While creating a BPM project simulation in the JDeveloper 12c IDE, I noticed some differences in behavior as opposed to 11g. Although the functionality is mostly unchanged, the UI is different. Most of them are more intuitive, but you might want to check them out and save some time.
- Simulations are not always listed by default in the BPM project navigator. You can add them by right-clicking on the project, select New … | From (more...)
Recently I was pointed to the so-called Oracle Learning Streams http://education.oracle.com/streams
which provide short presentations on all kind of topics.
While ironing my clothes on a Sunday afternoon, I watched one with the title "Leveraging OBPM vs BPEL" by David Mills. An excellent story where he explains in less than 13 minutes the high-level difference using a practical example.
One reason why I like about this stream is that it is in line (more...)
In this article I describe why you always should base your business object based upon an element, instead of a complexType.
With the Oracle BPM Suite your process data consists of project or process variables. Whenever the variable is based on a component
, that component is either defined by some external composite (like a service), or is defined by the BPM composite itself, in which case it will be a Business Object. That Business (more...)
The following describes a work-around for 2 situations for which instance patching and migration is not supported, being changing the level of an activity, and removal of an embedded sub-process. In short this work-around consists of re-implementation of the activities to move, and emptying the reusable sub-process.
There are a couple of restrictions for the Oracle BPM Suite that can make that process instances cannot be patched (deployment using same revision number) or migrated (deployment (more...)
Vom 24. – 25. Februar 2014 finden in München die BPM Integration Days 2014 statt.
Die BPM & Integration Days konzentrieren sich diesmal auf die praktischen Synergien von BPM mit Systemintegration, Mobile, BI und Cloud, gepaart mit Erkenntnissen aus vielen Jahren Projekterfahrung aller Referenten.
Am ersten Tag haben wir ein erstklassiges Programm mit insgesamt 18 Sessions, einer Keynote und einem Panel zusammengestellt:
Am zweiten Tag werden die wichtigsten Schwerpunktthemen in vier Halbtagesworkshops und (more...)
Knowledge-driven processes are typically unpredictable in their execution. Experts working on them decide what’s the next best action to take. This is in contrast to traditional BPM, in which all possible paths of a process are predetermined and modeled into the process. Adaptive Case management is a way to control and implement these unstructured processes.
We (Masons of SOA) published the poster Adaptive Case Management (ACM) in Practice, showing some of the (more...)
In this article I explain a handy way to browse the MDS on the SOA/BPM server from JDeveloper, as well as an (as far as I know) undocumented feature to look up artifacts using a browser.
The Meta Data Services (or MDS for short) of Oracle's SOA/BPM Suite is used (more...)
In this article I explain how you can modify the JDeveloper adf-config.xml file to make it work for both Windows, as well as Linux.
If in a JDeveloper application you point to artifacts in a file based MDS residing in a Windows folder for example "d:\projects\MDS", then JDeveloper will (more...)
According to the BPMN specification, the Terminate End Event is supposed to terminate a process instance at the level at which it is raised, including any ongoing activity for sub-processes. But is should not terminate any higher level (parent) process.
With OBPM 11g it works differently (at least up to (more...)
If you have never experienced during process design with BPMN that the final process model became twice, if not three times more complex than you thought it would be, than you haven't been doing process design for real. You might for example have experienced how, what initially looked like a (more...)
is a great open source workflow + BPM platform, which you can use in your own java application (embedded) or test it in the provided Rest or Web demo applications. Activiti also provides an Eclipse designer plugin which you can use to create your own BPMN 2.0 definitions and (more...)
In the Oracle SOA Suite for calls to synchronous services the maximum time a composite should wait for a service to respond, can be set using the SyncMaxWaitTime
(which has a default of 45 seconds). For services deployed on the same engine, this also works for the BPM Suite.
So far I have not found many references discussing BPMN naming conventions, and there is no official one. So I thought I share a few of mine that I developed over the years. Hope you can make use of it.
Most of them are captured in the following picture.
If you want to know how
to create custom XPath functions, then have a look for example at Anthony Reynold's Blog entry on the topic
. I have little to add to that excellent posting except for how to add parameters, which is done using the <param> tag as in the (more...)
Sometimes simple things are simple!
Take for example creating process models that you can show in 2 different languages. With OBPM this is so simple, that I at first I could not find it because I was looking in the wrong place.
That is: simple if you realize that you (more...)