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  • [1] Oracle® Fusion Middleware Forms Services Deployment Guide

    11g Release 2 (11.1.2)

    E24477-06

    October 2016

    This document explains how to deploy and configure Oracle Forms applications with Oracle Forms Services.

  • Oracle Fusion Middleware Forms Services Deployment Guide 11g Release 2 (11.1.2)

    E24477-06

    Copyright © 2014, 2016, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.

    Primary Author: Arup Roy

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    Contents

    Preface ............................................................................................................................................................... xiii

    Audience..................................................................................................................................................... xiii Documentation Accessibility ................................................................................................................... xiii Related Documents ................................................................................................................................... xiii Conventions ............................................................................................................................................... xiii

    1 Introduction to Oracle Forms Services

    1.1 Oracle Forms................................................................................................................................ 1-1 1.1.1 Oracle Forms Developer ..................................................................................................... 1-1 1.1.2 Oracle Forms Services ......................................................................................................... 1-2 1.1.3 How Oracle Forms Services Launches a Forms Application ........................................ 1-2 1.2 Oracle Database........................................................................................................................... 1-2 1.3 Oracle WebLogic Server............................................................................................................. 1-2 1.4 Oracle Fusion Middleware ........................................................................................................ 1-3 1.5 About Installing or Upgrading Oracle Forms ....................................................................... 1-3 1.6 Oracle Forms Services Architecture ......................................................................................... 1-4 1.6.1 Oracle Forms Services Components ................................................................................. 1-4 1.6.1.1 Forms Listener Servlet ................................................................................................. 1-5 1.6.1.2 Forms Runtime Process ............................................................................................... 1-6

    2 What’s New In This Guide

    2.1 Integration with Oracle Access Manager (OAM)................................................................... 2-1 2.2 Schedule Forms Runtime Prestart ............................................................................................ 2-1 2.3 Forms Metric Agent.................................................................................................................... 2-2 2.4 Enhanced Network Statistics Support .................................................................................... 2-2 2.5 Support for Unicode Columns.................................................................................................. 2-2 2.6 Oracle Real User Experience Insight (RUEI)........................................................................... 2-2 2.7 Support for URLs in Image Items and Iconic Buttons........................................................... 2-2 2.8 guiMode Configuration Parameter .......................................................................................... 2-2

    3 Basics of Deploying Oracle Forms Applications

    3.1 Oracle Forms Services in Action............................................................................................... 3-1 3.2 Configuration Files ..................................................................................................................... 3-3 3.2.1 Oracle Forms Configuration Files ..................................................................................... 3-3 3.2.1.1 default.env ..................................................................................................................... 3-4

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    3.2.1.2 formsweb.cfg ................................................................................................................. 3-4 3.2.1.3 ftrace.cfg......................................................................................................................... 3-4 3.2.2 Forms Java EE Application Deployment Descriptors .................................................. 3-4 3.2.3 Oracle HTTP Listener Configuration File ........................................................................ 3-5 3.2.3.1 About Editing forms.conf............................................................................................ 3-5 3.2.3.2 Configuring OHS on a Separate Host ....................................................................... 3-6 3.2.4 Standard Fonts and Icons File............................................................................................ 3-6 3.2.5 baseHTML Files ................................................................................................................... 3-6 3.2.6 WebUtil Configuration Files .............................................................................................. 3-7 3.2.6.1 Default webutil.cfg ....................................................................................................... 3-7 3.2.6.2 Default webutilbase.htm ............................................................................................. 3-7 3.2.6.3 Default webutiljpi.htm............................................