Why it is Important to Maintain Your PITSS.CON Environment

PITSS.CON is a powerful tool which has helped many customers upgrade their Oracle Forms applications from older releases such as 6i to 11g and 12c as well as modernize Oracle Forms applications to other technologies such as APEX, ADF, etc. As time goes by, updates are...

Oracle Forms 12.2.1.3.0 Jar File Expiration Notice

NOTE: This only applies to Oracle Forms 12.2.1.3.0. If you are using Oracle Forms 12.2.1.4.0, the jar files do not need to be patched. As of December 30, 2020, all Oracle Forms-related jar files provided and signed by Oracle for Forms 12.2.1.3.0 have expired. PITSS...

Options for Running Java Web Start

Java Web Start (JWS) is a more secure way of running your Oracle Forms applications compared to the now deprecated plugin option. With JWS, you can launch your Oracle Forms application by downloading or running a JNLP file using Java Web Launcher. There are a couple...

Java Versions Supported with Oracle Forms 12.2.1.4.0

As of August 2020, there are a few different versions of Java SE currently available for public use. Examples include Java SE 8, Java SE 11, and Java SE 14, the most current release available. Oracle is currently planning to release the next version of Java SE,...

How to Run Oracle Forms Using Forms Standalone Launcher

Earlier we reported that the NPAPI plugin embedded in web browsers to run Oracle Forms applications are not only out of support but also have been removed from web browsers such as Chrome and Firefox. More information on this may be found in our article here. Starting...

Oracle APEX Prerequisites

All modern releases of Oracle Database have Oracle Application Express (APEX) already installed. However, none of them have the latest version of APEX installed. Before considering a setup of APEX in an Oracle Database environment, certain prerequisites will need to...

Advantages of Moving from Oracle Forms to APEX

Built on PL/SQL, Oracle Forms has been used by many companies and organizations over the years for performing day-to-day operations. Oracle Forms has transitioned from a client/server platform to a web-based platform deployed in Oracle WebLogic Server. With only...

Configuring Aliases in OHS 12c

Aliases allow you to use Oracle HTTP Server to access files stored on the server. These steps below can be run for configuring aliases in OHS 12c: 1. Log into EM using your WebLogic username and password. 2. Once logged into EM, expand the Target Navigation pane in...