Specifying Advanced Options for External Connections

The optional advanced options enable you to specify query or header parameters when defining an external connection.

Note:

The ability to define query parameters for an external connection is only available for use with those business processes that allow Groovy Rules to be created. See the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud, Groovy Rules Java API Reference.

To specify advanced options for external connections:

  1. Create an external connection or open an existing external connection.

    See Connecting to External Web Services.

  2. Enter connection details, and then click Show Advanced Options.

  3. Specify query details as follows:

    • add icon—Add query

    • delete icon—Delete query

    • Type—Select Header or Parameter.

      Header sets a default header that will be sent on every request made for this connection. Parameter sets a default query parameter that will be sent on every request made for this connection.

    • Secure—If selected, the value entered in the Value field will be encrypted. Clearing the Secure check box for a row will remove the value.

      An example header that one would secure is the Bearer Token for external Web services that supports Bearer Authentication, or the API Key query parameter for external Web services that supports API keys for authentication.

    • Name—Enter a name for the header or query parameter.

    • Value—Enter the value for the header or query parameter.