How to Call Rest Api in VBCS

In this post we will see how to call rest api in vbcs. This is particularly useful in when interacting with fusion applications, though its not limited there. You may need to use rest api call to do CRUD operation in Business objects as well.

Steps to call a Rest Api in Oracle VBCS

How to Call rest api and Populate in List in Oracle VBCS

  1. Create a New Application

    Create Service Connection VBCS

    Create a New Application in VBCS .Go to Services Menu and Create a Service Connection

  2. Select Define by End point

    Define by endpoint Service Connection

    You will be presented with 3 opitons , select from catalog, define by specification and define by endpoint. Select Define by Endpoint. Hit Next button

  3. Enter the Rest Api Url

    Enter restapi url

    You will be presented with screen to enter the Rest service url. Enter your url and hit next button below.

  4. Enter Api Credentials in Server Tab

    Enter Api Credentials

    Go to the Server Tab in the next screen and click on authentication. If your rest is based on basic authentication select basic and enter the username and password in the pop up.

  5. Test the Service Connection

    Test the Service Connection

    No to to Test Tab and click on send request . A successful call with return the rest api response.
    Save Example Response. Your Rest api is configured . Note the connection name in the left navigator panel to be used later.

  6. Add a Combo box one to your application

    Add combobox to test

    To test the service connection . add a combobox one and click on add data options

  7. Select the Service connection in Add data options

    add data options

    Select the conenction ( our example Crmservice ) and operation Get

  8. Map the field from rest response to target LOV field and value

    map lov

    Do the mapping of field you want to show on lov screen. We are selecting organization name and label and value. means it will show the same field in list and pass the same field when selected. these values can be different e.g you can select org id in value based on your requirement.

  9. Run the Application or go in live mode

    Rest response in LOV

    Click on the LOV and you will see the values populated from Rest Response.

So these were the set of steps to call a rest api in vbcs and populate it in a list of values field.

Thanks

Oracle VBCS

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