Saturday, August 27, 2011

Initial Setup in JDeveloper for OAF Development

If you want to do some OAF Development in JDeveloper for the first time, you will need to do the following things.

1] Download JDeveloper Patch

Based on your instance release level, check out the version of JDeveloper to use using below link.

https://support.oracle.com/CSP/main/article?cmd=show&type=NOT&id=416708.1

You can identify the OA Framework version in your instance by activating diagnostics and click the “About This Page” from any OAF page. Click the “Technology Components” tab. The OA Framework version in the top row of the table can then be matched to the JDeveloper Patch.

Download the JDeveloper Patch.

2] Extract the JDeveloper patch in a directory say D:\DevSuiteHome_1\jdev

The patch actually contains below three directories

  • jdevbin – Includes an extended version of the Oracle JDeveloper 10g executable and OA Framework class libraries.
  • jdevhome – Includes the OA Framework Toolbox Tutorial source and developer working area.
  • jdevdoc – Contains documentation.

3] Define an environment variable

Define an environment variable JDEV_USER_HOME for your local machine. This has to be set to jdevhome\jdev directory. In above example it has to be D:\DevSuiteHome_1\jdev\jdevhome\jdev.

My Computer - Properties - Advanced tab - Environment Variables - New

Variable: JDEV_USER_HOME

Value: D:\DevSuiteHome_1\jdev\jdevhome\jdev

4] Extract Tutorial.zip

Extract D:\DevSuiteHome_1\jdev \jdevbin\Tutorial.zip into D:\DevSuiteHome_1\jdev \jdevhome.

It will create following directories

D:\DevSuiteHome_1\jdev \jdevhome\jdev\myhtml

D:\DevSuiteHome_1\jdev \jdevhome\jdev\myprojects

5] Get the DBC file

Obtain the FND database connection (.dbc) file from the system administrator who installed the OA Framework database where you want to do your development.

For the instance to use, you can get the .dbc file from $FND_SECURE and put it in \dbc_files\secure i.e. D:\DevSuiteHome_1\jdev\jdevhome\jdev \dbc_files\secure

6] Creating a Desktop Shortcut to JDeveloper

To facilitate launching JDeveloper, create a desktop shortcut to jdevbin\jdev\bin\jdevw.exe.

7] Configuring the Environment Encoding of JDeveloper

Confirm the environment encoding of your JDeveloper if it is appropriately set.

Go to Tools – Preferences – Environment – Encoding

If Encoding is not set to “UTF-8″, set it to “UTF-8″.

The initial setup is now complete!….Now you are ready to develop your first OAF page. For more information you can refer OAF Developer’s Guide.

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