Compiling forms

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I am developing forms using Oracle Form Builder 9.0.2.1. These forms are going to be integrated in a Datastream application (MP7) in a company that has installed LINUX. I develop in a Windows 2000 environment, and then i compile my forms and work fine. But now i don't know what to do to take them to the client company. Should i take the fmb files and recompile them? Which command should i use to recompile? In which directory can i find it once i am in that linux environment? Where can i find the configuration files to see the forms and reports paths?

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by:Posted on 2005-10-04 at 06:21:09ID: 15013569

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Here is Note:266731.1 from Metalink: Troubleshooting FRM-91500 When Compiling/ Generating Forms Modules

PURPOSE
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To provide some troubleshooting and solutions to the generic FRM-91500 error.

This is a generic error which can occur when compiling or generating forms application modules typically in a Unix environment.

SCOPE & APPLICATION
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This article applies to:

Oracle 9iDS / 9iAS Rel 1 Forms 6i (6.0.8)

Oracle 9iDS / 9iAS Rel 2 Forms 9i (9.0.2)

Oracle Developer Suite / Application Server Forms 10g (9.0.4)

Platform : Unix

Target Audience: Support Engineers, Consultants, System Administrators,DBAs and Developers

FRM-91500 Unable to Start / Complete Build
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The executables that can produce the FRM-91500 error are :

Forms 9i / 10g Compiler : f90genm.sh or f90genm or f90gen

Forms 9i / 10g Builder : f90desm

Forms 6i Compiler : f60genm or f60gen

Forms 6i Builder : f60desm

The FRM-91500 error message is very generic, but it can have a number of different causes. The error gives no clues as to begin troubleshooting.
Typically, however, the fault lies in the environment/ operating system setup.
In this respect, the following settings should be checked and considered:

ORACLE_HOME and LD_LIBRARY_PATH

DISPLAY and Motif library version

NLS_LANG and the characterset used,

TERM and / or ORACLE_TERM

Hints / Recommendations:
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1. There are example environment variable setup shell scripts supplied as part of the default Forms install e.g Forms 6i:

Oracle 9iAS Rel 1

$ORACLE_HOME/6iserver/

forms60.csh

or

forms60.sh

Choose a script and edit it so values for the ORACLE_HOME and DISPLAY settings are correct. Then run the script before issuing the f60gen or f60genm command

e.g

unixprompt:>. ./forms60.sh

Forms 9i / 10g:

The environment setup is actually provided in the f90genm.sh shell script.
Edit this shell script so values for the ORACLE_HOME and DISPLAY settings are correct. Then use f90genm.sh rather than f90genm or f90gen to compile/ generate forms modules.

2. Check that the machine / environment complies with the 'System/ Software Requirements' as stated in the product Installation Guide

e.g

Oracle? Application Server 10g Installation Guide 10g (9.0.4) for Solaris Operating System (SPARC)

http://download-uk.oracle.com/docs/cd/B10467_08/install.904/install/toc.htm

Oracle? Application Server 10g Installation Guide 10g (9.0.4) for AIX-Based Systems, hp HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit), hp Tru64 UNIX, and Linux x86

http://download-uk.oracle.com/docs/cd/B12428_08/install.904/install/toc.htm

Oracle? Developer Suite Installation Guide 10g (9.0.4) for Windows, Linux, Solaris, and HP-UX

http://download-uk.oracle.com/docs/cd/B14504_01/dl/core/install/toc.htm

Oracle9i Application Server Installation Guide Release 2 (9.0.2) for AIX-Based Systems, Compaq Tru64 UNIX,HP 9000 Series HP-UX, and Linux Intel

http://download-uk.oracle.com/docs/cd/B10018_05/install.902/install/toc.htm

Oracle9i Application Server Installation Guide Release 2 (9.0.2) for Sun SPARC Solaris

http://download-uk.oracle.com/docs/cd/B10570_05/install.902/install/toc.htm

Oracle9i Developer Suite Installation Guide Release 2 (9.0.2) for Windows and UNIX

http://download-uk.oracle.com/docs/cd/A91773_01/ids902dl/core902/install/toc.htm

For Oracle 9iAS / 9iDS Rel 1 documentation - see Documentation links on OTN

http://otn.oracle.com/documentation/ias_arch_9i.html

http://otn.oracle.com/documentation/ids_arch.html

In particular, be sure that the correct Motif packages are installed and being used.

ORACLE_HOME and LD_LIBRARY_PATH settings:
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ORACLE_HOME environment variable must refer to the directory structure where Oracle Forms is installed e.g

Oracle 9iAS Rel 2 BI Forms Middle Tier

The LD_LIBRARY_PATH should then include $ORACLE_HOME/lib before any other directories referenced in this setting

Useful Reference:

Note:160656.1 Error FRM-91500 Using f60gen with ORACLE_HOME set to Database Server directory.

DISPLAY Setting and Motif version :
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The DISPLAY environment variable must be set to a valid value when using f60genm or f90genm / f90genm.sh.

Hint: Having set DISPLAY check that it works by running a simple x-windows command such as xclock or xterm

e.g

unixprompt:> xclock &

An xclock should appear on the monitor / device to which DISPLAY is pointing

Also beware some known issues with Motif library versions on Linux and xVfb emulation software.

Useful References:

Note:160450.1 FRM-91500 on Compiling a Form Needs DISPLAY Variable.

Note:262442.1 Error FRM-91500 Running Forms 9i Compiler (f90genm.sh) on Linux x86.

Note:219756.1 Compiling Forms Using F60GENM Gives FRM-91500 When Using xVfb On AIX

NLS_LANG - characterset Settings :
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This variable should be set to a valid NLS_LANG.

If WE8ISO8859P15 or UTF8 characterset are used some changes in the tk2Motif.rgb file are required.

Useful References:

Note:1075912.6 Troubleshooting FRM-91111

Note:210528.1 Trying to Generate a Form with WE8ISO8859P15 Character Set fails with FRM-91500

TERM, ORACLE_TERM settings:
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The ORACLE_TERM and/or TERM environment variable must be set to valid value when using the character mode version of the compiler i.e f60gen / f90gen

e.g

ORACLE_TERM=vt220; export ORACLE_TERM

TERM=vt220; export TERM

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