Re: Oracle APEX 3.1 printing PDFs

From: Job Miller <>
Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2010 20:33:19 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <>

no, you can't use the OC4J embedded with EMGC.

you need Oracle Containers for J2EE ( or above)

the article indicates this:

Before getting started, you will need to have Oracle Containers for J2EE (OC4J) up and running. The following version of OC4J have been verified to work with the FOP solution outlined below. Oracle Containers for J2EE ( or above) Available for download from OTNInstallation instructions and configuration

  • On Wed, 6/2/10, Dan Peacock <> wrote:

From: Dan Peacock <> Subject: Oracle APEX 3.1 printing PDFs
To: "oracle-l" <> Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2010, 4:40 PM

One of my APEX developers came to me wondering about getting pdf printing working in our APEX 3.1 install.

I did a little digging and came up with this document on Oracle's APEX site for printing:

I get to the part that says: "Before getting started, you will need to have Oracle Containers for J2EE (OC4J) up and running." and I figure I'm good to go since I have a EM GC instance (version running with OC4J.

Here's where the wheels begin to fall off for me.  In the configuration guide it says:

Step 1: Installing the WAR file Place the fop.war file (located in apex_install_directory/utlities/fop) in an accessible location on your local machine. You then follow the directions below or can view the process by running this viewlet. Navigate to your OC4J Oracle Enterprise Manager Console eg: http://localhost:8888/em/ Select the Applications Tab Select Deploy Button On the "Deploy: Select Archive" page use the option "Archive is present on local host. Upload the archive to the server where Application Server Control is running." Use the file browse to select the fop.war file and click "Next" button On the "Deploy: Application Attributes" page set the "Application Name" option to "fop" and clear the "Context Root " option and click "Next" Button On the Deploy: Deployment Settings click the "Deploy" button Well, my EM has no Applications Tab, so I figure what it meant was the Applications "tab" under the EnterpriseManager0.  I click on the Applications "tab" but can find no "Deploy" button.

I'm stumped as to where to go next.  The APEX application server doesn't seem to have OC4J running (and I can't seem to get EMGC to see that I have an Oracle Application Server running on that box, but that is a separate issue). 

So, before I spend a couple of days chasing my tail and/or waiting for Support to get back to me, I figured I would pose the question here:  Has anyone gotten APEX printing to work?  Am I thinking incorrectly that I can use the EM OC4J to accomplish this?

Any insights would be greatly appreciated.

Dan Peacock
Database Administrator
Auto-wares, Inc.

-- Received on Wed Jun 02 2010 - 22:33:19 CDT

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