Technical Note Timers are not suitable means of shutting down an application. It is the job of The operating system to recognize idle process and shut them down.
Web Design Tip You should restrict the frequency of timers in Web-Deployed forms in order To reduce a potential increase in network traffic. Replacing timers with JavaBeans, which provide similar functionality, will benefit users as code Would be executed on the Web client without invoking network traffic.
Oracle Forms : Timers
Working With Timers
• What is a timer?
A timer is an "internal time clock" that you programmatically create
to perform an action each time the timer expires.
• Built-ins used:
Usage of Timers
• WHEN-TIMER-EXPIRED Trigger.
• Using timers:
– Periodically query, commit, or rollback
– Show “About…” information at startup
– Display ticker messages
– Display running time