Enterprise Manager will not start after ADF upgrade

I recently had to upgrade a WebLogic Server with ADF for a customer. It was WebLogic 10.3.4 to 10.3.6 and ADF to They also used Enterprise Manager.

Everything went fine except for the Enterprise Manager which ended up (more...)

Active Directory user management with the IdentityStore framework of FMW

With the IdentityStore framework of Fusion Middleware you can change or create any user or role in almost every LDAP server. With this framework the authenticated user change their own password from ADF or in your own ADF Admin page you can create an user with its roles without knowing (more...)

Oracle ADF Mobile: adfmf-application.xml and adfmf-feature.xml Part 1


In this article we will try to understand the meaning of those file descriptors.
This is the first part of this article regarding those file descriptors. We are going to have a very simple approach on things..



-When are they created?

Those files are (more...)

Using JSON-REST in ADF Mobile

In the current version of ADF Mobile the ADF DataControls ( URL and WS ) only supports SOAP and JSON-XML. But this does not mean we cannot use JSON. To handle JSON we can use the  RestServiceAdapter and JSONBeanSerializationHelper classes. The RestServiceAdapter will handle the Rest Service and JSONBeanSerializationHelper helps (more...)

My OOW 2012 Session Schedule, and more

This years visit to Oracle Open World is for me the best of both worlds. First of all I get to attend one of the biggest, if not the biggest, IT conferences in the world. Second, I have two presentations. Both are on Sunday afternoon. The first one is a (more...)

ADF & Event driven Integration with a BPMN process

The usecase for my sample application is:
A standalone application exists to create/update 'Departments'. Originally, it was not intended to be part of an automated process (BPEL or BPMN) but now business decided that their process for the creation of a department is actually more than just data entry in the standalone application. It also now involves an approval. 

1. Every interaction with a software application in a business environment is part (more...)

Designing Modular Applications in Oracle ADF – Follow up

This blog post is a follow up to the previous one about modularity in Oracle ADF. Sample applications provided in a blog posts are simplified focusing on one or few aspects described.   Real world ADF applications and task flows can be more sophisticated: It is a diagram (some-task-flow-defintion.xml (more...)

Designing Modular Applications By Using Dynamic Task Flow Call in Oracle ADF

You might already asked yourself a question like this: How to design an application in a modular way? The principle of "Divide and conquer" helps us to get a complexity under control by breaking possibly complex system into a smaller manageable pieces a.k.a. modules. This blog post shows how the (more...)

A very important read for ADF/Fusion application design

I think Fusion applications design patterns (i.e. 'FUNCTIONAL' design patterns) are one of the most important resource to become publicly available as a result of Fusion apps development - 

(They have been available in beta form for a while now and I made it a point (more...)

Building a Simple Chat Application with Active Data Service and JSF2 AJAX in Oracle ADF

Data push with Active Data Services (ADS) in Oracle ADF has been available for some years. AJAX functionality has got attention in JSF2 specification. JSF2 made its way into ADF with JDeveloper Release2. This blog post provides a simple ADF active Chat application, built by using active data service functionality (more...)

Using contextual events to refresh Bean Data Control iterator in Oracle ADF

This blog post addresses one particular issue related to ADF Bean Data Control: how to refresh.  The readers which are not yet  familiar with Bean DC might refer for example to the tutorial Using Bean Data Control or this video Working with the ADF Java Bean Data Control by Shay Shmeltzer to get (more...)

Using JDeveloper Maven integration to run Oracle ADF sample in Java cloud

Readers of this blog might already took a notice about one link on a right side, pointing to experimental page with live ADF sample application embedded on it. It looks like I'm not alone to have the idea of live ADF samples in my head. Zeeshan Baig, featured in recent (more...)

How to Align Managed Bean Scope and Bean Data Control in Oracle ADF

Bounded task flows are natural building blocks of modular Oracle ADF applications. A bounded task flow facilitates the isolation of specific implementation details in its own memory scope - a page flow scope. For example, a managed bean  in pageFlow scope has a lifespan of its bounded flow. The other commonly used (more...)

Oracle ADF with SSO – The Definitive Guide

by Fábio Souza & Eduardo Rodrigues Introduction We know. It’s been a looooooong time again. But once you read this post, we are quite sure you’ll be happy we took the time to write it. And it’s also...

This is a summary only. Please, visit the blog for full content (more...)

Internet Explorer and ADF: Not Friends

One of the advantages to using commercial, fully supported framework like Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF) is that the vendor supplies a list of supported browsers. If something doesn’t work or doesn’t look right, it’s the vendor’s problem.

When we started a recent project, we initially made sure that our (more...)

Detecting emotions by using JSON and REST services in Oracle ADF

Developers using Oracle ADF to build applications most likely get in touch with ADF Business Components (exposed as Data Controls) first. The framework provides few other types of Data Controls out of the box , like URL Data Control, to facilitate an access to various data sources and services. There (more...)

Using JMX Data Control in Oracle ADF to manage users in Weblogic LDAP

One of key concepts in Oracle ADF is a binding layer and Data Controls. In this post the readers are going to  find an example usage of: ADF JMX Data Control used to create a user in Weblogic server embedded LDAP  a declarative way. Custom JSF2 exception factory and handler (more...)

How to show/hide operators in adf:query advanced mode

In this post, I will provide a way to modify the operators list in the ADF query panel (af:query component) - i.e. to remove and add operators to the list. 
 (at the time of writing this post I didn't realise it was already documented here: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E14571_01/web. (more...)

Set Initial Focus component for Oracle ADF Faces

Oracle ADF Faces components provide rich functionality out of the box. One small feature is missing somehow: a convenient way to set initial focus on input component. For the inpatient readers: sample workspace to download and start with JDeveloper (11g Release 2) containing a custom tag and (more...)

Should I move from Oracle Forms to ADF?

Even though this question has been asked and answered a million times, it still pops up on various forums regularly. It’s not that difficult:

Oracle Forms or ADF?

If you end up on the right-hand side of this flowchart, you start at the JDeveloper ADF Getting Started Guide to learn ADF.

If you end (more...)