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Oracle® Fusion Middleware Desktop Integration Developer's Guide for Oracle Application Development Framework
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I End User Actions

This appendix describes the actions your end user would be performing while using your application and integrated Excel workbook.

The actions described in this appendix assume that you have developed a functioning Fusion web application similar to Master Price List module. However, your application might not support all actions provided by Master Price List module.

This appendix includes the following sections:

I.1 Installing the Runtime Edition of ADF Desktop Integration

To enable end users to use ADF Desktop Integration and integrated Excel workbooks, you must install the Runtime edition of ADF Desktop Integration.

When you run the ADF Desktop Integration setup tool, it verifies whether required software is installed on the system. For more information about the required software, see the following:


JDeveloper is not required to install the runtime edition of ADF Desktop Integration.

To install the Runtime edition of ADF Desktop Integration:

  1. Navigate to the MW_HOME\oracle_common\modules\oracle.adf.desktopintegration_11.1.1 directory, where MW_HOME is the Middleware Home directory.

  2. Extract the contents of to a temporary directory.

  3. Run the setup.exe file located in the extracted directory of the file.

  4. Follow the instructions that appear in the dialog boxes launched by setup.exe to successfully install the required components.

  5. If prompted, click Yes to restart the system and complete the setup of ADF Desktop Integration.


You cannot install the Runtime edition of ADF Desktop Integration from JDeveloper.

Note that you cannot install both the Designer and the Runtime editions of ADF Desktop Integration on a system. You must uninstall one before installing the other edition.

I.2 Importing Data from a Non-Integrated Excel Worksheet

End users who use the ADF Table component in an integrated Excel workbook to upload large batches of data rows to the Fusion web application can prepare these rows of data in a non-integrated Excel worksheet. They can then insert the data into the ADF Table component prior to invoking the ADF Table component's Upload action.

To prepare data in a non-integrated Excel workbook:

  1. End users arrange the layout of data in a non-integrated Excel worksheet to match the layout of the ADF Table component in the integrated Excel workbook.

    For example, if an ADF Table component contains columns such as Product, Price, and Description, reproduce this layout in the non-integrated Excel worksheet.


    Copy the column headers from the ADF Table component to the non-integrated Excel worksheet.
  2. End users use functionality of Excel to import the rows of data into the non-integrated Excel worksheet in rows under the columns arranged in Step 1.

  3. Row values that will be inserted into ADF Table component columns that use the TreeNodeList subcomponent must match a choice from the list of values.


    Copy an ADF Table component row from the integrated Excel workbook to another worksheet of the same workbook, as the proper constraints will be defined for such a row and can be reproduced.

To insert data into the ADF Table component from a non-integrated Excel workbook:

  1. In the ADF Table component, end users highlight n existing downloaded rows or new rows at the end of the ADF Table component where n is the number of rows to insert.

  2. End users right-click and choose Insert from the Excel context menu.

  3. In the non-integrated Excel worksheet, end users select the cells that they want to insert into the rows of the ADF Table component created in Step 2.


    Select the cells in the non-integrated Excel worksheet and not the rows or columns.

  4. In the Excel menu, choose Home > Copy.

  5. In the ADF Table component, select the upper left corner cell of the rows inserted in Step 2.

  6. In the Excel menu, choose Home > Paste. Ensure that you do not paste any value in the Key column.


    Integrated Excel worksheets that contain an ADF Table component hide column A.
  7. End users can now invoke the ADF Table component's Upload action using whatever functionality you configured for them as described in Section 7.8, "Configuring an Oracle ADF Component to Upload Changes from an ADF Table Component."

I.3 Removing Personal Information

If the Fusion web application that you integrate an Excel workbook with uses a security mechanism, such as single sign-on, personally identifying information may be stored in cookies on the system where the end user accesses the integrated Excel workbook. End users can remove this information using Microsoft Internet Explorer. End users must log out and close all integrated Excel workbooks to invalidate all active cookie-based web sessions.

For information about removing personal information, see Microsoft Internet Explorer documentation.

I.4 Changing an Integrated Excel Workbook at Runtime

Once you publish and deploy a finalized integrated Excel workbook, as described in Chapter 14, " Deploying Your Integrated Excel Workbook." end users can make the following changes to a workbook at runtime:

However, some changes to a workbook at runtime can corrupt the integration and are not supported. For example, you must not delete or move the first column of the ADF Table or ADF Read-only Table component at runtime. For more information about what changes are not allowed at runtime, see Section I.5, "Limitations of Integrated Excel Workbook at Runtime."

I.5 Limitations of Integrated Excel Workbook at Runtime

There are some known limitations on changing ADF Desktop Integration components at runtime.

Additional known limitations:

I.6 Using An Integrated Excel Workbook

End users who are new to the ADF Desktop Integration technology and integrated Excel workbook must be made aware of the following common actions: