Oracle HCM Cloud REST API how-to miniseries I

Hi colleagues,

I would like to start a short series about using REST API in Oracle HCM Cloud. As far as you know, you can use Oracle REST APIs to view and manage data stored in Oracle Applications Cloud and those can be used as a bridge between external applications and Oracle HCM Cloud.
There is a big list of APIs available: https://docs.oracle.com/en/cloud/saas/human-resources/20a/farws/index.html

If you are new to REST I would recommend going through my article that describes a concept: https://hcmcloudhub.com/2016/01/16/an-introduction-to-the-rest-apis-in-oracle-hcm-cloud/

In this post I am going to outline several parameters that may be useful while working with Employees/Assignment REST Endpoints:

  • Limit attributes to be retrieved

To decrease the size of the resulting payload, specify which attributes should be returned by using the fields parameter:
GET hcmRestApi/resources/latest/emps?fields=PersonNumber
https://podname.fa.em2.oraclecloud.com/hcmRestApi/resources/latest/emps?fields=PersonNumber Continue reading

HCM Data Loader Automation – Part II

A year ago I wrote an article in which I discussed an approach how to automate HCM Data Loader process using a WebCenter Content Document Transfer Utility and a Data Loader Web Service.(https://xxxx.oraclecloud.com/hcmCommonDataLoader/HCMDataLoader?WSDL)

I couldn’t even imagine it would be so much popular.┬áThere are more than 2K views for this year.

But there was one issue with an integration web service that prevented to get full advantage of that approach. There was impossible to get a final status of HCM Data load process through a web service method. Continue reading