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Course Overview

Oracle Forms 10g

Course Content

Introducing Oracle Forms Developer and Forms Services

  • Grid Computing
  • Oracle 10g Products
  • Oracle Application Server Architecture
  • Oracle Forms Services Architecture
  • Benefits and Components of Oracle Developer Suite
  • Running a Forms Developer Application
  • Working in the Forms Developer Environment

Creating Forms Modules

  • Creating a Basic Forms Module
  • Creating a Master-Detail Forms Module
  • Modifying the Data Block
  • Modifying the Layout

Working with Data Blocks and Frames

  • Using the Property Palette
  • Managing Object Properties
  • Creating and Using Visual Attributes
  • Controlling the Behavior and Appearance of Data Blocks
  • Controlling Frame Properties
  • Creating Control Blocks
  • Deleting Data Blocks

Working with Input Items

  • Creating Text Items
  • Controlling the Behavior and Appearance of Text Items
  • Creating LOVs
  • Defining Editors
  • Creating Check Boxes
  • Creating List Items
  • Creating Radio Groups

Working with Non input Items

  • 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 Canvases

  • Overview of Windows and Canvases
  • Displaying a Form Module in Multiple Windows
  • Creating a New Window
  • Displaying a Form Module on Multiple Layouts
  • Creating a New Content Canvas
  • Creating a Stacked Canvas
  • Creating a Toolbar
  • Creating a Tab Canvas

Producing Triggers

  • Grouping Triggers into Categories
  • Defining Trigger Components: Type, Code, and Scope
  • Specifying Execution Hierarchy
  • Using the PL/SQL Editor
  • Using the Database Trigger Editor
  • Writing Trigger Code
  • Using Variables and Built-ins
  • Using the When-Button-Pressed and When-Window-Closed Triggers

Debugging Triggers

  • The Debugging Process
  • The Debug Console
  • Setting Breakpoints
  • Debugging Tips
  • Running a Form in Debug Mode
  • Stepping through Code

Adding Functionality to Items

  • Coding Item Interaction Triggers
  • Defining Functionality for Check Boxes
  • Changing List Items at Run Time
  • Displaying LOVs from Buttons
  • Populating Image Items
  • Populating and Displaying Hierarchical Trees
  • Interacting with JavaBeans

Run-Time Messages and Alerts

  • Built-Ins and Handling Errors
  • Controlling System Messages
  • Using Triggers to Intercept System Messages
  • Creating and Controlling Alerts
  • Handling Server Errors

Query Triggers

  • Handling Server Errors
  • SELECT Statements Issued During Query Processing
  • WHERE and ORDER BY clauses and the 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


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


  • Navigation Overview
  • Understanding Internal Navigation
  • Using Object Properties to Control Navigation
  • Writing Navigation Triggers: When-New--Instance, Pre- and Post- Triggers
  • The Navigation Trap
  • Using Navigation Built-Ins in Triggers

Transaction Processing

  • The Commit Sequence of Events
  • Characteristics and Common Uses of Commit Triggers
  • Testing the Results of Trigger DML
  • DML Statements Issued during Commit Processing
  • Overriding Default Transaction Processing
  • Running against Data Sources Other Than Oracle
  • 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
  • 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

Creating a Menu Module

  • Introduction
  • Components of the Menu Module
  • The Default Menu
  • The Menu Editor
  • Creating a Menu Module
  • Module Properties
  • Menu Properties
  • Menu Item Properties
  • Menu Item Types
  • Menu Item Command Types
  • Implementing Menu Toolbars
  • Storing the Menu Module
  • Attaching the Menu Module
  • Pop-up Menus

Managing Menu Modules

  • Introduction
  • Using PL/SQL in Menu Item Code
  • Useful Built-in Menu Subprograms
  • Showing and Hiding the Current Menu
  • Managing Menu Security
  • Defining Security Roles
  • Assigning Access to Menu Items

Programming Function Keys

  • Introduction
  • Key Triggers
  • Defining Key Triggers
  • Characteristics of Key Triggers
  • Classification of Key Triggers
  • Using Key Triggers
  • Association with Other Interface Controls

Responding to Mouse Events

  • Introduction
  • What Are Mouse Events?
  • Responding to Mouse Movement
  • Responding to Mouse Button Actions

Controlling Windows and Canvases Programmatically

  • Introduction
  • Using Window-Interaction Triggers
  • Built-ins for Manipulating Windows
  • Built-ins for Manipulating Canvases
  • Working with Tab-Style Canvases
  • Windows and Blocks
  • Manipulating Window Properties Programmatically
  • Closing Windows
  • Manipulating Windows in Web-Deployed Forms
  • Sizing Windows for Web-Deployed Forms
  • Display Large Data Blocks in a Window
  • Managing Images for Web-Deployed Forms

Defining Data Sources

  • Introduction
  • Data Source Types
  • Basing a Data Block on a FROM Clause Query
  • Basing a Data Block on a Stored Procedure
  • Example of a Query Using a REF Cursor Procedure
  • Example of Query Using a Table of Records Procedure
  • Example of DML Using a Stored Procedure
  • Deciding Whether to Use a REF Cursor or a Table of Records
  • Data Block Wizard
  • Data Block Properties
  • Data Source Guidelines

Working with Oracle8i/9i Objects in Form Builder (Forms Migration from 8i/9i to 10g)

  • Introduction
  • What Are Object Types?
  • Review of Objects
  • Object REFs
  • Supported Oracle8i Features

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