In this chapter, we have introduced you to Service Data Objects, one of the key new features in the 11gR1 release of SOA Suite, and looked at how we can leverage these as entity variables within a BPEL process.

We have also discovered that SDOs are actually implemented outside of the Oracle SOA Suite, using the Oracle Application Development Framework. For many readers, this will be their first exposure to Oracle ADF, so we have also covered how we can build an ADF Business Component from scratch.

Here of course, we have only scratched the surface, so we would recommend further reading in this area in order to fully utilize the power of ADF.

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