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Oracle Application Express Forms Converter

Douwe Pieter van den Bos

Convert your Oracle Forms applications to Oracle APEX successfully using this book and eBook
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Book Details

ISBN 139781847197764
Paperback172 pages

About This Book

  • Convert your Oracle Forms Applications to Oracle APEX
  • Master the different stages of a successful Oracle Forms to APEX conversion project
  • Packed with screenshots and clear explanations to facilitate learning
  • A step-by-step tutorial providing a proper understanding of Oracle conversion concepts

Who This Book Is For

This book is for Oracle Forms developers who want to migrate to Oracle APEX. The book will also be useful for Oracle APEX developers who want to convert their older Forms applications to Oracle APEX applications.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Understanding your Project
Reasons for conversion
Understanding the functionality
Understanding the technicality
Modules and iterations
Chapter 2: Preparing your Forms Conversion
Get your stuff!
Creating XML files
Understanding XML
The target database
Chapter 3: Create your Forms Conversion project
Getting started
Chapter 4: Planning your Project
The project page
Inside our project
What we need to do
Component annotations
Completion status
Assign developers
Project planning
Using annotations
Chapter 5: Getting your Logic Right!
Pre-generation editing
Data blocks
Block items
Original versus Enhanced Query
Custom Query
Analyzing business logic
Chapter 6: Generating your Application
Setting the project
Start the generation
Application design models
Check the pages
Adding pages
Selecting a theme
Create the application
Run the application
Chapter 7: Reviewing and Customizing your Application
The home page
Lists of Values
Back to the project page
Titles and names
Chapter 8: Delivering your Application
Steps in application delivery
Integrating modules and applications
Authentication integration
User acceptance

What You Will Learn

  • Create a fully functional and meaningful APEX conversion project using the Forms Converter in Oracle Application Express
  • Generate XML files using conversion tool, the rwconverter, and Reports Builder in the Oracle Developer Suite
  • Create a Forms Conversion Project and upload the generated XML files into the conversion project
  • Implement the business logic in your APEX application
  • Customize your converted APEX application using the Foms Converter in APEX
  • Deploy the APEX application
  • Master the working of Forms Converter in Oracle APEX
  • Understand the difficulties in a Forms Conversion project and address them
  • Master the different stages of a successful Oracle Forms to APEX conversion project

In Detail

Although Oracle Forms remains popular, many developers now see Oracle APEX as a preferred technology. Oracle Forms to Oracle APEX conversion projects follow a well-defined procedure, but sub-procedures and complexities can arise that make such conversion projects a challenging job.
This book will take you through a real Oracle Forms to APEX conversion project. It explains all the elements of the conversion, from generating XML files to the deployment of a working APEX application. By the end of this book, you will have mastered the process of Forms conversion.

The book starts with the details of the Forms project, and prepares you for the conversion process. You will use the rwconverter and Reports Builder in Oracle Developer Suite to generate XML and other useful files. You will plan and define the business logic for your conversion project. You will use the Forms Converter in Oracle APEX to convert and customize your Oracle Forms applications. Finally, you will deploy your application.

With this book you will understand what a Forms Conversion project in Oracle APEX means, what needs to be done, and what steps are necessary in order to create a fully functional and meaningful conversion project. This book shows the best way to convert applications from Forms to APEX.


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