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Oracle.ini & FORMS45_PATH

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Hi ,

I have a problem here. Whenever I call CALL_FORM(XXX) , the application
will search the default directory in the network drive o:\APP\FORMS.
During development , I want the application to look for the file
in my local drive. Following is the details :


File O:\ORAWIN\ORAWIN.INI
-------------------------------
[Oracle]
ORACLE_HOME=O:\ORAWIN
 :
 :

[FORMS45]
FORMS45_PATH=O:\APP\FORMS;
 :
 :
 :


If I execute CALL_FORM('Form1.FMX', ....) , the form will look for
Form1.FMX in the path O:\APP\FORMS.

If I want the application to look for the form in my own c:\PRJOECT
directory,
and I do not want to hard-code the path to be "C:\PROJECT\FORM1.FMX"
How can I go about doing this ??

Someone told me to create a local ORAWIN.INI in the c:\windows directory
specifying the new FORMS45_PATH , but it did not seem to work.

Please help.

Thanks.
Ken
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tejay earned 20 total points
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Hi Ken,

You can change the current oracle.ini in the win.ini, section
ORACLE. The key ora_config points to the current oracle.ini

You can change your working directory to c:\project, also.
But I'm not sure about this. Just try it.

HTH, TeJay
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by:frankr
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You could also define an environment variable that could contain the path.  We do that for our production apps.  So, for example, we issue a CALL_FORM('%formsbin%\formname.fmx').

This makes it easy for us to define different paths on development systems or different client types (95 and NT clients, for example), and select the right directory on the fly at run time.  Define the value in whatever way is appropriate to the flavor of Windows (e.g. put "SET formsbin C:\myforms" in your autoexec.bat).  If you want to know what's already defined, go to a DOS prompt and just type 'SET'.  It will list all the existing environment variables.

Oracle tools are generally very good about understanding environment variables and handling them appropriately.
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