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IS Oracle Forms/Reports 4.5 supported on database 10g? [message #447017] Thu, 11 March 2010 10:11 Go to next message
skatarey
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Does Oracle Forms/Reports 4.5 supported on database 10g? We have legacy application in Forms4.5 we are planning to migrate backend from 9i to 10g.
Re: IS Oracle Forms/Reports 4.5 supported on database 10g? [message #447019 is a reply to message #447017] Thu, 11 March 2010 10:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
cookiemonster
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No.

Forms and Reports 4.5 will have been out of support before 10g was even at the planning stage.
Re: IS Oracle Forms/Reports 4.5 supported on database 10g? [message #447020 is a reply to message #447017] Thu, 11 March 2010 10:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
cookiemonster
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I don't believe it's supported against 9i either.
Re: IS Oracle Forms/Reports 4.5 supported on database 10g? [message #447225 is a reply to message #447020] Fri, 12 March 2010 09:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
PITSS
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We had clients migrating to 10g where a 4.5 and 6i application had to be adjusted because they used an algorithm including rowid. You may want to analyse your application regarding this usage. Feel free to reach out to us for more details in compatibility issues and a potential upgrade/migration (www.pitssamerica.com).
Martin D.
Re: IS Oracle Forms/Reports 4.5 supported on database 10g? [message #447338 is a reply to message #447225] Sat, 13 March 2010 14:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Littlefoot
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I guess you had to modify 4.5 and 6i forms to run on a 10g database. However, I don't quite understand what ROWID has to do with it; ROWID exists in all Oracle database versions I saw (that would be 7.1 to 10g) so - if it isn't much to ask, could you tell what changed with ROWID?

I understand that its format changed (from 8 to 10 bytes, since Oracle 8i) - was that the case?

Though, knowing that ROWID can be changed due to certain actions (such as export and import of the same table), I guess you didn't rely on that piece of information. Did you?
Re: IS Oracle Forms/Reports 4.5 supported on database 10g? [message #447341 is a reply to message #447338] Sat, 13 March 2010 15:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
PITSS
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Yes - it was the change of the Row-ID datatype.

Not sure why you try to avoid the upgrade to a supported version. We have done these kind of upgrades in 3-4 days.
Re: IS Oracle Forms/Reports 4.5 supported on database 10g? [message #447349 is a reply to message #447341] Sat, 13 March 2010 16:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Littlefoot
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What made you think that I'm avoiding anything? I was just discussing your message, nothing else.
Re: IS Oracle Forms/Reports 4.5 supported on database 10g? [message #447350 is a reply to message #447017] Sat, 13 March 2010 16:18 Go to previous message
Kaeluan
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Hi,
I don`t know about Report, but for us we still have some Forms 4.5 in character mode running on VMS server and our DB is 10g and everything work perfectly.
I think the change was really minor because i don`t remember having problem during the migration. I think the biggest problem was dealing with long datatype.
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