In this course, you will build, test and deploy Internet applications with Oracle Forms. Working in a graphical user interface (GUI) environment, you learn how to build forms with user input items such as check boxes, list items, and radio groups. You will also display Form elements in multiple windows and customize data access by creating event-related triggers.

    Learn Oracle Forms

    Course Objectives

    • 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
    • Implement triggers
    • Reuse objects and code
    • Link one form module to another

    Introducing Oracle Forms Developer and Forms Services

    • Grid Computing
    • Oracle 11g 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
    • The FORM_TRIGGER_FAILURE Exception
    • 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

    Introducing Multiple Form Applications

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