Migrating from Oracle Forms to APEX

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Posted by Hafed | Posted in oracle | Posted on 28-05-2013

Yesterday, I  gave an impromptu talk about migrating from Oracle Forms to APEX. The aim was to highlight the different options or paths to follow when deciding about a migration strategy. I also touched upon migrating from Excel/Access to Forms. Here are the screenshots from that presentation. A translation of  each one is given below the screen capture.

Screen 1

Introduction migration to APEX

Introduction migration to APEX

Why are we  obligated to migrate from Oracle Forms ?

  • New Versions 11g or 12c
  • Is it a problem with the PL-SQL ?
  • Configuration problems with the current Forms

 

Screen 2

 

Why we might be required to  migrate.

Why we might be required to migrate.

Some other motivations

  • Audit (internal or external
  • Resources consolidation, either human or hardware
  • Software consolidation
  • May be current technologie offers better performance
  • Other software vendors have better products

 

Screen 3

 

Migrating from Oracle to Oracle

Migrating from Oracle to Oracle

Migrating from Oracle product to Oracle products or other platforms

  • Forms 6i, 9i, 10g to 11g: use migration tools, inventory all objects. 80% automatically done and 20% manually
  • Forms to Java: investigate Oracle ADF but do we have the required expertise since most Oracle analysts lack Java expertise. How do we handle the stored procedures, etc.
  • Forms to .Net: major surgery here. Are we talking about the application and the database that will move to Microsof products ?

Screen 4

 

Migrating to APEX

Migrating to APEX

 

Migrating to Oracle APEX

Do we have the tool that will help ?

Might be easy with Excel/Access to APEX

Forms to APEX: current tool might help with the UI but business rules, PL-SQL and all the other stuff is problematic.

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Comments (2)

Bonjour M.Benteftifa,
je suis analyste programmeur ici à Montréal et j’aimerai avoir votre avis sur une question :
je veux migrer mon application de Oracle Forms vers une application plus conviviale (look plus jeune). je suis à l’etape de l’analyse et j’ai quelque choix tels C#, ou PHP et java (et là je dois réecrire tout). j’aimerai faire une application web branchée sur une BD oracle.
j’ai lu sur APEX (que je ne connais pas de tout) dans votre site , et j’aimerai savoir si vous avez un résumé d’experience que vous pouvez me donner.
Merci bien et bonne journée.
Houria AMMAR-MOUHOUB.

Hello !!

I would like to know more about forms to apex . we currently have a project on this ..can u share ur email id so that i can contact you

regards

Mohammed

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