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I Oracle ADF Support

This appendix provides a detailed discussion of the support available for the accurate monitoring of Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF)-based applications.

I.1 Introduction

RUEI supports out-of-box monitoring of Oracle ADF applications. It automatically discovers Oracle ADF applications, and translates network objects to business functions. Using this support, individual user actions are automatically matched to the correct Web application, task flow, and view.

The monitoring support described in the rest of this appendix has been verified against applications based Oracle ADF version 11g.

I.2 Creating Oracle ADF Suite Definitions

You can create suite definitions for Oracle ADF-based applications in the same way as for any other supported Oracle Enterprise architectures. The procedure to create suites is fully described in Section 10.1.1, "Creating Suite Definitions".

I.3 Enabling Monitoring of ADF Applications

The adf-faces-databinding-rt.jar file provides a DMS-based implementation for the ExecutionContextProvider(oracle.adfinternal.view.faces. context.AdfExecutionContextProvider) class. The implementation class has been pre-registered in the .jar file, but the feature itself can only be enabled by specifying the following application context parameter in the web.xml file:

  <description>This parameter notifies ADF Faces that the ExecutionContextProvider
               service provider is enabled. When enabled, this will start
               monitoring and aggregating user activity information for the client
               initiated requests. By default, this param is not set or is false.
  </description>  <param-name>oracle.adf.view.faces.context.ENABLE_ADF_EXECUTION_CONTEXT_PROVIDER</param-name>

I.4 Specifying the Cookie Technology

Because Oracle ADF is based on the Java technology, it is most likely that your Oracle ADF applications will use the JSESSIONID state cookie. To enable RUEI to monitor and track users over the complete session, you should ensure the cookie path is set to "/". If your Oracle ADF application uses another cookie name for state tracking, you need to update the application definition to reflect this. In addition, be aware that user name recognition is based on the j_username construction. See Section 12.2, "Specifying the Cookie Technology" for more information on cookie configuration.

I.5 Suite Definition Mappings

An Oracle ADF application can be identified with a hostname. Generally, an ADF suite can be accessed in two ways: using only the hostname, or using the fully-qualified hostname (including the domain). Generally, you only need to specify the domain.

Table I-1 shows how the dimensions of an ADF application are reported in RUEI.

Table I-1 Oracle ADF Suite Definition Mappings

Dimension level Content


application » view

application » view » action


For example:

ADF.StoreFrontModule » myorders-task-flow/myOrders » valueChange

I.6 Data Items

The ADF-specific data items shown in Table I-2 are reported by RUEI.

Table I-2 ADF-Specific Data Items

Item Description

ADF suite/Code

The code of an ADF framework suite, as defined in its configuration definition. This data makes it possible to distinguish between different monitored ADF framework suites.

ADF suite/Name

The name of an ADF framework suite, as defined in its configuration definition. This data makes it possible to distinguish between different monitored ADF framework suites.

ADF action/Name

The action that was triggered by this hit (such as view, action, dialog, focus, disclosure, launch, query, sort, valueChange, and so on).

ADF application/Name

The name of the application module within the ADF framework.

ADF component client ID/Name

An unique identifier of the element clicked by the end-user on the (previous) page.

ADF component display name/Name

The display name of the component that was activated by the (previous) end-user action.

ADF component type/Name

The type of the component that was activated by the (previous) end-user action.

ADF Region/Name

The name of the last active region within which the (previous) end-user action took place.

ADF view ID/Name

The identifier of a (part of) the screen where the (previous) end-user action took place.

Further Information

Detailed information about the architecture and functionality of Oracle ADF can be obtained from the Oracle Fusion Middleware Fusion Developer's Guide for Oracle Application Development Framework. This is available at the following location:

I.7 Known Limitations

Currently, RUEI does not support all Oracle ADF functionality. In particular, the following known limitation exists: