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Exercises
13
Sections
46
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On-Site
Level
2
Days
5

Course Name: Oracle Forms 9i

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Synopsis for course

Forms 9i is the web incarnation of the highly successful and robust series of front end products produced by Oracle to provide a front end interface to the Database. This version is solely web based but still retains the functionality of its predecessors.

Exercise highlights

Creating Master Detail Relations
Creating Record Groups & LOVs
Creating Hierarchical Tree Items
Creating Menus

Course Contents

Section
Section Name
Page


One
Introduction to Forms
2

Two
Running Forms in 9i
4

 
- Starting OC4J Instance
5

 
- Run a Form on the Web
9

 
- Run Form Parameters
11

Three
Using Forms 9i in a Browser
18

 
- Browser Interface
19

 
- Browser Menu Bar
20

 
- Menu Bar
21

 
- Running Forms in the Browser
22

 
- Querying Records in Forms 9i
23

 
- Query Mode in Forms 9i
25

 
- Inserting Records in Forms 9i
26

 
- Counting Query Hits
27

 
- List of Values
28

 
- Editing Values
29

 
- Manipulating Records
30

 
- Problem with Running Forms in a Browser
32

 
- Exercise One
33

Four
Forms 9i Builder Interface
45

 
- Topography
48

 
- Toolbar
49

 
- Object Navigator
50

 
- Menus
52

 
- PL/SQL Libraries
53

 
- Object Libraries
54

 
- Built in Packages
55

 
- Database Objects
56

Five
Using Forms 9i Wizards
57

 
- Using the Data Block Wizard
59

 
- Using the Layout Wizard
68

Six
Using Forms 9i
76

 
- Saving Modules in Forms 9i
77

 
- Opening Modules in Forms 9i
78

 
- Running Modules in Forms 9i
79

 
- Look and Feel Using Formsweb.cfg
82

 
- Exercise Two
84

Seven
The Layout Editor in Forms 9i
87

 
- Layout Types
88

 
- The Form Layout
89

 
- The Tabular Layout
90

 
- Layouts
91

 
- The Layout Editor in Forms 9i
92

 
- Anatomy
93

 
- Toolbar
94

 
- Formatting Toolbar
95

 
- Tool Palette
96

 
- Rulers
97

 
- Markers and Ruler Guides
99

 
- Grid
100

Eight
Objects in Forms 9i
101

 
- Introduction to Windows
102

 
- Introduction to Canvases
103

 
- Content Canvas
105

 
- Stacked Canvas
106

 
- Tab Canvas
107

 
- Toolbar Canvas
109

 
- Canvases on the Object Navigator
110

 
- Views of Canvases
111

 
- Blocks
113

 
- Data Blocks
115

 
- Control Blocks
116

 
- Items
117

 
- Program Units
118

 
- Procedures
119

 
- Functions
120

 
- Packages
121

 
- Package Body
122

Nine
Forms 9i Property Palettes
124

 
- Invoking Property Palettes
126

 
- Anatomy of the Palette
127

 
- Palette Toolbar
132

 
- Opening Several Palettes
135

Ten
Master-Detail Relations in Forms 9i
136

 
- Introduction
137

 
- Creating in Forms 9i
138

 
- Structure of the Processing
145

 
- Appearance in Forms 9i
148

 
- Creating Relations Manually
149

 
- Attributes
151

 
- Exercise Three
152

Eleven
PL/SQL in Forms 9i
159

 
- Introduction
160

 
- Referencing Forms Items
161

 
- Referencing Stored Programs
162

 
- Database Stored Programs
163

 
- Local Variables
164

 
- Referencing Local Variables
167

 
- Performing DML
168

 
- Forms Packages
169

 
- PL/SQL Editor
170

 
- Colour Coding in PLSQL Editor
171

 
- Compiling Programs
172

 
- Compilation Errors
173

 
- Commenting Code
176

 
- Changing Program Names
177

 
- Navigation of Programs
178

Twelve
Syntax Palette
179

 
- The Syntax Palette in Forms 9i
180

 
- Anatomy of the Syntax Palette in Forms 9i
181

 
- Using the Syntax Palette in Forms 9i
183

Thirteen
Triggers in Forms 9i
184

 
- Introduction
185

 
- Positioning within Forms
186

 
- Forms at Form Level
187

 
- Forms at Block Level
188

 
- Forms at Item Level
189

 
- Forms Execution Hierarchy
190

 
- Temporarily Disabling Triggers
194

 
- Creating Triggers in Forms 9i
195

 
- Implicit Firing
197

 
- PLSQL in Triggers
200

 
- Key-Others
201

Fourteen
Essential Triggers in Forms 9i
203

 
- Validation Triggers
204

 
- Post-Change
205

 
- When-Validate-Item
206

 
- When-Validate-Record
208

 
- Block Triggers in Forms 9i
209

 
- Post-Block
210

 
- Pre-Block
211

 
- When-Clear-Block
212

 
- When-New-Block-Instance
213

 
- Record Events
214

 
- Post-Record
215

 
- Pre-Record
216

 
- When-Create-Record
217

 
- When-Database-Record
218

 
- When-New-Record-Instance
219

 
- When-Remove-Record
220

 
- Query Triggers in Forms 9i
221

 
- Pre-Query
222

 
- Post-Query
223

 
- Using Smart Triggers
225

Fifteen
Built-in Packages in Forms 9i
227

 
- Introduction
228

 
- Message
232

 
- Pause
233

 
- Form_Trigger_Failure
234

 
- Bell
236

 
- Synchronize
237

 
- Navigation Functions
239

 
- Go-Block
242

 
- Go-Item
244

 
- Next and Previous
246

 
- Next_Record and Previous_Record
247

 
- Next_Block and Previous_Block
248

 
- Next_Item and Previous_Item
249

 
- Form_Success
250

 
- DML Commands
252

 
- Record Selection
253

 
- Do_Key
254

 
- Logon and Logout
255

 
- Cursor
258

Sixteen
Manipulating Attributes of Objects in Forms 9i
260

 
- Introduction
261

 
- Changing Properties in Forms 9i
263

 
- Get_Item_Property in Forms 9i
265

 
- Exercise Four
266

Seventeen
Text and Display Items in Forms 9i
270

 
- Text Item
271

 
- Display Item
272

 
- Creating in Forms 9i
273

 
- Format Masks in Forms 9i
274

 
- Calculated Values in Forms 9i
275

 
- Calculation Mode in Forms 9i
276

 
- Summary Calculations in Forms 9i
278

 
- Creating in Layout Editor
280

 
- Initial Values in Forms 9i
281

 
- Control Items in Forms 9i
283

Eighteen
Forms 9i Attributes
285

 
- Navigation Attributes
287

 
- Database Attributes
288

 
- Item Attributes
290

 
- Exercise Five
292

Nineteen
Record Groups in Forms 9i
305

 
- Introduction
306

 
- Creating Dynamic Record Groups
307

 
- SQL Style in Record Groups
308

 
- Creating Static Record Groups
309

 
- Usage of Record Groups
311

Twenty
List of Values in Forms 9i
312

 
- Introduction
313

 
- Assigning Values
315

 
- Creating LOVs
317

 
- LOV Wizard
318

 
- Query Builder
320

 
- Completing the LOV Wizard
329

 
- Creating Manually
337

 
- Column Mapping
338

 
- Attributes of an LOV
339

 
- Programmatically Displaying LOVs
341

 
- LOV Triggers
342

 
- Exercise Six
343

Twenty One
Gui Items in Forms 9i
348

 
- Introduction
349

 
- Creating a Check Box
350

 
- Check Box Triggers
351

 
- Check Box Built Ins
352

 
- Creating Radio Buttons
353

 
- Problems with Radio Groups
356

 
- Radio Group Triggers
357

 
- Radio Group Built-Ins
358

 
- Creating List Items
359

 
- Creating Poplists
361

 
- Creating Combo Box
364

 
- List Item Built-ins
365

 
- List Items Triggers
366

 
- When-List-Activated
367

 
- When-List-Changed
368

 
- Push Button
369

 
- Push Button Triggers
371

Twenty Two
Mouse Triggers in Forms 9i
372

 
- When-Mouse-Up/When-Mouse-Down
375

 
- Mouse Movements
376

 
- Exercise Seven
377

Twenty Three
IDs in Forms 9i
386

 
- Introduction
387

 
- Find_Item
388

 
- ID_NULL
390

Twenty Four
Error and Message Handling in Forms 9i
391

 
- User Exceptions
395

 
- Forms Errors
398

 
- Database Errors
400

 
- SQL Errors
403

 
- Triggers
405

 
- On-Error
406

 
- On-Message
408

Twenty Five
Alerts in Forms 9i
410

 
- Introduction
411

 
- Alert Styles in Forms 9i
414

 
- Displaying Alerts in Forms 9i
415

 
- Alert Built-Ins
417

 
- Set_Alert_Property
418

 
- Set_Alert_Button_Property
419

Twenty Six
Timers in Forms 9i
420

 
- Introduction
421

 
- Creating Timers in Forms 9i
423

 
- Modifying or Deleting Timers
424

 
- Triggers for Timers in Forms 9i
425

 
- Testing Timers in Forms 9i
426

 
- Exercise Eight
427

Twenty Seven
System Variables in Forms 9i
433

 
- Introduction
434

 
- Accessing Variables
435

 
- Displaying Variables
437

 
- Date and Time
439

 
- Get_Application_Property
440

 
- Set_Application_Property
442

 
- Initial Values
443

Twenty Eight
Sub-Classing in Forms 9i
444

 
- Introduction
445

 
- Dragging and Dropping
447

 
- Pathnames
448

 
- Object Attributes
450

Twenty Nine
Object Libraries in Forms 9i
451

 
- Introduction
452

 
- Creating Object Libraries
453

 
- Populating Object Libraries
454

 
- Commenting Object Libraries
456

 
- Using Object Libraries
457

 
- Maintaining Object Libraries
459

 
- SmartClasses
460

 
- Creating SmartClasses
461

Thirty
Variables and Parameters in Forms 9i
463

 
- Introduction
465

 
- Pre-Defined Parameters
466

 
- Using Pre-Defined Parameters
469

 
- Dynamic Parameters
470

 
- Creating Dynamic Parameters
473

 
- Dynamic Parameters Built-Ins
475

 
- Global Variables
476

 
- Using Global Variables
478

 
- Removing Global Variables
481

Thirty One
Reports in Forms 9i
482

 
- Create a new Report Module
485

 
- Using an Existing Report Module
486

Thirty Two
Calling Modules in Forms 9i
488

 
- Types of Calls
491

 
- Open_Form
492

 
- Call_Form
496

 
- New_Form
500

 
- Run_Report_Object
503

 
- Closing Called Forms Modules
507

 
- Exit_Form
508

 
- Close_Form
511

 
- Problems
512

 
- When-Window-Activated
513

 
- Web.Show_Document
514

 
- Exercise Nine
515

Thirty Three
PL/SQL Libraries in Forms 9i
521

 
- Introduction
522

 
- Populating PLSQL Libraries
524

 
- Attaching PLSQL Libraries
525

 
- Updating PLSQL Libraries
529

 
- Missing PLSQL Libraries
531

 
- Removing PLSQL Libraries
533

Thirty Four
Generic Coding in Forms 9i
534

 
- Introduction
535

 
- Name_in
537

 
- Copy
539

Thirty Five
Visual Items in Forms 9i
540

 
- Image Item
541

 
- Read_Image_File
543

 
- Image Item Triggera
545

 
- Chart Area
546

 
- LOBS in Forms
547

 
- Using LOBS in Forms
549

 
- Exercise Ten
551

Thirty Five
Visual Items in Forms 9i
556

 
- Introduction
557

 
- Creating Visual Attributes
558

 
- Visual Attributes Properties
559

 
- Assigning Visual Attributes
560

Thirty Six
Hierarchical Tree Items in Forms 9i
561

 
- Introduction
562

 
- Creating Tree Items
565

 
- Data Structure
569

 
- Ftree.Populate_Tree
570

 
- Ftree.Get_Tree_Node_Property
571

 
- Tree Item Triggers
573

 
- When-Tree-Node-Activated
574

 
- When-Tree-Node-Expanded
575

 
- When-Tree-Node-Selected
576

 
- Exercise Eleven
577

Thirty Seven
Forms Standards in Forms 9i
583

 
- Introduction
584

 
- Module Naming Conventions
586

 
- Object Naming Conventions
587

 
- Block and Items
588

 
- Form Templates
590

Thirty Eight
Object Groups in Forms 9i
591

 
- Using Object Groups
596

Thirty Nine
Property Classes in Forms 9i
597

 
- Introduction
598

 
- Creating Property Classes
601

 
- Populating Property Classes
603

 
- Referencing Property Classes
607

 
- Detecting Property Classes
610

 
- Removing Property Classes
612

Forty
Editor in Forms 9i
613

 
- Introduction
614

 
- Creating Editors
615

 
- Assigning Editors
616

 
- Show_Editor
617

Forty One
Menus in Forms 9i
618

 
- Structure of Menus
623

 
- Anatomy within Object Navigator
625

 
- Attached Libraries
626

 
- Program Units and Triggers
627

 
- Startup Code
628

 
- Menu Item Code
629

 
- Menu Editor in Forms 9i
630

 
- Anatomy of Menu Editor in Forms 9i
631

 
- Menu Editor Toolbar in Forms 9i
632

 
- Creating Menus in Forms 9i
633

 
- Menu Item Attributes
634

 
- Menu Item Types
637

 
- Command Types
639

 
- Menu Item Code
640

 
- Smartbars
641

 
- Set_Menu_Item_Property
642

 
- Name_in and Copy Functions
643

 
- Popup Menus in Forms 9i
644

 
- Editing Popup Menus in Forms 9i
645

 
- Triggers for Popup Menus in Forms 9i
646

 
- Exercise Twelve
647

Forty Two
Database Objects in Forms 9i
651

 
- Introduction
652

 
- Database Triggers
654

 
- PL/SQL Stored Program Units
658

Forty Three
Forms 9i Preferences
659

 
- General
661

 
- Subclass
662

 
- Wizards
663

 
- Runtime
664

Forty Four
Forms Debug in Forms 9i
666

 
- Breakpoints in Forms 9i
667

 
- Creating Breakpoints in Forms 9i
669

 
- Running Forms Debug in Forms 9i
671

 
- Stack
674

 
- Variables
675

 
- Watch
676

 
- Form Values
677

 
- PL/SQL Packages
678

 
- Global/System Variables
679

 
- Breakpoints
680

 
- Continuing from a Breakpoint
681

Forty Five
Security in Forms 9i
682

 
- Access to the Module
684

 
- Ability to run the Module
685

Forty Six
Help Facility in Forms 9i
686

 
- Online Help
688

 
- About Form Builder
692

 
- Exercise Thirteen
693