About this Course

Tech Type Essentials
Course Code OC11GBAOF
Duration 5 Days

This course is also suitable for customers using Forms 12c.

This Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g: Build Applications with Oracle Forms training explores building Oracle Forms Builder 11g. Expert instructors will teach you how to create high-performance applications for the Web that are also scalable.

Learn To:

  • Use Oracle Forms Builder 11g.
  • Enhance applications with various GUI controls.
  • Add functionality to applications by writing triggers.
  • Use the Forms Debugger to troubleshoot applications.
  • Validate user input and display meaningful error messages.
  • Use WebUtil to interact with client computers.
  • Validate user input, control navigation and display meaningful messages to users.
  • Use WebUtil to interact with the client machine and pass values from one form to another.
  • Replace or supplement default transaction processing.
  • Benefits to You

When you walk away from this course, you will know how to build a sample Forms application for an order entry system using a variety of GUI controls. You'll have the knowledge and skills to enhance the appearance and functionality of the basic form by using PL/SQL trigger, JavaBeans, and Pluggable Java Components.

Please Note:

Emphasis is placed on designing objects and code for reuse.

Audience:

  • Application Developers
  • Forms Developer
  • Forms Developer
  • Developer
  • Support Engineer
  • Support Engineer
  • Technical Consultant
  • PL/SQL Developer

Prerequisites

  • Experience with SQL and PL/SQL basics
  • Experience in advanced SQL & PL/SQL

Delegates will learn how to

  • Link one form module to another
  • Create form modules, including components for database interaction and GUI controls
  • Display form modules in multiple windows and use a variety of layout styles
  • Test form modules in a Web browser
  • Debug form modules in a 3-tier environment
  • Implement triggers to enhance form functionality
  • Reuse objects and code

Outline

Running a Forms Application

  • Running a Form
  • Identifying the Data Elements
  • Navigating a Forms Application
  • Using the Modes of Operation
  • Querying Data
  • Inserting, Updating, and Deleting Records
  • Saving Changes
  • Displaying Errors

Working in the Forms Builder Environment

  • Forms Builder Key Features
  • Forms Builder Components
  • Navigating the Forms Builder Interface
  • Forms Builder Module Object Hierarchy
  • Customizing Your Forms Builder Session
  • Forms Executables and Module Types
  • Defining Environment Variables
  • Testing a Form with the Run Form Button

Creating a Basic Form Module

  • Creating a New Form Module
  • Creating a New Data Bock
  • Using Template Forms
  • Saving and Compiling a Form Module
  • Module Types and Storage Formats
  • Deploying a Form Module
  • Producing Documentation

Creating a Master-Detail Form

  • Creating Data Blocks with Relationships
  • Running a Master-Detail Form Module
  • Modifying the Structure of a Data Block
  • Modifying the Layout of a Data Block

Working Data Blocks and Frames

  • Managing Object Properties
  • Creating Visual Attributes
  • Controlling the Behavior and Appearance of Data Blocks
  • Controlling Frame Properties
  • Displaying Multiple Property Palettes
  • Setting Properties on Multiple Objects
  • Copying Properties
  • Creating Control Blocks

Working with Text Items

  • Creating a Text Item
  • Modifying the Appearance of a Text Item
  • Controlling the Data of a Text Item
  • Altering the Navigational Behavior of a Text Item
  • Enhancing the Relationship between Text Item and Database
  • Adding Functionality to a Text Item
  • Displaying Helpful Messages

Creating LOVs and Editors

  • LOVs and Record Groups
  • Creating an LOV Manually
  • Using the LOV Wizard to Create an LOV
  • Setting LOV Properties
  • LOV Column Mapping
  • Defining an Editor
  • Setting Editor Properties
  • Associating an Editor with a Text Item

Creating Additional Input Items

  • Input Items Overview
  • Creating a Check Box
  • Creating a List Item
  • Creating a Radio Group

Creating Noninput Items

  • Noninput Items Overview
  • Creating a Display Item
  • Creating an Image Item
  • Creating a Push Button
  • Creating a Calculated Item
  • Creating a Hierarchical Tree Item
  • Creating a Bean Area Item

Creating Windows and Content Canvases

  • Displaying a Form Module in Multiple Windows
  • Creating a New Window
  • Displaying a Form Module on Multiple Layouts
  • Creating a New Content Canvas

Working with Other Canvas Types

  • Overview of Canvas Types
  • Creating a Stacked Canvas
  • Creating a Toolbar
  • Creating a Tab Canvas

Producing and Debugging Triggers

  • Trigger Overview
  • Creating Triggers in Forms Builde
  • Specifying Execution Hierarchy
  • PL/SQL Editor Features
  • Using the Database Trigger Editor
  • Using Variables in Triggers
  • Adding Functionality with Built-in Subprograms
  • Using the Forms Debugger

Adding Functionality to Items

  • Coding Item Interaction Triggers
  • Interacting with Noninput Items

Displaying Run-Time Messages and Alerts

  • Built-Ins and Handling Errors
  • Controlling System Messages
  • The FORM_TRIGGER_FAILURE Exception
  • Triggers for Intercepting System Messages
  • Creating and Controlling Alerts
  • Handling Server Errors

Using Query Triggers

  • Query Processing Overview
  • SELECT Statements Issued During Query Processing
  • Setting WHERE and ORDER BY clauses and ONETIME_WHERE property
  • Writing Query Triggers
  • Query Array Processing
  • Coding Triggers for Enter-Query Mode
  • Overriding Default Query Processing
  • Obtaining Query Information at Run Time

Validating User Input

  • Validation Process
  • Controlling Validation by Using Properties
  • Controlling Validation by Using Triggers
  • Performing Client-Side Validation with PJCs
  • Tracking Validation Status
  • Using Built-ins to Control When Validation Occurs

Controlling Navigation

  • Using Object Properties to Control Navigation
  • Writing Navigation Triggers
  • Avoiding the Navigation Trap
  • Using Navigation Built-Ins in Triggers

Overriding or Supplementing Transaction Processing

  • Transaction Processing Overview
  • Using Commit Triggers
  • Testing the Results of Trigger DML
  • DML Statements Issued during Commit Processing
  • Overriding Default Transaction Processing
  • Getting and Setting the Commit Status
  • Implementing Array DML

Writing Flexible Code

  • What is Flexible Code?
  • Using System Variables for Flexible Coding
  • Using Built-in Subprograms for Flexible Coding
  • Copying and Subclassing Objects and Code
  • Referencing Objects by Internal ID
  • Referencing Items Indirectly

Sharing Objects and Code

  • Benefits of Reusable Objects and Code
  • Working with Property Classes
  • Working with Object Groups
  • Copying and Subclassing Objects and Code
  • Working with Object Libraries
  • Working with SmartClasses
  • Reusing PL/SQL
  • Working with PL/SQL Libraries

Using WebUtil to Interact with the Client

  • Benefits of WebUtil
  • Integrating WebUtil into a Form
  • Interacting with the Client

Introducing Multiple Form Applications

  • Multiple Form Applications Overview
  • Starting Another Form Module
  • Defining Multiple Form Functionality
  • Sharing Data among Modules
Essentials

5 Days

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