Oracle9i Lite Administration and Deployment Guide
Part No. A97376-01
This document provides instructions on how to deploy Oracle9i Lite. The following topics are discussed:
End users of Oracle9i Lite must deploy the software on their client machines when they want to use Oracle9i Lite for the first time.
Deployment takes place after the developer packages the mobile applications and the Administrator publishes them into the Mobile Server Repository.
As an end user, you deploy the software only once for each Mobile Client that you use by primarily doing the following (the steps are explained further in this document):
Install the appropriate Mobile Client on your client machine. For example, you can install the Mobile Client for Web-to-Go or the Mobile Client for Win32 on your Windows 32 client machine.
Synchronize the first time that you use Oracle9i Lite. This first time synchronization downloads the mobile applications (which your Administrator has subscribed you to as a user) and the data to your Mobile Client, enabling you to launch your applications from your Windows 32 machine or from your mobile device. It also initializes the synchronization system between your Mobile Client and the Mobile Server.
Note:Synchronization as such is a separate process, which takes place also outside of deployment. You synchronize the data periodically between the main (or central) Oracle database and your Oracle Lite database. For more information about synchronization, see the pertinent developer's guide depending on your platform:
To deploy Mobile Clients, follow these steps:
Open your browser and point it to the following URL:
http://<the URL for your Mobile Server>/setup
The list of Mobile Clients with hyperlinks appears as illustrated by Figure 12-1.
Figure 12-1 Downloading Mobile Clients
Locate on the list the Mobile Client that you want to download.
Click the hyperlink "here" to download the Mobile Client.
The Save As dialog box appears. The file name field displays the relevant executable setup file for the selected platform as a .CAB, .EXE, or .SIS file type. Save the executable file to a directory of your choice.
Note:For the Palm device, download the Mobile Client for Palm to the directory on a Windows 32 machine that is used by the Palm desktop software to synchronize applications and data. Then do a
Install the Mobile Client. For platforms other than Palm, go to the directory where you saved the executable setup file. Double click the file to execute it.
Note:For Web-based applications, the default installation is in the sync mode, not in the online-offline mode.
Synchronize the Mobile Client.
For the Mobile Client for Web-to-Go, this step (the synchronization step in deployment) takes place when you click the hyperlink Next, after executing setup.exe and logging into the Mobile Client for Web-to-Go.
For the Mobile Clients for all other platforms, perform the following steps:
Go to the directory where you installed the runtime libraries and launch the Mobile Sync application.
The mSync dialog box appears. Enter your username and password. If you do not know your username and password, ask your system administrator, who creates users and assigns passwords to each user. In the server field, enter the URL for your Mobile Server. Click Apply, then click Sync. Executing mSync downloads the applications and the data to your client machine. This enables you to launch the applications that you downloaded.
By completing the final step in deployment, Step 6, you have successfully deployed the Mobile Client.
For information on how to install and use the Mobile Client for Web-to-Go, see Chapter 14, "Deployment: Using the Mobile Client for Web-to-Go".