Showing posts with label Active VOS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Active VOS. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

How Active VOS is used in Informatica MDM?

Active VOS is a key component of Informatica's Master Data Management (MDM) platform. It is a high-performance, scalable, and flexible data integration platform that enables organizations to manage and maintain their master data across various systems and applications.

One of the main benefits of Active VOS is its ability to support real-time data integration and processing. This means that data updates can be immediately reflected in the master data repository, ensuring that all departments are working with the most current and accurate information.

In addition to real-time processing, Active VOS also offers a number of other features and capabilities that make it an ideal solution for master data management. These include:

•         Support for a wide range of data sources and targets: Active VOS can connect to and integrate data from a variety of sources, including databases, applications, and file systems.

•         Data transformation and cleansing: Active VOS includes a powerful data transformation engine that can cleanse, enrich, and standardize data to ensure that it meets the organization's quality and consistency standards.

•         Data governance and security: Active VOS includes a data governance framework that allows organizations to manage and control access to their master data. This includes the ability to set policies and procedures for data management, as well as to monitor and enforce compliance with those policies.

In terms of APIs, Active VOS offers a number of options for integration and customization. These include:

•         Active VOS REST API: This API allows developers to access and manipulate data and resources within the Active VOS platform using RESTful web services.

•         Active VOS SOAP API: This API enables integration with other systems and applications using SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol).

•         Active VOS Java API: This API allows developers to access and manipulate data and resources within the Active VOS platform using Java.

By leveraging the capabilities of Active VOS, organizations can effectively manage and maintain their master data, ensuring that all departments are working with accurate and consistent information. This can lead to improved decision-making, increased efficiency, and better business outcomes.

                 Learn more about Informatica here 




Thursday, July 8, 2021

What is Active VOS Central , Active Console and Active VOS Process designer ?

     Are you looking for details about Active VOS Central, Active VOS Console, and Active VOS designer? Are you also would like to know what is process designer? If so, then you reached the right place. In this article, we explore these tools.

A) Active VOS Central

      Active VOS Central aka process central is used by business users. The business user uses process central to work on tasks such as approving or rejecting the requests. Once tasks are generated by automated business process engines, those will be queued to pool for business users. The request form can be submitted to start an automated business process.

        We can perform the following actions in Active VOS Central -

         a) View Task 

         b) Claim Task 

         c) Approve Or Reject Task

         d) Provide Comments

         e) Attach Files 

         f) Refresh Task

         g) View Task history

         h) Assign Tasks to other users  

B) Active VOS Console

       The Active VOS Console is used by an administrator to monitor & Fix processes related to the task. The administrator can also perform actions such as deployment of workflows, test user connectivity, configure URN mapping, delete or schedule faulted tasks, Fix any active VOS related issues using Active VOS Console.

       The Active VOS Console is a thin client application that can be accessed using the browser.

C) Active VOS Designer

       Active VOS designer is also known as process designer. Process designer is used by developers to create a new business workflow. It can be also used to update or customize existing workflow. Process designer contains drag & drop components for easy development and least programming. However, it extensively uses expression language.

       Active VOS central, Active VOS Console, and Active VOS designer are part of the Informatica Product suit. Learn more about Active VOS - here

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Understanding is BPEL Process Informatica MDM

Are you looking for what is BPEL Process? Are you also would like to know what types of files associated with BPEL Process? Would you be also interested in knowing various activities available in BPEL Process? If so, then you reached the right place. In this article, we will explore BPEL Process in detail.

1. What is  BPEL Process?

        Before understanding BPEL Process, we need to understand SOA. The Service-Oriented Architecture aka SOA is an architectural approach using which we can build business processes as reusable services. In order to build programs in SOA  architectural BPEL i.e Business Process Engineering Language is used. In short, BPEL is a programming language.

2. Type of files in BPEL Process

       Here is a list of file used in the BPEL Processing :

     a)  bpel - This type of file contains the set of activities added to the process.

     b) wsdl - This type of file describes the services and references for the BPEL Process service component.

     c)  xsd - This type of file provides definitions for types of fields used in the services components.

     d) xml - This type of file gives details based on XML programming standards.

3 . Understanding BPEL Activities

     BPEL program contains a set of activities. In this section, we will understand various types of activities involved in the BPEL Process.

    a) Service Task - The service task is used to call web service in BPEL Process.

    b) User Task - The task need to be performed by the user is can be configured as a user task.

    c) Script Task - In order to perform script programming then script task is used. e.g. checking the value of the parameter.

   d) Business Rule Task - In order to establish a business rule in BPEL,  the Business Rule Task is used.

   e) Suspend Activity - The Suspend activity is used to suspend the flow.

   f) Validation Activity - The validation which are required in BPEL Process can be achieved with validation Activity.

   g) Abstract Activity - The interface can be designed and defined using abstract activity.

   h) Manual Activity - Manual activities such as approving, rejecting can be achieved with manual activity.

   i) Send Task - In order to sent an event from one flow to another send task is used.

   j) Receive Task - To start the flow or to receive an event from another process to the current process, the Receive task is used.

Learn more about Informatica Active VOS here -

Saturday, December 26, 2020

How to create Orchestration Project in Informatica Active VOS Designer?

 Are you looking for the details about how to create Orchestration Project in Informatica Active VOS Designer? If so, then you reached the right place. In this article, we will see how to create our first Orchestration project. We will also discuss various types of Orchestration project we can create using Designer.

Step 1: Go to Active VOS Designer tool and then select File > New > Orchestration Project, and click Next.



Step 2: A new dialog box will open. Provide a name to the project and then click on ‘Next’ button.


Step 3: New Orchestration Project template will be shown on the screen and it includes

Default Orchestration, Java Enabled Orchestration, Tutorial, Tutorial Completed, Human Approval, Human Approval Completed, On Event Adjust Threshold, User Reports and Custom Function and XQuery

Select Default Orchestration and Click on ‘Finish’ Button


Step 4: The project will be displayed in the Project Explorer view in the Designer tool


Step 5: Expand the project by clicking an arrow on the left side of the Project Name. We will see multiple folders under the project and those are Service References, BPEL, deploy, form, sample-data, schema, test, WSDL, XQuery, XSL. All these folders will be empty. Each of these folders has a specific purpose. Project-specific files are stored in each of these relevant folders.

Learn more about Active VOS here -



Sunday, December 20, 2020

What is BPEL in Informatica Active VOS?


Are you interested in knowing what BPEL process in Informatica Active VOS is? Are you also would like to know what is structure and version of BPEL currently available in the market? If so, then you reached the right place. In this article, we will understand more about the BPEL process.

What is BPEL?

BPEL stands for Business Process Execution Language. Based on Web Service protocols we can define XML notations for Business Process Execution Language for Web Services (i.e. BPEL).

·         BPEL the specification is used as the standard in Web Services architecture

·         BPEL provides details about process-specific language constructs

·         BPEL is also used to define how multiple web services can be composed into coherent information system.


What is BPEL Version?

The current version BPEL is 2.0. The standard of BPEL language is based on the following specification

1)    Web Services Description Language Version 1.1.

2)    XPath

3)    XML Schema


What is BPEL Process?

Now we understand what is BPEL, let’s understand what BPEL Process is. A BPEL process is a collection of multiple Web Services. Each of the Web Service in this collection performs specific processing. These web services can be granular or complex.


Understanding BPEL Process with Example

In the figure below, the Customer places an order online using a Laptop or a similar device. This internally calls a web service. The web service receives and requests and acknowledgments that are communicated back to the Customer. At the same time Place Order process gets started. As soon the Place Order request is executed the communication will be sent to the Customer about the placement of an order in the form of an order number or receipt. The Place Order process internally will call another web service which will connect to the external supplier or provider of the item to the Customer. Finally, the order will be fulfilled with help of these systems communicating with each other. The execution of the customer buying experience can be filled with a proper mechanism using BPEL Process.



What are the important components of BPEL language?

The listed below are the components of BPEL language

·         Partner Links: Used to define roles of process participants

·         Variables: Variables used within the process

·         Correlation Sets

·         Faulted Handler: In order to handle exceptions

·         Event Handler: Used for handling messages and timeout events

·         Activities: Actual processing steps


Sample code for BPEL Language

Here is sample code for BPEL


<!-- Definition of roles of process participants -->

<partnerLinks> ... </partnerLinks>

<!-- Data and state variables used within the process -->

<variables> ... </variables>

<!-- Correlation comment -->

<correlationSets> ... </correlationSets>

<!-- Exception management -->

<faultHandlers> ... </faultHandlers>

<!-- Message and timeout event handler -->

<eventHandlers> ... </eventHandlers>

<!-- Processing steps -->

Actual processing steps







Monday, January 13, 2020

Informatica Active VOS - How to delete all the tasks

Suppose you are building MDM hub and Active VOS components e.g. configuration of Merge tasks or Update tasks. During the development phase, you may come across a situation when you may want to delete all the tasks. You can use Active VOS console and delete one task at a time or group of tasks at a time. But you cannot delete all the tasks in a single action using Active VOS console. In such a case, how can we delete all the tasks? In this article, we are going to see a simple and easy way of deleting all the tasks.

Tables involved in the Active VOS tasks:

There are 3 tables in AVOS schema which maintains the tasks related details and these tables are
1. AeProcessJournal
2. AeProcess

As part of deleting all the tasks, we need to deal with these tables.

Delete records from AeProcessJournal:

First, delete records from AeProcessJournal using the delete statement below.

DELETE FROM AVOS.AeProcessJournal table WHERE ProcessId IN (SELECT ProcessId FROM AVOS.AeProcess);

Delete records from AeProcessLogData:

Then, delete records from AeProcessLogData table using the delete statement below.

DELETE FROM AVOS.AeProcessLogData WHERE ProcessId in (SELECT ProcessId FROM AVOS.AeProcess);

Delete records from AeProcess:

Finally, delete records from AeProcess table using the delete statement below.

How to delete orphan task:

You can download bpr file to delete orphan tasks and deploy it as a workflow in the ActiveVOS console. The details available at Informatica KB

Are you interested in knowing more about AVOS then you can refer to this video?

Sunday, July 1, 2018

What is Informatica Active VOS?

Are you looking for more details on Informatica Active VOS? Are you interested in knowing what Active VOS is? If you are also looking for the history of Active VOS then you have reached the right place. This article provides detailed information about Informatica Active VOS.

What is Informatica Active VOS?
ActiveVOS is a service-oriented process automation platform. The needs of the architects, developers, and project managers can efficiently be addressed with the Active VOS tool. This tool is used to integrate people, processes and systems and, therefore, it increases the efficiency and the visibility of your business.

What is the history of Active VOS?
Active VOS (aka Active endpoints) was founded in 2003. Informatica acquired Active Endpoints, a business process management (BPM) technology and services firm, in the year 2013 at a cost of $10M+. Active Endpoints was initially a privately held firm with roughly 40 employees at its headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts, and its development facilities in Shelton, Connecticut.

What are the features of Active VOS?
Below are the features of Active VOS :

  • ActiveVOS Designer 
  • ActiveVOS Central 
  • ActiveVOS Server 
  • ActiveVOS Screenflow 
  • ActiveVOS Console

What is the online tutorial for Active VOS?
You can learn Informatica ACTIVE VOS with a free online tutorial. Most of the Active VOS content is preset on YouTube at no cost. Here is a video link to learn more about it.

Active VOS Tutorial

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