Friday, 17 November 2017

Standalone Forms Builder 12c (12.2.1) Installation on Windows

In Oracle Forms 11g a WebLogic Server installation was a prerequisite for the Forms Builder, making the footprint of a development PC quite substantial. Oracle Forms 12c allows a Standalone Forms Builder installation, which no longer needs a WebLogic Installation.

◉ Downloads


Download the following software.

Java SE Development Kit 8uX : I used 8u65 (jdk-8u65-windows-x64.exe)
Oracle Forms and Reports 12c (12.2.1.0) for Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) : This gives you the "fmw_12.2.1.0.0_fr_win64_Disk1_1of1.zip" file. Unzip it to produce the "setup_fmw_12.2.1.0.0_fr_win64.exe" file.

◉ JDK8 Installation


Double-click on the "jdk-8u65-windows-x64.exe" executable and install as usual.

◉ Forms Builder Installation


Double-click on the "setup_fmw_12.2.1.0.0_fr_win64.exe" file. Once the GUI Self Extractor is complete, you will be presented with the welcome screen. Click the "Next" button.

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Accept the "Skip Auto Updates" option by clicking the "Next" button.

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Enter an Oracle Home location and click the "Next" button. In this case I used the path "c:\oracle\middleware\forms_builder".

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Accept the "Standalone Forms Builder" option by clicking the "Next" button.

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Once the prerequisite checks are complete, click the "Next" button.

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Uncheck the security updates checkbox and click the "Next" button. Click the "Yes" button on the subsequent warning dialog.

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If you are happy with the installation summary, click the "Install" button.

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Once the installation is complete, click the "Next" button.

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Check the "Automatically Launch Forms Builder Configuration Wizard" option and click the "Finish" button.

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Enter a name for the form builder instance. In this case I used "forms1", so I had to manually create a directory called "forms1" under the Oracle Home location. Once this is done, click the "Next" button.

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Once the configuration is complete, click the "Next" button.

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Click the "Finish" button to exit the installer.

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Start "Form Builder" from your Windows menu.

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