Unable to Launch Reports Builder or Reports Converter in 12c - PITSS US - Oracle Forms Upgrade, Forms to ADF, Forms to APEX, Migration

After installing and configuring Oracle Forms and Reports 12c, if you try to launch either Reports Builder (rwbuilder.bat) or Reports Converter (rwconverter.bat), both located in %ORACLE_HOME%\bin, you will most likely encounter the following error:

“Windows cannot find ‘\bin\rwbuilder.exe'” or “Windows cannot find ‘\bin\rwconverter.exe'”

Reports Builder 12c

The reason for the error is because the values for the DOMAIN_HOME and COMPONENT_NAME need to be filled out in both batch files. You may fix the error by completing these steps:

  1. Go to %ORACLE_HOME%\bin and make backups of both rwbuilder.bat and rwconverter.bat.
  2. Open up rwbuilder.bat in a text editor (Notepad, Wordpad, etc.)
  3. Look for $$domain_home$$ and $$component_name$$. Replace $$domain_home$$ with the full path to your domain home (Example: C:\Oracle\Middleware\user_projects\domains\FormsDomain) and $$component_name$$ with the name of your ReportsToolsComponent (Example: reptools1).
  4. Immediately before the line with “set DOMAIN_HOME=…”, insert the line: set ORACLE_HOME=<PATH_TO_ORACLE_HOME> where <PATH_TO_ORACLE_HOME> is the fully-written path to your Forms 12c Oracle home.
  5. Save and close the file.
  6. Repeat steps 2-5 for rwconverter.bat.

This is how the file looks before the changes are made:

rwbuilder.bat before

This is how the file should look after the changes are made:

rwbuilder.bat after

After making the changes above, Reports Builder and Reports Converter should open up normally.