To some of us it came as a surprise that SOA Suite design time stuff was no longer an integral part of the Oracle IDE. To use BPEL, Mediator, Human Task, and Adapters the
soa-jdev-extension is required. So we have to install the JDeveloper SOA Suite extension from 11g on.
Install SOA Suite extension in JDeveloper
The SOA extension can be acquired using the menu
Help | Check for updates, clicking
Next, and selecting Oracle Fusion Middleware Products. Select Oracle SOA Composite Editor and click
next to start the download. Since the extension is over 200 MB this could take a few minutes depending on the speed of your internet connection. When the download has finished, the version number details are shown and you’ll click
finish to start using it.
Install from local fileIf the download described above is not working for you, try the install from local file option.
Go to the Fusion Middleware Products Update Center to select the correct version of the Oracle SOA Composite Editor to go with your version of JDeveloper 11g. If you’re using JDeveloper 11g R2 you’ll find it here. The file is called
Download the extension, and instead of selecting the
Search Update Centers option during step 2 of the upgrade you choose the
Install From Local File option and the appropriate file. This is displayed in the screenshot. From here on it is a
Next - Next - Finish operation.