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  1. Preface
  2. Welcome to Informatica Process Developer
  3. Using Guide Developer for the First Time
  4. Getting Started with Informatica Process Developer
  5. About Interfaces Service References and Local WSDL
  6. Planning Your BPEL Process
  7. Participants
  8. Implementing a BPMN Task or Event in BPEL
  9. Implementing a BPMN Gateway or Control Flow
  10. Using Variables
  11. Attachments
  12. Using Links
  13. Data Manipulation
  14. Compensation
  15. Correlation
  16. What is Correlation
  17. What is a Correlation Set
  18. Creating Message Properties and Property Aliases
  19. Adding a Correlation Set
  20. Deleting a Correlation Set
  21. Adding Correlations to an Activity
  22. Rules for Declaring and Using Correlation Sets
  23. Correlation Sets and Engine-Managed Correlation
  24. Event Handling
  25. Fault Handling
  26. Simulating and Debugging
  27. Deploying Your Processes
  28. BPEL Unit Testing
  29. Creating POJO and XQuery Custom Functions
  30. Custom Service Interactions
  31. Process Exception Management
  32. Creating Reports for Process Server and Central
  33. Business Event Processing
  34. Process Central Forms and Configuration
  35. Building a Process with a System Service
  36. Human Tasks
  37. BPEL Faults and Reports

2. Designer

2. Designer

Custom Functions Overview

Custom Functions Overview

You can create and use custom functions in BPEL processes. A custom function is a POJO that implements a function context interface from Process Developer library. It also contains Process Developer annotations to register and display custom functions in the Functions list of the Expression and Query Builders.
You can create and use custom functions in one or more projects. A custom function is deployed as a project resource within a deployment contribution. Custom functions can be in the same project as your BPEL files or in referenced project. Any JAR files that support your custom functions must be in the classpath of your project.
For an easy way to implement the function context interface, create a new Java enabled orchestration project, described in Orchestration Project Templates. The required Process Developer library is automatically added to your project, as shown in the illustration:
If you have an existing Java-enabled orchestration project, add the Process Developer library as follows:
  1. Right-mouse on the project name and select
    Properties
    .
  2. Select
    Java Build Path
    .
  3. From the Libraries tab, select
    Add Library
    .
  4. Select Process Developer Library as shown in the example.


Updated March 30, 2020