Oracle Process Manager (asinst_1) where asinst_1 is the instance name you chose while configuring the forms & reports 11g. We noticed that once after upgrading Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, almost all the Oracle services (database, weblogic related) were been removed from the windows services database, which forced us to re-create them manually!
Our Weblogic server was installed for the lab, hence none were accessing them once after the first level tests. Thus we were not aware of the issues related to OPMN, which were usually started by Application Instance services during each boot (unless start mode set manual)
Here we are providing you a quick method to create the missing Oracle Process Manager (<instancename_1)” service using Windows command line
from an elevated command window, issue the following command (please alter the paths according to your installation physical locations)
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C:\WINDOWS\system32>SC CREATE "OracleProcessManager_asinst_1" binPath="D:\Weblogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\opmn\bin\opmn.exe -S -I D:\Weblogic\Middleware\asinst_1" type= own start= auto
Note: Optionally you can add DisplayName string for the service you want to create along with the command line.
If the service creation was successful you should receive a confirmation, other hand an error message
“[SC] CreateService SUCCESS” or Error Message
You may stop OPMN manually, and then try to start the newly created service to confirm the service creation was successful.
Howdy guys? We were busy upgrading uninstalling Weblogic 10.3.6, Forms & Reports 11g R1 and installing 64bit software throughout last few days.
For the installation part, you are not going to get better write up than one available here
However the installation procedure described there is limited to installing the Weblogic Server. You may refer to our earlier post for a “know how to” install and configure Forms & Reports 11g (both R1 & R2)
We tried the following combinations
Weblogic 10.3.6 64Bit with Forms & Reports 11g R1 32Bit. The results were quite disappointing. Installation and configurations went all fine, however once after a restart, we were not able to start the OPMN, thus all the services depending upon OPMN were failing. Even the uninstallation process was terminating without giving any prompts, forcing us to physically remove dozens of entries from registry and other places
Then we opted for a full 64Bit installation, which went smooth and after a restart everything was in place! intact
Setting up the forms using Oracle Enterprise Manager (R2 sets it up properly, against R1)
Just logon to Oracle EM, go to forms node and make changes and just apply. Many changes may not even require a server restart.
Few examples here
Web Configuration for “default”
Setting up LOV buttons, required field highlighting
Calling forms based applications once after the above are set is quite easy. Just point your browser to
However, calling a report may not be that easy. The report server(s) are pretty much sensitive to your network settings. For example, we are using one Windows 8.1 64Bit machine for the entire testing and on which we have multiple oracle products installed
To make the scenarios once again complex, we have both class C and Public IPs set as static addresses for testing multiple products at the same time and VirtualBox’s own network interface (disable it!)
We will try to analyze the most common errors one may come across while trying to run reports
REP-52005: The specified key <keyname: in our case the key userlogin> does not exist in key map file.
just tries to call the available report instance to cater the report. If you want to know how many reports instances are up and running in your server, you can use the EM or rwdiag.bat –findAll command
Common configurations for Reports 11g(11.1.2)
Leave alone the below
Additional settings (if required)
We are hoping to detail this post in near future. Too much typing for a day! Please note, these testing and solutions provided here are coming from novice like you guys, hence if you find anything which is not technically correct, please do let us know through comments section.
Once you installed the product, installing forms and reports 11g should be as easy as installing any software bundle on Windows platform.
However, one of the nasty errors we came across multiple times were related to JAVA
While the forms & reports 11gR2 reaches 19% installation, it stops and java errors are thrown in the log file, without giving any prompts over the GUI. If the installation stops @ 19% for a long time, cancel the installation and restart. That deals with the java error
Once you completed the forms and reports installation, you can invoke the configuration as described with our earlier post