What's New in This Guide for Release 12c (12.2.1)

The following topics introduce the new and changed features of Oracle JDeveloper and Oracle Application Development Framework (Oracle ADF) and other significant changes, which are described in this guide. This document in previous JDeveloper releases had been titled Fusion Developer's Guide for Oracle Application Development Framework.

New and Changed Features for Release 12c (12.2.1)

Oracle Fusion Middleware Release 12c (12.2.1) of Oracle JDeveloper and Oracle Application Development Framework (Oracle ADF) includes the following new and changed development features, which are described in this guide.

  • ADF Business Components

  • ADF Task Flows

    • You can now specify a URL alias for a view activity so that end users see a URL with a more meaningful name at runtime. For more information, see Specifying URL Aliases for View Activities.

    • You can now create a remote region by invoking a task flow from a Fusion web application (the producer application) in a page of another Fusion web application (the consumer application). For more information, see Creating Remote Regions in a Fusion Web Application.

    • You now use the QuickTrace mechanism to configure the number of events that ADF Controller sends to the Diagnostic Framework if an incident occurs in your application. For more information, see Reporting Incidents to the Diagnostic Framework.

  • ADF Security

  • ADF Data Visualization Components

    • A new chart component, the ADF DVT funnel chart, is now available. The client-side funnel chart represents data related to steps in a process. Use to compare actual versus target values or to compare values in a sequence of steps. For more information, see How to Create Databound Funnel Charts.

    • A new data visualization component, the ADF DVT NBox, is now available. The NBox is an interactive data visualization tool that allows users to view data displayed in a grid across two dimensions, each dimension representing a range of data. Customizable nodes representing data items are displayed in the cells formed by the intersection of the two dimensions. For more information, see Creating Databound NBox Components.

    • A new data visualization component, the ADF DVT diagram, is now available. The diagram produces an interactive component that you can use to model, represent, and visualize information using a shape called a node to represent data and links to represent relationships between the nodes. Use diagrams when you want to highlight both the data objects and the relationship between them. For more information, see Creating Databound Diagram Components.

Other Significant Changes in this Document for Release 12c (12.2.1)

For Release 12c (12.2.1), this document has been updated in several ways. Following are the sections that have been added or changed.

Part I Getting Started with Fusion Web Applications

  • Revised a section to describe new samples added to the Summit ADF standalone samples application to demonstrate ADF features, including row finders, find operations on service data objects (SDO) exposed as SOAP web services, programmatic validation of attributes, and remote task flows. See revised section Overview of the Summit ADF Standalone Sample Applications.

Part II Building Your Business Services

Part III Using the Model Layer

Part V Creating a Databound Web User Interface

Part VI Completing Your Application