R12 Changes from 11i

Overview of R12 Tech Stack Changes:-

The mid tier technology had a boost up in R12, continual improvement with changing technology.  Here are the conversion of tech stack from 11i to R12.

Application Server: 1.0    —->    10.1
Servlet Container: Jserv    —->    OC4J
Apache: 1.3.19    —->    1.3.31 (or 2.0)
Forms: 6    —->    10

What’s new in Forms:-

+ Forms Servlet Mode is default. Socket Mode supported
+ Forms Trace
– Replacement for FRD.
– Events based with the concept of trace groups.
– Ability to record debugging and performance data.
– Two step process
1) Activate/Record .trc file which is binary and is not port specific.
2) Translate to provide XML or HTML output
.OAM provides “automated” translation.
.Manual command line translation through Xlate utility.
– Enabled via URL by passing ?record=forms&tracegroup=<tracegroup> or from Start Trace in OAM
+ Updated Swan UI
+ FORMS_ environment variables replace FORMS60_.
+ New environment variables e.g. FORMS_TRACE_DIR.
+ Generation tools are delivered as part of the Runtime Services and  Developer Suite installations.
+ frmcmp.sh and frmcmp_batch for generation.
+ Modify the shell script to customize settings.
+ frmbld.sh to replace f60desm.


Instance Home – structure: –

/<sid>/inst/<context_name>       ($INST_TOP)
$INST_TOP/admin/scripts        ($ADMIN_SCRIPTS_HOME)
$INST_TOP/appl            ($APPL_CONFIG_HOME)
$INST_TOP/fnd/12.0.0/secure    ($FND_SECURE)
$INST_TOP/logs            ($LOG_HOME –  autoconfig writes logs here by default)
$INST_TOP/ora            ($ORA_CONFIG_HOME)
$INST_TOP/ora/10.1.3               ($ORACLE_CONFIG_HOME)

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Saurabh says October 14, 2008

Good quick reference material.

lakshmikanthan says November 14, 2008

Thanks rupesh its very good quick reference for attending interviews.

pejisim says March 2, 2009

Good stuff for interviews>

Rupesh says March 4, 2009

Thanks, lets see if we can put more micro level changes.

Kailyn says April 11, 2011

Stands back from the keyboard in amazement! Thnkas!

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