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Oracle® Forms - Part I
A Five-Day Training Course
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The Oracle Forms - Part I course is designed to provide the skills needed to design, develop and deploy end-user Oracle Form applications which interact with an Oracle Relational Database.
Who Should Attend
Programmers and other software development personnel who need to write Oracle Form applications which interface with an Oracle database and run on the web.
• What is Oracle Forms? • Oracle Form Builder Components • Application Code Partitioning • Exercise: Preparing to Work with Oracle Forms
• Creating an Oracle Form • Running an Oracle Form • The Runtime Interface • Performing Queries • Updating Records • Exercise: Creating and Running an Oracle Form
The Form Builder Interface
• The Main Menu • The Object Navigator • Basic Components of a Form • Property Palettes • The PL/SQL Editor • The Layout Editor • Exercise: Using Oracle Form Builder Tools
Building a Form
• Basic Steps in Development • Creating a Data Block • Customising the Layout • Setting Properties For Data Blocks and Items • Adding Trigger Code • Running the Oracle Form • Exercise: Building a Simple Oracle Form • Exercise: Building a Master-Detail Oracle Form
• What is Navigation? • Navigational Triggers • Item and Block Validation • Commit Form Triggers • Query Triggers • Trigger Types and Scope • Trigger Code • Global, System and Bind Variables • Handling Errors • Exercise: Implementing Navigational Triggers • Exercise: Implementing Commit-time Triggers • Exercise: Implementing Query Triggers
Introducing Standard Built-Ins
• Unrestricted Built-in Procedures and Functions • Restricted Built-in Procedures • Calling Built-ins • Getting and Setting Properties at Runtime • Using Internal Object IDs • Error Handling • Exercises: Enhancing Oracle Form Applications using Built-ins
More Interface Objects
• Basic Controls - Text and Display Items • Iconic Push-buttons • Check Boxes and Radio Groups • List Items • Image Items • Alerts • Editors • Record Groups and LOVs • Hierarchical Trees • Exercises: Creating Additional Interface Items
• Oracle Form Module Program Units • PL/SQL Libraries • Database Procedures • Exercise: Using PL/SQL Libraries • Exercise: Using Database Procedures
Canvases and Windows
• Content Canvases • Stacked Canvases • Toolbar Canvases • Tab Canvases • Handling Windows • Exercise: Generating Canvases and Toolbars • Exercise: Handling Multi-Window Applications
• Visual Attributes • Property Classes • Copying Objects • Subclassing • Object Groups • Object Libraries • Exercise: Creating and Using a Property Class • Exercise: Creating and Using an Object Library
Introduction to Calling Other Forms
• Built-in Procedures • Methods for Calling other Oracle Forms • Exercise: Calling one Oracle Form from Another
• Exercise: Interfacing with an Oracle Report • Running in Debug Mode • Creating Break Points • Monitoring Application Data
Oracle Forms Services
• Overview • Oracle Forms Compatibility Issues • Architecture and Components of the Oracle Forms Client
• Preparation • Default Deployment • Using runform.htm for Testing • Generating URLs • Default Configuration Files • Exercise: Test an Oracle Form using runform.htm • Exercise: Create a URL to Deploy and Test an Oracle Form
Configuring Forms Services
• The formsweb.cfg Configuration File • System and Runform Parameters • Forms Applet and HTML Tag Parameters • Archive Parameters • Creating Application-specific Configurations • Renaming and Relocating formsweb.cfg • Customising the base HTML Files • Exercise: Create Application-specific Configurations • Exercise: Create a Custom Configuration File
Dealing With Icons and Images
• Boilerplate and HTML Images • Forms Icons and Images • Images Loaded at Runtime • Other Images • SplashScreen, Background and Logo Images • Using jar Files • Exercise: Deploy a Variety of Icons and Images • Exercise: Create and Use a jar File
Other Configuration Issues
• Icons in Form Builder • The Environment File default.env • The Registry File registry.dat • Font Mappings • The web.xml and forms90.conf Config Files • Notes on Configuring for SSO • JInitiator • Exercise: Configure registry.dat and default.env • Exercise: Configure web.xml and forms90.conf
• Built-in Optimisation Features • Using and Customising JInitiator • Improving Performance • Exercise: Implement Features to improve Performance
Together with the Oracle Forms - Part II course, the Oracle Forms - Part I course is suitable for delegates intending to sit the Oracle PL/SQL Developer OCA examination #1Z0-141: Oracle Forms: Build Internet Applications.
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