SLES shell script to check required os packages according to documentation before starting oracle forms & reports installation


If you try to install oracle forms & reports on SLES 11.3 than despite all installer checks are passed maybe you get a message like:

Error in invoking target ‘install’ of makefile ‘<FR_HOME>/sqlplus/lib/’.

The reuirement check of the installer shows only missing openmotif classes which are not really required on SLES (see Doc ID 1567715.1), but no problems with a compiler or something similar.

Checking for binutils-2.19-11. (more...)

Forms Tables

I’ve been doing some work with the Enterprise Component Forms in HCM, and it is helpful to know the tables in the backend.  Here are the tables that I have found so far…

Note: One issue I have with the forms is that I haven’t found a way to edit someone else’s form.  If a functional consultant mock’s up a form, I can’t get access to the form to take over development and finish (more...)

Installing Oracle Forms/Reports on Red Hat 6

Here is my experiences with installing Forms and Reports on Red Hat 6 (64-bit) using Java 7.


The Long Tail of Application Usage

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.

Long tail of app usage

If you are re-developing your application, for example moving from Oracle Forms (more...)

Oracle Forms and Java 7u51

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.


Jar signing

7u51 requires you to sign all RIAs (Applets and Web Start applications).

Oracle already signs the standard jar (more...)

Oracle OpenWorld Submissions – The Full Monty

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...)

Installing Oracle Forms/Reports on Red Hat 6 (64-bit) using JDK 7

Here is my experiences with installing Forms and Reports on Red Hat 6 (64-bit) using JDK 7.

Forms/Reports currently exists in two flavors and is the main Fusion Middleware release. As far as I (more...)

The Future of Oracle Forms is … Forms !

Installing Oracle Forms/Reports on Red Hat 5 (64-bit)

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