Oracle Forms Developer 11g

Length: 5 Days
Audience: Analysts and Application Developers responsible for the development or maintenance of application systems which access an Oracle database.
Prerequisites: Oracle11g SQL Fundamentals and Oracle PL/SQL Programming and familiarity with principles of Graphical User Interface (GUI) design.
Overview: In this course students build, test, debug, and deploy interactive Internet applications using Oracle Forms Developer 11g. Through lectures, demonstrations, and worshops, students will learn how to perform the following:
  • Customize forms with user input items such as check boxes, list items, radio groups, and Pluggable Java Components
  • Integrate Java into Forms applications by using JavaBeans
  • Control navigation, data access, validation, and transactions through event-related triggers
  • Display Forms elements in multiple windows using a variety of layout styles
  • Implement triggers
  • Resuse objects and code
  • Link one form module to another
Topics discussed include:
  • Introducing Oracle Forms Builder and Forms Services
    • Oracle Forms Services Architecture
    • Running a Forms Application
    • Working in the Forms Builder 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
    • Defining Blocks and Setting Properties
    • Using the Property Palette
    • Creating and Using Visual Attributes
    • Creating and Using Property Classes
    • Creating Control Blocks
  • Working with Input Items
    • Creating Text Items
    • Creating LOVs
    • 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 Bean Area Item
  • Working with Windows and Canvases
    • Overview of Windows and Canvases
    • Displaying a Forms Module in Multiple Windows
    • Creating a New Window
    • Displaying a Forms Module on Multiple Layouts
    • Creating a New Content Canvas
    • Creating a New Stacked Canvas
  • Producing Triggers
    • Defining Trigger Components: Type, Code, and Scope
    • Using the PL/SQL Editor
    • Writing Trigger Code
    • Using Variables and Built-ins
  • Debugging Triggers
    • The Debugging Process
    • The Debug Console
    • Setting Breakpoints
    • 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 Times
    • Displaying LOVs from Buttons
    • 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
    • SELECT Statements Issued During Query Processing
    • WHERE and ORDER BY Clauses
    • Writing Query Triggers
    • Query Array Processing
    • Coding Triggers for Enter-Query Mode
    • Overriding Default Query Processing
    • Obtaining Query Information at Run Time
  • Validation
    • Validation Process
    • Controlling Validation Using Properties
    • Controlling Validation Using Triggers
    • Tracking Validation Status
    • Using Built-ins to Control When Validation Occurs
  • Navigation
    • Navigation Overview
    • Understanding Internal Navigation
    • Using Object Properties to Control Navigation
    • Writing Navigation Triggers
    • Using Navigation Built-ins in Triggers
  • Transaction Processing
    • The Commit Sequence of Events
    • Testing the Results of Trigger DML
    • DML Statements Issued During Commit Processing
    • Overriding Default Transaction Processing
    • Getting and Setting the Commit Status
    • Implementing Array DML
  • Sharing Objects and Code
    • Working with Object Libraries
    • Working with SmartClasses
    • Working with PL/SQL Libraries
    • Introducing Multiple Form Applications
    • Multiple Form Applications Overview
    • Starting Another Forms Module
    • Sharing Data Among Modules
  • Using WebUtil to Interact with the Client
    • Benefits of WebUtil
    • Integrating WebUtil into a Form
    • Interacting with the Client
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