Julie Stringfellow from Reading (more...)

Lessons of product development at Netflix

Lessons of product development at Netflix

Just a month after sharing my post on Spotify engineering culture, I found a post on Startup lessons from Netflix. That was written inspired by a talk on fast delivery devops by Adrian Cockcroft. Who spent a long time building up Netflix’s cloud infrastructure and spearheaded the development of many new cloud-related technologies and techniques at the company.

Adrian Cockcroft’s lessons of product development at Netflix

Adrian’s lessons (more...)

My Nightmare is over – but what a lesson in CX or rather Frustration v Service


Two weeks ago today I left my backpack on a train. A nightmare, it contained my digital life, PC, iPad and Kindle, plus a month's expense receipts.

Two weeks later I have obtained duplicates of most receipts and submitted my expenses to my 3 masters, replaced the PC with a MAC and all but recreated everything.

Yesterday I spent 6 hours completing the insurance claim, scanning receipts etc and today.........

............ well today I got (more...)

Another Conference But Really Different


I have attended over 100 conferences but they have either been IT Usergroup or Vendor conferences, last week I attended my first non IT conference.


Neil young Oracle Sales 
In my new role at Certus Solutions I was joining the team for their stand at the Chartered Institute for Professional Development CIPD event in Manchester. CIPD is all about Human resources, so an obvious place to talk about HCM Cloud. Purchasing of IT has defiantly (more...)

Adding a custom case activity to your case Maven-style

In this blog I’ll show you how to add a simple custom case activity to the case we’ve developed in my earlier blogpost here. I’ll update the GitHub code so that it will reflect the changes I made in the course of this writing.

CustomActivity

Project

Al right. Let’s get started. First we’ll add a new Java project to our application that will contain our custom java class upon which we’ll base our custom activity. (more...)

Enterprise Libraries: The Next Iteration of WebCenter Folders

This blog post was written by Matt Rudd, Enterprise Support Team Lead at Fishbowl Solutions. Matt has participated in multiple WebCenter 11g upgrades during his time with Fishbowl, and recently developed a solution for an issue he ran into frequently while performing upgrades.

With the release of the ADF Content UI for WebCenter Content, it has become clear that the long-term road map for folder-based storage within WebCenter Content is based on enterprise libraries. The (more...)

UKOUG Apps2014 – The Excitement Builds


In just 5 weeks we will be in Liverpool ready for the kick off for Apps2014.

So this week I am starting a series of blogs on what I am looking forward to and as normal for my blogs, this is work in progress so keep coming back.

The agenda for Apps14 is amazing but there are a number of things I want to highlight:

Women in IT


UKOUG Apps2014 – Women in IT


As we all read the apps2014 agenda nobody will want to sneak off early on Wednesday; there is still a great range of topics right till the end.
My last session and I hope you will join us, is the Women in IT discussion group. This session is shared with Tech2104 and we welcome everybody, not just women.

At a WIT session I attended in the summer an ODTUG volunteer Danny Bryant tweeted what I (more...)

OSB 12c; tips for use DomainValueMap in Xquery

Today I was building a Xquery with a reference to a DomainValueMap (DVM) in JDeveloper 12c for an OSB 12c project.

When testing my Xquery I ran into the following error:

Caused by: oracle.tip.dvm.exception.DVMValidationException: Unable to get Metadata Manager for DVM “”
Please ensure the Metadata Manager is available.
at oracle.tip.dvm.DVMManagerImpl.getDVMRTObject(DVMManagerImpl.java:223)
at oracle.tip.dvm.DVMManagerImpl.lookupValue(DVMManagerImpl.java:88)
at com.bea.wli.sb.functions.dvm.DVMFunctions.lookupValue(DVMFunctions.java:40)

When you create a dvm lookup function in Xquery you get this :
dvmtr:lookup(<dvm-location>,<dvm source-domain>, <dvm sourcevalue>, (more...)

Thank You – Certus Wins Gold – Twice


Eight weeks ago I joined Certus, my choice because I love what they do, totally committed to Cloud Applications. Strategy, Education, Implementation and Extensions. 

UKOUG President David Warburton-Broadhurst, Richard Atkins, Fiona Martin 

I blogged then I wanted people to vote for Certus for the UKOUG Partner Awards but actually I am sure they would have won regardless, they are the best, that's why I joined them.

Maria Mistretta, Richard Atkins, Me


So thank you to everyone (more...)

OTN Nordic Tour




Probably last to blog about this :(


Last week I took part in the OTN Nordic Tour with Heli Helskyaho, Jonathan Lewis, Simon Haslam and Joze Senegacnik.




The OTN tours are arranged by local user groups and sponsored by the Oracle Technology Network by funding ACE Directors to travel to the event. The user groups involved here were Orcan (Sweden), OUGN (Norway), DOUG (Denmark) and OUGF (Finland).


Differently in this tour the organisers select (more...)

Oracle Event Processing 12c: java errors when deploying a new OEP project

Sometimes when you create a new OEP project in JDeveloper 12c and you deploy it for the first time, you might get a list of java errors. They might look a bit like this:


Exception in thread "SpringOsgiExtenderThread-118" org.springframework.beans.Fat
alBeanException: Error in context lifecycle initialization; nested exception is
com.bea.wlevs.ede.api.ConfigurationException:
Invalid statement: "select S.properties as properties,
>>cast<<@java(S.javaContent, com.oracle.oep.FraudCheckRequest.class).getOrde
rNumber() as orderNumber,
cast@java(S.javaContent, com.oracle.oep.FraudCheckRequest.class).getEmail()
as email,
cast@java(S.javaContent, com.oracle.oep.FraudCheckRequest.class).getTotalAmo
unt() as totalAmount
from ednInputChannel as S"
Description: Invalid call to function or constructor: cast
Cause: Probable causes are: Probable causes are: There is no symbol named com, o
r Attribute name com is invalid for STREAM or RELATION or VIEW., or Types com.or
acle.oep.FraudCheckRequest.class and com.oracle.oep.FraudCheckRequest not found
when referencing constructor or static method.., or Error while handling member
access to complex type. Constructor cast of type cast not found. or Probable cau
ses are: Probable causes are: There is no symbol named com, or Attribute name co
m is invalid for STREAM or RELATION or VIEW., or Types com.oracle.oep.FraudCheck
Request.class and com.oracle.oep.FraudCheckRequest not found when referencing co
nstructor or static method.., or Error while handling member access to complex t
ype. Constructor cast of type cast not found...
Action: Verify function or constructor for complex type exists, is not ambiguous
, and has the correct number of parameters.
at com.bea.wlevs.spring.ApplicationContextLifecycle.onApplicationEvent(A
pplicationContextLifecycle.java:146)
at org.springframework.context.event.SimpleApplicationEventMulticaster.m
ulticastEvent(SimpleApplicationEventMulticaster.java:97)
at org.springframework.context.support.AbstractApplicationContext.publis
hEvent(AbstractApplicationContext.java:324)
at org.springframework.context.support.AbstractApplicationContext.finish
Refresh(AbstractApplicationContext.java:929)
at org.springframework.osgi.context.support.AbstractOsgiBundleApplicatio
nContext.finishRefresh(AbstractOsgiBundleApplicationContext.java:235)
at org.springframework.osgi.context.support.AbstractDelegatedExecutionAp
plicationContext$4.run(AbstractDelegatedExecutionApplicationContext.java:358)
at org.springframework.osgi.util.internal.PrivilegedUtils.executeWithCus
tomTCCL(PrivilegedUtils.java:85)
at org.springframework.osgi.context.support.AbstractDelegatedExecutionAp
plicationContext.completeRefresh(AbstractDelegatedExecutionApplicationContext.ja
va:320)
at org.springframework.osgi.extender.internal.dependencies.startup.Depen
dencyWaiterApplicationContextExecutor$CompleteRefreshTask.run(DependencyWaiterAp
plicationContextExecutor.java:136)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:745)
Caused by: com.bea.wlevs.ede.api.ConfigurationException:
Invalid statement: "select S.properties as properties,
>>cast<<@java(S.javaContent, com.oracle.oep.FraudCheckRequest.class).getOrde
rNumber() as orderNumber,
cast@java(S.javaContent, com.oracle.oep.FraudCheckRequest.class).getEmail()
as email,
cast@java(S.javaContent, com.oracle.oep.FraudCheckRequest.class).getTotalAmo
unt() as totalAmount
from ednInputChannel as S"
Description: Invalid call to function or constructor: cast
Cause: Probable causes are: Probable causes are: There is no symbol named com, o
r Attribute name com is invalid for STREAM or RELATION or VIEW., or Types com.or
acle.oep.FraudCheckRequest.class and com.oracle.oep.FraudCheckRequest not found
when referencing constructor or static method.., or Error while handling member
access to complex type. Constructor cast of type cast not found. or Probable cau
ses are: Probable causes are: There is no symbol named com, or Attribute name co
m is invalid for STREAM or RELATION or VIEW., or Types com.oracle.oep.FraudCheck
Request.class and com.oracle.oep.FraudCheckRequest not found when referencing co
nstructor or static method.., or Error while handling member access to complex t
ype. Constructor cast of type cast not found...
Action: Verify function or constructor for complex type exists, is not ambiguous
, and has the correct number of parameters.
at com.oracle.cep.processor.cql.impl.CQLProcessorImpl.prepare(CQLProcess
orImpl.java:1141)
at com.oracle.cep.processor.cql.impl.CQLProcessorImpl.afterConfiguration
Active(CQLProcessorImpl.java:2788)
at com.bea.wlevs.spring.ActivationBeanPostProcessor.postProcessAfterCont
extInitialization(ActivationBeanPostProcessor.java:20)
at com.bea.wlevs.spring.DeferredBeanPostProcessor.afterConfigurationActi
ve(DeferredBeanPostProcessor.java:27)
at com.bea.wlevs.spring.ApplicationContextLifecycle.onApplicationEvent(A
pplicationContextLifecycle.java:113)
... 9 more

The solution to this is very simple.
Go back to JDeveloper, right-click on the project name and select Rebuild. Afterwards deploy again and the errors will be gone.

This has something to do with the java files not registering correctly in the project. Rebuilding the project will force those java files to be included correctly.

Cedar wins Silver – Fusion Partner of the Year 2014/15

If you follow any number of those in the Partner community on LinkedIn you’ll have seen many of us asking that you vote for us in the UKOUG’s annual Partner of the Year competition. All of the partners are really grateful for your votes as winning an award selected by end-users carries significant prestige.

I’m delighted that the company which I now work for – Cedar Consulting – were awarded 2nd place (Silver) for Fusion Partner of (more...)

Living The Nightmare


Last week was excellent, The OTN Nordic Tour (still need to blog), rushing back for UKOUG Partner Awards where Certus won gold for Training & Fusion, a weekend with friends at the Dive Show and finally a quick visit to see my sister, her family and my daughter.

Monday I was travelling from Gloucester to Guildford and the trains were manic, first trains off peak on the Monday of half term, what was I thinking? (more...)