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Before we address the benefits for task automation customers of the Oracle JD Edwards Plug-in — which you can download from Automation Hub to enhance your HCL Workload Automation setup — let's begin by discussing what Oracle JD Edwards is and what it can do.

Oracle JD Edwards stands as a premier enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. However, implementing services and monitoring their status within the application can be intricate and time-consuming. To address this, we’ve developed a Java plug-in that simplifies these processes, enhancing project management and boosting productivity.

This blog post will go over the primary uses and features of this Java plug-in, showing you how using JD Edwards can transform service deployment and management and expedite communication.

Understanding Oracle JD Edwards

Oracle JD Edwards is a robust enterprise resource planning (ERP) software that caters to a variety of industries. One of its key features is the ability to deploy jobs remotely through the Application Interface Services (AIS) server. The AIS server provides a JSON over REST interface, enabling clients to interact with EnterpriseOne applications and forms. This allows businesses to manage their operations from anywhere, providing flexibility and enhancing efficiency. The remote job deployment feature, combined with the AIS Server and REST APIs, is designed to handle a wide range of tasks, from simple data updates to complex business processes, making it a versatile tool for businesses.

In addition to remote job deployment, Oracle JD Edwards also provides comprehensive job status monitoring. Once a job is deployed, users can track its progress in real time, providing valuable insights into the job’s performance and any potential issues. This feature not only ensures that jobs are completed successfully but also allows for timely troubleshooting, further enhancing the reliability and efficiency of business operations. These features, combined with the overall functionality of Oracle JD Edwards, make it a powerful tool for modern businesses.

Key Features

Automated Job Planning: The plug-in automates the job planning process, reducing manual intervention and potential errors.

Seamless Monitoring: The plug-in enables users to monitor the job deployed and share its status.

Interactivity and Integration: The plug-in is built to be fully compatible with the JD Edwards application, ensuring seamless integration and collaboration. It can be integrated with various rest APIs to perform different operations.

Security: The plug-in follows industry-leading security practices to ensure safe delivery of the project.

Use Cases

Inventory management. A business can deploy a job to update inventory levels across multiple warehouses. The job could be designed to pull data from various sources, process it, and then update the inventory levels in the ERP system. The status of this job can be monitored in real time, allowing the business to identify and address quickly any issues that may arise during the process.

Financial reporting. At the end of a financial period, a job can be deployed to generate financial reports. This job would gather and process financial data, then generate reports such as balance sheets, income statements and cash flow statements. The job status can be monitored to ensure that reports are generated successfully and on time.

Customer relationship management (CRM). A job can be deployed to update customer information in the CRM module of the ERP system. This could involve updating contact information, tracking customer interactions or segmenting customers based on certain criteria. The job status can be monitored to ensure that customer data is accurately and efficiently updated.

Getting Started

Follow the simple instructions listed below to begin using the Oracle JD Edwards Plug-in and to see how simple it is to launch and manage the jobs.

Create a new job and select “Oracle JD Edwards” in the Cloud section.


The Connection tab’s purpose is to establish a connection with the Oracle JD Edwards AIS server by providing all of the information required to connect.

  • JD Edwards URL: Provide the port on which the AIS server is running, followed by the AIS server URL.
  • Username: The JD Edwards account username is required to initiate the connection.
  • Password: The JD Edwards account password is required to establish the connection.

You can subsequently verify the connection to the Oracle JD Edwards AIS server by choosing Test Connection.


After the connection has been correctly tested, you can describe the details of the job and the action you want to perform by heading to the Action tab.

Execute Job

  • Report Name: This is associated with the specific report or batch application, denoted by a code such as R55XXXX1.
  • Report Version: This is a specific configuration or variation of the base report, denoted by a name such as XJEXXXX.

Validate: The purpose of the Validate button is to verify that the report name and version specified in the Action Tab are accurate and available in the Oracle JD Edwards application. This allows you to run the report as part of the reporting process for job submission.

Saving and Submitting Your Job

Your work must be submitted into the current plan. The job stream that automates the flow of your business processes can have your job added to it. Click on Submit Job into Current Plan from the action menu located in the upper-left corner of the job definition screen.

After receiving a confirmation message, you can see the current situation by switching to the monitoring view.

Monitor Page

The status should be changed to “successful” if the job is successful.

Job Log


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