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This document is aimed at users building request forms using the form controls and building block tools that are provided in the application. This content is meant to be used as a reference and complements the material included in the online help and product documentation.


Also included are the following examples (as exported XML configuration files) which demonstrate the use of the Javascript control to take specific actions:

  • Invoking custom code based on a change
  • Setting the default value for a Dropdown
  • Manipulating Dates


We hope that you will find these examples useful and can adapt/extend them for your specific needs in building Request Forms. More importantly, we encourage you to share some of your commonly-used such implementations as examples by responding to this post and attaching your exported configuration file. With your active participation we hope to develop/grow this example set for the benefit of all members in this RSA Via Lifecycle and Governance user community.

Ever been looking for the (or a) XML collector?  You have a file in XML, let's say with some accounts in it, a simple XML file.  Is there a quick way to collect it without having to convert to CSV before?  Here is a quick example, based on a simple XML file.  I will provide a more complex example later.


XML file (you can download stuff.xml):


        <room num="1">
            <name>Room 1</name>
        <room num="2">
            <name>Room 2</name>
        <room num="3">
            <name>Room 3</name>
        <room num="4">
            <name>Room 4</name>
        <account id="accountA">
            <shortDesc>Acct A</shortDesc>
            <longDesc>Account A</longDesc>
        <account id="accountB">
            <shortDesc>Acct B</shortDesc>
            <longDesc>Account B</longDesc>
        <account id="accountC">
            <shortDesc>Acct C</shortDesc>
            <longDesc>Account C</longDesc>
        <account id="accountD">
            <shortDesc>Acct D</shortDesc>
            <longDesc>Account D</longDesc>



You need to create a Directory for where your file is located and Grant access to AVUSER using a SQL tool:


CREATE OR REPLACE DIRECTORY test_dir AS '/home/oracle/dbtest';
grant read on directory test_dir to AVUSER;


If you run the following Query in SQL Developer or another tool:

   SELECT  x.*
     FROM (SELECT xmltype(bfilename('TEST_DIR','stuff.xml'), nls_charset_id('WE8ISO8859P1')) xmlcol FROM dual) t,
          XMLTABLE ('/stuff/accounts/account'
                    PASSING t.xmlcol
                    COLUMNS AcctID VARCHAR2(15) PATH '@id',
                            shortDesc VARCHAR2(256) PATH 'shortDesc',
                            longDesc VARCHAR2(512) PATH 'longDesc',
                            alevel NUMBER(2) PATH 'level') x;


You get:

ACCTID  shortDesc  longDesc Alevel
accountAAcct Aaccount A1
accountBAcct Baccount B1
accountCAcct Caccount C1
accountDAcct Daccount D1


Now you need a collector for your file.  You can create a simple Account Collector using database:




Note that you need to use a subquery otherwise when you try to click Finish it will complain that columns are not in Query.


For more information and examples you can look at:

Ritesh Kesharwani: Load/Import XML file into database table (Oracle or SQL Server)

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