What is a connection in Policy Automation?
Oracle Policy Automation (latest release)
A connection allows data from an external data source to be loaded into, and saved out of, an interaction with a policy model (such as a web-based interview). Connections to external data sources are created and managed on Policy Automation Hub by the Hub Administrator for a project. 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.
- Web service connections - provide a connection between any application, other than Service Cloud, and Policy Automation Hub via a web service connector. Pre-defined web service connectors are available for Oracle Sales and 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.
Once a connection has been established, policy modelers can then: