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Oracle Forms

Oracle Forms






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    • Oracle Forms
    • Oracle Forms Tutorial
      • Under Development Tools
        • Select Oracle for Windows (Other tools)
        • Choose Oracle Developer 6.0
        • Form Builder
    • Forms: Starting Developer
      • At the “Welcome to Form Builder” Screen, make sure the “Use the Data Block Wizard” is selected and click “OK”
    • Data Block Wizard
      • At the initial screen click Next
      • Make sure Table View is selected and choose Next
    • Data Block Wizard: Part 2
      • At this Screen select the Browse Option
    • Data Block Wizard: Part 3
      • A Connect screen will then appear.
      • Enter your User Name, Password and Database that you were given for your Oracle Accounts
    • Data Block Wizard: Part 4
      • At the Tables window, Choose Current User and Ok
      • At the next Tables window, double click on the table you wish to create a form for.
    • Data Block Wizard: Part 5
      • The Table and its fields will appear.
      • If this is the wrong table click back and repeat from Part 2
      • Move all fields you wish to include in your Form to the right side
    • Data Block Wizard: Part 6
      • After clicking Next, you will see the congratulations screen.
      • Highlight the “Create the Data Block and Call Layout Wizard” button and select finish.
    • Layout Wizard
      • Select Next at the initial two screens
      • Next, Select all fields you wish to include and move them to the right column
    • Layout Wizard: Part 2
      • At this field you may edit the name and size of your attributes, but the defaults match your table definitions.
      • When finished select Next
    • Layout Wizard: Part 3
      • Select Forms and Click Next
      • Title your record and Choose one Record to be displayed and click next
      • Then Click Finish at the Congratulations Screen
    • Adding more tables
      • In some instances you will want multiple tables in your form.
        • First, if your runtime screen is open, close it to get back to Developer.
        • To add an additional table, go to the Tools menu then to Data Block Wizard.
    • Adding more tables (cont.)
      • After you choose the additional table, it will prompt you to make a join to the current table.
      • To create a join:
        • Uncheck the “Auto-join data blocks” box
        • Click “Create Relationship…”
        • Make sure the “Based on a join condition” radius is marked and click OK
        • Choose the master table and click OK
        • Match the Detail Item with the Master Item then click next
    • Altering the Design
      • A window similar to this one will next appear.
      • You may drag and edit the fields in this window.
        • Change font, size, height, width, location, etc.
      • You may also add triggers and specialized actions to the form using PL/SQL
    • PL/SQL
      • Stands for Procedural Language/SQL
      • Implements application logic into SQL
      • With PL/SQL you can write triggers that fire in response to the end-users actions (ex: press a button, execute a query, etc.)
      • To learn more about using PL/SQL in forms, go to cbt.bus.iastate.edu and take a CBT (under Oracle Introduction and Oracle Database Programming)
    • Run the Form
      • Click the green stop light to run the Form (Forms Runtime)
    • Entering Records
      • You will now see your Form appear.
      • To get to the next record, click the forward blue arrow
      • When finished, click on the Open Teal Door and Save Changes
    • Creating and Using Forms
      • This will update your Oracle account adding all new records to your tables
    • Learning more…
      • To learn more about Oracle Developer:
        • Goto: cbt.bus.iastate.edu
        • Under Oracle Developer/2000 there are many CBTs to help.