Overview of WebSphere Adapter for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
With the WebSphere® Adapter for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, you can create integrated processes that include the exchange of information with a JD Edwards EnterpriseOne server, without special coding.
The adapter provides a standard interface that eliminates the need for the component to understand the lower-level implementation details or data structures of the application. By using the adapter, a component (the program or piece of code that performs a specific business function) can send requests to the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne server (for example, to query a customer record in a table or to update an order document).
WebSphere Adapter for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne complies with the Java™ Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) Connector Architecture (JCA). JCA standardizes the way in which application components, application servers, and Enterprise Information Systems (EIS), such as a JD Edwards EnterpriseOne server, interact with each other. WebSphere Adapter for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne makes it possible for JCA-compliant application servers to connect to and interact with the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne server. Clients running on the JCA-compliant server can then communicate with the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne server in a standard way (by using business objects or JavaBeans).
Suppose a medium-sized retail company uses JD Edwards EnterpriseOne to coordinate most of its business operations. JD Edwards EnterpriseOne includes a business function that can return a real-time list of inventory items for its 100 stores located across the United States. An application component might be able to use this business function as part of an overall business process. For example, an employee of a retail company can access the real-time list of available inventory items, therefore providing correct, real-time information to a customer.
For more information, see Technical overview of the WebSphere Adapter for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne.