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Product Name
Publisher Page
Other Development and Deployment Software
TKU 2018-Aug-1
Change History
Oracle Forms - Change History
Reports & Attributes
Oracle Forms - Reports & Attributes
Publisher Link

Product Description

Oracle Forms, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, is Oracle's long-established technology to design and build enterprise applications quickly and efficiently. 

Known Versions

  • 4.0
  • 4.5
  • 5
  • 6
  • 6i
  • 9i
  • 10g
  • 10g Release 2
  • 11g Release 1
  • 11g Release 2

Software Pattern Summary

Product ComponentOS TypeVersioningPattern Depth
Oracle FormsWindows, UnixRelated SIInstance-based

For version 6, 6i:

Product ComponentOS TypeVersioningPattern Depth
Oracle Forms Metric ServerWindows, UnixRelated SIInstance-based
Oracle Forms Metric ClientWindows, UnixRelated SIInstance-based
Oracle Forms ServerWindows, UnixActive, ProcessInstance-based

Platforms Supported by the Pattern

The pattern supports UNIX and Windows platforms.


Software Instance Triggers

Trigger NodeAttributeConditionArgument
Software Componentinstancematches(?i)^formsapp#(\d+(?:\.\d+)*)


Version information for the product is retrieved from the related primary SI whose software component triggered the process.

For 6, 6i:

Active versioning

Version is obtained from the output of the "f60gen help=y" command.

Process versioning

Version is obtained from the related process.

Application Model Produced by Software Pattern

Product Architecture

Software Pattern Model

The Oracle Forms pattern triggers on the new software component with instance that matches the following regular expression:

  • (?i)^formsapp#(\d+(?:\.\d+)*)

Pattern will also create a dependency link to the primary SI whose software component triggered the process.

SI Depth

The pattern produces an instance based Software Instance for Oracle Forms, with the SI key that is created using the SI type (Oracle Forms) and the key from the SI whose software component triggered the pattern.

Subject Matter Expertise

Subject Matter Expert input will be welcome on any other potential approaches not discussed above to improving product versioning coverage and depth of Oracle Forms and components.


The pattern for Oracle Forms was tested using actual installations of BMC Atrium Discovery.

Information Sources


Open Issues


Created By: Vadym Ratnuk (10 December 2014)

Updated by: Dmytro Ostapchuk (26 October 2016)