Run Oracle forms from LAN

Assalamu Alikom,

I can not deny how does this work took time as I searched for it and made many tries between fails and success .

And here is the steps to run your Oracle project from any computer on the Local Network. 


Windows XP is recommened to install Application Server

1#Step : Install ORACLE DataBase 10g 


2#Step : Install ORACLE Developer 10g



After installation of Oracle developer :

goto C:\oracle\product\10.2.0\db_1\NETWORK\ADMIN


then copy the files : 

listener.ora

sqlnet.ora

tnsnames.ora

and paste them to the following path :

C:\DevSuiteHome_1\NETWORK\ADMIN



3#Step : Install Application Server

download it from here ...

Be very careful before install and follow steps below :

1-download file staticports.conf   from here... and copy it to path  C:\oracle\FRHome_1\


2-Choose Manual install then choose the file staticports.conf


3-After install finishes write down the link appears to access Oracle Enterprise Manager, it looks like (http://localhost:7798)

4-goto C:\oracle\product\10.2.0\db_1\NETWORK\ADMIN

then copy the files : 

listener.ora

sqlnet.ora

tnsnames.ora


and paste them to the following path :

C:\oracle\FRHome_1\NETWORK\ADMIN



5- Goto path C:\oracle\FRHome_1\\forms\server  where you installed app server
and make copy of file default.env  and paste it in the same place

6- Rename the new file to tr.env (you can rename it to any of yours)

7- Open file tr.env using  notepad

8-Edit the Form_path to FORMS_PATH=C:\DevsuiteHome_1\forms


Important: copy all your fmx  files of your project in the path (C:\FRHome_1\forms)


4#Step : Configure Application Server

1-Login Appserver  by typing Localhost in the address bar of any browser(internet explorer is preferred) or the link you wrote before

2-Choose Forms then  choose Configuration then choose Duplicate then choose New Section
and name it :EFL  (you can rename it to any of yours) then click OK


3-Choose Forms then  choose Configuration then select  EFL then click Edit

4- Edit the following items as followed:
baseHTMLjinitiator:basejini.htm
baseHTMLjpi:basejpi.htm
envFile:tr.env
form:login.fmx
userid:hr/hr@orcl
page Title:My First AppServer Application
then click Apply

5-Choose Forms  again and  copy the  link Servlet URL : http://localhost:7801/forms/frmservlt

6- edit the link to be http://localhost:7801/forms/frmservlt?config=EFL 
then paste it  in the browser and click Enter from keyboard

If you are on windows 7 then edit the baseHTMLjinitiator:basejpi.htm


6-Goto Oracle Enterprise Manager then choose PORTS  then select  WebCache     http
then click Edit icon
make it 80 then click OK  then it asks you Restart webcache? click Yes

be sure the Port:80 is not used by other programs on your PC




7-Open notepad then write the following code:

You can get it from here :



8- Paste rd.html  in the path C:\oracle\FRHome_1\Apache\Apache\htdocs

9-Goto Oracle Enterprise Manager then choose HTTP SERVER then Administration then Advanced server Properties  then  Httpd.conf

10- Search for DirectoryIndex then
make it DirectoryIndex rd.html

*OC4J  and Reports Server must be opened all time

5#Step : Running Forms over LAN
1-after running project on server   , we got the link like this:
http://localhost/forms/frmservlet?config=efl

2-replace localhost with server IP Address(you can get ip address  from Start then CMD then ipconfig then press enter)

it becomes 
http://192.168.1.4/forms/frmservlet?config=efl

3-From any computer connected to server over Local network  :
 install J initiator
goto   http://192.168.1.4/forms/frmservlet?config=efl

Update#1 : 
You can add multiple users with different Schemes by editing the file :
C:\oracle\FRHome_1\forms\server\formsweb.cfg 

you  just add in the end of file name , form path   and User credentials like  this :

[hr]
form=e:\hrm\Login.fmx

userid=hr/hr@orcl

Then the address to access this users forms is :
http://192.168.1.4/forms/frmservlet?config=hr

Update#2 : 
To display Arabic fonts  well , you must :

1#Replace uifont.ali  which is located in the following two paths :
C:\DevSuiteHome_1\tools\common
C:\oracle\FRHome_1\tools\common

2#Add Windows Fonts folder in Registry , It's found twice inside  Registry


Thanks to :
ميسم الكرام
Ahmed Elbanna

MS Server 2008 R2 Sounds

In the previous blog we talked about enabling Wireless in Microsoft server 2008 , here is the way to  enable the SOUNDS too.

Article was pick from HowToGeek web site.
All it takes to get sound functionality out of Server 2008 R2 is to set the Windows Audio service to start up automatically. To do this we need to open the Services MMC, the quickest way to do this is to press the Win + R key combination to bring up a run box, type services.msc and hit enter.
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Once the Snap-In opens scroll down until you find the Windows Audio Service.
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Double-click on it to open its properties.
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Now you need to change the Startup drop-down box from Manual to Automatic.
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Click ok when you are done, and restart your computer.
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You should notice that your volume control icon went from looking like this
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To this
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You can now play music and movies through Windows Media Player which was installed in the first part of the series, or you could install a third party media player.

MS SERVER 2008 wireless

You may need to install Windows Server 2008 R2  for some reasons like creating Oracle Application Server.
But you notice that WI-FI can not run  even if  drivers are installed so here is how to fix it.
This article is from Microsoft website.

At first, setting up a wireless connection on a system running Windows Server 2008 R2 seems pretty straightforward. Simply open the Network and Sharing Center, go to Change Adapter Settings, right-click on the wireless network controller, and select Enable. Now configure the network settings. 

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However, you might notice that the wireless connection is still disabled. This is because the typical installation of Windows Server 2008 R2 is "locked down" with Roles and Features disabled by default. The fix is very easy, though, once you know the problem. 

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To enable support for wireless networking:
  • open Server Manager
  • Select Features in the left pane
  • Select Add Features
  • Select the check box next to Wireless LAN Service
  • Press the Install button to confirm your selection
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After installation of the Wireless LAN Service feature is complete, you can go back to Network Connections and enable the wireless controller (if it didn’t already become enabled). And now you can right-click on the connection and select Connect/Disconnect and configure settings for the wireless network to which you want to connect. 


wswl7.jpgSource: TechNet web site

Import and Export DataBase Oracle 10g

Here are steps to exoprt an existing Database in Oracle 10g.


1# First of all you must create USER with the same name ,password and privileges using SQL PLUS,to import DATABASE to.

TO EXPORT DB:

3# START then CMD then write: the following command:
EXP USERNEME/PASSOWRD@ORCL FILE=D:\FILENAME.DMP
then press ENTER key

Before importing dmp file you must :
-Create user with the same name and password
-set Arabic Character in DB  like here...

TO IMPORT DB:
2# Copy the FILENAME.DMP file to the new location you wish to import
3# START then CMD then write: the following command:
IMP USERNEME/PASSOWRD@ORCL FILE=D:\FILENAME.DMP Full=Y
then press ENTER key


Source: ArabOUG

Pick date from Calendar on oracle Forms 10g

To insert date in text items  using calendar.

Here is the method with an example.
1#Open Forms Builder
2# Create Manual Block then press F2 to create canvas for this Block
3# Add Text item --name it to Date_Text  --Set DataBase to No --Set Fomat Mask to dd/mm/yyyy
4# Add Push Button
5#Add Object Library stndrd20 then drag and drop Components to Object Group n Block
6#Add PL SQL  Library  Calendar90.pll  then drag and drop  Date_lov(Spec&Body) to Program Units
7#Click  Push Button then press F11 then choose When_Button_pressed then write the following trigger :
       date_lov.get_date(sysdate,'date_text');

enjoy...

Here is the FMB Form runs without problems .

Here is the Object Library  and PL/SQL library

التاريخ الهجري و الميلادي في اوراكل Gregorian & Hijri date in Oracle

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله 
هذه اول مواضيعي في مجموعة مستخدمي اوراكل العرب araboug اسال الله تعالى ان ينفعني و اياكم بها.

لا يخفى على احد اهمية استخدام التاريخ الهجري و لا يمكن الاعتماد كليه على معادلات اوراكل مثل :
-- لتحويل تاريخ اليوم الميلادي الى هجري  نستخدم
select to_char(sysdate,'dd/mm/yyyy','nls_calendar =''arabic hijrah''') from dual
حيث نجد اختلاف يوم او يومين فمثلا يوم 13 صفر 1437 
عند تحويله باستخدام المعادلة السابقة فالناتج يكون :
12/02/1438

و لكن الصحيح ان التاريخ الهجري المقابل للتاريخ الميلادي 13/11/2016 هو13/02/1438.

و افضل طريقة حسب ما اعرف و قرات هو الاحتفاظ بالتاريخ الهجري في قاعدة البيانات كما هو دون الاعتماد على معادلات اوراكل.

 الطريقة التي اعتمدت عليها :

 #  انشاء جدول 
Create table Ar_convert_date (convert_id number , Hj_date    varchar2(10) , G_date varchar2(10))

# عمل شيت اكسيل بنفس شكل الجدول و يبدا التاريخ الميلادي من 01/01/2015 و حتى 01/01/2050
# تحت Hj_date في الاكسيل نكتب معادلة تحويل الهجري و هي:
=text(G_date,"b2dd/mm/yyyy")
# في عمود جديد في الاكسيل نكتب معادلة التاريخ الميلاد و تكون :
=text(G_date,"dd/mm/yyyy")

#بعد ذلك نقوم بنسخ الثلاثة اعمدة : Convert_id , Hj_date , العمود الاخيرالرابع

# لصق القيم فقط Paste Values في شيت جديد

# بعد هذا يمكن استيراد البيانات مباشرة الى اوراكل باستخدام الTOAD و ان كنت افضل الاستيراد باستخدام جملة INSERT

# طبعا لن ارهقكم في كتابة جملة INSERT  عدد 12866 مرة و هذا مستحيل

# نقوم بكتابة جملة INSERT في الاكسيل كما هو مرفق ثم عمل نسخ و لصق للقيم فقط Paste Values 

#نسخ جملة INSERT الى متصفح Browser من خلال الدخول الى 
كما هو معروف و عمل Execute
و بهذا تم ادراج جميع التواريخ الميلادي (01/01/2015 حتى 01/01/2050) و الهجري (11/03/136 - 08/04/1472) في الفترة المحددة .


#الخطوة التالية تكون عمل Function او Procedure

باقي الملفات في الرابط التالي بسب ان حجمها تجاوز ال 1 ميجا.

Create Shortcut for your Oracle Application

After  I made shortcut to my ORACLE APP ; I wanted to create a shortcut for it.
Shortcut created successfully but it opens with Chrome [Default Browser].
Update: Here is how to make shortcut for my ORACLE Application.
1#navigate to C:\DevSuiteHome_1\forms then go to Forms Folder
2#Paste here all your project FMX files
3#navigate to C:\DevSuiteHome_1\tools\web\html Folder
4#Open file runform.HTML it looks like this:
5# Edit form as shown above , then press RUN FORM button.
6# A new page will open 
7# Copy the text in Address bar  and make shortcut for it, It's your project link.
enjoy....


It may bugs when trying to run shortcut So here is the way to change it to your oracle-friend browser...

Shortcut to Open a URL with Firefox when IE is Default
  1. Click Start
  2. Click Programs
  3. Click Mozilla Firefox
  4. Right-click the Mozilla Firefox icon and select Send To and then select Desktop (create shortcut)
  5. Right-click the new shortcut and select Properties
  6. On the Shortcut tab, click the Target field and move the cursor to the end of all the text
  7. Enter a single space and then enter your URL URL_FF 
  8. Click Apply
  9. Click the General tab
  10. In the text field at the top, give your shortcut an appropriate name
  11. Click OK
SOURCE: Shortcut to Open a URL With Your Non-Default Browser: