This document provides release note information on the WebLogic Integration 9.2 release. This section includes the following topics:
BEA WebLogic® Integration is a unified solution for integrating business systems within an enterprise. WebLogic Integration provides a development and run-time framework that unifies the components of business integration into a single flexible environment. The components include business process management, data transformation, trading partner integration, connectivity, message brokering, application monitoring, and user interaction.
WebLogic Integration combines divergent components of the business integration picture, including ERP, CRM, legacy applications, business users, supply chains, and trading partners. It enables IT operations to meet business goals by delivering process-centric composite applications quickly and efficiently.
WebLogic Integration 9.2 supports an Eclipse-based development environment, Apache Beehive integration controls, Java 5-compliant annotations, and a new Worklist subsystem. In addition to automated upgrade tools for applications from WebLogic Integration 8.1 SP4, SP5 and SP6, or 8.5 (including SP5 and SP6), WebLogic Integration 9.2 leverages the power of WebLogic Server 9.2, providing improved security, manageability, performance, scalability and availability.
WebLogic Integration 9.2 includes the following new features and enhancements:
Theproduct family and provide an Eclipse-based development environment. WebLogic Integration 9.2 adds the design capabilities of Process and Task Plan (Worklist) to the Eclipse IDE (Integrated Development Environment), delivering a unified and extensible IDE that helps developers build standards-based, enterprise-class process applications.
For details on the Eclipse IDE, see Section Introducing BEA WebLogic Integration at the following URL:in the
A tutorial that guides you through creating and testing a business process (JPD) using the new Eclipse-based design environment is provided. For more information, see Build Your First Business Process (non-Worklist) Application.
For information about the Workshop for WebLogic Platform 9.2 and WebLogic Portal 9.2, see the product documentation at the following URLs:
Components and applications you build with WebLogic Integration 9.2 are based on standard technologies such as Apache Beehive, Java 5 annotations, BPEL (import and export) and the XQuery 2004-compliant XQuery Mapper and engine.
WebLogic Integration 9.2 includes a new Worklist subsystem for integrating people into processes. The key areas of new functionality include a new metadata definition of multi-step tasks called a Task Plan, a new design editor for Task Plans in Eclipse and the Worklist User Portal.
You can upgrade many of your application artifacts from WebLogic Integration 8.1 SP4, SP5 and SP6, or 8.5 (including SP5 and SP6), to WebLogic Integration 9.2 automatically.
WebLogic Integration 9.2 provides a source upgrade tool that handles operations such as upgrading the application to the Eclipse-based project structure and converting the WebLogic Integration 8.x style Java annotations into Java 5-compliant annotations. You can also convert XQuery 2002 to XQuery 2004.
For detailed information on how to upgrade to 9.2, see the following URL:
A new tutorial that describes how to use the 9.2 upgrade tools to upgrade an 8.1 (SP4 or higher) application to 9.2 is provided. For more information, see Upgrade a WebLogic Integration 8.1 Application Source to 9.2 Environment.
Following is a list of items that have been deprecated in 9.2. They will not be supported and will be removed in the next major release of WebLogic Integration. It is recommended that you follow the alternatives, where mentioned, to avoid conflicts in design of your process applications in the future.
This section describes the platforms on which WebLogic Integration 9.2 is supported and other system requirements. It includes the following topics:
Install WebLogic Integration 9.2, apply the required patches, and create a WebLogic Integration domain as described in Installation and Required Patches.
For information about Operating Systems, seein the Supported Configurations document which is available at:
For more information about databases and database drivers, seeand .
You can upgrade WebLogic Integration 8.1 SP4, SP5 and SP6, or 8.5 (including SP5 and SP6), applications to WebLogic Integration 9.2 using the upgrade tools. For more information on the upgrade tools see, Upgrade Tools for Applications Created in WebLogic Integration 8.1 or 8.5.
Before using the import wizard to upgrade applications, consider temporarily increasing the maximum amount of memory that the Java Virtual Machine allows to Workshop for WebLogic. The upgrade process requires a compilation step that potentially includes a large number of files. The recommended maximum memory is 1 GB.
You can increase maximum memory in the following way: Before starting the IDE, edit the workshop4WP.ini file to replace the -Xmx value with a sufficiently high memory maximum. By default, the workshop4WP.ini file is located at: BEA_HOME\workshop92\workshop4WP\workshop4WP.ini.
For example, you can consider changing the setting from -Xmx768m (the default) to -Xmx1G (to set it to 1 GB). After you finish using the upgrade tools, set the memory maximum back to a level that is appropriate for development.
For more information about the upgrade wizard, see How To: Use the Import Wizard to Upgrade Version 8.1 Applications at the following URL:
Complete the following steps to install and configure the WebLogic Integration 9.2 software:
Install the software using either graphical mode, console mode, or silent mode. The installation program prompts you to enter specific information about your system and configuration. See the following URL for information about installing BEA Products:
After completing the installation of WebLogic Integration, you have the option to allow the installer to apply patches to WebLogic Server, Workshop, and WebLogic Portal (if present), required for development with WebLogic Integration. If you cleared the Apply Patches check box, and opted to apply them yourself, you can use Smart Update to apply the patches.
The automatic process of applying patches may fail due to machine or general software failure or patch-related errors: in these cases also, you can use Smart Update to apply patches manually. If you are unable to apply the patches using Smart Update, contact BEA support.
The Smart Update tool is described inat the following URL:
When you start Smart Update, you are prompted to log into BEA Customer Support using your BEA Support ID and password. How to obtain a BEA Support ID is explained in “Obtaining a BEA Account and Accessing Your Contract Entitlement” inat the following URL: .
After logging in, you can access public and optional patches. When you complete downloading and applying the patches, you will find them under BEA_HOME\utils\bsu\cache_dir.
You must install the patches listed in Table 1-1 to your WebLogic Integration installation using the Smart Update tool.
If your WebLogic Integration installation does not include WebLogic Portal and Workshop, the WebLogic Portal and Workshop patches are not applicable to your installation.
|Note:||If you have Workshop installed, you must install the patches listed in Table 1-1 to your BEA WebLogic Integration installation using the Smart Update tool, and then run the <BEA_HOME>\workshop92\workshop4WP\WLWPatchInitialize.cmd script to activate the patches for Workshop.|
To get hands-on experience with WebLogic Integration 9.2, we recommend that you try out the following tutorials listed in this section. To gain experience with WebLogic Integration 9.2, work through one or more of the tutorials listed below:
The content for each of these tutorials is described in the following sections. In addition, try out the Workshop for WebLogic Platform tutorials that are available at the following URL:
This tutorial describes how to use the automated upgrade tools available in WebLogic Integration 9.2. The upgrade wizard scans your application, and alerts you of possible problems by displaying error and warning messages. During the upgrade process, it automatically converts your 8.1 application into the new Eclipse-based project structure and upgrades the 8.1-style annotations into the new Java 5-compliant annotations. The upgrade tool maintains a running log of status and messages, which are displayed in the IDE. The tutorial is available at.
This tutorial shows you how to define a Loan Approval process using the new WebLogic Integration 9.2 Worklist subsystem. You learn how to define a task plan including task steps, actions in each step, authorized users for each step, task due date and other task attributes and properties. You will also learn how to create a task instance and test the entire task plan using a system generated portal view.
When you complete this tutorial you will have learned how to:
The tutorial is available at http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E13214_01/wli/docs92/worklisttutorial/index.html.
This tutorial guides you through creating and testing a new business process (JPD) using the new Eclipse-based design environment available in BEA Workshop and WebLogic Integration 9.2.
When you complete this tutorial you will have learned how to:
The tutorial is available at.