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Oracle® Workflow
Client Installation Guide

Release 2.6.4
Part No. B19172-01
June 2005

This document contains the following topics:


These notes explain how to install or upgrade the Oracle Workflow client component available for download from the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) at:

You can use the Oracle Workflow client from this download with the following Oracle Workflow server releases:

Note: The Oracle Workflow client is not included on the Oracle Database 10g Release 2 (10.2) Client CD. Instead, you can install the Oracle Workflow client from the same Oracle Technology Network download that was originally made available for Oracle Workflow Release shipped with Oracle Application Server 10g Release 2 (10.1.2). Ensure that you install the Oracle Workflow client into a new Oracle home. You can then use this version of the Oracle Workflow client to connect to an Oracle Workflow Release 2.6.4 server installation in an Oracle Database 10g Release 2 (10.2).

The Oracle Workflow client component consists of the Oracle Workflow Builder and supporting files, including Oracle Net Client. Oracle Workflow Builder is a GUI design tool that allows you to create and edit workflow definitions on a PC running either Microsoft Windows 2000 or Windows XP Professional. You can save a workflow definition to a flat file, or to your Oracle Workflow server database using Oracle Net Client.

Installing Oracle Workflow Server and Middle Tier Components

Oracle Workflow Client Hardware and Software Requirements

Oracle Workflow Builder requires an IBM, Compaq, or 100% compatible personal computer with the following hardware and software configurations:

Note: Oracle Workflow Builder cannot be installed on a central file server or be shared by other client PCs over the network.

Oracle Workflow Client Installation Steps

Step 1. Install Oracle Workflow client components using the Oracle Universal Installer

Run the Oracle Universal Installer from the Oracle Workflow client download for Windows to install Oracle Workflow client components.

Because the Oracle Workflow client components must be installed on a Windows PC, the Oracle Workflow client download is available only for Windows. You must install from this download to obtain the Oracle Workflow client components, even if your Oracle Workflow server installation is on another platform.

In the Oracle Universal Installer, choose to install into a new Oracle home, and select Oracle Workflow Client as the product to install.

Note: In some cases you may see the following error message during the installation: "Error encountered when registering filename, please run regsvr32.exe manually to register this file after the installation completes". For example, you may see this error for the wfnvg.ocx file.

If you encounter this error, close the error message and proceed with the installation. After the installation is complete, register the specified file manually by running the following command from a DOS prompt:

regsvr32 path\filename

Replace path with the path to the file and filename with the name of the file to register. The wfnvg.ocx file is normally located in the ORACLE_HOME\bin directory.

Step 2. Modify fonts in the Oracle Workflow Builder (optional)

If you are installing the Oracle Workflow Builder in another language such as Japanese, you can modify the font used by the windows in the Oracle Workflow Builder to a font that is appropriate for your language. Any change you make applies to all windows within the program.

  1. Choose Font from the View menu to display the Fonts properties page.

  2. Select the font you want to use in the labels for your icons and in the navigator tree. The Sample region shows the appearance of the font you select. For example, when using the Oracle Workflow Builder in Japanese, you might choose the font MS PGothic.

  3. Select the font style: Regular, Bold, Italic, or Bold Italic. Some fonts have a limited selection of font styles.

  4. Select the font size to use. Some fonts have a limited selection of font sizes.

  5. Select the Underline or Strikeout check boxes to apply those effects.

  6. Choose OK when you are finished.

  7. Close and restart the Oracle Workflow Builder. The new font settings should then take effect.

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