Use a Connect JCA rule to define a connection to an external Enterprise Information System (EIS) through a resource adapter that implements the Common Client Interface (CCI) of the Java EE Connector Architecture (JCA) specification.
The following tabs are available on this form:
To list the Connect JCA rules in your application, use the Application Explorer or click.
To list all Connect JCA rules that are available to you, use the Records Explorer.
Before you begin, create an instance of the Data-Admin-Connect-JCAAdapter class that defines the resource adapter you want the connector to communicate with.
A JCA connector rule gathers the data for an input record and then invokes the resource
Execute() method for a specific function. The resource adapter data
instance specifies which
Execute() method to use. The connector rule
determines which of the resource adapter
InteractionSpec methods to use and
provides the input record object. If required by the resource adapter, the connector rule
also instantiates the output record object and provides a reference to that object in the
To debug your application, you can simulate a JCA connector when the external class is unavailable or lacks a test environment.
Connect JCA rules can be referenced in an Integrator shape of a flow rule, or on the Definition tab of a Data Page rule, as the source of data for the contents of the data page.
A Connect JCA rule is an instance of the Rule-Connect-JCA rule type. Connect JCA rules belong to the Integration-Connectors category.