What is a connection in Policy Automation?
Oracle Policy Automation (latest release)
A connection allows data from an application to be loaded into, and saved out of, an interaction with a policy model (such as a web-based interview). Connections to applications are created and managed on the Connections page in Policy Automation Hub by the Hub Administrator for a project.
Oracle Policy Automation (OPA) supports several different types of connections:
- Oracle Service Cloud connections - provide a connection between a Service Cloud site and Policy Automation Hub. Policy Automation Hubs that were licensed with Service Cloud will automatically be connected to a Service Cloud instance.
- Oracle Integration connections - provide a connection between an Oracle Integration site and Policy Automation Hub. Oracle Integration connections are a subtype of generic provider web service connection and include certain settings required for connecting with Oracle Integration.
- Web service connections - provide a connection between any application, other than Service Cloud, and Policy Automation Hub via a web service connector. There are two types of web service connection: connector framework and generic provider. Pre-defined web service connectors are available for Oracle Engagement Cloud, Siebel and some other Oracle applications.
- Static metadata connections - provide a way, without developing a web service connection, for policy modelers to map to a particular pre-defined data model, even if that doesn't match any particular external application.