How to Call BIP SOAP Service in OIC

This is a frequent requirement in OIC , sometime you need to call BIP SOAP service in OIC to do integrations.

The reasons can be

  • The Rest service of the business object is not available
  • You have a custom Requirement based on a custom data set

So here are the steps to call a BI publisher SOAP service.

Test the BIP SOAP service in SOAP UI

  • Generate your ExternalReportWSSService url for your oracle fusion instance
  • Test your generated wsdl url in browser and make usre you see the wsdl data
  • launch SOAP UI and create a SOAP project
  • Add the generated wsdl to the soap project
  • configure authorization
  • Test the bip soap service
  • you wll get a result in binary form which is not readable like in image below

Sample SOAP Payload to call BIP report

<soap:Envelope xmlns:soap="http://www.w3.org/2003/05/soap-envelope" xmlns:pub="http://xmlns.oracle.com/oxp/service/PublicReportService">
   <soap:Header/>
   <soap:Body>
      <pub:runReport>
         <pub:reportRequest>
            <pub:XDOPropertyList>
               <!--Zero or more repetitions:-->
               <pub:metaDataList>
                  <!--Optional:-->
                  <pub:name>?</pub:name>
                  <!--Optional:-->
                  <pub:value>?</pub:value>
               </pub:metaDataList>
            </pub:XDOPropertyList>
            <pub:attributeCalendar>?</pub:attributeCalendar>
            <pub:attributeFormat>xml</pub:attributeFormat>
            <pub:attributeLocale>?</pub:attributeLocale>
            <pub:attributeTemplate>?</pub:attributeTemplate>
            <pub:attributeTimezone>?</pub:attributeTimezone>
            <pub:attributeUILocale>?</pub:attributeUILocale>
            <pub:byPassCache>?</pub:byPassCache>
            <pub:dynamicDataSource>
               <pub:JDBCDataSource>
                  <pub:JDBCDriverClass>?</pub:JDBCDriverClass>
                  <pub:JDBCDriverType>?</pub:JDBCDriverType>
                  <pub:JDBCPassword>?</pub:JDBCPassword>
                  <pub:JDBCURL>?</pub:JDBCURL>
                  <pub:JDBCUserName>?</pub:JDBCUserName>
                  <pub:dataSourceName>?</pub:dataSourceName>
               </pub:JDBCDataSource>
               <pub:fileDataSource>
                  <pub:dynamicDataSourcePath>?</pub:dynamicDataSourcePath>
                  <pub:temporaryDataSource>?</pub:temporaryDataSource>
               </pub:fileDataSource>
            </pub:dynamicDataSource>
            <pub:flattenXML>?</pub:flattenXML>
            <pub:parameterNameValues>
               <!--Zero or more repetitions:-->
               <pub:item>
                  <pub:UIType>?</pub:UIType>
                  <pub:dataType>?</pub:dataType>
                  <pub:dateFormatString>?</pub:dateFormatString>
                  <pub:dateFrom>?</pub:dateFrom>
                  <pub:dateTo>?</pub:dateTo>
                  <pub:defaultValue>?</pub:defaultValue>
                  <pub:fieldSize>?</pub:fieldSize>
                  <pub:label>?</pub:label>
                  <pub:lovLabels>
                     <!--Zero or more repetitions:-->
                     <pub:item>?</pub:item>
                  </pub:lovLabels>
                  <pub:multiValuesAllowed>?</pub:multiValuesAllowed>
                  <pub:name>?</pub:name>
                  <pub:refreshParamOnChange>?</pub:refreshParamOnChange>
                  <pub:selectAll>?</pub:selectAll>
                  <pub:templateParam>?</pub:templateParam>
                  <pub:useNullForAll>?</pub:useNullForAll>
                  <pub:values>
                     <!--Zero or more repetitions:-->
                     <pub:item>?</pub:item>
                  </pub:values>
               </pub:item>
            </pub:parameterNameValues>
            <pub:reportAbsolutePath>Custom/PRJReport.xdo</pub:reportAbsolutePath>
            <pub:reportData>cid:1571104333176</pub:reportData>
            <pub:reportOutputPath></pub:reportOutputPath>
            <pub:reportRawData>?</pub:reportRawData>
            <pub:sizeOfDataChunkDownload>-1</pub:sizeOfDataChunkDownload>
         </pub:reportRequest>
         <pub:appParams>?</pub:appParams>
      </pub:runReport>
   </soap:Body>
</soap:Envelope>
.

In OIC

  • Create a SOAP connection in OIC using the BIP wsdl url
  • Configure security authentication
  • Test and save the connection
  • Create a App driven on Scheduled orchestation based on your requirement
  • drag the SOAP connection into OIC process
  • Do the mapping as per the Soap payload above.
image global variable in Oracle OIC 1

basically you need to map 3 fields

image 1 global variable in Oracle OIC 2
<pub:attributeFormat>xml</pub:attributeFormat>
Set this value as xml

<pub:reportAbsolutePath>Custom/PRJReport.xdo</pub:reportAbsolutePath>

Set absolute path as per the folder structure including the xdo file name

<pub:sizeOfDataChunkDownload>-1</pub:sizeOfDataChunkDownload>

Set this as -1        

Reading Report Bytes

After doing the configuration to call bip soap service you will get a response in report bytes which is not readable.

You need to decode using the bas64 decode function.

image 2 global variable in Oracle OIC 3

IF the response ofreport bytes is like multi row and you want to read the file, the approach is to write the response in a stage file using opaque schema and then read the stage file with the selected schema of the format required.

Map reportbytes to Opaque element in stage file write activity

image 3 global variable in Oracle OIC 4

Then create another activity to Read Stage file and add the schema XSD file

image 4 global variable in Oracle OIC 5

If you have xml output you can conver to XSD schema by online tools

image 5 global variable in Oracle OIC 6

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FAQs:

How to read report bytes data?

use decode base 64 function in OIC.

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