OIC – Email Notifications with File Attachments

In OIC you have the ability to send users email notifications. In this video post I take a quick look at sending emails, but with attachments. I will show you how to add them to your OIC integration flow and map file content as an email attachment.

As shown at the end of the video, sending an email with an attachment may form just one part of a strategy of how to distribute files to an end user. As discussed in a previous post you may need to consider using attachments on Process Application human tasks if the file sizes are between 2MB and 10MB in size. This is because although Oracle allow you to process files up to 10MB in size on OIC, the Oracle Email Delivery Service limits the size of emails, including attachments, to just 2MB. If your email, including attachments, is greater than 2MB in size it will not be sent to the user.

The ‘Indirect’ file distribution channels hinted at above may involve transferring the file content to a file server, database or other endpoint, with a third-party application being used to access it. The ‘Indirect’ approach will take you out of the OIC estate and will probably mean addtional products or licence costs to access the files.

Until next time…

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