Tailoring Fusion CRM

The journey for the Fusion CRM development team has been a long one. What a great feeling for all of us when Fusion Applications was officially released this year as Generally Available. During his keynote speech at this year's Oracle OpenWorld Steve Miranda reiterates that statement. Also during his session (more...)

Book Review: Oracle 11g R1/R2 Real Application Clusters Essentials by Ben Prusinski and Syed Jaffer Hussain (Packt Publishing)

Oracle 11g R1/R2 Real Application Clusters EssentialsOracle Real Application Cluster (RAC)  becomes the technology of choice for highly available and highly scalable deployment of enterprise Oracle database environment. With its innovative technology it comes with no surprise its complexity. The complexity is not only with the underlying database technology itself, but also how well you design and implement it to work with other components including operating system, storage subsystem, etc. In order to setup and maintain a successful RAC environment, (more...)

11g Gotcha

Something I discovered recently is that the DEFAULT profile for Oracle 11g sets the PASSWORD_LIFE_TIME to 180 instead of UNLIMTED by default.  Applications will encounter an "ORA-28002: the password will expire within X days" error message if you keep the default value. To change the PASSWORD_LIFE_TIME, you: ALTER PROFILE default LIMIT password_life_time UNLIMITED; One thing to keep in mind is

What’s old is new again

We had a fair number of problems related to bind variable peeking in our and dbs.  In fact, the plans became so erratic that we decided to just turn bind variable peeking off by setting _optim_peek_user_binds=false in all the init.ora files. Flash forward to Oracle 11g ( and the optimizer has been enhanced to use bind variable peeking much better.  After converting to

My first 11g show stopper: Purging the Recyclebin

I've run into my first issue with  After one of my dbs was upgraded, every time I try to purge the recyclebin, I get an ORA-00600 error: SQL> purge dba_recyclebin; purge dba_recyclebin * ERROR at line 1: ORA-00600: internal error code, arguments: [ktcdso-1], [], [], [], [], [], [], [], [], [], [], [] It doesn't matter if the recyclebin is on or off. I have done about six upgrades and

Listener Logging in 11g

By default, the listener logging is not turned on in 11r2.  You have to turn it on by specifying: LOGGING_listener_name=ON in your listener.ora file.

Something Interesting about the 11g Client

If you're just beginning to implement Oracle 11g, you need to be aware of the Automatic Diagnostic Repository (ADR).  It has nothing to do with AWR, ADDM, ASM, ASSM, or any of the other acronyms Oracle has come up with over the last two releases. In terms of the database, ADR could be a great thing.  It's integration with Enterprise Manager is probably one of the best parts about the feature. 

Some Great New Features

I've been off exploring Oracle 11g for a little bit trying to figure out a strategy to upgrade my environment. Oracle 11g has a ton of new features, most of which are now "options" (in other words they cost more money). When Oracle came out with compression at the segment level in 9i, I thought it was a great feature, at least in theory. But as I got to use compression, I found out that DDL

Loosely typed interfaces – The Normalizer Pattern and Oracle SOA Suite

When getting two or more systems working together, the making a connection part is generally the easiest, identity propagation is a bit trickier, but many times, the syntax and semantics of one system is at odds with another one. Over the decades this has been manifest in many ways and (more...)

How-to: Oracle Service Bus 10gR3 – Oracle FMW B2B 11g interoperability

In this posting I will describe how you can integrate Oracle B2B 11g and Oracle Service Bus 10gR3 to send messages to Oracle B2B 11g from an OSB 10gR3 service.

The most easy way to integrate Oracle B2B 11g and OSB 10gR3 is by using JMS. Oracle B2B 11g supports JMS as protocol for its internal inbound and outbound delivery channels out-of-the-box.To enable JMS set the Use JMS Queue as default property to true (more...)

How-to: Archiving Oracle FMW B2B 11g run-time data using data pumps

In Oracle Fusion Middleware B2B 11g enhanced procedures are introduced to archive and/or purge the B2B 11g run-time data.

The procedures that take care of archiving/purging live in the SOAINFRA database schema of your FMW 11g database repository:

The B2B_EXPORT_JOB procedure does the actual archiving and is invoked from the B2B_ARCHIVE_PROCEDURE procedure. The B2B_EXPORT_JOB procedure uses a data pump to archive the run-time data to a file on the file system.

To make (more...)

How to: OSB – FMW SCA 11g interoperability supporting transaction propagation

Currently, the BPEL transport in OSB is not supporting FMW 11g. However, I just found a way, although it still is proven in theory based on my knowledge, to enable transaction propagation between OSB and FMW 11g SCA composites. The basic idea is that you have to communicate between OSB and FMW 11g SCA composites using the SDO - EJB binding in 11g. The t3 protocol used as the communication protocol between the ejb client (more...)

Oracle FMW B2B 11g: How to collect HTTP header info from inbound messages using Java Callouts

In Oracle FMW B2B 11g the Java callout functionality makes it possible to add Java hooks to an inbound or oubound message flow. Callouts van be written and configured per agreement or per delivery channel (transport callouts). More info about managing callouts can be found here

In this blog posting, I will show how you how an agreement callout can be used to collect HTTP headers from an inbound message, which is received by the (more...)

Some Tips on Oracle FMW 11g Clustering: deployment and configuration

In this blog-posting, I share some first tips on Oracle FMW 11g ( cluster-wide deployment and cluster configuration based on my first experiences with setting up such an environment.

Most tips come from these two documents:
- Enterprise Deployment Guide for Oracle SOA Suite
- Oracle FMW 11g High-Availability Guide

Cluster-wide deployment tips

Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g purge scripts available on Oracle Metalink

On Oracle Metalink there is now a Note available that describes the usage of the FMW 11g purge scripts. Note 815896.1 contains all the details.

An OPatch patch 8328187 is available for download that contains all the scripts that are required to create the purging functionality in the SOA_INFRA schema

How to set-up a common Ant project for using the Oracle FMW 11g B2B Ant tasks

Inspired by this great blog posting about how to use the FMW Ant tasks to deploy a SOA composite, I started to use that example to set up my own Ant project for B2B management purposes.

In this blog-posting, I will give an example project that is capable of importing and exporting CPAs to and from Oracle FMW 11g B2B.

Setup the build project
In JDeveloper, create an empty project and name it fmw-build for (more...)

How to change BPEL 11g preference values during deployment time

How you can set BPEL preferences in 11g during design time in JDeveloper and run-time in the EM console is described here (for the latter look in the comments for a reference).

Sometimes it is useful to change the preference values during deployment time, because preferences hold environment specific values. Actually, this is pretty easy by using composite deployment configuration plan(s). One for each target environment.

Right-click on the composite file and generate a deployment (more...)

Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g end-to-end tracking using the ECID

In a previous posting I described how you could use composite sensors to enable end-to-end tracking for messages that move through the Oracle Fusion Middleware SCA engine and the B2B engine.

Today, I discovered that you can also use ECID for end-to-end tracking. The B2B application message contains all the tracking properties that are originated from the SCA composite that submitted the message to the B2B engine. With the B2B Report console you are able (more...)

How to configure an ebXML communication in Oracle Fusion Middleware B2B 11g

Oracle Fusion Middleware (OFM) B2B 11g supports many business document and messaging standards. ebXML (Electronic Business using Extensible Markup Language is a B2B messaging standard that is also supported by OFM B2B 11g. Shortly described ebXML enables XML messaging over the Electronic Business messaging Service (basically a SOAP extension), abbreviated as ebMS.

This posting describes how to set-up ebXML messaging using two local OFM B2B 11g (PS1) domains. For simplicity, I will extend my previous (more...)

Installing Oracle Fusion Middleware Tips based on my experience with installing on Kubuntu 9.10

I have installed Oracle Fusion Middleware on my local Kubuntu 9.10 (64bit). This posting contains some tips based on my experience.

Please have a look here to find more details about where to find the new Oracle Fusion Middleware Release.

To install the new release you have to upgrade WLS to 10.3.2 and install the new SOA component again. I decided to throw everything away, download the complete (more...)