For nearly six weeks, it is rumored that Oracle Reports will not appear in the version 12c.
Since then, I tried to get information on this topic. After a few emails I got the info I needed.
The rumors are definitely wrong and no one at Oracle wants to cancel Reports 12c.
I hope that this cools down the rumor mill a little bit.
The German ADF- (and Forms-) Community released their first book.The "ADF book" is a compilation of German lectures, articles and workshop tutorials in Oracle ADF (some of the contributions are in English!). The authors are members of the German ADF community. The time frame covers the years 2010 to 2014. The project "ADF book" was implemented by a team of staff from partner companies and Oracle.40 authors wrote 70 contributions on 1400 (more...)
In my oldest PL/SQL-Library in Forms 4 my first procedures were:
PROCEDURE Inc (P_Number IN OUT NUMBER) IS
P_Number := P_Number + 1;
PROCEDURE Dec (P_Number IN OUT NUMBER) IS
P_Number := P_Number - 1;
In some variations with one or two parameters I used this Increment and Decrement since 20 years! Without having trouble in all the days.
Now I found out, that DEC isn't working in newer Oracle Forms (more...)
The interview, I wrote about two days ago, was made in cooperation with my presentation "How to modernize Oracle Forms". And here is the video (50 minutes in german):The link to the slides, used in the presentation, is here
. It's german too, but I hope, that chapters like "Installation (more...)
After my last conference-presentation I was interviewed by the DOAG. The interview is in german only and the topic is "Modernizing Forms".
Content of the interview + YouTube-Info:
Manysay about the appearance of Oracle Forms, this is no longer appropriate. Gerd Volberg from Opitz Consulting has looked at the (more...)
The whole world speaks about working in the cloud. Why not Oracle Forms?
Because: Oracle did it already... Grant points to this webcast
with the words: "Oracle Forms remains a key technology..."
Have fun listening to Michael and Roger
The behavior of tab canvases ist very interesting, when your form gets more and more tabpages. Let's say, you have only three pages in your tab canvas. (Width Style Property = Fixed)
Forms automatically renders all three pages in the same size. That's what we expected.
In the next step we create a fourth tab:
If there is not enough space for all page-labels in the same size, then we see a first kind of resizing. All labels are readable. But the size of some pages is reduced.
If we create more tabpages:
At one point the label-text shrinks and (more...)
And here are some tips for the DOAG Conference in Germany
Jan Peter Timmermann
Wolfgang Kriebel, Christian Kühne
My own presentation :
Stephan La Rocca
And in the afternoon we can attend at the Fusion Middleware Panel with Frank Nimphius, Duncan Mills and Jürgen Menge
Here are some tips for the Oracle "Forms" Open World 2012
Grant talks about The Future of Oracle Forms :
Lucas presentation is about The Future, too :
Mia and Grant talk together about face-lifting-tips for Forms :
More infos can be found on Grants blog
and on Mia's blog
Have fun with it
Some days ago a new certification-document with an interesting info was updated:Link to the certifications
In this excel-sheet is Forms 126.96.36.199 certified with JRE 1.7.0_04+. Very good news! And now we can hope, that Forms 11.1.2 gets the same certification soon, because this is the latest version available on OTN :
And last but not least: " Please Oracle, certify Oracle Forms 10g with JRE 7 ! "
It looks like, that all forms-applications run into a huge problem, starting next week, July 3rd 2012.
Oracle's Java 1.6-Updater will automatically update the JRE to 1.7 on all PC's, where auto-update is activated. And Java 1.7 is not certified with Forms 10g, Forms 11g or the E-Business-Suite (EBS-forms-components)
I try to find all relevant informations to that topic and blog them afterwards. So feel free to share this blog to all customers who may have this problem next week.
Here are the first links:The latest news directly from E-Business Suite DevelopmentJRE Troubleshouting GuideOTN (more...)
Wilfred van der Deijl presented "Partial and or Gradual migration by embedding existing Forms in new UI technology".
Because Oracle didn't offer a migration solution from Oracle Forms to ADF, Wilfred showed a technique to integrate existing forms applications into a new ADF application. He called it OraFormsFaces, a framework, which allows him creating hybrid applications. The non-forms part must not be ADF, so you can use other web technologies too.
This hybrid way can be used to slightly move from forms to another technology, without having Big Bangs.
In the last presentation Steven Davelaar spoke about "JHeadstart: Real world (more...)
Mia Urman started with the next presentation: "To infinity and beyond: Extend the life of your Oracle Forms application by running your existing Forms from next generation technologies/platforms without migration"
She demonstrated "next generation forms" with oraplayer. A tool, which recreates a form into a mobile version.
In the first step OraPlayer records a forms business scenario.
Then you publish it to the web. In the last step you create an UI in the technology of your choice.
While you playback the scenario you work and interact with a running forms-runtime in the background.
The presentation of Madi Serban showed (more...)
While Lucas Jellema was presenting his keynote, he had a time slot for Grant Ronald, live from UK via skype.
Grant told us about how we should develop in forms today, how to migrate today to Forms 11 and Forms 12 in the future. One sentence was very clear: "There are no plans to desupport Oracle Forms".
In the next presentation Francois Degrelle spoke about "Modernizing Forms using Pluggable Java Components and the Forms Look and Feel project".
He started with "Why should we use Java Beans in our Forms"
He demonstrated interesting java beans like a java calendar, a (more...)
Yesterday I attend at the "Future of Oracle Forms" conference in Nieuwegein, Netherland.
Great conference !
Lucas Jellema from AMIS started as host with a wide overview over the history of forms, the evolution and future of forms.
After that the day was structured into 3 parts. In the first part each speaker has 30 minutes to show the topics of his presentation. Each speaker got an additionally 45 minutes afterwards, where 3 tracks run parallel in separate rooms. Last but not least, each speaker gave a 120 minutes hands-on in the evening.
to be continued tomorrow in part 2
I got an invitation to an interesting conference in the netherlands next week (May 15th 2012).AMIS
in the netherlands is the initiator of the conference and host, too.
The conference is splitted into two parts. From 9 to 5 we will hear many presentations from the top speakers in europe. Francois Degrelle, Wilfried van der Deijl, Mia Urman and many others are on the list. In the evening we can use our own notebook to participate in hands-on-sessions!
That will be a good chance, to hear and see, what can be done to modernize your Oracle Forms.
Links to (more...)
is part of the Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c !
That is the essential part of the yesterday's "Statement of Direction for Forms, Reports and Designer".
"We are planning to release Oracle Reports 12c as part of Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c". This is the important sentence in the reports-section of "Oracle's Product Strategy".
That's very good news. Now I can end my campaign "Save Oracle Reports" :-) And it's the first day I can officially point on an Oracle Document, in which we can read it line for line. The last two months were hard, because of the many rumors about this (more...)