Friday, December 21, 2012

Building a Simple Oracle ADF page using Oracle BAM Data Control

This blog will explain how to Build a Simple Oracle ADF page using Oracle BAM Data Control

The Oracle BAM reports can be built through BAM Active Studio or through BAM data control in Oracle ADF page.
In this blog I will be explaining about the steps required to build a simple ADF page using BAM data control.

Creating the BAM Connection:
  • Open the JDeveloper
  • Create new BAM Connection

  • Enter the BAM Server details as shown below. 

  • Click on Finish and Test the connection
  • Create the data object in BAM through Architect view (I am using the existing data object Employee)

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Runtime Exception in Oracle ADF application with Oracle BAM Data Control - Failed handling event FirstGetOnDataProvider on QueryConfigured

We may receive the following exception while running the Oracle ADF application with Oracle BAM Data Control configured into that.

<Dec 19, 2012 3:07:06 AM PST> <Error> <> <BEA-000000> <Failed handling event FirstGetOnDataProvider on QueryConfigured>
<Dec 19, 2012 3:07:06 AM PST> <Warning> <oracle.adf.controller.faces.lifecycle.Utils> <BEA-000000> <ADF: Adding the following JSF error message: Failed handling event FirstGetOnDataProvider on QueryConfigured Failed handling event FirstGetOnDataProvider on QueryConfigured
        at oracle.adf.model.bean.DCDataVO.buildProviderIterator(
        at oracle.adf.model.bean.DCDataVO.access$100(
        at oracle.adf.model.bean.DCDataVO$DCObjectAdapter.refreshIterator(
        at oracle.adf.model.bean.DCDataVO.executeQueryForCollection(
        at oracle.jbo.server.ViewRowSetImpl.execute(
        at oracle.jbo.server.ViewRowSetImpl.executeQueryForMasters(
        at oracle.jbo.server.ViewRowSetImpl.executeQueryForMode(
        at oracle.jbo.server.ViewRowSetImpl.executeQuery(
        at oracle.jbo.server.ViewObjectImpl.executeQuery(
        at oracle.adf.model.bean.DCBeanDataControl.executeIteratorBindingIfNeeded(
        at oracle.adf.model.binding.DCIteratorBinding.executeQueryIfNeeded(
        at oracle.jbo.uicli.binding.JUCtrlHierBinding.getRootNodeBinding(
        at oracle.adfinternal.view.faces.model.binding.RowDataManager.getParent(
        at oracle.adfinternal.view.faces.model.

The issue is because of the BAM connection details are not configured in the EM console after the deployment of the application.

If we are deploying the application to the stand alone server, the Oracle BAM connection must be re-created in Oracle Fusion Middleware Control Console after the deployment of the application.
Also application must be deployed using MDS enabled otherwise the connection details will not be persisted.

Steps to resolve this issue:

Enable the MDS for the Application:
  • Right click on the project and Select Project Properties.

Problem while deploying Oracle ADF application - java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: oracle.adf.library.webapp.ResourceServlet

Sometimes we may receive the following exception while deploying the Oracle ADF application to the server.

weblogic.application.ModuleException: Failed to load webapp: 'BAPReport.war'
        at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppModule.prepare(
        at weblogic.application.internal.flow.ScopedModuleDriver.prepare(
        at weblogic.application.internal.flow.ModuleListenerInvoker.prepare(
        at weblogic.application.internal.flow.DeploymentCallbackFlow$
        at weblogic.application.utils.StateMachineDriver.nextState(
        Truncated. see log file for complete stacktrace
Caused By: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: oracle.adf.library.webapp.ResourceServlet
        at weblogic.utils.classloaders.GenericClassLoader.findLocalClass(
        at weblogic.utils.classloaders.GenericClassLoader.findClass(
        at weblogic.utils.classloaders.ChangeAwareClassLoader.findClass(
        at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(
        at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(
        Truncated. see log file for complete stacktrace
The issue is the oracle.adf.library.webapp.ResourceServlet class is missing in the class path.This issue can be resolved by deploying the application as EAR file instead of deploying the project as WAR file.

Steps to resolve the issue:
  • Right click on the application and select Application properties

  • Select Deployment and click on New

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Send the reports to external email ids through Alerts - Oracle BAM server.

By default we can’t send the reports to an external email id’s from a Oracle BAM server, the reports only can be send to a users configured with Oracle BAM servers(through weblogic console).This post will explain how to enable the Oracle BAM server to send the reports to the external email ids.

Before following this post the email drivers details should be configured in UMS (through em console).

By default AlertActionAllowExternalEmail property in the BAMCommonConfig.xml file is set as false.
Change the value of AlertActionAllowExternalEmail property to true in the BAMCommonConfig.xml file to enable the external email feature. The BAMCommonConfig.xml file can be located in the following location BAM_DOMAIN_HOME/BAMDomain/config/fmwconfig/servers/BAMManagedServer/applications/oracle-bam_11.1.1/config.

Create an Alert to send the report to the External Email:

  • Login to the Architect window; select the Alert from the drop down list and click on Create New Alert.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Creating the reports based on the data from weblogic JMS queue – Oracle BAM

Oracle BAM supports the reporting based on the data from External Messaging Sources.
This post explains the steps to create a report based on the data from the weblogic Queue.

Create the data object:
Create a data object with required fields to populate the data from the JMS Queue (Refer the previous post for the steps to create the Data Object).Here I am creating the Employee data object with three fields.

Configure the External Messaging Source:
These steps configure the JMS queue and map the JMS data to the data object (Employee) created in the previous step.
  • Click on Architect button from the Start up page.
  • Select External Message Source from the drop down list.
  • Enter the name for the message source and also the JNDI Service provider URL, Queue connection factory name and Queue name.
  • Select the JMS Message Type as TextMessage.
  • Select the Data object name as Employee created in the previous step and also select the operation as Insert.

Creating report based on External Data Source (Database table) – Oracle BAM

In Oracle BAM the reports can be created based on the external database table.This post will explain the steps required to build a simple report based on the external database table.
Create the External Database:
  • Login to Oracle BAM Start page and click on Architect button.

  • Select External Data Sources from the drop down list and click on the create button in the next page.

  • Provide the External Datasource Name and the database details and click on the Test button to test the External Data Source.