Gotcha: web.xml in Spaces shared library

This was a gotcha moment. A colleague was attempting to create a custom taskflow for use in WebCenter Spaces. So this is what he did. 1) Deployed the custom taskflow as an ADF Library 2) Added the jar into the libraries of the WebCenterSpacesSharedLibExtension project and ensured the shared library deployment included it in the […]

(BUG) ADF BC validation messages in WebCenter Spaces

Another bug? Validation messages from the ADF BC layer don’t display correctly within Webcenter Spaces. Instead of the custom validation message that’s setup in the BC layer, Spaces always displays “Unexpected error(s) occurred. You may want to contact Administrator with the error reference.” The error-ed fields are flagged correctly though. I have raised an SR […]

WebCenter Spaces: The people connections tab

SOLVED – here. You may have seen the default tab that Webcenter Spaces displays – the one titled with the logged in username. This tab originates from the People Connections service and contains sub-tabs like “Gallery”, “Activity Stream”, “Message Board”, etc. In my current project, there is a requirement to not display this tab. There […]

Custom ADF Task Flows and the Spaces resource catalog

Note: This is a very roughly put-together guide. I will spend some time in cleaning this up later. I had someone ask for help on deploying a task flow to WebCenter Spaces and exposing it through a resource catalog. Here’s a quick run-through of how I do it. I will explain the essential building blocks […]

Oracle WebCenter Spaces

I am building an enterprise portal on Oracle WebCenter for a client. The client requires quite a few custom portlets that enable their business functions. The plan is to build these custom applications using Oracle ADF as individual task flows that may later be consumed either by WebCenter Spaces or by a custom WebCenter application. […]