Oracle Application Express Application Migration Workshop (Application Migration) enables you to convert an Oracle Forms application to an Oracle Application Express application. This section provides a general description of the steps needed to migrate applications from Oracle Forms to Oracle Application Express.
1.1 Understanding How to Convert an Oracle Forms Application
The process of converting an Oracle Forms application to Oracle Application Express involves the following:
1.1.1 About Creating an Oracle Forms Application
You begin the process by converting Oracle Forms metadata to Extensible Markup Language (XML). Then, you create a conversion project within Oracle Application Express. Once you have uploaded and annotated the Oracle Forms metadata within the project, you use this information when building your new Oracle Application Express application.
1.1.2 Preparation Checklist for Converting Oracle Forms Applications
Before you begin the conversion process, you must:
Install Oracle Application Express release 4.0 or later
You must install Oracle Application Express release 4.0 or later to convert an Oracle Forms application to Oracle Application Express.
Install Oracle9i Oracle Developer Suite or later
You must install Oracle Developer Suite to convert Oracle Forms applications and Oracle Reports to XML format. Specifically, you need:
Oracle Forms Builder
You must have Oracle Forms Builder installed to access the
Forms2XMLconversion tool and the File Conversion utility for converting Oracle Forms application files.
Oracle Reports Builder
You must have Oracle Reports installed, to convert Oracle Reports (including, binary (.
REX), and .
JSP) to XML format.
Convert Oracle Forms Metadata
To start the conversion process, you convert:
Oracle Forms FormModule (.
FMB), ObjectLibrary (.
OLB), or MenuModule (.
MMB) files to XML format using the Forms to XML conversion tool,
Oracle Reports (including, binary (.
REX), and .
JSP) to XML format using the File Conversion option in Reports Builder
PL/SQL library .
PLLfiles to .
PLDtext files using the File Conversion option in Oracle Forms Builder
Associate Oracle Forms Schema with Oracle Application Express workspace
You must ensure the schema associated with your Oracle Application Express workspace contains the database objects for your Oracle Forms application. Further information on Oracle Application Express workspaces and associating schemas is provided in subsequent chapters.
1.2 About the Oracle Application Express Forum
In addition to Oracle support, you can post questions on the Oracle Application Express Forum: