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Exercises
13
Sections
53
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On-Site
Level
2
Days
4

Course Name: Oracle Forms 6i

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Synopsis for course

Forms 6i is an industry standard method of giving access to an Oracle Database in a controlled, secure way.

Its depth of functionality allows for comprehensive validation, security and user friendly interface.

Exercise highlights

Creating Master Detail Relations
Creating Record Groups & LOV's
Creating Hierachical Tree Items
Creating Menus

Course Contents

Section
Section Name
Page


One
Introduction to Forms 6i
2

Two
Running Forms 6i
5

 
- Introduction
6

 
- Runtime Dialog
7

 
- Ifrun60.exe
8

 
- Simplifying Access
9

Three
Using Forms 6i at Runtime
13

 
- Interface
14

 
- Normal and Enter Query Mode
16

 
- Query Criteria
17

 
- Counting Query Hits
20

 
- List of Values
21

 
- Manipulating Records
22

 
- Shortcut Keys
23

 
- Exercise One
24

Four
Forms 6i Interface
31

 
- Ifbld60.exe
32

 
- Welcome to the Form Builder
34

 
- Object Navigator
35

 
- PL/SQL Libraries
38

 
- Object Libraries
39

 
- Built In Packages
40

 
- Database Objects
41

Five
Forms 6i Wizards
42

 
- Data Block Wizard in Forms 6i
44

 
- Layout Wizard in Forms 6i
51

 
- Exercise Two
60

Six
Layouts in Forms 6i
62

 
- Types of Layouts
63

 
- Form Layout in Forms 6i
64

 
- Tabular Layout in Forms 6i
65

Seven
The Layout Editor in Forms 6i
67

 
- Introduction
68

 
- Anatomy
69

 
- Toolbar
70

 
- Tool Palette
73

 
- Rulers
75

 
- Marker and Ruler Guides
77

 
- Grid
78

 
- Functionality
79

Eight
Compiling Forms in Forms 6i
80

 
- Introduction
81

 
- Errors Opening Modules
84

 
- Forms Builder
86

 
- Compiler Errors
89

 
- Clean Compilation
95

 
- Ifcmp60.exe
96

Nine
Forms 6i Objects
100

 
- Introduction to Windows
101

 
- MDI Application Windows
102

 
- Document Windows
103

 
- Dialog Windows
104

 
- SDI Windows
105

 
- Canvases in Forms 6i
106

 
- Content Canvas in Forms 6i
107

 
- Stacked Canvas in Forms 6i
108

 
- Tab Canvas in Forms 6i
109

 
- Toolbar Canvas in Forms 6i
110

 
- Views in Forms 6i
111

 
- Blocks in Forms 6i
113

 
- Data Blocks in Forms 6i
114

 
- Control Blocks in Forms 6i
115

 
- Canvas Items in Forms 6i
116

 
- Boiler Plate Objects in Forms 6i
117

 
- Program Units in Forms 6i
118

 
- Procedures in Forms 6i
119

 
- Functions in Forms 6i
120

 
- Packages in Forms 6i
121

 
- Package Body in Forms 6i
122

Ten
Property Palette in Forms 6i
124

 
- Introduction
125

 
- Anatomy of the Palette
127

 
- Palette Toolbar
130

Eleven
Master-Detail Relations in Forms 6i
133

 
- Introduction
134

 
- Creating Relations
135

 
- Exercise Three
148

Twelve
PL/SQL in Forms 6i
153

 
- Introduction
154

 
- Referencing Forms Items
155

 
- Referencing Stored Programs
156

 
- Stored Programs
157

 
- Local Variables
158

 
- Referencing Local Variables
161

 
- Performing DML
162

 
- Forms Packages
163

 
- Database Packages
164

Thirteen
The PL/SQL Editor in Forms 6i
165

 
- Creating Programs
167

 
- Anatomy of the Editor
168

 
- Syntax
169

 
- Colour Coding
170

 
- Compiling
171

 
- Compilation Errors
172

 
- Commenting Code
175

 
- Changing Program Names
176

 
- Navigation of Programs
177

Fourteen
Triggers in Forms 6i
179

 
- Introduction
180

 
- Positioning Triggers within Forms
181

 
- Purpose of Form Level Triggers
182

 
- Purpose of Block Level Triggers
183

 
- Purpose of Item Level Triggers
184

 
- Execution Hierarchy of Triggers
185

 
- Disabling Triggers in Forms 6i
188

 
- Creating Triggers in Forms 6i
189

 
- Key Triggers in Forms 6i
191

 
- Using Key-Others in Forms 6i
193

 
- When-Validate-Item Trigger
196

 
- When-Validate-Record Trigger
198

 
- Block Triggers in Forms 6i
199

 
- Post-Block Trigger
200

 
- Pre-Block Trigger
201

 
- When-Clear-Block Trigger
202

 
- When-New-Block-Instance Trigger
203

 
- Record Triggers in Forms 6i
204

 
- Post-Record Triggers
205

 
- Pre-Record Triggers
206

 
- When-Create-Record Trigger
207

 
- When-Database-Record Trigger
208

 
- When-New-Record-Instance Trigger
209

 
- When-Remove-Record Trigger
210

 
- When-Validate-Record Trigger
211

 
- Query Triggers in Forms 6i
212

 
- Pre-Query Trigger
213

 
- Post-Query Trigger
214

Fifteen
Built-in Packages in Forms 6i
216

 
- Introduction
217

 
- Accessing Packages
220

 
- The Message Function
221

 
- The Pause Function
222

 
- Form_Trigger_Failure
223

 
- Bell
227

 
- Using Synchronize in Forms
228

 
- Navigation Functions
230

 
- Using Go_Block
231

 
- Using Go_Item
233

 
- Navigation Restrictions
236

 
- Navigation Function
237

 
- Next and Previous_Record
238

 
- Next and Previous_Block
239

 
- Next and Previous_Item
240

 
- Next and Previous_Field
241

 
- Using Form_Success
242

 
- DML Commands
244

 
- Record Selection
245

 
- Using Do_Key
246

 
- Logon and Logout
247

 
- Changing the Cursor
250

 
- Exercise Four
251

Sixteen
Smart Triggers in Forms 6i
257

 
- Introduction
258

 
- Using Smart Triggers
259

Seventeen
Manipulating Objects in Forms 6i
260

 
- Introduction
261

 
- Built Ins
263

 
- Get and Set_Property
264

Eighteen
Syntax Palette in Forms 6i
267

 
- Introduction
268

 
- Anatomy of the Palette
269

 
- Using the Syntax Palette
271

Nineteen
Text and Display Items in Forms 6i
274

 
- Text Items
275

 
- Display Items
276

 
- Creating
277

 
- Format Masks
278

 
- Calculated Value
279

 
- Summary Calculation
280

 
- Layout Editor
282

 
- Initial Values
283

 
- Control Items
285

 
- Exercise Five
287

Twenty
Record Groups
295

 
- Introduction
296

 
- Creating Dynamic Record Groups
297

 
- SQL Style in Record Groups
298

 
- Creating Static Record Groups
299

Twenty One
List of Values
303

 
- Introduction
304

 
- Creating LOVs in Forms 6i
306

 
- Using the LOV Wizard
307

 
- Entering an SQL Query
308

 
- Query Builder
309

 
- Selecting Columns for the LOV
318

 
- Naming the Column Titles in the LOV
319

 
- Positioning the LOV
320

 
- Returning LOV Items into Forms 6i
321

 
- Completing Creation
322

 
- Creating LOVs Manually in Forms 6i
323

 
- Amending LOVs in Forms 6i
324

 
- Assigning LOVs to Items in Forms 6i
325

 
- Attributes of an LOV
327

 
- Displaying LOVs Programmatically
329

 
- Triggers for LOVs in Forms 6i
330

 
- Exercise Six
331

Twenty Two
GUI Items in Forms 6i
336

 
- Introduction
337

 
- Check Box
338

 
- Triggers for Check Boxes
339

 
- Built-ins for Check Boxes
340

 
- Radio Group
341

 
- Problems with Radio Groups
345

 
- Radio Group Triggers
346

 
- Radio Group Built-ins
347

 
- List Item
348

 
- Drop down Lists
350

 
- Text Lists
351

 
- Combo Box
352

 
- List Item
353

 
- List Item Built-ins
355

 
- Triggers for List Items
356

 
- When-List-Activated
357

 
- When-List-Changed
358

 
- Push Button
359

 
- Triggers for Button Items
361

Twenty Three
Mouse Event Triggers in Forms 6i
362

 
- When-Mouse-Down
365

 
- Mouse Movements
366

 
- Exercise Seven
367

Twenty Four
ID's in Forms 6i
376

 
- Introduction
377

 
- Find_
378

 
- Using Find_Item
379

 
- Using ID_NULL
380

Twenty Five
Error and Message Handling in Forms 6i
381

 
- Introduction
382

 
- User Exceptions
385

 
- Forms Errors
388

 
- Database Errors
390

 
- SQL Errors
393

 
- Triggers
395

 
- On-Error Trigger
396

 
- On-Message
398

Twenty Six
Alerts in Forms 6i
400

 
- Introduction
401

 
- Different Alert Styles
403

 
- Attributes of Alerts
404

 
- Displaying Alerts
405

 
- Alert Built-ins
406

 
- Set_Alert_Property
407

 
- Set_Alert_Button_Property
408

 
- Triggers for Alerts
409

Twenty Seven
Timers in Forms 6i
410

 
- Introduction
411

 
- Create_Timer
413

 
- Amending Timers in Forms 6i
414

 
- When-Timer-Expired
415

 
- Get_Application_Property
416

 
- Exercise Eight
417

Twenty Eight
System Variables in Forms 6i
423

 
- Introduction
424

 
- Accessing Variables
425

 
- Displaying Variables
427

 
- Date and Time
429

 
- Application Properties
430

Twenty Nine
Sub-Classing in Forms 6i
431

 
- Introduction
432

 
- Pathnames
434

 
- Creating Sub Classes
435

 
- Identifying Sub Classes
437

 
- Updating Sub-Classed Objects
438

 
- Removing Sub Classes
439

Thirty
Parameters in Forms 6i
440

 
- Description
441

 
- Pre-Defined
442

 
- Referencing Parameters
444

 
- Dynamic Parameters
445

 
- Creating Parameters
448

 
- Built-ins for Parameters
450

Thirty One
Global Variables in Forms 6i
451

 
- Introduction
452

 
- Declaring and Referencing
454

 
- Erasing Globals
456

Thirty Two
Calling Modules in Forms 6i
457

 
- Introduction
458

 
- Types of Calls
460

 
- Using Open_Form
461

 
- Using Open_Form Arguments
462

 
- Open_Form Arguments
463

 
- Using Call_Form
464

 
- Call_Form Arguments
465

 
- Using New_Form
467

 
- New_Form Arguments
468

 
- Using Run_Product
470

 
- Run_Product Arguments
471

 
- Run_Product for Reports
474

 
- Run_Product for Forms
475

 
- Run_Product for Graphics
476

 
- Closing Called Forms Modules
477

 
- Exit_Form
478

 
- Close_Form
481

 
- When-Window-Activated
482

 
- Exercise Nine
483

Thirty Three
PL/SQL Libraries in Forms 6i
492

 
- Introduction
493

 
- Creating PLSQL Libraries
494

 
- Populating Libraries
495

 
- Attaching Libraries
496

 
- Paths in Libraries
500

 
- Updating Libraries
501

 
- Opening Forms Modules
503

 
- Removing Libraries
505

Thirty Four
Generic Coding in Forms 6i
506

 
- Introduction
507

 
- Name_in
509

 
- Copy
511

Thirty Five
Sound and Visual Items in Forms 6i
512

 
- Image Item
513

 
- Read_Image_File
514

 
- Image Palette
515

 
- Image Item Built-ins
516

 
- Image Item Triggers
518

 
- Chart Items
519

 
- Chart Item Types
520

 
- Creating Chart Items
523

 
- Chart Item Built-ins
528

 
- Sound Items
529

 
- Sount Item Built-ins
531

 
- Sound Item Triggers
532

 
- Oracle Graphics
533

 
- Static Oracle Graphics
534

 
- Dynamic Charts
536

 
- OG.PLL
538

Thirty Six
LOBS in Forms 6i
539

 
- What are LOBS
540

 
- LOBS vs Long Datatype
541

 
- Using LOBs in Forms 6i
542

 
- LOB Restrictions in Forms 6i
544

Thirty Seven
Custom Items in Forms 6i
545

 
- OLE Container
547

 
- Active X Control
552

 
- VBX Control
553

 
- Bean Area
554

 
- Built-ins for Custom Items
555

 
- When-Custom-Item-Event
556

 
- Exercise Ten
557

Thirty Eight
Visual Attributes in Forms 6i
561

 
- Introduction
562

 
- Using Visual Attributes
563

Thirty Nine
Hierarchical Tree Items in Forms 6i
564

 
- Introduction
565

 
- Using
568

 
- Populating Trees
569

 
- Data Structure
571

 
- Initialising
572

 
- Using
573

 
- Get_Tree_Node_Property
574

 
- Triggers
575

 
- When-Tree-Node-Activated
576

 
- When-Tree-Node-Expanded
577

 
- When-Tree-Node-Selected
578

 
- Exercise Eleven
579

Forty
Forms 6i Standards
585

 
- Introduction
586

 
- Module Naming Conventions
588

 
- Object Naming Conventions
589

 
- Blocks and Items
590

 
- Version Control
592

Forty One
Forms 6i Object Groups
593

Forty Two
Forms 6i Object Libraries
596

 
- Introduction
597

 
- Creating Object Libraries
598

 
- Populating Object Libraries
599

 
- Referencing Object Libraries
600

 
- Maintaining Object Libraries
601

 
- Conclusion
602

 
- SmartClasses
603

 
- Creating SmartClasses
604

 
- Modifying SmartClasses
606

Forty Three
Forms 6i Property Classes
607

 
- Introduction
608

 
- Creating Property Classes
610

 
- Populating Property Classes
611

 
- Referencing Property Classes
613

 
- Removing Property Classes
617

Forty Four
Forms 6i Templates
618

 
- Using Form Templates
620

Forty Five
Forms 6i Editors
621

 
- Introduction
622

 
- Default Editor
623

 
- System Editor
624

 
- User-Named Editor
625

 
- Triggers
626

Forty Six
Menus in Forms 6i
627

 
- Introduction
628

 
- Structure of Menus in Oracle
631

 
- Anatomy with Object Navigator
634

 
- Libraries in Forms Menus
635

 
- Program Units and Triggers in Menus
636

 
- Editing Menu Codes
637

 
- Menu Editor in Forms 6i
638

 
- Anatomy of the Menu Editor
639

 
- Menu Editor Toolbar
640

 
- Menu Labels
642

 
- Using Visual Attributes in Oracle Menus
643

 
- Menu Command Types
644

 
- Menu Item Types
645

 
- Menu Security in Oracle Forms
647

 
- Smartbars in Oracle Menus
648

 
- Menu Built-ins
650

 
- Menu Built-ins Example
651

 
- Parameters
652

 
- Menudefs.mmb
655

 
- Navwiz.mmb
656

 
- Stndrd20.mmb
657

 
- Popup Menus in Oracle Forms
658

 
- Editing Popups
659

 
- Editing Popups
659

 
- Triggers for Popup Menus
661

 
- Exercise Twelve
662

Forty Seven
Database Objects in Forms 6i
667

 
- Introduction
668

 
- Database Triggers
669

 
- Stored Program Units
674

Forty Eight
Forms 6i Builder Preferences
675

 
- Introduction
676

 
- General Preferences
677

 
- Access Preferences
679

 
- Wizards Preferences
681

 
- Runtime Preferences
683

Forty Nine
Using Forms 6i on the Web
686

 
- Introduction
687

 
- Web vs Client
690

 
- Limitations
692

 
- Developing
695

 
- Running
696

 
- Utilities
697

Fifty
Converting and Saving Forms 6i
699

 
- Introduction
700

 
- Converting Forms
703

 
- Saving to the Database
704

Fifty One
Forms 6i Debugger
714

 
- Introduction
715

 
- Breakpoints
717

 
- Triggers
718

 
- Running
719

 
- Source Pane
720

 
- Navigator Pane
721

 
- Interpreter Pane
722

 
- Toolbar
723

 
- Creating Breakpoints
725

 
- Creating Triggers
727

 
- Modifying Debug Actions
732

 
- Stack
733

 
- Step
735

 
- Debug Package
737

Fifty Two
Security in Forms 6i
740

 
- Introduction
741

 
- Access to the Module
742

 
- Ability to Run the Module
743

 
- Access to the Data
746

 
- Granting Module Access
747

 
- Query Mode
748

 
- Triggers
749

Fifty Three
Forms 6i Help Facility
750

 
- Exercise Thirteen
759