Getting Rid of Legacy Systems

I recently watched a segment on King 5 News around how some government agencies are using legacy systems for their day-to-day work. The article was highlighting the software program used at the Department of Licensing to process vehicle registrations, however, there are a number of additional agencies that are using legacy programs and platforms for their day-to-day processes. The segment went on to discuss how expensive it would be to update all of those systems. Continue reading

Putting Together An ECM Project Team Part 2

Part 2 – The Project Team

I discussed in Part 1 on this general topic that the strong support of the intended Project by executive management is a critical factor for success – they need to support the projects sponsor, and smooth the path of challenges that sometimes occur when change is contemplated.  Vibrant and effective executive leadership is likely to be critical in solidifying the vision for the project.  The target of effort to achieve project acceptance and enthusiasm is cascading in that the focus of executive leadership is middle management, and then it effort fans out to focus on users and supervisors.

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What you need to know when migrating off Oracle IPM 10g

The last version of the Oracle IPM 10g product baseline reaches the end of Premier Support in just a couple of months. All previous versions including those from Stellent and Optika are no longer supported. I wanted to send along some information that might be helpful in understanding the Oracle support lifecycle, support dates, and some high level information about migrating off of the IPM 10g platform.

The Oracle Fusion Middleware Support lifecycle has three phases:
1) Premier Support – in this phase Oracle provides:
• New “dot” release versions with bug fixes and enhancements
• Standard break/fix patching
• Certifications for new database, operating systems, Office versions etc.
• Technical Support (phone/web/email)

2) Extended Support (additional support fees may apply) – in this phase Oracle provides:
• NO new “dot” release versions or enhancements
• Standard break/fix patching
• NO certifications for new database, operating systems, Office versions etc.
• Technical Support (phone/web/email)

3) Lifetime/Sustaining Support – in this phase Oracle provides:
• NO new “dot” release versions
• NO standard break/fix patching
• NO certifications for new database, operating systems, Office versions etc.
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How to run SQL code against an Oracle databse

Context: ILINX Capture, ILINX Release and Oracle IPM 11g

Problem: A customer wanted the ability to run some custom SQL code against an Oracle database after a doc has been released to Oracle IPM 11g.

Solution: Place the built-in DatabaseLookup IXM after Release and use the return value from Release to call Oracle. Below is a screen shot of the workflow:

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Phong Hoang
Development Manager
ImageSource, Inc.

Adventures with IPM 11g continued (Part 2)

I thought it would be simple. Take the very first example from the Oracle examples for IPM 11g, compile it, and start adding my own code. This is my standard way to learn a new API (and probably yours, too). Start with the examples and keep adding functions to exercise features.

Well, I followed the instructions provided with the example programs (basically copy down some Jar files and put them on your classpath), and while the program compiles fine, I get a NoClassDefFoundError, which is common enough in Java when you use dynamic loading (Class.forName was something I used quite a bit in the old days).

However, the class it can;t find is weblogic.xml.jaxp.RegistryParser which should be in one of the Weblogic jar files; but I cannot find it. Oracle tech support also can’t locate it. I am waiting to hear back from their 2nd line support. Is it really that hard?

Anybody else out there used the examples?

 

 

Adventures with Oracle IPM 11g (part 1)

Part 1

Oracle starting shipping its latest IPM product, 11g earlier this quarter. As a company, ImageSource has been working as a partner with Oracle on this next step in their ECM evolution. I, personally, am a little late to the 11g game, so I will be sharing with you my impressions as a relative newcomer to the 11g world.

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