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Forms 9i is here (Oracle9iDS)
Oracle released version 2 of Oracle9iDS bundles Forms 9i (now better known
as Oracle9i Forms developer) with it. Oracle has bundled all its development
tools under one Suite, Oracle9iDS (Oracle9i Development Suite). Oracle9iDS
is Oracle's complete set of tools for developing Internet Applications.
Oracle9i Developer Suite 9.0.2 is bundled with nine development tools. The
first four tools are part of application development and the last five are
grouped under Business Intelligence.
Oracle9i Forms Developer (Forms 9i)
Oracle9i Software Configuration Manager
Oracle9i Reports Developer (Reports 9i)
Oracle9i Discoverer Administration
Oracle9i Warehouse builder
Oracle9i Clickstream intelligence Builder
Oracle9i Business intelligence beans
The following components are planned for removal from forms 9i installation:
Oracle Procedure builder
Oracle Project builder
Oracle Translation builder
Oracle Query Builder
Oracle Schema Builder
Oracle9i Forms is a web-only release for developing applications for
the internet. Some Key features are:
Run on any network
The new forms listner servlet allows the deployment of forms
application on any network: Internet, Intranet or Extranet.
Log in only once
Using single sign-on eliminates the need for users to remember multiple
passwords because they only have to log in once. No additional coding
is required in the forms application module. Forms 9i can use the
authentication services provided by the logon server included with
Oracle9iAS, which is integrated with the OID and is LDAP-compatible.
Oracle9i Database Internationalization support
Forms 9i supports a new feature of Oracle9i database that ensures the
length of character variable used in multi-language applications will
accomodate the language in which the application id deployed! For example a
variable of size varchar2(100) would hold 100 characters for US7ASCII character
set. The same variable may hold 50 characters or less when using JA16SJIS character
set. The new feature resolves this problem by allowing you to define the
absolute number of characters required, irrespective of the character set
Deploy to Multiple Languages
A new component of Forms 9i, TranslationHub, assists in translating
Forms application to other languages. It maintains a repository of the
translations and lets you preview the forms while they are being
Run your application in any timezone
Forms 9i supports the ability to define timezones at all levels of
application so that the correct time is stored in the database.
Use XML to access your forms 9i files
Forms 9i allows you to save module files (.fmb, .mmb and .olb files) to
XML, which provides a human readable version of your forms application and
lets you manipulate the application in XML.
Access for users with Disabilities improved.
Improved runtime functionality.
Incorporate Java in Forms Application
The Java Importer, present in middle-tier, provides a mechanism for a
Forms application to call Java code contained within compiled Java classes.
Check the links below for more details.
Forms9i New features:
Oracle9 internet Application Server. All-in-one server for
building, deploying and managing business websites, applications and
web services. I will have a separate link on this in future.
Oracle Internet Directory, a component of 9iAS.
Lightweight directory access protocol, for accessing information
directories. OID is LDAP complient.
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