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What's new in Forms 12c, part 2

Thu, 2015-11-26 02:19
Let's now look into the Form Builder and what changes we got there.

First we see the facelift in the Open-Dialog. It's now the typical Windows-Dialog, where you have much more flexibility.

New features in the Convert-Dialog:

  • New Feature "Converting to and from XML"
  • Checkbox "Overwrite"
  • Checkbox "Keep window open", if you have to convert many files at once.

Preferences-Dialog, Tab "General":

  • The checkbox "Hide PL/SQL Compile Dialog" is new
  • Web Browser location (Forms 11g: Tab "Runtime")
  • Compiler Output is new

Tab "Subclass": No changes

Tab "Wizards": No changes

 Tab "Runtime":
  • The checkbox "Show URL Parameters" is new
  • Application Server URL is much bigger!
  • The Web Browser location vanished to Tab "General"

Have fun

What's new in Forms 12c?

Fri, 2015-11-06 02:13
Here are some of the differences which I found in the new Forms 12c version. And some things, that didn't change.

Let's start with the Object Navigator. Left side is Forms 11g, right is Forms 12c.

There are absolutely no changes between the two versions.

Same picture when we look at the menu and toolbar. No changes.

And now we see the big difference between 11g and 12c. The last decades Forms was known as "Forms Builder". And now we have a rebranding to "Form Builder".

Maybe it is only a typo. Let's wait what name it has in Release 2.

After looking at the layout I searched deeper. The help system! The global Content only changed one thing.

Oracle Forms User Interface was renamed to Oracle Form Builder. In this submenu you can now find Installation and Configuration.

Last but not least I compared the index of both help systems.

New help is available for:

  • Compiler Output
  • Form_Query_Only
  • Forms_Abterm_Cleanup
  • Forms_C_Stack_Trace_To_File
  • Forms_RUEI_Send_Form_Name
  • Hide PL/SQL Compile Dialog
  • Max_Event_Wait
  • Record_Count_Displayed
  • Show URL Parameters
  • System.Last_Event
  • System.Notification_Value
  • System.RecMgr_MAlloced
  • System.RecMgr_Mapped_In_Use
  • System.RecMgr_Mapped_Reserved
  • System.RecMgr_Mapped
  • System.RecMgr_Written_In_Use
  • System.RecMgr_Written
  • User_IP_Address

That's it

Forms 12c installation

Mon, 2015-10-26 06:04
My first installation two days ago wasn't stable. So I had to read the certification matrix to see, what's the problem.

Windows 10 was a little bit to new for my first installation.

So I tried today Windows 8 in a virtual machine. And that's it.

The difference to my first installation is, that the Forms Configuration Manager didn't start.

In Windows 8 the Configuration Manager did start without problems. These steps were shown in the Manager:

1) Instance Configuration

You have to set a Form Builder Instance Path. I created a new directory and wrote it into the path

2) Configuration Progress

3) End of Configuration

After the configuration you can work with the Form Builder

Just use it

Forms 12c launched this night

Sat, 2015-10-24 09:55
Some hours ago Oracle launched the new release of Oracle Forms.

And here are my first steps installing the new Forms 12c.

The OS, in which I tried the installation was a VMware with Windows 10 on my iMac.

 1) Welcome

2) Updates

3) Destination

4) Installation-Type

5) Prerequisites

6) Security Updates

7) Summary

8) The End

After the installation: My first start of the new Forms

More about it in the next days.

Have fun with Forms 12c