1 What's New in Oracle Forms Services

This chapter describes the features and improvements in 11g Release 1 of Oracle Fusion Middleware Forms Services.

1.1 JavaScript Integration

Use JavaScript integration that is now available in Oracle Forms 11g to have JavaScript call into your Forms applet, or have your Forms applet execute JavaScript.

For more information, see Chapter 6, "Oracle Forms and JavaScript Integration."

1.2 Enhanced Java Support

You can extend Pluggable Java Components (PJC) to raise events in Oracle Forms Services.

For more information, see Section 7, "Enhanced Java Support."

1.3 Support for Server-Side Events

Oracle Forms Services supports external events from outside of Forms Services. An event can be raised by the database or by BPEL through Oracle Advanced Queueing.

For more information, see Chapter 8, "Working with Server Events."

1.4 Proxy User Support

In this release of Oracle Forms, Forms developers can choose to have users connect to the database as a proxy user, a single database user is a user with connection privileges only, adding security and simplifying user management in the process while maintaining automatic database auditing.

For more information, see Section 9.6, "Enabling and Configuring Proxy Users."

1.5 PL/SQL Tracing

In Oracle Forms Services 11g, you can enable logging of the names and parameters for called PL/SQL Procedures and functions, then view the output in Forms Trace.

For more information, see Chapter 12, "Tracing and Diagnostics."

1.6 Integration with Oracle Diagnostics and Logging (ODL)

Oracle Diagnostic logging (ODL) is a feature of Oracle Fusion Middleware that extends the J2SE logging framework. ODL makes it easier to diagnose problems and manage log files in Oracle Fusion Middleware.

For more information, see Section 12.6, "Taking Advantage of Oracle Diagnostics and Logging Tools."