Oracle Forms 12.2.1.3.0 and the impact of new Required Support Files 12.1.0.2.0

Posted by Dirk Nachbar on Friday, September 08, 2017 with No comments
With the latest Release of Oracle Forms & Reports 12.2.1.3.0 the Database Required Support Files got a facelift. Oracle moved the Database Required Support Files up from Release 11.2.0.3.0 to 12.1.0.2.0.

On the first look this seems not to be too dramatically, but when you check out the Release Note for Oracle Forms & Reports 12.2.1.3.0 Section Lifecycle Management Informations, you will find this statement http://docs.oracle.com/middleware/12213/formsandreports/releasenotes-fnr/lifecycle-management-information.htm#FRREL-GUID-241658D3-387D-4154-9484-1BF55D4EFFB7


Which means in short terms, once you open pre-12.2.1.3.0 Forms Sources with the latest Forms Builder 12.2.1.3.0, the Required Support Files will be updated to Version 12.1.0.2.0 and therefor your Forms Sources can not longer be open with a pre-12.2.1.3.0 Forms Builder . . . and also not longer compiled with frmcmp.sh or frmcmp_batch.sh from for example Oracle Forms 12.2.1.2.0.

So don't forget to make sufficient backups from your Forms Sources before you open them with the latest Oracle Forms Builder 12.2.1.3.0 Release !

Moreover the usual warning from Oracle, that you should not copy your compile Forms from one machine to another is still applicable :-)


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