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Differences in Oracle forms deplyment using OAS vs Developer Suite 10g

I managed to deploy forms using Developer Suite 10G as Application Server.
What I did was :
1. Create forms using developer suite 10g (separate PC)
2. Once tested, then deploy to  serverA installed with Dev Suite 10g
3. Reconfigure ServerA - changing default.cfg (forms paths) that store deployment folders etd..
4. Run OC4J from ServerA
5. Call the form from any PC by calling url http://ServerA:8889/forms/frmservlet?form=training_main.fmx
6. Done, work fine.

Now I want to install Oracle Application Server into ServerA.
What are the differences between OAS vs DevSuite ? Is the configuration for OAS same as Dev Suite in term of forms and reports deplyment ? Can anyone tellme what to install (OAS) because there are numbers of option which I don't know what to choose, eg Internet directory, Business Intelligent, OC4J etc. Also how to configure. Interm of performance, what are the advantages of OAS ?

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Helena Markováprogrammer-analystCommented:
"Is the configuration for OAS same as Dev Suite in term of forms and reports deployment ?" - yes, it is.
You have to install Forms Server and Report Server - I would recommend to use dafault options.

I hope this will be a little help for you. Maybe someone else can provide a more complex solution.
KG1973Author Commented:
If that's so, I will check this one first to confirm.
Helena Markováprogrammer-analystCommented:
Good luck, but be careful about default.env file, too. This file is very important for runtime.
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KG1973Author Commented:
I already installed the software
Oracle Application Server 10g
J2EE and Web Cache option

BUT I couldn't find Default.env and formsweb.cfg files anywhere in the directory except the one in devsuite10g. Normally I can find it at E:\DevSuiteHome_1\forms\server (DevSuite10g).

After the installaton, I found few new programs :
1. Oracle - oracleas
2. Oracle ASEnterprise Manager
    a. AS Control console
    b. Start AS
    c. Stop AS
3. Oracle Application Server
   a. Configuration & Migration tools
   b. Start orcl_form as localhost
   c. Stop orcl_form as localhost

Do I miss anything ? I found it'stotally different from Devsuite10g. Is 2b Start AS is similar to starting OC4j ?

Helena Markováprogrammer-analystCommented:
I think that you haven't missed anything.
2. - It is for starting and stopping AS; sometimes it is necessary to stop AS.
3. - It is for AS configuration.   3a. - Here you set default.env and formsweb.cfg.

I don't remember the whole installation process exactly. Maybe I have not understood your question.
Helena Markováprogrammer-analystCommented:
Here is a documentation (the registration is free), I hope it will help you:
KG1973Author Commented:
Sorry I couldn't get anything apart from confusion. I'd checked the documentation but won't helpme. It does mention few things on deployment and configuration but when I compare with I have, It seems that is not what I installed. Also got confused of different level of Middle-Tier Topologies that I found in the documentation. Which one should I choose for forms and reports deployment ?

Helena Markováprogrammer-analystCommented:
You need Forms Services and Reports Services.
KG1973Author Commented:
>>You need Forms Services and Reports Services.

From otn.oracle.com, I click 'download' - 'Application server' and found 3 :

1. For Development:
Oracle Containers for J2EE (OC4J) 10g Release 3 (
Select this package if you are looking for a Java EE and Web services runtime in a small, pure Java download package optimized for development and used for basic production deployments. Includes Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Application Server Control, Web Services, and Oracle TopLink (object-relational persistence architecture).
 OC4J standalone (93MB; Pure Javaruns on all certified platforms) | See All

2. Oracle JDeveloper 10g Release 3 (
Integrated development environment certified on Windows NT/2000/XP, Linux, and Macintosh. License is free (read the Pricing FAQ).
 Studio Edition (JDeveloper + ADF + WebCenter Extension; 441MB) | See All

3. For Deployment:
Application Server 10g Release 3 (10.1.3.x)
Select this product if you seek a comprehensive environment optimized for a production deployment. Available as part of the SOA Suite download file below; during installation, choose the <Advanced Install> option to install Oracle Application Server only. Includes Oracle HTTP Server, OC4J, Oracle Business Rules, TopLink, and Application Server Control. Select "See All" for product downloads for all 10.1.3.x products.

 Linux x86 (639MB) |  Windows x86 (570MB) | See All

There is no forms and report services mentioned in either one.

So which one?


Helena Markováprogrammer-analystCommented:
You need to choose option 3.

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