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(Last Updated On: March 15, 2024)

Today we continue our series of articles about Oracle JD Edwards integration. In this article we will look at what the Dynamic Java Connector is and its main features.

We, as an integration service provider with more than 24 years of experience, will provide overview that will be interesting and useful to integration specialists across different proficiency levels. However, if you have any questions, we are happy to give you a free consultation just book a time convenient for you in our calendar.

What is the Dynamic Java Connector?

The Dynamic Java Connector is a powerful feature that enables Java applications to interact with business functions within JD Edwards EnterpriseOne environment.  In other words, it acts as a bridge, allowing Java code to invoke business logic and perform operations on JD Edwards data.

Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne is an integrated suite of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for managing various business processes, including finance, human resources, manufacturing, distribution, and supply chain management.

The need for a Dynamic Java Connector has been driven by the extensive use of Java applications across various domains, particularly in the business environment

To better understand why and how the Dynamic Java Connector is used, let’s recall the basic concepts such as Java applications and Business Functions in JD Edwards.

Java Applications

Java applications refer to software programs or systems developed using the Java programming language. Its platform independence, reliability, and extensive library make Java one of the most versatile and widely used programming languages.


Java is commonly used to develop Enterprise Applications like Oracle JD Edwards, Microsoft Dynamics, Salesforce, SugarCRM, and some components of SAP Business Suite. It is wildly used for building web applications, including e-commerce platforms as well as for financial software, embedded systems and IoT, and many more.

JD Edwards Business Functions

JD Edwards Business Functions are pre-built, reusable units of business logic within the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne software suite.

Business Functions in JD Edwards encapsulate specific business processes or tasks, such as creating a purchase order, processing payroll, or generating financial reports and provide a common way to access the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne database.

These functions are designed to be configurable and can be customized to meet the specific needs of an organization without requiring extensive coding. Thus, JD Edwards Business Functions provide additional power, flexibility, and control by allowing applications to interact with the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne system.

Dynamic Java Connector: Key Features

Dynamic Java Connector enables seamless communication between external Java applications and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne. It allows you to invoke business functions, retrieve data, and perform transactions programmatically.

Compared to the regular Java connector, the Dynamic Java Connector has some distinctive features:

Dynamic Introspection:

Unlike the regular Java connector, which relies on pre-generated wrappers, the dynamic connector dynamically inspects business function metadata during application design. It directly retrieves metadata from the JD Edwards server. This means you don’t need to manually create wrappers for each business function; the connector handles it dynamically.

Calling Business Functions Dynamically:

With dynamic invocation, developers can call business functions without requiring pre-generated wrappers. Since there’s no local storage of business function spec metadata, the dynamic Java connector ensures compatibility with the server spec metadata.

Environment Flexibility:

The Java application designed using the dynamic Java connector can run on any compatible environment. It adapts to different JD Edwards EnterpriseOne setups seamlessly.

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Services Provided by the Dynamic Java Connector:

Application Design: Introspects business function specification metadata during design.

Application Deployment: Validates whether a client application can run through a specific JD Edwards EnterpriseOne server.

Application Runtime: Provides an interface for the connector client to call business functions on the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne server.

Purpose of Dynamic Java Connector

Dynamic Java Connector comes into play when you need to integrate JD Edwards with external systems, such as other ERP, CRM, EDI, or e-commerce solutions.

ERP Integration

By leveraging the dynamic Java connector, you can seamlessly transfer data between JD Edwards and other ERP system like SAP, or Dynamics 365.

CRM Integration

The dynamic Java connector enables integration between JD Edwards and CRM applications such as Salesforce or Microsoft Dynamics CRM. You can automate workflows, share customer data, and ensure consistency across both systems.

For example, integrating JD Edwards with your CRM could automatically update customer records based on sales orders or service requests.

E-commerce Integration

Integrating JD Edwards with e-commerce platforms enhances your business capabilities. The dynamic Java connector allows you to enrich JD Edwards by integrating it with various e-commerce platforms (e.g., Shopify, Magento, BigCommerce, WooCommerce).

Use cases include automating order processing, inventory management, and customer data synchronization.

Thus, Dynamic Java Connector allows you to build custom integrations tailored to your organization’s unique needs. It facilitates real-time communication with JD Edwards, ensuring up-to-date data.

Dynamic Java Connector Benefits

The dynamic Java connector empowers developers to build robust, adaptable applications that seamlessly interact with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne’s business functions.

Efficiency: Developers can work more efficiently by avoiding manual wrapper generation.

Adaptability: The dynamic connector adapts to changes in business functions without recompilation.

Simplicity: It simplifies the integration of Java applications with JD Edwards.

FAQs about Oracle JD Edwards Integration using Dynamic Java Connector

Is Dynamic Java Connector Suitable for Real-Time Data Sync?

Absolutely! Dynamic Java Connector’s real-time capabilities make it an excellent choice for keeping your JD Edwards data synchronized with external systems.

Can Dynamic Java Connector Handle Complex Transactions?

Yes, Dynamic Java Connector can handle intricate transactions. Whether it’s creating purchase orders, updating inventory, or processing invoices, Dynamic Java Connector has you covered.

How Secure is Dynamic Java Connector?

Dynamic Java Connector adheres to JD Edwards security protocols. Ensure proper authentication and authorization to maintain data integrity.

Is Dynamic Java Connector compatible with non-Oracle systems?

While Dynamic Java Connector is primarily designed for JDE integration, it plays well with others too. Whether you’re dealing with SAP, Salesforce, or custom-built applications, Dynamic Java Connector can establish seamless connections with ease.

Memo from the Integration Provider

When designing your integration using the Dynamic Java Connector, keep the following in mind:

Business Function Introspection: Understand how the connector dynamically retrieves business function metadata.

Environment Compatibility: Ensure that your Java application can run on environments compatible with the one it was designed for.

Application Deployment: Validate deployment scenarios and server compatibility.

Runtime Interaction: Familiarize yourself with the interface for calling business functions dynamically.

Conclusion: Dynamic Java Connector for JD Edwards Integration

The Dynamic Java Connector empowers IT specialists to create seamless connections between JD Edwards and external systems. This is a good technology, but you need to know how to “use it”.

We, at EDI2XML, specialize in business systems integration solutions. With our extensive knowledge of technology and business processes, we have helped many companies make their businesses more efficient and successful.

Therefore, if your company aims to integrate JDE with other ERP, CRM, EDI, or e-commerce platforms, reach out to us for a free consultation or to get a price quote.

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