Is Jinitiator going away I am wondering for a long time. Especially now the the Sun JPI can easily be used with Web Forms. My colleague Marco pointed me to this blog of Grant Ronald. Read it and draw your own conclusions.
BI Publisher (named XML-Publisher until a few weeks ago, but what is in the name) offers besides the possibility to create documents also the possibility to interact with the application through its application programming interface. These apis offer the programmer several functions of which the PDF document merger is one. […]
Last week I participated in a ADF workshop given at AMIS by Peter Ebell and Lucas Jellema. "I followed a similar workshop almost 2 years ago. Back then it was related to ADF and Struts and the amount of Java coding for a non Java person was almost too much, well […]
A few weeks ago one of my customers told me that he lost a sales opportunity because the customer who he was trying to sell his software too had problems convincing his system administrator to install JInitiator. And as we all know it’s often quite a challenge to convince a system […]
This week I have played a bit with XML-Publisher. The goal was take some reports and try to migrate them to XML-Publisher version. Yesterday I posted a blog about how you can setup a matrix report using the proper tags and references. I must say I was very content that […]
Last week I experimented with XML-Publisher a bit. The goal was to figure how to built a matrix report with simular layout as an Oracle Reports matrix report. Would it be easier, better I was not sure but curious to find out. As most developers know building an Oracle matrix […]
IE 7 Webforms jvm.dll crash
Yesterday we ran into Oracle bug 1004056 while coding a module for a customer. I hear people think "Oracle Forms 60 thatâ€™s old". Yes it is but it is a platform still used by a lot of people. The bug is related to the fact that image items are not […]
Some time ago I experimented with XML-Publisher 50 Desktop. The tool of which it looks like it is going to replace Oracle Reports in the future. Although the desktop version gives you a possiblility to create reports in several formats like RTF, PDF, Excel and HTMl it does not offer […]
Last week I delivered a Forms module which invoked the Oracle Reports server by submitting report requests displaying the report on the screen using the Web.Show_document procedure. One thing that I was always been surprised about was the fact that when the document is displayed the complete URL is displayed […]
For a customer had to create an Oracle Forms functionality which would need to make several requests to the Oracle Report Server. The customer wanted me to generate a report to the screen, print the same report to the OS and enter the report as a BLOB type in the […]
Jonathan Lewis Optimizing Oak
Oracle announces in the November/December issue of Oracle magazine that it will release XML Publisher as a standalone version. This is very good news for all the users that want to make use of Oracle’s Java based tool but are not using the Oracle E-Business Suite. XML Publisher allows you […]
Besides VPD (as described in my previous posts) and views with functions you can also secure your data using Oracle Label Security (OLS). OLS, in contrast to the other 2 options: is easier, you do not need to write a line of code to implement row level security.
In my prior post about VPD I stated that VPD is not a new functionality Oracle added to 10g Enterprise Edition. In fact it was already available in the early Oracle 8 release. Column sensitive VPD however is a new functionality available in 10g which allows you to additionally secure […]
I was not that aware of the fact that there were other (better) ways to secure data without using functions in views until I was involved in a project where we needed to setup a better authorisation mechanism than the standard one using views. “Virtual Private Database (VPD)” is not […]
Ever asked a PL/SQL code developer to create documentation for his code, the way Javadoc is able to create for Java code? It is possible using the open-source tool PLDoc. And now I hear: “PLDoc what is that?”.
One can come up with several reasons to store your Oracle Reports output. Especially in cases where it needed to prove to authorities that the document you delivered was not manipulated by the end user. Consider a pharmaceutical customer, they will need to apply to FDA regulation 21CFR11. Or perhaps […]
Ever had someone ask you:â€?I have this Oracle Report that I need to email or print to file. I have to run this report multiple times with only one parameter changing. Isnâ€™t there an easier way to perform this?â€?. Well there is and it is called Reports Bursting.