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Save JDeveloper application workings sets in the application workspace – please vote for this enhancement request

If you create for an example a big adf application you may want to add all of your entities to one base application for reuse labels, validation and and so on. If you have a big database schema than in short time you have a problem to find your entity.

In JDeveloper there is a neat feature to overcome this problem: working sets! With this you can easily group your entities or other artefacts in logical working set, eg. for a sub application. Unfortunatly working sets are saved per user. There are several description how to share this between your team members. But a better way would to distinct between user and application working sets. Application working set should be saved consequently in the application workspace (jws).

Therefore I have created enhancent request bug 15841657 : SAVE APPLICATION WORKING SETS IN THE APPLICATION WORKSPACE JWS.

If you find this useful too, then create a service request, that you need this feature too. Unfortunatly there seems no other voting function for enhancement requests on oracle.

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Oracle Reports Designer 11g 64bit on Windows7 64bit very buggy – Use Reports 32bit instead!

As I have seen in Oracle certification matrix Forms & Reports 11g 64bit is supported under Windows7 64bit. So I tried to install it and to work with it. Unfortunatly there are serious bugs in it, please read for more information MOS Doc ID 1395965.1:

  1. After starting Reports Builder, trying to open “Data Model” or “Web Source” will crash the Report Builder
  2. Impossibility to create a Query based on a Pluggable Data Source (PDS) in reports builder
  3. Reports Builder spins on CPU (grabbing full power of one CPU) when “Copy/Paste” functionality is used in Layout Model

For 1./2. is a workaround to disable all Pluggable Data Source (PDS) in cauprefs.ora, if you don’t use that feature.

But for 3. is no workaround besides to use Forms & Reports 11g 32bit!

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TranslationHub 11g is only available as 32 bit – requires Forms & Reports 11g too in 32 bit for Development

I have done the whole may scripting silent installs of several developer tools. Among them was Fusion Midleware 11.1.2 Forms & Reports. I see that oracle certifies the 64bit installers on win7 64bit and so I have successfully script this after a lot of time. I want not speak about the many errors in silent installers here.

As we use TranslationHub for translating our forms, menus and reports, I tried last weeks to script this and after this to batch import all my original and translated modules as 11g versions, as this is required before roll out fusion middleware to our users.

First I have seen that TranslationHub is only available in 32bit as standalone version outside Fusion Middleware. Additional there is no silent installer available for this separate package. Asking support for 64bit version and silent install option results in two enhancement requests. Everybody who has created such an request before know, that he does not get this in some weeks, very likely he got it never. Fortunatly our scripting boys have recorded and repackaged this installer. The 32bit version installs on win7 64bit and starts.

But now begins the really horror: I could not see forms and reports in the import wizards, my batch jobs fails. The 32bit TranslationHub version seems not find the 64bit Forms version. So the work begins again – I had to script the 32bit version of Fusion Midleware 11.1.2 Forms & Reports for the developers. Fortunatly this works very similar to 64bit, and I complete this package in several ours. Now

One additional note for TranslationHub: You must ensure that the first entry in the path variable is an 32bit Oracle Client for succesfull connect to your TranslationHub repository.

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Have released PMD Jdeveloper Extension 4.3

Sorry for a time without new post – but I have finished now my work on integrating last PMD version 4.3 into JDeveloper.

This is available now for JDeveloper 10.1.3.x, and 11.1.2.x. There is no new functionality, as the most work intensive part was the rewriting for 11.1.2.x. There has changed a lot of JDeveloper api functionality. Additional I tried to solve a class loader conflict in JDeveloper 11.1.1.x with the delivered libraries from PMD 4.3, but I was not succesful. Fortunatly Oracle JDeveloper product management solved this conflict in, so I can deliver at least the extension for this JDeveloper version.

Please give it a try, you can download it via the standard update center “Open Source and Partners Extensions” in JDveloper itself or directly from the PMD Project Page.

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Hello world!

Welcome to my new blog. After long time I have decided to create now my own blog at Be excitedly for future content round about software development.

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