Executing command line scripts from the Oracle Forms client – using WebUtil

Our challenge: we are building the new ERP system – a pure HTML5 browser based application in Oracle ADF. This application replaces the current Oracle Forms based application. For more than a year and a half – the users will have a hybrid situation on their hands: some of their tasks are handled in the new application while others are still supported by the current application. It is clear that this dual application situation is (more...)

#DOAG2016 wrap up


Another DOAG is over and here are my summary.

Day 1

Unfortunately the early train from duesseldorf arrives not before 9:30, so I missed the first morning slot. But on the other hand I this was the slot where I had to decide between 8 presentations, which I’m interested in.

The first soft skill presentation was about creative techniques beyond brain storming. The mentioned 3 techniques was all unknown for me, maybe I give it (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