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Oracle Workflow Manager

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Version: OU5_1.ppt Released: 06_JULY_01

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Objectives

After completing this lesson, you should be able to do the following: Review Workflow system status information. Monitor work items in different statuses and purge completed work items. Run background engines. Configure and run agent listeners. Configure and run notification mailers. Review Business Event System queue propagation and agent activity details.

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Oracle Workflow Manager Oracle Workflow Manager is a component that allows administrators to manage Workflow systemlevel status and features from a central console. Access Workflow Manager through: Oracle Applications Manager, for Oracle E-Business Suite Oracle Enterprise Manager, for standalone Oracle Workflow

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Workflow System Status Select a feature status icon to manage that feature. Background Engines Notification Mailers Agent Listeners Queue Propagation Service Components Purge

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Monitor system activity using the Workflow Metrics graphs. Work Items Agent Activity

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Oracle Workflow Administration Work Items Purging Background Engines Service Components Agent Listeners Notification Mailers Queue Propagation Agent Activity

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Work Items

Drill down from the Work Items graph on the Workflow System Status page to review work items in these statuses: Active Deferred Suspended Errored

The detail pages for these statuses are similar.

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Work Items

Work Items Review the number of work items of different item types that are in the selected status. To drill down, select an item type and choose View Details.

Work Item Details Review the number of work items of the selected item type that are currently at various activity stages within the workflow process. To drill down, select an activity stage and choose View Details.

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Work Items

Work Item Activity Details Review details about work item activities of the selected activity stage within the selected item type. Use the administrative buttons to manage work items. Depending on the work item status, you can abort, suspend, resume, or retry work items. Select an activity and choose Launch Workflow Monitor to review the work item in the Status Monitor.

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Oracle Workflow Administration Work Items Purging Background Engines Service Components Agent Listeners Notification Mailers Queue Propagation Agent Activity

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Purging Workflow Data Oracle Workflow tables can grow quite large with obsolete workflow runtime information that is stored for all completed workflow processes. The size of these tables and indexes can adversely affect performance. You should purge these tables on a regular basis, using: Workflow Manager Purge APIs

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Purging Workflow Data Oracle Workflow Manager lets you review completed work items to determine what data is available for purging. To perform purging: Oracle E-Business Suite Submit the Purge Obsolete Workflow Runtime Data concurrent program Standalone Oracle Workflow Submit a workflow purge database job

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Purging in Oracle E-Business Suite In the Workflow System status page, select the Work Items link in the Throughput region. Review the next scheduled and last completed purge requests. Review completed work items. To submit a request for the Purge Obsolete Workflow Runtime Data concurrent program: Choose the Purge button. Enter the purge parameters and other concurrent request options.

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To review purge concurrent request details, choose the View Purge Requests link or button.1-12 Copyright Oracle Corporation, 2003. All rights reserved.

Purging in Standalone Oracle Workflow In the Workflow System status page, select the Work Items link in the Throughput region. Review completed work items. Choose View Purge Jobs. Review existing workflow purge database jobs. Choose Submit New to submit a new database job. Enter the parameters and schedule for the workflow purge process. Choose OK.

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Completed Work Items Completed Work Items Review the number of completed work items of different item types and the number of work items available for purging. To drill down, select an item type and choose View Details.

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Completed Work Item Details Review the number of work items of the selected item type that ended at various activity stages within the workflow process. To drill down, select an activity stage and choose View Details.

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Completed Work Items Completed Work Item Activity Details Review details about completed work items of the selected item type that ended at the selected activity stage. Select an activity and choose Launch Workflow Monitor to review the work item in the Status Monitor.

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Workflow Purge APIs Purge APIs delete obsolete runtime data and activity versions that are no longer in use. The most commonly used WF_PURGE APIs include: Items: Purge all runtime data associated with completed items, their processes, and notifications sent by them. Activities: Purge obsolete versions of activities that are no longer in use by any item. Total: Purge both item data and activity data. Directory: Purge users and roles in the WF_LOCAL_* tables whose expiration date has elapsed and that are not referenced in any notification.

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Oracle Workflow Administration Work Items Purging Background Engines Service Components Agent Listeners Notification Mailers Queue Propagation Agent Activity

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Background Engines Background engines handle: Activities deferred by the Workflow Engine Timed out activities Stuck processes

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To run a background engine: Oracle E-Business Suite Submit the Workflow Background Process concurrent program Standalone Oracle Workflow Submit a background engine database job

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Running Background Engines in Oracle E-Business Suite To submit a request for the Workflow Background Process concurrent program: Choose Background Engine from the Submit Request For pull-down menu in the Workflow System Status page and choose Go. Enter the background engine parameters and other concurrent request options.

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To review Workflow Background Process concurrent requests, choose the Background Engine status icon in the Workflow System Status page.

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Running Background Engines in Standalone Oracle Workflow In the Workflow System status page, select the Background Engines status icon. Review existing background engine database jobs. Choose Submit New to submit a new database job. Enter the parameters and schedule for the background engine. Choose OK.

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Oracle Workflow Administration Work Items Purging Background Engines Service Components Agent Listeners Notification Mailers Queue Propagation Agent Activity

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Service Components The Generic Service Component Framework (GSCF) helps to simplify and automate the management of background Java services. A service component is an instance of a Java program which has been defined according to the GSCF standards so that it can be managed through this framework. A service component container manages the running of the individual service components that belong to it.

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Service Components In Oracle E-Business Suite, service component containers and their service components are run through Generic Service Management (GSM), which you can control through Oracle Applications Manager. In standalone Oracle Workflow, service component containers run as servlets in Orac