With the release of Soa Suite Patch Set 5 we can now try out the new UMS adapter. UMS stands for User Messaging Service but in this case it only supports email. The UMS adapter allows you to listen for new mail or send a mail from a service component. Combined with BPEL it’s now relative easy to process email bodies or attachments. Remember that in PS5 the UMS adapter is still a preview version so you can’t claim support and you can only use the Oracle forums for your ums questions.
It’s important to know that the UMS adapter does not work like a JMS topic or like EDN. So you can’t have two UMS adapters which are polling on the same mailbox.
In this blogpost I will show you how to setup and configure UMS, Listen plus send a mail and handle attachments.
We start with configuring our SOA Suite domain.
1st step is to copy two UMS libraries to your SOA Suite domain folder. Copy sdpmessagingclient.jar and sdpmessagingcommon.jar to the lib folder of the SOA Suite WebLogic Domain. You can find these jars at MiddlewareHome\Oracle_SOA1\communications\modules\oracle.sdp.client_11.1.1
2nd Install the UMS resource adapter. Open the WebLogic Console and deploy the UMSAdapter.rar, you can More >
Last Thuesday, Mark Drake, Senior Product Manager and I, delivered a good presentation during UKOUG in Birmingham about how to use your database, via XMLDB functionality, as a file server. The presentation demonstrated as well how you could extent the “standaard” file server (aka your database) functionality with features like, WebDAV driven ACL Security and XDB Repository Events, which enable you to automatically trigger event driven actions based on, for example, file naming, content, creator or others.
You can find the presentation on Slideshare or enjoy it here.UKOUG 2011 – Drag, Drop and other Stuff. Using your Database as a File Server View more presentations from Marco Gralike
During the demonstration in the second half of the presentation, we demonstrated how you can automatically consume the EXIF and KML information embedded in pictures to use it with the Google Earth API. All the code used for this Google Earth demonstration, and more, can be found on the Oracle XMLDB Sample Code page.
Have fun trying it out and if there any questions, post them on the OTN Oracle XMLDB forum.
Some time ago… at a Oracle SOA 11g project, we had to call an external webservice which took 1 to 5 minutes to respond. The composite calling this webservice was called by another composite from a BPEL process. As you might guess, we got an timeout resulting in faulted instances. Increasing the timeout time wasn’t as easy as I expected, because it’s not one timeout setting that had to be increased, but a total of five timeout settings! To document this for myself in case I run into it again and to help others with the same problem I’ve wrote it down in this blogpost. If you are searching for how to increase the session timeout of the BPM worklist, go to this blogpost. (more…)
A few weeks ago I had to work with a virtual box by oracle with a pre installed Database (xe) and weblogic to do some BPM Studio work. After the default installation I expected to just start the Virtual machine, start the weblogic server and enjoying the advantages of having everything installed properlyâ€¦
Not exactly because I could not get the right connection established and on the virtual machine I could not get the Weblogic Server started. If you encounter the same type of problem here is my solution that worked for me and perhaps as well for you. Hoping this will speed up things and to concentrate more on the BPM stuff then actually fixing the bugs on the VM Boxes J. (more…)
In ADF 11g Release 2, the ADF Table component has a property called ‘ActiveRowKey’. According to documentation, this represents the row that is currently active on the client. In click-to-edit mode, the active row will be made editable and is brought into view (if not already visible). Upon initial display, the click-to-edit component defaults the active row to the first visible row. In this post I will show you how to use the activeRowKey programmatic (more…)
On my way to Los Angeles (Long Beach) for KScope 2011 (12 Hours in an airplane) I had plenty of time to do some reading and writing.The book I read was an only very recently (june 2011) published ADF Book. This is not a technical deep dive into ADF, but it focuses on the process of application development.
The book is written by Sten Vesterli an Oracle ACE Director and it is absolutely a good read. (more…)