Configure HCM Business Objects with Groovy Scripts

Hi community,

Many of you probably know about an Application Composer. This is a powerful tool to extend certain cloud applications (such as CX, ERP, SCM Cloud Applications) by creating fields, objects, and relationships between objects.
Here are some of the changes you can make using this tool:
• Modify objects by adding new fields or create entirely new objects.
• Create foreign key-based relationships between two objects.
• Modify user interface pages by exposing your newly created fields for an object or create an entirely new work area for your custom objects.
• Expose object relationships on pages in the form of subtabs.
• Write application logic, such as triggers and validation rules, for an object or for use across multiple objects.
• Implement functional and data-level security for custom objects.
• Enable custom objects for reporting by creating custom subject areas.

I got some experience with the Application Composer while was working with the Oracle HR helpdesk module.
Unfortunately, it is not applicable to Oracle HCM Cloud business objects and pages.
To tailor a user experience Oracle offers the Page Composer and HCM Experience Design Studio for the HCM product family. We are looking forward to getting a new powerful feature “Autocomplete Rules” inside HCM Experience Design Studio that has already been announced but still under controlled availability. According to Oracle statements, we will be able to get much more flexibility with object defaulting rules, object validation, rules, field validation, and modification rules. That’s going to be terrific improvements.
But few of you know that it is possible to write application logic with Groovy, such as triggers and validation rules, for HCM objects too in the current Oracle HCM Cloud version. Continue reading

Oracle HCM Cloud 20C Update: The Top 5 Most Valuable Features

Hi community,

It’s been some time since my last post and I decided to post a new one. I have reviewed Cloud Readiness / Oracle Oracle HCM Cloud What’s New documents for the 20C update and would like to admit some of them definitely deserve attention.
Of course, the full list is quite long but I tried to outline those that I personally had in my wishlist.
A full list you can review here.

1. Actions Framework Improvements

Now you can configure country and/or role-specific action and action reasons that extend flexibility on filtering out lists of actions and reasons based on specific roles or countries.
Also, you can make assignment statuses country-specific and what was the most requested is to set a default assignment status based on the action selected. It might be useful if you use actions to register long-term absences with no eligibility for payroll during the absence period. It was quite a challenge to teach users to not forget changing assignment status for that kind of action. Now you can accommodate it to ensure consistency of transactions. Continue reading