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Though there is no Cloud Application Integration release for July 2017, improvements were made to the Cloud Application Integration SAP BAPI connector.

 

New Features

You can create an SAP BAPI connection to connect to the SAP system and access table type parameters.

 

Known Limitations

The following table describes the known limitations for SAP BAPI Connector:

 

Defect

Description

CON-8569

You cannot use a BAPI parameter with a nested table type.

CON-8684

SAP BAPI Connector does not support table type that refers to a pre-defined line type.

 

To view the SAP BAPI Connector Guide for Informatica Cloud Application Integration, go to https://network.informatica.com/onlinehelp/icrt/current/en/index.htm#page/icrt-sap-bapi-connector-guide/Preface.html

We are pleased to announce the June 2017 release of the Informatica Cloud Real Time service ("ICRT"), which provides features for Cloud Application Integration.

The release includes these highlights:

  • Change in the Salesforce Managed Package version and URL.
  • Ability to use HTTP/HTTPS proxy servers for the FTP connector.
  • More fault details on the Process View Detail Page.

 

In addition, many issues were fixed in this release.

For more information, see the Release Notes.

For the complete Cloud Application Integration documentation, see the online help.

We are pleased to announce the May 2017 release of the Informatica Cloud Real Time service ("ICRT"), which provides features for Cloud Application Integration.

The release includes these highlights:

  • Ability to group and cluster Process Server instances
  • New TimeZone field in the JDBC connection properties

 

In addition, many issues were fixed in this release.

For more information, see the Release Notes.

For the complete Cloud Application Integration documentation, see the online help.

We are pleased to announce the March 2017 release of the Informatica Cloud Real Time service ("ICRT"), which provides features for Cloud Application Integration.

The release includes these highlights:

 

In addition, many issues were fixed in this release.

For more information, see the Release Notes.

For the complete Cloud Application Integration documentation, see the online help.

We are pleased to announced the February 2017 release of the Informatica Cloud Real Time service ("ICRT"), which provides features for Cloud Application Integration.

The release includes these highlights:

  • Process Tracing Level 'Terse' maps to Logging Level 'Fault', improving processing speed
  • New PostgreSQL database utility scripts for vacuuming and indexing

 

In addition, many issues were fixed in this release.

For more information, see the Release Notes.

For the complete Cloud Application Integration documentation, see the online help.

We are pleased to announced the December 2016 release of the Informatica Cloud Real Time service ("ICRT"), which provides features for Cloud Application Integration.

The release includes these highlights:

  • OData and Workday connectors. For documentation, see the Informatica Cloud help.
  • Swagger 2.0 JSON specification of the API exposed by a process.
  • Utility scripts to manage the PostgreSQL database.
  • Improved XQuery expression syntax support.
  • Limit on the Max Wait value for the service call step.
  • Limit on the attachment size for API requests made on the cloud server.

 

In addition, many issues were fixed in this release.

For more information, see the Release Notes.

For the complete Cloud Application Integration documentation, see the online help.

We are pleased to announce the October 2016 release of the Informatica Cloud Real Time service ("ICRT"), which provides features for Cloud Application Integration.

The release includes these highlights:

  • The latest version of the Salesforce API, version 37.0, is available
  • The Salesforce Managed Package URL has changed

 

In addition, many issues were fixed in this release.

For more information, see the Release Notes.

For the complete Cloud Application Integration documentation, see the online help.

We are pleased to announce the September 2016 release of the Informatica Cloud Real Time service ("ICRT"), which provides features for Cloud Application Integration.

Cloud Secure Agent Version 30 and higher is now available to all customers

 

In addition, many issues were fixed in this release.

For more information, see the Release Notes.

For the complete Cloud Application Integration documentation, see the online help.

We are pleased to announced the June 2016 release of Informatica Cloud Real Time service ("ICRT"), which provides features for Cloud Application Integration.

The release includes these highlights:

  • Service Connector from Swagger (JSON) file
  • ORDER BY and GROUP BY support for JDBC Connections
  • Assignment Steps Reorder facility
  • Single Page view for Published Metadata

 

In addition, many issues were fixed in this release.

For more information, see the Release Notes.

For the complete Cloud Application Integration documentation, see the online help.

We are pleased to announce the May 2016 release of the Informatica Cloud Real Time service ("ICRT"), which provides features for Cloud Application Integration.

The release includes these highlights:

  • OData Version 4 One-to-Many Entity Relationships
  • Alert Service Creation in Process Designer
  • WSDL to Service Connector Enhancements

 

In addition, many issues were fixed in this release.

For more information, see the Release Notes.

For the complete Cloud Application Integration documentation, see the online help.

We are pleased to announce the April 2016 release of the Informatica Cloud Real Time service ("ICRT"), which provides features for Cloud Application Integration.

The release includes these highlights:

  • Import Zip Files in WSDL to Service Connector
  • Use the XML Data Type in a Process

 

In addition, many issues were fixed in this release.

For more information, see the Release Notes.

For the complete Cloud Application Integration documentation, see the online help.

We are pleased to announce the March 2016 release of the Informatica Cloud Real Time service ("ICRT"), which provides features for Cloud Application Integration.

The release includes these highlights:

  • WSDL to Service Connector
  • AddressDoctor Connector
  • Support for Attachments in the Email Service
  • StrikeIron Connector
  • OData Enhancements

 

In addition, many issues were fixed in this release.

For more information, see the Release Notes.

For the complete Cloud Application Integration documentation, see the online help.

We are pleased to announce the February 2016 release of the Informatica Cloud Real Time service ("ICRT"), which provides features for Cloud Application Integration.

The release includes these highlights:

  • Amazon SNS Connector
  • Ability to Define an Email Service to Access in a Process
  • Import Wizard Enhancements
  • New Custom Function

 

In addition, many issues were fixed in this release.

For more information, see the Release Notes.

For the complete Cloud Application Integration documentation, see the online help.

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Author: Eric Egertson, Senior Director Presales for Informatica Cloud

 

Overview

 

In part 1 of this series, I discussed why I thought that the new app platform from Salesforce.com ("Salesforce 1") was far from perfect and described this as "the App Gap". Sure, Salesforce 1 is a vastly improved mobile experience for every Salesforce user, but it still provides no help in two crucial areas.

 

Namely:

  1. There is no ability for business users to quickly deploy mobile apps by themselves.
  2. There is no automation to help users efficiently complete more than one salesforce activity at a time.

 

I also explained in part 1 that these shortcomings can be easily addressed by adding Informatica Cloud Extend to any Salesforce 1 implementation.  So for the  remainder of this article I'll explain how to configure your Salesforce org to leverage Informatica Cloud Extend.  Then you'll be closing the Salesforce 1 'App Gap' in no time.

 

Step 1. Modify VisualForce Launch Pages

 

It turns out that Informatica Cloud Extend guides can run easily from Salesforce 1. This is because Salesforce 1 now lets the user navigate to an object within the mobile app, and then the user can run a Cloud Extend guide from that object. But in order to get a Cloud Extend guide to run in Salesforce 1, the VisualForce page for launching CE guides must be modified first. VisualForce pages have an option for “Available for Salesforce mobile apps”:

 

vf_page.png

 

So check that option.

 

Step 2. Replace 'Managed' Cloud Extend VisualForce Pages

 

The VisualForce pages for standard Salesforce objects are part of the Cloud Extend managed package, so users cannot edit them (we manage these pages in order to improve your Cloud Extend experience.  In addition we also update them as needed with new Cloud Extend releases).  However that doesn't mean that can't replace the relevant VisualForce pages. So that's what we're going to do.  The doc on how to do so is here:

 

http://help.cloudextend.com/salesforce/documentation/#UserGuide/AdministeringCloudExtend/CustomizingStandardPages.htm

 

So for  our example, let's replace the Opportunities VisualForce page.   Below is an screenshot of an example replacement VisualForce page:

vf-page2.png

 

The VisualForce markup for the page is:

 

 

<apex:page standardController="Opportunity">

    <ce4sf20_001:AeSalesGuides objectType="Opportunity"  objectId="{!Opportunity.Id}"  extraInfo="{!JSENCODE(Opportunity.Name)}  ({!JSENCODE(Opportunity.Account.Name)})"/>                 

</apex:page>

 

To replace this page, I first went to the Opportunity screen layout editor and removed the existing VisualForce page for Cloud Extend guides.  Then I replaced it with the “mobile-enabled” VisualForce page that I just created.

 

Step 3. Testing that it Works!

 

The final step is to test that it works.  So now open the Salesforce 1 app and navigate to an Opportunity object:

 

sf_page_1.jpg

 

The Cloud Extend guide launcher appears (I only had the “Update Selected Opportunity” guide published for smartphones.  If there were other Cloud Extend mobile guides published for Opportunities, they would have also appeared in this list).

 

Next I click the “Update Selected Opportunity” and a new window within Salesforce 1 launches:

sf_page_2.jpg

 

Clicking on the Cloud Extend "Update Selected Opportunity" guide again starts the guide running:

 

sf_page_3.jpg

When the guide finished, I clicked the arrow in the top left of Salesforce 1 to take me back to the Opportunity object that first initiated the Cloud Extend guide.

 

So there you have it!  A a quick way to integrate Informatica Cloud Extend working in the new Salesforce 1 application. Of course there may be other ways to integrate Cloud Extend into Salesforce 1 and we will certainly be looking at those options going forward.