Okay guys, another post after another break :) This time we are going to figure out how to test your Oracle 10g developer forms locally. Until recent comments we were not knowing that fellow folks were having issues running developer 10g forms locally on Windows 7 machines. Okay here we go
Install the latest java run time from here and make sure you are installing 32bit. Usually java 32bit gets installed under this path “C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6”
Following is test environment
OS: Windows 7 64bit Professional Editions, 3GB Mem
10g Developer: Forms [32 Bit] Version 10.1.2.0.2 (Production)
Database: Oracle Database 10g Enterprise Edition Release 10.2.0.3.0 - Production
Usually when you try to run a form locally for the first time after starting the OC4J instance, an older version of java initiator is installed in your system. I don’t quite remember whether the installation offers any kind of customization so that the end user could change the path or other options. I won’t recommend one either!
If you have done a standard installation, the java initiator should get installed on this path “C:\Program Files (x86)\Oracle\JInitiator 126.96.36.199”.
In order to let Developer 10g forms run locally you need to change the jvm.dll file found under “C:\Program Files (x86)\Oracle\JInitiator 188.8.131.52\bin\hotspot” with a most recent one. As we installed the latest java run time 32bit in “Step 1”, browse to the following folder “C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\client” copy the jvm.dll which is above 2MB in size, and go back to folder “C:\Program Files (x86)\Oracle\JInitiator 184.108.40.206\bin\hotspot”
Now paste the new jvm.dll file inside this folder and try to run the forms again! It should work now!