In need for sample definition (WSDL) files - Real-Time Collaboration (Integration Services)(Archived)

HI,
I am required to get some sample WSDL files for an RTC implementation, but I was unable to obtain any.
The official developing guide is rather misleading about this. It told me to go to the RTC Integration Services web site (I think Oracle was saying about an official site) for these files, only to be found out that the site was just not there.

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support for .NET in Content Services

My main question concerns the level of support for interfacing with Content Services from Windows .NET applications. I have read marketing materials and heard in online presentations that there is a .NET Web Services interface of some kind; however, it would appear from my brief overview of the subject that this really means that I can access Content Services via URL requests in my .NET application. I can find no mention of a native .NET SDK or set of APIs. Am I missing something obvious here? I am trying to determine what would be the simplest means for moving a potentially large set of existing documents into Content Services. It seems that the main SDK support is for Java so maybe I should be more focused on that versus .NET?
Secondly, can someone clarify the relationship between Oracle Files and Oracle Content Services? Is Content Services simply the new name for Files or is Content Services a solution built on top of and extending Files?
Thanks! 
If you are just looking to upload a bunch of documents the most straightforward way would likely be to script the uploads using a FTP or Web DAV client. For example Jakarta Slide is a Java Web DAV client.
Content Services publishes a set of web service APIs that are agnostic to the language of the client used to call them. While we ship a set of Java stubs as a convenience for Java developers, you may generate stubs in any language from our WSDLs. See http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/cs/developer/contentservicesdev/pdf/ContentServices-WebServices-TechnicalPaper_Final.pdf for more details.
Oracle Content Services is the next generation of Oracle Files.
regards,
-sancho 
Thank you for responding!
I did read about the FTP and Web DAV options but those are limited in that they only upload the files themselves and not metadata associated with them. I guess that they could be uploaded first and then the metadata could be applied as a second step?

Can't find ESB Client API download/JAR

Hello,
I'm trying to implement a java program to shutdown some specific ESB services previous to an opmn server stopall.
From several documentation I've found this to be possible using "Oracle ESB Management API".
Searching metalink, and "googling" I found only one link where this API and it's documentation are suposed to exist but when accessing the link I'm redirected to other page with no reference to the API.
Also I'm using SOA 10.1.3.4 so this API should already be included in this release, as I understod from other metalink documentation I found.
I really need the jar files and the documentation can anyone point me to the correct download link or the correct PATH of SOA_HOME where I can find them ?
Best regards,
Luís Caroço

Content Server

Could somebody please explain the concept / process of the content server.
Our latest content package has been produced for a company using OLM but whereas we normally provide the PIF file, this time it's being uploaded to a 'content server'. As all our previous experience is with packages running on the same web server as the LMS, this is all very new and interesting.
Cheers,
Mack 
Hi Mack,
The content server is an Apache web server that is set up to work with Oracle Learning Management so that Learning Administrators can use the Oracle interface to upload and import content. The content maps to online Offerings in the catalog. You can import SCORM and AICC compliant content and upload anything that can be displayed in a web browser to the content server.
I think this document on Metalink provides a good overview: 374677.1
Thanks,
Anne 
Hi Anne,
Thanks for the information.
The content server is an Apache web server that is set up to work with Oracle Learning Management so that Learning Administrators can use the Oracle interface to upload and import content.I think this is the bit that I'm trying to clarify! At the moment, there is just a domain name pointing to some web space on the web server. We were asked for the URL of the file that launches the content which I assume fits with the latter bit of the statement about the client using the Oracle interface. When you say setup to work with OLM what does this involve and how does cross site issues fit with this?
I think this document on Metalink provides a good overview: 374677.1Don't think I've got access to documents :-(. The client is the Oracle customer. My role is to ensure that the content produced by the designers is SCORM compliment by adding the necessary RTE functionality and packaging. My hands are tied because I don't actually get access to OLM, but have to hope that the principles of SCORM hold true and that the content package is indeed shareable between systems. That doesn't seem to stop people asking me questions that are beyond my remit :-)
Thanks,
Mack 
Hi Mack,
To set up the Content Server in OLM, you'll need the physical path, virtual path, and port number. There are also some SCORM Adapter files that must be placed on the content server that handle the cross site issues.
12.1.3 and below are SCORM 1.2 compliant and 12.1.4 (which just came out a few days ago) will also support SCORM 2004.
There are XSD files that you'll need to replace in your SCORM package in order for tracking to work properly. Your client will be able to download these files from Metalink note 221102.1.
The import process is straightforward once the content server is configured correctly. I have a work-in-progress Google Doc that may provide some insight / help with troubleshooting if you do run into issues (http://bit.ly/m9kgCc). It's a rough draft and I'll be adding more to it shortly. It's a public document, so if anyone in the community has helpful tidbits to add to it, please feel free to contribute.
Thanks!
Anne 
Hi Anne,
Thank you. All very helpful. I'm going to pass all the information on to the others in the chain but I now have an idea about what's going on and how it'll work.
Mack 
After thought.
If there is no content server, is the package (pif) just loaded and played in OLM as it would be in other LMSs, such as the SCORM Cloud or are tweaks still necessary?
Mack 
Hi Mack,
There are still tweaks required for the SCORM content in an external content server (and it will still require that the SCORM adapter files be placed on the remote server). AICC is also a format that is accepted by OLM, and you wouldn't need to tweak the files if you used that standard.
Anne

Connection to WebCenter Portal:Spaces from standalone java application

I am trying to find documentation on how to set up a connection to WebCenter Portal:Spaces from a standalone java application. All the documentation I have found seems oriented to developing apps to be consumed by Portal or ADF apps which will be deployed to WLS. Our need is much more limited and focused on integration with another environment, so I would need to create a connection to a [remote] Spaces instance, and then use APIs to do things such as create Spaces, manage Space members, etc. I can do this using the REST APIs, but they are limited in what they expose, being far less than the java APIs. If anyone can point me to documentation, example, etc. which might help -- both what I would do in the standalone java app, plus what I might need to configure on the server to allow this -- I would be grateful. Thanks,-paul g
Please, start here: Integrating with Oracle WebCenter Portal: Spaces - 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.6.0) Come back if some of your questions stay unanswered.
Thanks Jiri -- that is doc exactly what I have been using so far.But it only seems to describe integrating from a portal or ADF application,and I do not see how to set up so a plain old java app can make the connectionto do the things I mentioned.
Paul, there are two protocols, namely, JAX-RPC and JAX-WS, that you can use even from Java apps. Of course, you will need the libraries. In this section: Integrating with Oracle WebCenter Portal: Spaces - 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.6.0) a WSDL file is mentioned, so you could start with this one to get what web services are available. Unfortunately, I am not able to find web services description in the documentation. The only thing I found is this: Oracle Fusion Middleware Java API Reference for Oracle WebCenter(but I think you mentioned that you were not interested in Java API) Jiri
Thanks again Jiri. Correction: I AM interested in the Java API -- that is my whole focus. But all the documentation I have seen -- I am familiar with both docs you cited -- refer to using this from a Portal application.I will have a standalone java application -- not a portal application or even a j2ee application. The SpacesManager seems to be what I need, which is obtained via SpacesManagerFactory, which is obtained via FactoryFinder, which is a j2ee class. A standalone java app will not have access to any j2ee classes. So I need a way to be able to make a connection somehow to the remote Spaces instance, to be able to obtain a SpacesManager which I can then use. I hope that makes it clearer. Thanks,paul g
With no guarantee, I guess that the referred Java API is actually a javadoc for WebCenter Framework, which is based on ADF (a J2EE framework). You still, however, should be able to call a web service, even from plain Java. I have never done that for Portal, but here is a link how to call a Content's web service from a Java app Using webservices to check in files to UCM It uses JAX-RPC Web Logic Client and JAX-RPC 11 Web Services libraries, which are (to my best knowledge) not J2EE.
Thanks Jiri -- I appreciate the info on calling a web service from java.I have done that in the past and will look at the UCM example you cited.If I go that route, I am sure I will have plenty more questions -- for you and/or Oracle :-)In the meantime I have opened a TAR with Oracle Support asking for clarification.

Location of supporting files for Development Lifecycle for Taskflows whitepaper

I am trying to follow a whitepaper that I downloaded from Oracle's site using this link http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/webcenter/portal/learnmore/wcp-createcustomtaskflow-2135965.pdf however, I cannot find the supporting files anywhere that it talks about. Can anyone please point me to where these files are located?
Hi. Which files are you looking for from the white paper?. Regards.
The paper mentions 3 applications in the introduction "GenericWebService", "GenericServiceConsumer" and "Deployer". Below is a quote from the document. This paper ships with the following sample JDeveloper applications: GenericWebService – Includes a web service that returns a simple user collection with information. This sample web service is consumed by the sample task flow. To follow along with this paper, you must first import the GenericWebService project into JDeveloper and deploy the web service to a managed server accessible from WebCenter Portal.GenericServiceConsumer – Includes a sample task flow and a test page that enables you to test the task flow independently from WebCenter Portal.Deployer– Part of the GenericServiceConsumer application. Used to deploy the sample task flow (as an ADF shared library WAR file) to the WebCenter Portal managed server. Sadly, these names are all very generic and google cannot find any reference anywhere.
Hi. The White Paper explains with details how to build all the projects step by step. There aren't download because you should create them by yourself. Regards.
Daniel, From what I have seen so far, the project GenericWebService has to be imported into JDeveloper (See page 11 of the whitepaper). It does include the code for the two source files in this application but doesn't explain how to create it from scratch because it's assuming it is being imported. If I were a little more experienced with JDeveloper etc. I might be able to muddle through but I'm not yet at that point I'm afraid. I agree that the main task flow application is created as part of this white paper though. Thank you for your help on this.
Hi. Page 11 also says: NOTE: Any public web service can be used to complete this guide! I know that it references about "included application with the paper". The reality is that this file isn't available for download.Create this simple Web Service is simple. If you need help with this step I can help you creating this Web Service. Regards.
Hi.I prepared the same project. Download it from: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/46128268/OTN-Samples/GenericWebService.rar I hope this helps to complete the white paper steps.Regards.
Hi, I like the subtle note on page 11. So subtle I missed it. I have since now created a web service project and I'm now progressing nicely. Thank you for sharing the project you have prepared. I think I'll create a blog article in the hope I can help others running into the same problems. I have also raised a call with Oracle Support in the hope they may provide the file but in the absence I'll just link to my blog from this discussion. Marc

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