Oracle Forms 11gR2 released

In a previous post I wrote that Grant Ronald announced the release of Oracle Forms 11gR2 in our Oracle Open World presentation.  He didn’t announce an exact date, but it would be very soon.

Well, here it is!

The new version can be downloaded from Oracle Technology Network.
The installation footprint is reduced, it can be integrated in Oracle Access Manager and some other new features.

 

 

* Update

Client support:

  • Browser support is no longer based on Operating Systems but strictly tied to the browser themselves, no matter which Operating Systems they are installed on.
  • Oracle Forms is supported on both 32 bit browsers with 32 bit Oracle JRE & 64 bit browsers with 64 bit Oracle JRE combinations.

System support:

  • Oracle Weblogic Server: WLS 10.3.5
  • Databases: Oracle 10.2.0.4+, Oracle 11.1.0.7+, Oracle 11.2.0.1+
  • 32 bit and 64 bit systems

More about certifications.

All Things Oracle article: “What’s your choice for Oracle Forms?”

Last week on Oracle Open World we(iAdvise together with Grant Ronald) did a presentation on Oracle Forms Modernization.
We presented the possible options for an Oracle Forms application: modernize, upgrade, integrate or migrate.

In case you couldn’t attend the session or just want to know more about those options, you can read the following article on All Things Oracle: “What’s Your Choice for Oracle Forms?”

Oracle Forms 11gR2 announced

Today I had my session about Forms Modernization.
It was a big room and, although it didn’t seem that much, about 80 attendees.

Grant Ronald came on stage to explain that Oracle still doesn’t de-support Oracle Forms.
In fact, he made an announcement: Oracle Forms 11gR2 is released very soon.
The installation would be easier, integration with Oracle Access Manager, linenumbers in the PL/SQL editor and some more new features.

A lot of questions after the session and good critics.
So I’m pretty happy.

Oracle Open World starts today!

And I’m the lucky one that is in San Francisco!

So, what’s on for today…
Wake up, breakfast, presentation rehearsal and off to Moscone to register.

And we kick of with ADF EMG sunday.

This should be interesting when you take a look at that list of speakers.

And of course later on today the keynote by Larry Ellison.
Very curious about that!

Like I said before, tomorrow is my own presentation:

  • Session: What’s Your Choice for Oracle Forms: Modernize, Upgrade, Integrate, or Migrate? (session id 08262)
  • Time and place: Monday, 12:30 PM, Marriott Marquis – Golden Gate A

This will be an interesting session for all Forms developers and users!

In case you’re not attending Oracle Open World, follow this blog and the iadvise twitter for regular updates from OOW.

If you want a complete overview from people attending Oracle Open World, come to the OpenXperience day on 21 October in Diegem, Belgium.
Visitors of Oracle Open World will bring you the most interesting information and hot news.

 

Oracle Forms Survey

I want to call all Oracle Forms developers and administrators to fill in this online survey about Oracle Forms.

The results will be published during Oracle Open World.
As I’m interested in this topic(Forms and Forms Modernization) and doing a presentation on Oracle Open World about Oracle Forms(session 08262 “What’s Your Choice for Oracle Forms: Modernize, Upgrade, Integrate, or Migrate?”), I’m looking forward to the results of the survey!

All things Oracle

There’s a new Oracle source available:  All Things Oracle.

The aim of All Things Oracle is to provide a gateway to the wealth of information and material available for Oracle developers and DBAs.
The site brings articles and other resources of Oracle experts.
Just to name a few:

All very experienced experts that will bring interesting articles!

I will also contribute to this site.
My specialities are SQL, PL/SQL, Forms and Forms Modernization, so expect articles on these topics in the near future on All Things Oracle.

Oracle Forms File drag and drop javaBean

I created a JavaBean that implements a “dropbox” in Oracle Forms.
It can be downoaded from the PJC/JavaBean library of Francois Degrelle.

When dropping one or more files on it, Forms receives the path and filename of it.
In the following example video the JavaBean is used to upload a file to the database.
For the uploading part I used Webutil.