Release 12 Transfer of Information Application Technology OA Framework Functional Overview

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New and Changed Features

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Service Interface ³Swan´ User Interface Personalization and Extensibility Oracle JDeveloper 10g Release 3 (10.1.3) Other Enhancements

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Service Interface Agenda
‡ Introduction
± Description

‡ Summary

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Service Interface Description
‡ What is a Service?
± A discrete unit of business functionality. ± Self-describing, standalone components that can be deployed as web services, EJB session beans or as colocated Java APIs.

‡ What is a Business Object?
± A simple representation of real world business data ± Example ± Purchase Order business object

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Service Interface Description Service Interface Feature ‡ Java interface to support both web services and local Java APIs ‡ Provides secured access to business objects ‡ Consistent APIs and error handling behavior across different application products ± Small interface easy to learn and use 5 Copyright © 2006. . Oracle. All rights reserved.

.Service Interface Description Service Interface Feature ‡ Support for the new Service Data Object standard ± Represent business objects in a standardized manner ± Uses consistent XML schema and document format ± Increase consistency in integration of information between application vendors 6 Copyright © 2006. All rights reserved. Oracle.

‡ Service tests can be played back from either JDeveloper or from the operating system command line. . 7 Copyright © 2006. ‡ Creates unit and integration tests recorded as structured XML data. Oracle.Service Interface Description Service Tester Feature ‡ Provides the ability to unit or system test your services without building a test harness application. All rights reserved.

Service Interface Description Service Tester Feature ‡ The service tester supports the following features: ± Field masking. All rights reserved. . where the output of one test is used as the input of a subsequent test ± An option to suppress the commit of test data 8 Copyright © 2006. so variable data such as the current date does not cause a test failure ± Pipelining. Oracle.

All rights reserved.Creating Test Scripts 9 Copyright © 2006. Oracle. .

.Define Test Parameters 10 Copyright © 2006. All rights reserved. Oracle.

Service Interface Tester Verify test run results 11 Copyright © 2006. All rights reserved. Oracle. .

. Oracle. uniform way for developers to build services ‡ Service tester ± an integrated tool for developers to test their services from within the JDeveloper environment.Service Interface Summary ‡ Service interface ± a simple. All rights reserved. 12 Copyright © 2006.

."Swan" User Interface Agenda ‡ Introduction ± Description ± Benefits ‡ Summary 13 Copyright © 2006. Oracle. All rights reserved.

and JD Edwards applications ‡ A fresh new look and feel to the E-Business Suite. Oracle.³Swan´ User Interface Description "Swan" User Interface Feature ‡ Brings together the best UI concepts from Oracle EBusiness Suite. and new colors ‡ Oracle E-Business Suite will use only the ³Swan´ look and feel for Release 12 14 Copyright © 2006. All rights reserved. PeopleSoft. with a more rounded. . new icons. 3-D appearance.

"Swan" User Interface Description ‡ Improves uniformity of application appearance across the E-Business Suite ± Swan is implemented across different E-Business Suite technology stacks: OA Framework. Oracle. Forms. All rights reserved. and more ‡ Improves appearance without dramatically changing layout or end user actions. . so no need to relearn the applications ‡ Does not disturb automated tests ‡ Custom applications built with OA Framework will pick up the new UI automatically with little or no rework 15 Copyright © 2006.

iExpenses Page ± 11. All rights reserved.10 (BLAF) 16 Copyright © 2006. . Oracle.5.

iExpenses Page ± 12. . All rights reserved.0 (Swan) 17 Copyright © 2006.0. Oracle.

All rights reserved.Customer Support ± 11.5.10 (BLAF) 18 Copyright © 2006. . Oracle.

Customer Support ± 12. .0 (Swan) 19 Copyright © 2006.0. Oracle. All rights reserved.

10 (BLAF) 20 Copyright © 2006.System Administrator ± 11. . All rights reserved. Oracle.5.

Oracle. All rights reserved.0 (Swan) 21 Copyright © 2006.0. .System Administrator ± 12.

"Swan" User Interface Summary The "Swan" user interface gives the E-Business Suite a whole new look for Release 12. ‡ Improves consistency ‡ Improves usability ‡ Improves attractiveness 22 Copyright © 2006. . Oracle. All rights reserved.

All rights reserved.Technology Agenda ‡ Introduction ± Description ± Benefits ‡ Summary 23 Copyright © 2006. Oracle. .

developing. .3).Technology Description Release 12 leverages Oracle JDeveloper 10g Release 3 (10. and debugging applications and Web services ‡ OA Framework-based applications and services can be extended ‡ Entirely new applications and services can be built easily 24 Copyright © 2006.1. Oracle. ‡ J2EE development environment ‡ End-to-end support for modeling. All rights reserved.

3 features such as: ‡ Dynamic projects ‡ Improved window management ‡ Code Assist ‡ Collapsible Code Regions ‡ Audit and Metrics tools to improve code quality ‡ New UML diagramming tools for modeling database tables and application modules 25 Copyright © 2006. All rights reserved. .Technology Description Take advantage of new JDeveloper 10. Oracle.1.

All rights reserved. .Technology Description Evolutionary strategy ‡ Continue to use OA Extension / UIX Metadata ‡ Uptake BC4J 10.3 (Fully automated upgrade) ‡ BI Beans 3.2 ‡ Defers conversion to ADF Faces ‡ Defers JSF / Struts Page Flow uptake 26 Copyright © 2006. Oracle.1.

. Oracle.Technology Description Oracle Portal and WSRP Support Feature ‡ Support for the WSRP standard ‡ allows integration of content from multiple vendors into portal pages ‡ Put E-Business Suite content into Oracle Portal or other vendors' portal products 27 Copyright © 2006. All rights reserved.

1.10 standards upgrade seamlessly to Release 12 ‡ Extend ± Easily build entirely new applications with JDeveloper 10. .5. Oracle.Technology Benefits ‡ Protect ± Applications and extensions built to OA Framework 11.3 ± Easily integrate diverse application content into portal pages through the WSRP standard ‡ Evolve ± Make use of the latest state-of-the-art standards-based technology 28 Copyright © 2006. All rights reserved.

.3 ‡ WSRP standard portal support 29 Copyright © 2006. All rights reserved. Oracle.1.Technology Summary Release 12 includes the following new technology features: ‡ JDeveloper 10.

Oracle.Personalization and Extensibility Agenda ‡ Introduction ± Description ± Benefits ‡ Summary 30 Copyright © 2006. All rights reserved. .

.Personalization and Extensibility Description Personalization Administration Feature ‡ Release 12 provides an easy-to-use import/export utility for personalizations. The Personalization Document Manager: ± extends the existing command line personalization import/export capabilities with HTML pages included in the Functional Administrator responsibility. ± allows easy replication of personalizations across database instances. Oracle. All rights reserved. 31 Copyright © 2006.

Personalization and Extensibility Description Administrator Personalization Usability Enhancements ‡ Jump directly to the Personalization Hierarchy page for easier access. All rights reserved. jump from personalization-related error messages to the ³About" page to review and edit the personalization. ‡ "Simple" page hierarchy makes it easier to get to the items to be personalized. Oracle. . 32 Copyright © 2006. ‡ For troubleshooting.

Oracle.Personalization and Extensibility Description New Personalization Features ‡ Add more content ± Add new regions or extend existing regions into pages ± Include external JSP or HTML regions in existing pages ± More item styles to add ‡ Change corporate branding logo using a profile option ‡ New UI for personalizing configurable pages 33 Copyright © 2006. . All rights reserved.

. All rights reserved. Oracle.Personalization and Extensibility Description Custom Look-and-Feel Feature (Skins) 34 Copyright © 2006.

items.Personalization and Extensibility Description Personalized EL Bindings Feature ‡ More dynamic control over fields. and Rendered properties ± For example. Oracle. and regions ‡ Use EL (simple expression language) expressions as property values for Required. All rights reserved. 35 Copyright © 2006. . Read Only. make fields hidden or shown based on dynamic criteria that comes from a view object.

Oracle. 36 Copyright © 2006. All rights reserved. .Personalization and Extensibility Description Read-only Required Items ‡ Mandatory fields can be marked as read-only to prevent users from editing fields during an update record flow.

rename.Personalization and Extensibility Description Enhanced Home Page Favorites Feature ‡ The enhanced personalization interface now allows users to search for functions (business flows). and reorder favorites from within a single page. All rights reserved. . ‡ Users can add. 37 Copyright © 2006. Oracle.

. 38 Copyright © 2006. All rights reserved. Oracle.Personalization and Extensibility Description Configurable Start Page feature ‡ Users can now specify the first page that displays after login. ± Bypass the Home page and go directly to the specified page. ‡ Use the Preferences link and page to set the target page.

Personalization and Extensibility Description Navigator feature ‡ The Navigator feature of the Home Page can now be personalized to hide responsibilities. . 39 Copyright © 2006. All rights reserved. Oracle.

.Personalization and Extensibility Description Improved "About This Page" Feature ‡ The "About" page has been extended to include the following: ± Last 10 patches applied on the instance ± Flexfield definitions on the page. and whether they use unsupported features specific to the Oracle Forms stack ± The ability to launch Administrator Personalization 40 Copyright © 2006. Oracle. All rights reserved.

. Oracle. All rights reserved.Personalization and Extensibility Summary Enhancements to Personalization and Extension make it easier to make the E-Business Suite suit customer needs. ‡ Usability enhancements ‡ Ability to add new regions and more items ‡ Easier to move/copy personalization definitions 41 Copyright © 2006.

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