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JRE Security Warning – UNKNOWN Publisher Blocked in Future Releases – JAR File Manifest Missing Permissions Attribute  Note that in this particular instance, the “UNKNOWN publishers” Security Warning is being thrown because the jacob.jar file from SourceForge has been self-signed using the Oracle provided courtesy script, You will also see this warning if you have other custom jar files (icons, java beans, etc) that are signed with this script or not signed with a certificate from a Trusted Certificate Authority.

How to Configure Webutil in Forms 11g How to Configure Webutil in Forms 11g

Jar File Code Signing Changes Related to JRE 1.7.0_21 or Higher and the Impact on Oracle Forms Related Self-Signed Jar Files ( or sign_webutil.bat)  The purpose of this document is to explain what impact the upcoming Java Applet jar file signing changes  will have on Oracle Forms users.

How to Add Manifest Entries into Custom Jar Files Such as jacob.jar or Jar Files Containing Icons With  the release of JRE 1.7.0_25 permissions and codebase attributes are expected to be included in the JAR Manifest File. Please see Note 1563023.1. Oracle provided jar files such as frmall.jar, frmwebutil.jar etc are included with these manifest entries through Patch 17448420 .

Release of JRE 1.7.0_25 & 1.6.0_51 and Impact on Oracle Forms The release of JRE 1.7.0_25 & 1.6.0_51 will result in noticeable changes in behavior that impact Java applets (i.e. Oracle Forms).  All users of Forms are encouraged to read the release notes in order to be fully aware of the impact of the changes.

Oracle Reports

ALERT : 64-Bit Reports Builder 11gR2 (11.1.2) Problems on 64-bit Windows Operating Systems Starting from version 11gR2 (11.1.2), 64-bit installation of Forms and Reports Builder tools are supported on 64-bit Operating Systems. However a number of problems are reported on such installation on MS Windows 64 bit operating systems (aka x86_64 or x64). This document describes the reported problems and their solutions / workarounds.

Logging and Tracing in Reports 11g. A Quick Reference Guide How to enable trace in reports inprocess/standalone/servlet/tools and where do they log? This will help in enabling trace from EM interface. Also Command line steps has been included to  help troubleshoot Install/Config issue related to report server instance failures while product is still being installed.

How to Use TTF Fonts for Font Metrics On Unix With Reports 11g Reports 11g introduced an important enhancement on Unix platforms which lets the Reports Server use the TTF files for Font Metrics on unix platforms, just like the Windows platform. In earlier versions only AFM/TFM files were used for font metrics information.

Master Note : Comprehensive REP-3000 Troubleshooting and Overview Guide WRunning a report using Reports Runtime (rwrun60), using Reports Builder (rwbld60), using Reports Server Client (rwcli60), accessed over the Web (rwcgi or rwservlet), or called from Oracle Forms results in the following error:

How to Enable Namingservice Discovery Mechanism for all Reports Server in Reports 11gThe process to enable Namingservice (COS) discovery mechanism for the out of the box Report Servers is as follows:


APEX Installation Verification Script  The primary purpose of this script is to verify the validity of an APEX installation after an installation has occurred or before an upgrade.  However, since it checks a number of APEX installation prerequisites, it may be useful to run prior to an APEX installation.

APEX Listener FAQ for APEX Listener Versions 2.0 This FAQ discusses information specific to the APEX 2.0 Listener. For additional information related to the APEX Listener see Note 1536052.1 – APEX Listener FAQ for APEX Listener.

How to Run the APEX Listener 2.0 in Standalone Mode This document discusses how to create the the 2.0 Oracle Application Express (APEX) Listener configuration files and run standalone mode, as well as various command line options.

Application Express (APEX) Performance Tuning and Scalability Factors The purpose of this document is to aid in the understanding and diagnosis of APEX application performance and scalability related issues.

How to Uninstall Oracle HTML DB / Application Express from the Database This document discusses how to remove all versions of Application Express from a database instance.