FRM-93658 on Windows 2012 at runtime on Forms 12c Server

I don’t know about you guys but as we’ve doing more and more upgrades to 12c we’ve been seeing some bugs creeping up. So in hopes to assist in how to manage these bugs, we will be producing more posts to try to help you guys out. Thanks to Jan-Peter AuraPlayer’s Form’s Rockstar for leading the charge!

One thing we saw today in a few customers, was a strange crash that happened sometimes at runtime (more...)

Oracle Forms on Firefox 52 desupported NPAPI plugin

Today everyone got the very scary news that Firefox will no longer support Java applets. Well guess? It’s not news at all!

It’s just another attempt to scare poor Form’s users into to getting them to do a million dollar multi year migration project. Well have no fear, because we have found not one BUT two very simple ways for you to continue to work with Forms for the year to come without worry.

The (more...)

Postgres monitoring script

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photo by Thomas Hawk

$ ./ 
Usage: [username] [password] [host] <sid=postgres> <port=5432> <runtime=3600>

$ ./ kyle kyle

  psql -t -h -p 5432 -U kyle postgres < /tmp/MONITOR/tmp/ &


  Connected, starting collect at Wed Mar 8 12:05:12 PST 2017
  starting stats collecting

  AAS| blks_hit | blks_read | tup_returned | tup_fetched | tup_inserted | tup_updated | tup_deleted  


HCM Cloud vs Workday – the Latest Figures

Both Oracle and Workday have recently announced figures for their Cloud application suites and it’s interesting to see how they both compare.

In its Q4 results Workday stated that they have 1,528 HCM customers with 136 of the Fortune 500, plus 320 financials customers. 70% of their HCM customers are live.

In its recent Analyst Briefing Oracle shared that they have 1,600+ HCM customers with 275+ of the Fortune 500, and 3000+ financials customers. 1,000 (more...)

AuraPlayer for PeopleSoft / JD Edwards Beta Program

pple AuraPlayer has been pretty busy working on new groundbreaking  solutions and we can’t wait to show you!

We developed a new version of our product that can create microservices from Peoplesoft and JD Edwards applications. If you’re challenged on how to mobilize your existing systems and want to try a breakthrough solution for fast mobilization, we’d be happy to have you see what we can do in our Beta testing program! All you would need (more...)

Object oriented logging

It is a very common requirement. You need to be able to log the start and end of procedure and function calls. You also need to log error and exception events and sometimes some informational messages as well. This is typically done by writing a simple logging package that uses autonomous transactions so that any transaction rollback does not rollback the diagnostic logging information as well. Apart from logging text (and usually other things as (more...)

New theme – it was about time

After a lot of searching and testing I have finally decided to put the ageing Andreas09 theme a rest and try a new one. It has been nagging me for years that the representation of the blog is more like the early 2000s than 201x. Or was it late 1990s? Anyway, out with the old, in with the new.

The biggest problem I have with finding suitable templates is a) that I have insufficient talent in the fine (more...)

Example Jmeter workload for Postgres and Oracle

pgload.jmx is JMX file you can load into Jmeter and run a substantial load on a Postgres database. Should work just as well on Oracle if you change the test SQL from “Select 1″ to “select 1 from dual”

Install jmeter on our machine . On my mac, I did

  • brew install jmeter

You will need the Postgres driver. I used

Which is the best career path: Oracle ADF or Java?

My answer on Quora to “Which is the best career path to choose, Oracle ADF, or Java?”

Concentrate on Oracle ADF. ADF skills are in high demand and pay better than pure Java skills.

Because Oracle ADF is a Java-based framework, you will need to learn some basic Java as you build you ADF skills. Once you land an ADF job, you will learn more Java as you work with ADF. This allows you (more...)

Who should create Oracle ADF skins?

My answer on Quora to “Who should create Oracle ADF skins: Developers or designers”

If you are on the latest ADF version (12.2.1.x.x), you have access to the web-based Theme Editor. In this case, your designer should use this user-friendly tool to create the skin. It has some limitations, but the designer is best placed to work around these.

In earlier ADF versions, a CSS developer is needed to develop the (more...)

Reset Oracle Password

This blog entry shows you how to reset the system password for an Oracle Database. It uses a Linux image running Oracle Database 11g Express Edition. It assumes the student user is the sudoer user.

After you sign on to the student user account, you open a Terminal session and you should see the following:

[student@localhost python]$ 

The oracle user account should be configured to prevent a login. So, you should use the su (more...)

Enable DDL logging

Enable DDL Logging:

ENABLE_DDL_LOGGING enables or disables the writing of a subset of data definition language (DDL) statements to a DDL log.

SQL> show parameter enable_ddl_logging

———————————— ———– ——————————
enable_ddl_logging boolean FALSE

SQL> alter system set enable_ddl_logging=TRUE scope=both;

System altered.

SQL> show parameter enable_ddl_logging

———————————— ———– ——————————
enable_ddl_logging boolean TRUE

SQL> select value from v$diag_info where name=’ADR Home’;



SQL> select value from v$diag_info where name=’ADR (more...)

Listener Exception : Could not create listener: TNS-04414: File error

When I tried to add listner using netca for my test database, I am getting below issue

“Listener Exception : Could not create listener: TNS-04414: File error’

It could be possible ” Listener file having some wrong entries, so you need to check” or renaming current listener and tried to add (Here Please be note, your current listener configuration will be removed).

Working with APEX 5 Dialogs

APEX 5 introduces native dialogs, both modal and non-modal. This article discusses:

  1. How to enable dialogs in your APEX 5 application if they are not already enabled.
  2. How to open a dialog.
  3. How to close a dialog, returning values from that dialog.
  4. How to respond to the closing of a dialog.

How to enable dialogs in your APEX 5+ application if they are not already enabled.

To check if Dialogs are already usable within your (more...)

Simple Python for Oracle database tuning example

I ran across a stackoverflow question and it gave me an idea for a simpler use of Python to graph some Oracle database performance information. I looked at my PythonDBAGraphs scripts and I’m not sure that it is worth modifying them to try to simplify those scripts since I like what they do. But they may make people think that Python scripts to graph Oracle performance data are difficult to write.  But, I think if someone (more...)

Creating a RAC 12.1 Data Guard Physical Standby environment (4)

In the previous three parts of this series a lot of preparation work, needed for the configuration of Data Guard, was performed. In this part of the mini-series they all come to fruition. Using the Data Guard broker a switchover operation will be performed. A couple of new features in 12c make this easier. According to the “Changes in This Release for Oracle Data Guard Concepts and Administration” chapter of the 12.1 Data Guard (more...)

9th Circuit Court Ruling 3-0

Little did I know this building that captured my visual attention and imagination so many times walking to work over the last 6 months would play a historic roll in the current political climate.

Here is a picture of the US District Court House from recent articles

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And here are some of my iPhone shots over the last few months with some Instagram filtering mixed in :)

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Oracle Database adapter, invalid customization

Just wasted a few hours of my life.

I’m trying to update a dbadapter with a some wlst and a property file.
Result :
Same eis connection is getting added 3 times.

After this i can’t delete the duplicate entries in the console.

The outbound connection instance eis/DB/myDC in group javax.resource.cci.ConnectionFactory is defined explicitly in the applications deployment descriptors and may not 
be deleted via the console.

Content of the propertyfile :

New Year, New Look – Get a New UI on Us

Looks DO matter! Today’s users are fed up with the current look and feel of their Oracle Forms / EBS System, many of which were developed last century.  But we know how hard it can be to take the first step towards modernization. As Forms administrators / DBA’s your management many not want to believe there is any life left in these applications and won’t move forward. He probably thinks its wiser to move on. But (more...)

Multi-Table Inserts with Sequences

Multi-table inserts are a drag when sequences are involved, because we don't have enough control over when the sequence is incremented. I've seen some dangerous workarounds. Here is a workaround that I think is safe.