HOME – old downloads are here, but better https://github.com/slavkoss/fwphp/
07. August 2018
I could not find good tutorial for Forms 12 64 bit on Windows 10 64 bit, Oracle DB 11g XE.
So https://github.com/slavkoss/fwphp/tree/master/glomodul/help_sw/oracle is (I think best) tutorial for installation (last version) Forms 11 64 bit on Windows 10 64 bit, Oracle DB 11g XE, webstart works.
20. March 2016
I successfully installed Forms 12c which seems to be much better than Forms 11g.
I installed Oracle DB 11XE 64 bit – but this article is still usefull because 64 bit 11XE is simpler installation then 32 bit.
My Newest APEX 5.0.3 installation (slowww) also works on Win10 64 bit.
Help pdf: forms12c_upgrade_forms6i_FSMFA.pdf is interresant, other help pdf-s look good. But they still are :
– language references = lists of all existing features
(sometimes also non existing – Lary Ellison’s speciality) – encyclopedias
– there are no good user manuals (tutorials) = simple recipes collections
like this I try to show here.
May be Oracle wants us to pay his expensive courses ?
All 3 ways of running “Installed successfully…” form described in
work for me. This is best (?) : New standalone way for end-users to run Oracle Forms applications.
Forms 12c developer runs and connects to DB 11g XE (icon in start folder).
My .fmb & .fmx are in J:\sw\possys12 which I added to my FORMS_PATH in file
After that I could run my tipdok.fmx so :
— URL in firefox shows my tipdok.fmx screen :
Release Forms and Reports 12.2.x
GA Date Oct 2015
Premier Support Ends Oct 2020
Extended Support Ends Oct 2023
Sustaining Support Ends Indefinite
Oracle Forms 12c version can now be used without a browser while still keeping the native appearance of the application.
Either JDK or Java Plugin (JRE) has to be installed on the client PC.
An example of how to use this type of configuration can be found in the Forms web configuration file (formsweb.cfg), present in Forms 12c environment.
Download Oracle Forms12c and help :
and see end this text: [L1], [L2]…
[L1] 02_fusion_admin_ASADM.pdf Administering Oracle Fusion Middleware
[L2] forms12c_deployment_FSDEP.pdf Forms Services Deployment Guide 12c (12.2.1)
My two attempts to install Oracle Forms 11 were unsuccessful (to big, to complicated – nobody starts new projects with Forms 11 – pity – it is great SW developed in wrong direction), but installing Oracle Forms 6i on win 8.1 64 bit and 11g (not XE) was successful (with patch 18 and that two almost 15 years old dll-s instead newer !!)
Forms 12c post installation
NEXT STEPS & ACTIONS WORK FOR ME :
- Also can be step 2. POSTINST 1 :
Fusion Middleware Control: Weblogic Server Adminis.Console 12c
action1111111 start Weblogic (Administration) Server:
To stop admin server, close the command shell in which it is running.action2222222 start Weblogic Server Adminis.Console 12c :
http://sspc1:7001/console user=weblogic psw=mypsw*2
- Also can be step 1. POSTINST 2 Starting and Stopping Node Manageraction333333 start NodeManager utility which is used to start F or R servers :
To stop Node Manager, close the command shell in which it is running.
- POSTINST 3 Starting and Stopping Managed Servers (F, R…)action444444 Starting/Stopping Managed F/R Servers WLS_FORMS / WLS_REPORTS :
1. Frame “Domain Configurations” -> Servers -> Control Tab
2. chk box Managed Server eg WLS_FORMS or WLS_REPORTS
(I have only this two plus AdminServer)
3. button Start or Resume or ShutDown or…
- POSTINST 4 Running Oracle Forms
DO NOT USE old way Embedded Java applet.action555555 run “Installed successfully…” form Standalone way from CLI (or from .bat)
Enter the following to run your application:
java -jar frmsal.jar -url “http://sspc1:9001/forms/frmservlet?config=standaloneapp” -t 30000action666666 run “Installed successfully…” form Java Webstart way from ibrowser
Forms 12c installation
Refer to documentation
- Deinstall older java SW. Install 64bit JDK (v8U51+)
01_jdk-8u74-windows-x64.exe 191803 kB
I installed all as administrator
java -version shows :
java version “1.8.0_74”
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_74-b02)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.74-b02, mixed mode)
- Install W e b L o g i c Server 12c (Infrastructure)
fmw_126.96.36.199.0_infrastructure.jar 1498316 kB
You do not have to create a WebLogic Server domain Forms and Reports installer can do it. In admin CLI :
winkey+X -> Comm.prompt admin
or winkey, cmd , right click -> run as admin
“C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_74\bin\java” -d64 -jar fmw_188.8.131.52.0_infrastructure.jar
(default is C:\Oracle\Middleware\Oracle_Home)
If you are installing Oracle Forms and Reports on MS Windows, you must make sure that the Node Manager utility that was installed with Oracle WebLogic Server is stopped before you begin Forms installation:
2.1 Verify the Oracle WebLogic Server Node Manager utility is stopped. If it is running, kill the process.
2.2 Determine if nodemanager.properties file is present in WebLogic_Home\common\nodemanager directory.
a. If the nodemanager.properties file is not present, continue installing Oracle Forms and Reports.
b. If the nodemanager.properties file does exist, open it and verify that the ListenPort parameter is included and that it is set. If the ListenPort parameter is not included or set, edit the nodemanager.properties file so that it is similar to the following, where NODE_MANAGER_LISTEN_PORT represents the port the Node Manager listens on, such as 5556:
- Install Forms and Reports 12c (DEPLOYMENT install.type and select Oracle Home created in step 2. above that contains Infrastructure install).
3.1 Run as admin: setup_fmw_184.108.40.206.0_fr_win64.exe 942641 kB
3.2 you can skip Auto Update option then click to continue.
3.3 specify installation directory (see 3.4) :
when you are going to install forms/reports for DEPLOYMENT install. dir. is Oracle Home that contains infrastructure install:
not eg c:\oracle\midw\home_f12c (see error 3.3 below)
which is ok for Forms Builder STANDALONE install.
3.4 Installation type screen: option to install Oracle Forms Builder Standalone and Oracle Forms & Reports deployment.
Choose Oracle Forms & Reports DEPLOYMENT
The standalone installation :
1. does not allow forms to be run, just built and compiled. To run them, they must be deployed to a full installation of Oracle Forms and Reports Services.
2 There is no standalone equivalent of Oracle Reports. (see https://oracle-base.com/articles/12c/standalone-forms-builder-12c-installation-on-windows-1221)
3.5 Check system requirements screen, if OK, click next
3.6 Installation summary screen, click next
3.7 Installation successful screen with check box to Run Oracle Forms Configuration wizard after installation.
Do not (?) check box and click Finish to exit the installation.In the Forms configuration wizard, you will be prompted to specify Oracle Forms Instance directory location, so just create a new directory and specify that directory for Forms instance and when the Configuration wizard will complete you can find tnsnames.Ora and other properties files in this directory.
- Create repository using RCU GUI:
forms12c need to install Oracle Repository with at least following components:
Oracle Platform Security Services containing :
Audit Services Append
Audit Services Viewer
host name: localhost (127.0.0.1 ?)
service name : XE
recommended is AL32UTF8 char.set — click “Ignore” button
11g XE db is not certified for use in fusion midw production environm. — click “Ignore” button
220.127.116.11+ Ora.DB required, but XE DB is not 18.104.22.168 :
select banner from v$version where banner like ‘Oracle Database%’;
outputs: Oracle Database 11g Express Edition Release 22.214.171.124.0 – 64bit ProductionDEV schema prefix
advaced replication not enabled — click “Ignore” buttonIn SQL+ I see 9 new DEV_… users created 19.3.2016.
- Create WebLogic Server domain using Config Wizard GUI
eg base_domain :
Start GUI Configuration of Forms & Reports with :
chk box create new domain, located in:
C:\oracle\midw\home_midw\user_projects\applications\base_domainadmin user name = weblogic
psw = your choice (8 char, min. one num or…)autoconfig – RCU data (not manual)vendor OracleDBMS/service XE (ora7 ?)
schema owner DEV_STB
host name localhost (dbhost.example.com) port 1521created domain : base_domain
C:\oracle\midw\home_midw\user_projects\domains\base_domainWebLogic Admin server URL:
- Start all servers (how: see postinst above) :
Node Manager=util which starts not Admin servers, Domain servers are: Admin Server, forms server and reports server and other servers if you have them (I do not)
1a. http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/apex/application-express/upgrade-apex-for-xe-154969.html — upgrade was unsuccessfull
– drop all APEX_ and FLOWS_ schemas,
– and fresh install APEX 4.2.5 which was unsuccessfull
(same as upgrade APEX 4.0 -> 4.2.5)
Thank’s to link 1.(snapdba, especcialy Nancy Schorr, ) I solved partially this, except can not load images becouse of invalid VIEW XDB.PATH_VIEW
– and this is my question to more experienced people:
conn xdb/[email protected]
start C:\oraclexe\app\oracle\product\11.2.0\server\bin\sredi (standard code to show invalid DB objects) outputs:
— 3 invalids can not be compiled:
ALTER TRIGGER XDB.XDB_PV_TRIG COMPILE;
ALTER PACKAGE BODY XDB.DBMS_XSLPROCESSOR COMPILE;
ALTER VIEW XDB.PATH_VIEW COMPILE;
At this job end I have:
1. working link http://127.0.0.1:8080/apex/apex_admin
(no error: “Unable to run page sentry in application 4500”)
2. select * from all_users order by username;
USERNAME USER_ID CREATED --------------------- ---------- ANONYMOUS 35 27-AUG-11 APEX_040200 59 24-MAY-14 APEX_PUBLIC_USER 58 24-MAY-14 CTXSYS 32 27-AUG-11 FLOWS_FILES 57 24-MAY-14 HR 43 27-AUG-11 ...
What / how do to reach goal
A standard Oracle 126.96.36.199 32 bit database installation comes bundled with
APEX (Application Express) 3.2.1 by default (DB 11XE R2 32 bit – with 4.0).
- upgrade DB 11XE R2 to latest version of APEX (currently 4.2.5 – 24.5.2014)
- configure EPG (Embedded PL/SQL Gateway):
– which uses Oracle XML DB HTTP components within DB itself
– so no need to run a separate HTTP server.
- Download apex_4.2.5.zip from :
- Drag apex folder from apex_4.2.5.zip, to drop to C:
- C:\apex> sqlplus /nolog
SQL> CONNECT SYS/[email protected] as SYSDBA
- drop user APEX_040000 cascade;
drop user APEX_040200 cascade; — upgrade created this – was unsuccessfull
drop user APEX_PUBLIC_USER cascade;
drop user FLOWS_FILES cascade;
- @apexins APEX APEX TEMP /i/
Usage: @apexins <apex_tbs> <apex_files_tbs> <temp_tbs> <images>
apex_tbs – name of the tablespace for the APEX user.
apex_files_tbs – name of the tablespace for APEX files user.
temp_tbs – name of the temporary tablespace.
images – virtual directory for APEX images. Define the virtual
image directory as /i/ for future updates.
- Log back into SQL*Plus (as above)
C:\apex> sqlplus /nolog
CONNECT SYS/[email protected] as SYSDBA
change ADMIN account password:
NOTE: password must min length=6, and contain at least :
one uppercase letter, one lowercase, one number
one punctuation character: ( !”#$%&()“*+,-/:;?_ )
- ALTER USER anonymous ACCOUNT UNLOCK;
alter user ANONYMOUS identified by NULL;
Changed ANONYMOUS password to NULL.
ALTER USER xdb ACCOUNT UNLOCK;
ALTER USER apex_public_user ACCOUNT UNLOCK;
ALTER USER flows_files ACCOUNT UNLOCK;
- select username, account_status from dba_users where username = ‘XDB’;
Database User Status
if EXPIRED & LOCKED then
first : alter user xdb account unlock; then:
alter user XDB identified by XDB;
- Script to enable anonymous access to XML DB repository.
Some people said that it didnt help (helped me). Run it if:
outputs: Allow repository anonymous access? FALSE
shows also: nls-language american_america.al32utf8
SET SERVEROUTPUT ON
l_value VARCHAR2 (5) := ‘true’; — (true/false)
l_configxml := DBMS_XDB.cfg_get ();IF l_configxml.
— Add missing element.
SELECT INSERTCHILDXML (
FROM DUAL;DBMS_OUTPUT.put_line (‘Element inserted.’);
— Update existing element.
SELECT UPDATEXML (
FROM DUAL;DBMS_OUTPUT.put_line (‘Element updated.’);
END IF;DBMS_XDB.cfg_update (l_configxml);
/outputs: Element inserted.
— Now is: Allow repository anonymous access? TRUE !!!
- and load images:
SQL> @apxldimg.sql APEX_HOME
-> SAME ERR UPGRADE AS AFTER DROP APEX_ & FLOW_ USERS:
PL/SQL: ORA-04045: errors during recompilation/revalidation of XDB.PATH_VIEW
- Configure database parameters for APEX
Check that the JOB_QUEUE_PROCESSES parameter is set to at least 20:
SHOW PARAMETER job_queue_processes
ALTER system SET job_queue_processes=20 scope=both;For a small group of concurrent users, Oracle recommends a value
of 5 for SHARED_SERVERS:
SHOW PARAMETER shared_servers
ALTER system SET shared_servers=5 scope=both;
- Enable network services (ACL) and XML DB HTTP server
Re enable the Oracle XML DB HTTP Server port (8080):
EXEC dbms_xdb.sethttpport(8080);Enable remote HTTP connections (optional):
EXEC dbms_xdb.setListenerLocalAccess(l_access => FALSE);
If l_access is set to TRUE, setListenerLocalAccess allows access to
XML DB HTTP server on the localhost only.
If l_access is set to FALSE, setListenerLocalAccess allows access to
XML DB HTTP server on both the localhost and non-localhost interfaces
i.e. remote connections.By default, the ability to interact with network services is disabled
in Oracle Database 11g.
Therefore, you must use DBMS_NETWORK_ACL_ADMIN package to grant
connect privileges to any host for the APEX_040200 database user:DECLARE
— Look for the ACL currently assigned to ‘*’ and give APEX_040200
— the “connect” privilege if APEX_040200
— does not have the privilege yet.
SELECT ACL INTO ACL_PATH FROM DBA_NETWORK_ACLS
WHERE HOST = ‘*’ AND LOWER_PORT IS NULL AND UPPER_PORT IS NULL;
ACL_PATH, ‘APEX_040200’, ‘connect’
) IS NULL THEN
ACL_PATH, ‘APEX_040200’, TRUE, ‘connect’
— When no ACL has been assigned to ‘*’.
WHEN NO_DATA_FOUND THEN
‘ACL that lets power users to connect to everywhere’,
‘APEX_040200’, TRUE, ‘connect’);
COMMIT;ERROR at line 1: ~~~~~~~~~~~~ !”#$%&()“*+,-/:;?_ ~~~~~~~~~~~~
ORA-04045: errors during recompilation/revalidation of XDB.PATH_VIEW
ORA-00600: internal error code, arguments: [qctchr : bfl], , , ,
, , , , , , , 
ORA-06508: PL/SQL: could not find program unit being called:
ORA-06512: at line 19 ORA-01403: no data found
OTHER USEFULL (?) COMMANDS
COL comp_name FOR A30
SELECT comp_name, version, status FROM dba_registry WHERE comp_id=’APEX’;
COMP_NAME VERSION STATUS
Oracle Application Express 4.2.5.00.08 VALID
– It’s hard to find error messages with Apex. To get error messages:
execute dbms_epg.set_global_attribute(‘log-level’, 7);
Then look for logs in your Oracle trace directory that start with _s .
Or grep for epg or apex in that directory and you’ll see some errors.
– Switching to brand new port. I made up 8083 as I wasn’t sure
some settings somewhere were still stuck for 8080.
Setting it back and forth to 0 and back to 8083 seems to help.
– 8083 never showed up in netstat but it doesn’t seem to make a difference
Test scripts: ed C:\oraclexe\app\oracle\product\11.2.0\server\bin\t.sql
ed C:\apex\tmp.txt – output of t.sql
Thank you for some other wonderful post. Where else may
just anyone get that type of info in such a perfect means of writing?
I have a presentation subsequent week, and I’m at the search for such information.
The Oracle Database XE installation checks your system for the following kernel parameter settings. If the kernel parameters of your system are less than the values listed in Table 2 , then the installation will modify the kernel parameter setting to use the values in this table.
Viktor where is table 2 ?