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    ORACLE IMAGINGAND PROCESS MANAGEMENT

    APPLICATION LINK INSTALLATIONAND USERGUIDE

    VERSION 7.7

    MAY 2007

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    Oracle Imaging and Process Management ERP Integration Suite, Application Link Installationand User Guide, Version 7.7

    Copyright 1998, 2007, Oracle. All rights reserved.

    Primary Author: Amy Willard

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    Application Link

    Installation and Users Guide

    Table of Contents

    Introduction .............................................................................................................................................. ...... ........4What is Application Link ...............................................................................................................................4What are Application Link Services ...............................................................................................................4Design Overview ........................................................................................................................................... .4Assumptions ...................................................................................................................................................4

    Installing Application Link .................................................................................................................................... .4Application Link Maps .......................................................................................................................................... .4

    Creating an Application Link Map ................................................................................................................ .7Command Line Syntax ...................................................................................................................................9

    Executing a Command Line Transaction ......................................................................................................11Using the COM Interface ........................................................................................................... ...... ............12Creating a Map Group ..................................................................................................................................12Use of Application Link Services .................................................................................................................14

    Application Link Command Definition ................................................................................................................15Command Definitions for use by the Application Link Appliction Bar (JD Edwards World and HLLAPIsystems) ........................................................................................................................................................16

    Application Link Service Templates .....................................................................................................................18Map Security for Application Link maps used by Command Defintions ......................................... ............19

    Application Link Application Bar .........................................................................................................................20

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    INTRODUCTION

    What is Application Link

    Application Link is a component of the ERP Integration Suite (EIS) that manages the movement of data

    between Application Link Services. Application Link typically is used with line of business (LOB)applications. Please refer to the Release Notes on the Oracle Imaging and Process Management CD for acomplete list of system specifications and prerequisites.

    What are Application Link Services

    An Application Link Service is a module that performs actions on data. See the Application Link Mapssection for more detail on Services.

    Design Overview

    Application Link is designed to use Application Link Services that retrieve, modify, or deliver data.Application Link uses a Map to determine the data flow. The Map is created using the Map Tool, whichis an Administrative tool in the Oracle I/PM Windows Client. See the User.PDF help file for information

    about the Map Tool.

    There are two ways to launch Application Link. It may be launched by running a command lineexecutable, LOBLink.exe. This command line can be further defined by a series of command lineparameters.

    Application Link may also be launched by creating and calling an OLE Object. If the line of businessapplication supports OLE automation, the second method, using an OLE object, is better because moreerror and response checking can be done by calling a OLE method rather than an executable.

    Assumptions

    Application Link program installation requires awareness of command line executables and search

    characteristics. Although Application Link can be activated directly from the desktop command line, it islikely that a command button or menu will be used to activate the program. An understanding of formcontrols and their creation for the specific LOB application in use is necessary for complete installation.

    INSTALLING APPLICATION LINK

    Please refer to the Installation and Upgrade section in the EIS.chm for installation instructions.

    APPLICATION LINK MAPS

    Application Link uses the Application Link Map to determine how to handle retrieval, modification anddelivery of data. The Application Link Map is divided into Stages. Each Stage has a specific Application

    Link Service associated with it. Each Application Link Service performs an action with the data.

    Available Services:

    JDE OneWorld Data Retrieves data from the JDE OneWorld client.

    JDE OneWorld Update Passes data into the JDE OneWorld client.

    GUI400 Data Retrieves data from the GUI/400 panel.

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    GUI400 Update Passes data into the GUI/400 panel.

    HLLAPI Data Retrieves data from a HLLAPI compliant terminal emulator screen.

    HLLAPI Update Passes data into a HLLAPI compliant terminal emulator screen.

    Great Plains Data Retrieves data from a Great Plains (eEnterprise) window.

    Great Plains Update Passes data into