Now that we have crossed the midway phase in our conversion phase, we started the evaluation of all the client side functionalities we used to have in our application. Fortunately, in Forms 10g, webutil comes already pre-installed.
One of those things that can irritate you for more than you can care of: the mix up in dates. That’s an old story for those dealing with the Oracle Db but in our case, that was something that bothered us for more than a week before we found out that we were missing the environment variable NLS_DATE_FORMAT in our report server setup.
Last week, one of our senior DBAs made a comment regarding our current migration. Essentially, he was referring to Oracle APEX (formerly HTML-DB) and whether we looked at Forms to APEX conversion.
Management decided a while ago that we will be migrating to Oracle Forms 10g given that the in-house expertise is mostly Oracle Forms.
Any software under development should have at least two essential systems, namely a source control system and a bugtacking system.
When we planned our migration, we did include a source control based on subversion but a bugtracking system was really not thought of. While we planned on using MouliForms as our migration tool, we did not envision that we also needed to track bugs within MouliForms and our application as well.