Wednesday, February 24, 2021

#831 OIC Feb 21 New Features - Adapter Improvements

This post gives some more insight into the adapter improvements included in the Feb 21 release of OIC.

This post is currently not an exhaustive list - more like work in progress - so one can expect updates.

The main focus is on the new Trigger functionality in respect of the OCI Streaming adapter, 











however, I do cover some other adapters as well.

So let's start with them -

1. Fusion Adapters - now supporting OAuth -


November 20











February 21 












2. Oracle HCM Cloud Adapter - Migration from emps to worker 

In respect of business object for an employee Atom feed.

November 20 -












February 21 - 














3. OCI Streaming Adapter now supports Trigger / Invoke

November 20 - 












February 21 -












Let's look at this in a bit more detail - 

Here is my Streams instance - 










Now to creating the connection in OIC - 



















So let's look at the fields to be entered -

1. Bootstrap Servers - click on Kafka Connection Settings












2. SASL Username is a concatenation of 

tenancy/oracleidentitycloudservice/yourUser/StreamingPoolOCID

This data can be found on the same page -


 






just copy the string after username= in the SASL Connection Strings box.

3. SASL Password - go to the User tab in OCI and generate -














4. Trust Store - do the following - 

download the OCI cert from Chrome - 



Generate a trust store using keytool - 


Now import the .jks into OIC - 



Now back to the Connection definition - upload the .jks -


Test - 


Final Step - Trigger runs via the connectivity agent - In this case, I install the agent on my laptop -



Now to using it in an integration -


















 










Thursday, February 11, 2021

#829 OIC February 21 Release - New Features

 We have a compelling set of new features in the February 21 release.

Again thanks to Antony and Lilly for the official blog post here

What an intelligent looking dog!









Also please refer to the What's New doc for a exhaustive list of new features.


 





So, without further ado here are my highlights -

I have organized these as follows -

1. Integration Developer features

1.1. Ability to edit xslt in the Integration Mapper

1.2. Ability to convert scheduled orchestration to app-driven

1.3. OCI API Gateway Connectivity

1.4. Automatic integration reactivation after a connection update


2. Adapters 

2.1. New Adapters - Salesforce Commerce Cloud / Oracle Intelligent Track and Trace

2.2. Updates to the Netsuite adapter

2.3. Improvements to various adapter including -

2.3.1. OAuth Authorization Code Credentials support for Fusion Apps adapters.

2.3.2. Apache Kafka Adapter - Transactional Producer support

2.3.3. Again, please refer to the What's New doc for a comprehensive list of adapter improvements.


3. Insight New Features

4. B2B Trading Partner Management

5. Scheduled Jobs - Ability to run schedules as another user

6. File Server - Ability to List files in folders

  

Ability to edit xslt in the Mapper

I create a simple REST based integration - note the new streamlined creation dialogue.

Also the drop down list for Package etc. 









Anyway, here is my mapping screen - 








I click on Code -

Note the new icons top right - 







Undo, Redo, Search, Search Next, Search Previous, Find and Replace, Go to Line

Let's change the Delivery Date to 20th of September - 20210920 -


































The result - 





One can also edit directly - look at the Order Status value -





I can edit this directly - 











Ability to convert Scheduled Orchestration to App-Driven















 























































OCI API Gateway Connectivity










Check out the dedicated post here

Automatic integration reactivation after a connection update

Simple example here - I have an integration that uses 2 ftp connections -



New Adapters

Salesforce Commerce Cloud



















I do not have access to Salesforce Commerce Cloud as yet, but expect a dedicated blog post later.
Here's a couple of screenshots to whet your appetite.

















Oracle Intelligent Track and Trace

To be honest, this is the first I've heard of this product -






The service allows one to - 
Monitor transactions and movement of assets or goods across trading partners and organizations. Create a digital trail of each step, and securely record business transactions across your supply chain.

More Infos on Intelligent Track and Trace here

Here are a couple of screenshots from the adapter at work -









Insight Updates

URL Builder for embedded dashboards


Here is my Dashboard -













Click on the icon below - 































One can also add a filter - 


























Also Timezone -













Data Retention now includes Insight


 

Click to rearrange Dashboards























or simply...










Ability to Highlight as Favorite
































Ability to filter at individual Dashboard level

















Ability to Map more Integration Actions 2 Insight

Back to my simple Insight demo - here are the new milestones -
















Here is the Insight Mapping - 











Test run - 










Insight Dashboard - 










Netsuite Adapter New Features

Attach Detach support 

Pre-Feb - 















Feb - 

















Attach can be used to attach a file or contact to a business object.

Here's a simple example -

I create a new Contact in Netsuite and copy the internalId -















note - internalId is 23214

Here is a Customer, sans Contacts.

























customer internalId is 19599

Now to the integration - very simple 




















REST Trigger has the following payload - 















AttachContact Invoke is configured as follows -















Mapping is simple - 













I run the integration and check in Netsuite - and there in Vladimir

























B2B Trading Partner Management











Please see the dedicated post here

Scheduled Jobs Improvements

From the docs - 

You can designate a specific user to control the schedule of an integration in the absence of the actual submitter. This allows integrations to be scheduled using a service account that does not go away if a user leaves the company or moves to another department. Only a user with the ServiceAdministrator role can change the submitter of a schedule.

So here is my current schedule settings - 























Now I can update the Submitter - 







































You can also do this at a global level - 

Home > Settings > Integrations > Schedule 



When schedule submitter name is updated, all schedules which were submitted by current submitter will now be replaced with the new submitter name. This is a global operation and will update all the integration schedules submitted by current submitter running on this environment. The list of current submitter names will only include the submitters of schedules which are active or stuck.






















Ability to List Files in Folders 

Simple example here - I read from FileZilla and write to File Server -

Source directory - 



















Target Directory - 


















Note the renaming of Folders to Files in the File Server menu structure -