Enable Forms 6i short keys in Forms 10g and Forms 11g

Shortcuts in Forms 10g and 11g are different from Forms 6i keys. For example, Forms 6i uses F10 as short key to save records while in Forms 10g and 11g, CTRL+S is default short key to save or commit changes. If you have migrated an app from older version then probably you would be looking some way to retain key shortcuts. Continue reading “Enable Forms 6i short keys in Forms 10g and Forms 11g”

Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF) and Oracle Forms Developers

I want to share my first impression of ADF and I am sure everyone with Oracle Forms background will feel same. I have been working in oracle Forms and Reports for more than five years. I have development experience in Oracle Developer 6i/9i/10g and Forms, Reports 11g. After reading Oracle’s Statement of Direction for Forms and reports, I decided to learn ADF for web-based application development. Continue reading “Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF) and Oracle Forms Developers”

Minimizing Forms 11g Application’s First Time Startup overhead

When client accesses Forms application for the first time, java run-time classes bundled in JAR files are downloaded to client JRE cache. These files include frmall.jar, frmwebutil.jar and jacob.jar. Cumulative size of these files is more than 2mb. Continue reading “Minimizing Forms 11g Application’s First Time Startup overhead”

Key Mapping in Oracle Forms 10g and Forms 11g | Shortcut keys

Key mapping or key binding defines how an application should respond when mapped key is typed. Usually application executes some function in repose. For example in Forms 6i, when user types F9, List of value is displayed to the user. It means that key F9 is mapped to function “List of Values”. Continue reading “Key Mapping in Oracle Forms 10g and Forms 11g | Shortcut keys”

Oracle Portal, Discoverer, Reports and Forms 11g installation Concepts

If you are planning to install oracle Forms, Reports, Portal and Discoverer 11g, few core components including Oracle Internet Directory (OID), Oracle Single Sign-On (OSSO) Continue reading “Oracle Portal, Discoverer, Reports and Forms 11g installation Concepts”

Create Virtual Mapping for Forms 11g | Deploy Images and Icons in Forms 11g

This article explains virtual Directory Mapping for Forms 11g version 11.1.1.1.0. This mapped virtual directory can be used to deploy icons, images, HTML and other files. Continue reading “Create Virtual Mapping for Forms 11g | Deploy Images and Icons in Forms 11g”

Forms, Reports, Discoverer, Portal 11g installation with OID 10g (10.1.4.3) and SSO (10.1.4.3)

I want to share my experience of installing Oracle Forms, Reports, Discoverer, Portal 11g with Oracle internet Directory 10g (10.1.4.3) and Oracle Single Sign-On 10g (10.1.4.3). I did it on windows server 2003 sp2. Under each step I have provided the names of installer packages which can be downloaded from oracle website. Continue reading “Forms, Reports, Discoverer, Portal 11g installation with OID 10g (10.1.4.3) and SSO (10.1.4.3)”