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  • [1] Oracle Fusion MiddlewareUpgrading Oracle Forms 6i to Oracle Forms 12c

    12c (12.2.1.1)

    E71740-01

    June 2016

    This document explains how to upgrade your Oracle Forms applications to Oracle Forms 12c.

  • Oracle Fusion Middleware Upgrading Oracle Forms 6i to Oracle Forms 12c, 12c (12.2.1.1)

    E71740-01

    Copyright 2015, 2016, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.

    Primary Author: Arup Roy

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    Contents

    Preface ................................................................................................................................................................ vii

    Intended Audience..................................................................................................................................... viiDocumentation Accessibility .................................................................................................................... viiRelated Documents .................................................................................................................................... viiConventions ............................................................................................................................................... viii

    1 Why Upgrade?

    1.1 Overview...................................................................................................................................... 1-11.2 About Upgrading Your Forms Applications to 12c Release (12.2.1.1) ................................ 1-11.3 Forms 10g Features Removed from Oracle Forms................................................................. 1-21.4 Forms 6i Features Removed from Oracle Forms.................................................................... 1-21.5 Components of 6i Developer Product Suite Removed.......................................................... 1-21.6 How are Obsolete Item Types Handled when Upgrading Forms 6i Applications? ......... 1-31.7 Are Tools Available to Assist with the Migration of Obsolete Features?........................... 1-4

    2 Using the Oracle Forms Migration Assistant

    2.1 What Does the Oracle Forms Migration Assistant Do?......................................................... 2-12.1.1 Multiple Log Support.......................................................................................................... 2-22.2 Editing the converter.properties File ....................................................................................... 2-22.3 Editing the search_replace.properties File .............................................................................. 2-32.3.1 Adding Search-and-Replace Strings ................................................................................. 2-32.3.2 Modifying Warnings for Obsolete Built-Ins .................................................................... 2-32.4 Starting the Oracle Forms Migration Assistant ...................................................................... 2-42.4.1 About the Migration Assistant in Batch Mode................................................................ 2-52.4.2 Starting the Migration Assistant in Batch Mode ............................................................. 2-62.4.2.1 Starting the Migration Assistant in batch mode in Windows................................ 2-62.4.2.2 Starting the Migration Assistant in Batch Mode in UNIX...................................... 2-62.4.3 Running the Wizard Version of the Forms Migration Assistant .................................. 2-62.4.3.1 Starting the Wizard Version of the Forms Migration Assistant ............................ 2-62.4.3.2 Setting Advanced Converter Options ....................................................................... 2-7

    3 Converting Forms 6i FMTs to Oracle Forms FMBs

    3.1 Converting a Forms 6i FMT to an Oracle Forms FMB .......................................................... 3-1

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    4 Built-ins, Packages, Constants, and Syntax

    4.1 Obsolete Menu Built-ins ............................................................................................................ 4-14.2 Other Obsolete Built-ins............................................................................................................. 4-24.3 Obsolete Built-in Packages ........................................................................................................ 4-44.4 Obsolete Constants ..................................................................................................................... 4-44.5 Obsolete Syntax........................................................................................................................... 4-5

    5 Triggers

    5.1 Obsolete Triggers ........................................................................................................................ 5-15.2 Stricter Enforcement of Triggers............................................................................................... 5-1

    6 Properties

    6.1 Obsolete Properties..................................................................................................................... 6-1

    7 Changes to Client/Server Deployment and Forms Runtime

    7.1 Overview...................................................................................................................................... 7-17.2 Effect on Forms Development................................................................................................... 7-17.3 Obsolete Forms Runtime Command Line Options ............................................................... 7-17.4 Obsolete Character Mode Runtime.......................................................................................... 7-2

    8 Item Types

    8.1 Obsolete Item Types ................................................................................................................... 8-18.2 Item Types Specific to Operating Systems .............................................................................. 8-1

    9 Logical and GUI Attributes

    9.1 Use Visual Attributes to Replace Logical and GUI Attributes............................................. 9-19.2 Obsolete Logical and GUI Attributes....................................................................................... 9-1

    10 List of Values (LOVs)

    10.1 Obsolete List of Values (LOVs)....................

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