Here is my experiences with installing Forms and Reports 184.108.40.206.0 on Red Hat 6 (64-bit) using Java 7.
When tackling early adopter versions I've enjoyed having a play before reading too much about it. I did look through the EA1 feature descriptions
to get a feel for the sort of things to expect, but I waited before watching David's videos to see how easy it was to adapt to the changes - even though I wasn't concentrating on the new page designer itself.
It was certainly worth watching the videos in the end because (more...)
The new Page Designer has brought with it a number of fundamental changes in how you move around the application builder.
I won't go into the designer itself because David Peake covers that well in his video
- but some of the other things I noticed before watching David's videos. I will say, however, in addition to all this you'll find yourself using wizards a lot less
If you start playing with property (more...)
A long tail is a distribution of some data point where a few data point have a high value, but most of the data points have a much lower value. When sorting the data points by value, there will be a large “head” and a long “tail”.
Application usage displays the “long tail” characteristic: A few screens are used much more than others.
If you are re-developing your application, for example moving from Oracle Forms (more...)
Java 7u51 is scheduled for release in January. It will have some consequences for you Forms installation that you need to address.
As far as I know there is no problems with using 7u51 on the server side, only on the client side.
Here one day before deadline, I have entered almost my entire current catalog of presentations for consideration in the Oracle OpenWorld 2013 agenda. One new for this year: “Worst Oracle ADF Project Ever”
If you would like me to speak at one of your events, the following are the presentations (more...)
Do you see a slow start of your weblogic managed server for forms & reports on unix derivate? We have this problem on Suse SLES 11 and forms and reports 11.1.2.
In November I attended the annual DOAG (German Oracle User Group) conference in Nuremberg. There I’ve heare an interesting presentation from Jan-Peter Timmermann about “Performance with Forms 11gR2 Weblogic 10.3.x”.
One snippet of the presentation was an bug in the jdk which slows down the start of managed weblogic servers. It has to do with the random number generator during loading the OPSS Policy Provider for (more...)
Here is my experiences with installing Forms and Reports 220.127.116.11 on Red Hat 6 (64-bit) using JDK 7.
Forms/Reports currently exists in two flavors 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124. 126.96.36.199 is the main Fusion Middleware release. As far as I (more...)
I have done the whole may scripting silent installs of several developer tools. Among them was Fusion Midleware 11.1.2 Forms & Reports. I see that oracle certifies the 64bit installers on win7 64bit and so I have successfully script this after a lot of time. I want not speak about the many errors in silent installers here.
As we use TranslationHub for translating our forms, menus and reports, I tried last weeks to script this and after this to batch import all my original and translated modules as 11g versions, as this is required before roll out fusion (more...)
According to my last post today I will show you the basic configuration for forms 11g.
Unfortunatly webstart in forms 11g it is not as easy as in 10g, but it works too!
As first you need an additional unique identifier “ifsessid” in parameter ”serverURL” for forms. This prevents the use of a static jnlp in this case. Maybe it is possible to branch out the build of this unique identifier from the jnlp. I have decided instead to create the the jnlp from a java server page. This helps me additional to use forms parameters, which I will describe in a later post. Sure there maybe (more...)
My first installation of Forms/Reports services on a Weblogic server was not as easy as I would have expected so I thought I would share the steps.
First have a look at the Installation Guide for Oracle Portal, Forms, Reports and Discoverer