The curious case of the left-handed mouse in webforms

By | July 6th, 2009|Categories: App. Server|Tags: , , , |

In OAS (10.1.2.0.2), webforms, when using a left-handed mouse to expand a menu, the tree node is not expanding. No error is given.
For example, in ‘Material Workbench’ select the ‘+’ to expand ‘Organizations’ in the menu.
Left and right button does not do anything.
Also, the left handed users are having difficulties […]

Create virtual host with Webcache on OAS 10.1.0.2

By | June 12th, 2009|Categories: App. Server|Tags: |

Creating Virtual Host with Webcache and HTTP-server. Not that high-tech, but takes quite a lot of small steps, and must be done without taking risks in a production environment. I did this with Enterprise Manager, while I did not completely rely on my abilities on updating the $ORACLE_HOME/webcache/webcache.xml ..... , and eventually I had to hand it over to the production-DBA.

Headstart 10g installation/configuration 6.5.4

By | June 8th, 2009|Categories: App. Server|Tags: , , |

10 years ago the installation and configuration of Headstart was a lot of sweat(r)ing, mostly not automated installation-scripts with a lot of faults in it. And thank God it has not changed!! Scripts are Windows-oriented, never heard of Linux, documentation is not quite self-explainable.

Signing jar-files

By | April 29th, 2009|Categories: App. Server|Tags: , , |

A project is using Sferyx in Webforms, and the file HTMLEditorLight.jar is used. But 'copy and paste' from outside the form to the editor is not working. Cause: the jar-file need to be signed. To sign a jar-file the tools 'keytool' and 'jarsigner' is needed. But... why not use a script from e.g. webutil: sign_webutil.sh? With a few adjustments it's a quite common, usable script.

Status application server down in Grid Control, while all components are up.

By | April 21st, 2009|Categories: grid control|Tags: , |

Platform:  application server 10.1.2.0.2 on Suse Linux 9. Grid Control agent 10.2.04.

All components within the application server are up, but the home page of Grid Control showing it down.

Underlying cause: bug in discovering ports by the agent.  Agent discovering process gets Forms url Port from < HOME_IAS>/10.1.2/forms/server/target2add.xml. But this port […]

Sun JRE instead of Jinitiator with Forms and Webutil

By | January 26th, 2009|Categories: App. Server|Tags: , , , , |

Running Forms and Webutil with Sun Java 5.0.6 instead of Jinitiator.

And you know what:  it’s faster and has more functionality I’ve been told…
First you need the java-file. In this case: jre15006.exe.

Initially I found it hard to find on the site of Sun – didn’t even know the name of the file I was looking for…
Found it at http://www.muangyacctv.com/download/JAVA but if you keep searching the Sun-website, you will find it here:

https://cds.sun.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/CDS-CDS_Developer-Site/en_US/-/USD/ViewProduct
Detail-Start?ProductRef=jre-1.5.0_06-oth-JPR@CDS-CDS_Developer

Then: where shall I put the file? The application server expects the file in /forms/jinitiator.
In forms.conf this is defined as:
AliasMatch ^/forms/jinitiator/(..*) “/software/oracle/middle/jinit/$1”

Next thing is the configuration in formsweb.cfg (at the end of this post is the configuration what worked for me,
but first some explanation, quoted from some notes):

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