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Oracle® Fusion Applications Sales Implementation Guide
11g Release 1 (11.1.2)
Part Number E20373-02
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30 Define Extensions for Sales

This chapter contains the following:

Define Extensions: Define Custom Enterprise Scheduler Jobs

Customization and Sandboxes

Customizing Oracle Fusion Sales Pages Using Oracle Composer: Explained

Customizing Oracle Fusion Customer Center Pages Using Oracle Composer: Explained

Customizing Oracle Fusion Partner Management Pages Using Oracle Composer: Explained

FAQs for Customization and Sandboxes

Define Extensions: Define Custom Enterprise Scheduler Jobs

Managing Job Definitions: Highlights

Oracle Enterprise Scheduler jobs are run in Oracle Fusion Applications to process data and, in some cases, to provide report output. A job definition contains the metadata that determines what the job does and what options are available to users who run the job. You can create and maintain job definitions for use in Oracle Fusion Applications.

Managing job definitions is fully described in the Oracle Fusion Applications Administrator's Guide. As you read content from that guide, note that the guide describes managing Oracle Enterprise Scheduler, including job definitions, from Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Applications Control. You can also access job definitions by starting in the Setup and Maintenance Overview page and searching for the Enterprise Scheduler job tasks for your applications.

Viewing and Creating Job Definitions

Managing List of Values Sources: Highlights

A list of values source for Oracle Enterprise Scheduler job definitions determines where a list of values comes from and what the specific values are. These lists of values are used in parameters and user properties of job definitions. For example, you can use a source of country values for a Country job parameter.

Managing list of values sources is fully described in the Oracle Fusion Applications Administrator's Guide. As you read content from that guide, note that the guide describes managing Oracle Enterprise Scheduler, including list of values sources, from Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Applications Control. You can also access list of values sources by starting in the Setup and Maintenance Overview page and searching for Enterprise Scheduler job tasks.

Registering and Searching for List of Values Sources

Customization and Sandboxes

Customizing Pages Using Oracle Composer: Highlights

You can customize dashboards and some work areas, where available, for all or some users based on a selected customization layer, for example only for users in a specific country or with a specific job role. When you select to customize a page from the Administration menu in the global area, you invoke Oracle Composer, which enables the customization. The Administration menu is only available if you have appropriate roles.

From the same menu, you can also access the Customization Manager, which displays a list of components in the current page and details about the layers in which each component is customized. You can also access sandboxes from the Administration menu, to make customizations to a runtime use session before deploying your changes to the mainline.

Customizing pages using Oracle Composer, the Customization Manager, and sandboxes are described in the Oracle Fusion Applications Extensibility Guide.

Editing Pages

Customization Manager

Sandboxes

Customizing Oracle Fusion Sales Pages Using Oracle Composer: Explained

In Oracle Fusion Sales, you can customize the Sales dashboard using Oracle Composer. To access Oracle Composer, navigate to the Sales dashboard and select to customize that page from the Administration menu or Personalization menu in the global area. You can also access Oracle Composer by selecting Customization Manager from the Administration menu.

Available Customization Options

When you select to customize a page from the Administration menu in the global area, you launch Oracle Composer.

The customizations that you make to the Sales dashboard are applied based on your layer selection:

Note

Users can customize their own application pages by selecting Edit Current Page from the Personalization menu. Such customizations are visible only to the user who made the change.

Oracle Composer provides two views for working with page content: Design View and Source View. Design View provides a WYSIWYG rendering of the page and its content, where controls are directly selectable on each component. Source View provides a combined WYSIWYG and hierarchical rendering of page components, where controls are available on the header of the hierarchical list. Source View provides access to page layout components that are otherwise not exposed on the page, and therefore not available in Design View.

This table lists the types of customizations available for the Sales dashboard. You can perform most of the basic customizations in either Design View or Source View. Some customizations, however, must be completed only in Source View.


Oracle Fusion Sales Page

Customization Task

Sales dashboard

Add new content to the dashboard from the Resource Catalog.

Sales dashboard

Delete a region from the dashboard.

Note

You can later add the region back to the dashboard using the Resource Catalog.

Sales dashboard

Change the page layout.

Sales dashboard

Show and hide regions on a page:

  • Show and hide dashboard regions by selecting the Show Component check box on the Display Options tab in the Component Properties dialog for the container.

Tip

You might have to scroll down to see the Show Component check box.

Sales dashboard

Move regions on a page:

  • Move regions by cutting and pasting them in Source View, or by dragging and dropping them in Design View.

  • Move new regions by clicking the Add Content button in the desired column, selecting your new content, and then moving it up or down using the Options icon.

Customization Privileges Required

The customizations that you can make using the Oracle Composer Source View are available to you only if your assigned job role includes the Page Composer Source View Access Duty duty role. Contact your security administrator for details.

Note

Your assigned job role must also include the Administration Link View Duty duty role to access Oracle Composer at all, even if only the Design View. This duty role exposes the Administration menu in the global area.

Customizing Oracle Fusion Customer Center Pages Using Oracle Composer: Explained

In Oracle Fusion Customer Center, you can customize the Sales Account region on the customer profile page using Oracle Composer. To access Oracle Composer, navigate to the customer profile page and select to customize the page from the Administration menu in the global area. You can also access Oracle Composer by selecting Customization Manager from the Administration menu.

Available Customization Options

When you select to customize a page from the Administration menu in the global area, you launch Oracle Composer.

The customizations that you make to the customer profile are applied based on your layer selection:

Oracle Composer provides two views for working with page content: Design View and Source View. Design View provides a WYSIWYG rendering of the page and its content, where controls are directly selectable on each component. Source View provides a combined WYSIWYG and hierarchical rendering of page components, where controls are available on the header of the hierarchical list. Source View provides access to page layout components that are otherwise not exposed on the page, and therefore not available in Design View.

This table lists the types of customizations available for the customer profile page. You can perform most of the basic customizations in either Design View or Source View. Some customizations, however, must be completed only in Source View.


Oracle Fusion Customer Center Page

Customization Task

Customer profile

Show and hide components on a page:

  • Show and hide fields within the Sales Account region by selecting the Show Component check box on the Display Options tab in the Component Properties dialog for a component.

  • Show and hide the Sales Account region itself by selecting the Show Component check box on the Display Options tab in the Component Properties dialog for the container.

Tip

You might have to scroll down to see the Show Component check box.

Customer profile

Move components on a page:

  • Move components within the Sales Account region (only) by cutting and pasting them in Source View, or by rearranging them on the Child Components tab in the Component Properties dialog for the container.

    Note

    The components available for updating include any custom fields that were added to the Sales Account object using the CRM Application Composer.

Customer profile

Make an updateable field read only by selecting the Read Only check box on the Display Options tab in the Component Properties dialog.

Customer profile

Make a field required by selecting the Show Required check box on the Display Options tab in the Component Properties dialog.

Customization Privileges Required

The customizations that you can make using the Oracle Composer Source View are available to you only if your assigned job role includes the Page Composer Source View Access Duty duty role. Contact your security administrator for details.

Note

Your assigned job role must also include the Administration Link View Duty duty role to access Oracle Composer at all, even if only the Design View. This duty role exposes the Administration menu in the global area.

Customizing Oracle Fusion Partner Management Pages Using Oracle Composer: Explained

In Oracle Fusion Partner Management, you can customize a variety of pages using Oracle Composer. To access Oracle Composer, navigate to one of the Partner Management pages that is enabled for customization, and select to customize that page from the Administration menu or Personalization menu in the global area. You can also access Oracle Composer by selecting Customization Manager from the Administration menu. To customize the Partner Portal user interface (UI) shell, and the anonymous Partner Registration and Partner Landing pages, however, the Channel Partner Portal Administrator must use the customization links available in the Tasks pane on the Channel dashboard.

Available Customization Options

When you select to customize a page from the Administration menu in the global area, or from the Channel dashboard for certain pages, you launch Oracle Composer.

The customizations that you make to Partner Management pages are applied based on your layer selection:

Note

Users can customize their own application pages by selecting Edit Current Page from the Personalization menu. Such customizations are visible only to the user who made the change.

Some pages, however, are accessible to anonymous users and are therefore not available for personalization by users. Instead, these pages can be customized only by administrators using Oracle Composer:

Using Oracle Composer, you can customize these Partner Management pages:

Oracle Composer provides two views for working with page content: Design View and Source View. Design View provides a WYSIWYG rendering of the page and its content, where controls are directly selectable on each component. Source View provides a combined WYSIWYG and hierarchical rendering of page components, where controls are available on the header of the hierarchical list. Source View provides access to page layout components that are otherwise not exposed on the page, and therefore not available in Design View.

This table lists the types of customizations that are available, for each Partner Management page. You can perform most of the basic customizations in either Design View or Source View. Some customizations, however, must be completed only in Source View.


Oracle Fusion Partner Management Page

Customization Task

  • Partner Landing

  • Partner Registration

  • Partner Registration: Partner Information

  • Partner Registration: Review and Submit

  • Partner Registration: Confirmation

  • Partner Search

  • Partner Search Results

  • Partner Public Profile

  • Channel dashboard

  • Partner dashboard

Add new content from the Resource Catalog.

  • Channel dashboard

  • Partner dashboard

Delete a region from the dashboard.

Note

You can later add the region back to the dashboard using the Resource Catalog.

  • Channel dashboard

  • Partner dashboard

Change the page layout.

  • All customizable PRM pages

Show and hide components on a page:

  • Show and hide fields by selecting the Show Component check box on the Display Options tab in the Component Properties dialog for a component.

  • Show and hide regions by selecting the Show Component check box on the Display Options tab in the Component Properties dialog for the container.

  • To show or hide a component based on an expression language evaluated at run time, write an expression by selecting Expression Builder from the menu to the right of the Show Component check box on the Display Options tab in the Component Properties dialog.

Note

You might not be able to show and hide certain fields, if a field's visibility is already set by function security or the product's business logic.

Tip

You might have to scroll down to see the Show Component check box.

  • All customizable PRM pages

Move components on a page:

  • Move components by cutting and pasting them in Source View, or by rearranging them on the Child Components tab in the Component Properties dialog for the container.

  • Channel dashboard

  • Partner dashboard

Move regions on a page:

  • Move regions by cutting and pasting them in Source View, or by dragging and dropping them in Design View.

  • Move new regions by clicking the Add Content button in the desired column, selecting your new content, and then moving it up or down using the Options icon.

  • Partner Registration: Partner Information

  • Edit Partner Profile

  • Edit Partner Public Profile

Make an updateable field read only by selecting the Read Only check box on the Display Options tab in the Component Properties dialog.

Note

You might not be able to make a field read only, if this attribute is already set for a field by function security or the product's business logic.

  • Partner Registration: Partner Information

  • Edit Partner Profile

  • Edit Partner Public Profile

Make a field required by selecting the Show Required check box on the Display Options tab in the Component Properties dialog.

  • Edit Partner Profile

  • Edit Partner Public Profile

  • Channel dashboard

  • Partner dashboard

Define which regions are open or closed by default.

In Design View, either close or open the region, and then exit Oracle Composer. The region's state is maintained and used by default at run time.

Partner Portal UI shell

Customize the Partner Portal UI shell. You can change:

  • UI shell header (for example, add new content, hide or show global hyperlinks, and hide, show, or add menu items)

  • UI shell footer (for example, add links)

  • Branding logo

  • Branding text

  • Menu display: use either the Fusion navigator or a tabbed style menu

    For example, to switch from the Fusion navigator to a tabbed style menu:

    1. In Oracle Composer, select the Navigator component on the UI, which highlights the corresponding element in Source View.

    2. Hide the commandLink: Navigator element by deselecting the Show Component property.

    3. Show the panelGroupLayout: horizontal element by selecting the Show Component property.

Customization Privileges Required

The customizations that you can make using the Oracle Composer Source View are available to you only if your assigned job role includes the Page Composer Source View Access Duty duty role. Contact your security administrator for details.

Note

Your assigned job role must also include the Administration Link View Duty duty role to access Oracle Composer at all, even if only the Design View. This duty role exposes the Administration menu in the global area.

Both the Channel Administrator and the Channel Partner Portal Administrator job roles include the Administration Link View Duty duty role by default, which lets users with these job roles customize the following pages:

To customize the Partner Portal UI shell, your assigned job role must also include the Partner Portal Customize Links Duty duty role. This duty role is assigned to the Channel Partner Portal Administrator job role by default.

Customizing Oracle Fusion CRM Applications Using Oracle Fusion CRM Application Composer: Explained

The Oracle Fusion CRM Application Composer provides a series of task flows which let you customize and extend an Oracle Fusion CRM application according to the needs of your users. For example, you can create new fields for an existing standard object, and expose those new fields on the object's work area. Or, create a brand new custom object and related fields, then create a work area where that object and its fields are exposed to users. The task flows available to you are dependent upon the CRM application that you are customizing. This topic provides an overview of which CRM Application Composer task flows are available for use in each CRM application.

This topic addresses extensibility for these CRM applications:

You can also refer to the product-specific implementation guides to learn more about how a particular application works with the Application Composer.

Oracle Fusion Common CRM

The creation of custom objects is not supported for the Oracle Fusion Common CRM application.

For Oracle Fusion Common CRM standard objects, you can do the following in the Application Composer:


Customization Task Flow

Trading Community Org Contact

Trading Community Resource Profile

Trading Community Organization Profile

Trading Community Address

Activity Task

Interaction

Note

Create and expose custom fields on existing pages that are available for extensibility

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Edit display label and help text of standard fields

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Create custom currency fields

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Index custom fields

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Add custom buttons (Groovy script or URL) to selected pages

No

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Add links (URL) to selected pages

No

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Create and expose custom child objects on an object's details page

No

Yes

No

No

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Create custom field-level and object-level validation logic (Groovy scripts)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Create custom logic at various object trigger points (Groovy scripts)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Create custom saved searches at the site level

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Provide Mobile page support

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

Create custom relationships

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Manage object workflows

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

Web services

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Not applicable

Import data using file-based import

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Export data using bulk export

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Create custom subject areas

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

Oracle Fusion Customer Center

You can create custom objects for the Oracle Fusion Customer Center application.

For Oracle Fusion Customer Center's standard object, you can do the following in the Application Composer:


Customization Task Flow

Sales Account Profile

Create and expose custom fields on existing pages that are available for extensibility

Yes

Edit display label and help text of standard fields

Yes

Create custom currency fields

No

Index custom fields

Yes

Add custom buttons (Groovy script or URL) to selected pages

No

Add links (URL) to selected pages

No

Create and expose custom child objects on an object's details page

Yes

Create custom field-level and object-level validation logic (Groovy scripts)

Yes

Create custom logic at various object trigger points (Groovy scripts)

Yes

Create custom saved searches at the site level

No

Provide Mobile page support

No

Create custom relationships

Yes

Manage object workflows

Yes

Web services

Yes

Import data using file-based import

Yes

Export data using bulk export

Yes

Create custom subject areas

Yes

Oracle Fusion Marketing

You can create custom objects for the Oracle Fusion Marketing application.

For Oracle Fusion Marketing standard objects, you can do the following in the Application Composer:


Customization Task Flow

Sales Lead

Marketing Campaign

Marketing Budget

Marketing Response

Marketing List

Marketing Treatment

Marketing Event Activity

MarketingAdvertising Activity

Marketing Claim

Marketing Claim Settlement (child)

Marketing Budget Entry

Marketing Budget Fund Request

Create and expose custom fields on existing pages that are available for extensibility

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Edit display label and help text of standard fields

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Create custom currency fields

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Index custom fields

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Add custom buttons (Groovy script or URL) to selected pages

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Add links (URL) to selected pages

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Create and expose custom child objects on an object's details page

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

Yes

Not applicable

No

Yes

Create custom field-level and object-level validation logic (Groovy scripts)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Create custom logic at various object trigger points (Groovy scripts)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Create custom saved searches at the site level

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Provide Mobile page support

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Create custom relationships

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Manage object workflows

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Web services

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Import data using file-based import

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

Export data using bulk export

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Create custom subject areas

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Oracle Fusion Sales

You can create custom objects for the Oracle Fusion Sales application.

For Oracle Fusion Sales standard objects, you can do the following in the Application Composer:


Customization Task Flow

Opportunity

Sales Competitor

Partner

Opportunity Resource (child)

Opportunity Revenue (child)

Create and expose custom fields on existing pages that are available for extensibility

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Edit display label and help text of standard fields

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Create custom currency fields

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

Index custom fields

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Add custom buttons (Groovy script or URL) to selected pages

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Add links (URL) to selected pages

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Create and expose custom child objects on an object's details page

Yes

Yes

Yes

Not applicable

Not applicable

Create custom field-level and object-level validation logic (Groovy scripts)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Create custom logic at various object trigger points (Groovy scripts)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Create custom saved searches at the site level

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Provide Mobile page support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Create custom relationships

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Manage object workflows

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Web services

Yes

Yes

Yes

Not applicable

Not applicable

Import data using file-based import

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Export data using bulk export

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Create custom subject areas

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Oracle Fusion Sales Catalog

The creation of custom objects is not supported for the Oracle Fusion Sales Catalog application.

For Oracle Fusion Sales Catalog's standard object, you can do the following in the Application Composer:


Customization Task Flow

Product Group

Create and expose custom fields on existing pages that are available for extensibility

Yes

Edit display label and help text of standard fields

Yes

Create custom currency fields

No

Index custom fields

Yes

Add custom buttons (Groovy script or URL) to selected pages

No

Add links (URL) to selected pages

No

Create and expose custom child objects on an object's details page

No

Create custom field-level and object-level validation logic (Groovy scripts)

No

Create custom logic at various object trigger points (Groovy scripts)

No

Create custom saved searches at the site level

No

Provide Mobile page support

No

Create custom relationships

No

Manage object workflows

No

Web services

No

Import data using file-based import

Yes

Export data using bulk export

Yes

Create custom subject areas

No

FAQs for Customization and Sandboxes

What's the difference between Oracle Composer and Oracle Fusion CRM Application Composer?

Oracle Composer lets you make user interface changes at run time, such as hide or show fields and regions, across all Oracle Fusion applications. You can also customize a page by adding new content from the Resource Catalog.

The Oracle Fusion CRM Application Composer also lets you make user interface changes at run time. However, the types of user interface changes that you can make using the CRM Application Composer are quite different. Specifically, your primary focus when using the CRM Application Composer is to make actual object model changes. For example, you can create a new business object and related fields, and then create new application pages where that object and its fields are exposed to users. The ability to make these types of object model extensions is available only in Oracle Fusion CRM applications. Also, using the CRM Application Composer, you cannot access the Resource Catalog to add new content to a page.

This table describes some of the primary differences between Oracle Composer and the CRM Application Composer:


Customization Task

Available in Oracle Composer?

Available in Oracle Fusion CRM Application Composer?

Make object model extensions and expose your customizations by creating or modifying work area pages

No

Yes

Reorder subtabs

Yes, on a page-by-page basis, if the page author enabled this feature.

Yes

Reorder tree nodes

Yes

No

Customize dashboard pages

Yes

No

Add content from the Resource Catalog

Yes

No

Select the MDS layer where you want to author customizations, such as at the site layer or job role layer

Yes

No

View results of customizations immediately

Yes, in the Oracle Composer design interface

Yes, in the CRM application that you are customizing

Apply specific styling (such as font, color, and size) to user interface components

Yes

No