WebUtil main purpose is to provide a simple way to achieve client side integration while running Oracle Forms on the web.
It also simplifies the upgrade of existing applications to the web and enhances the capabilities of web based Oracle Forms applications.
WebUtil has an overriding goal to produce a utility that any Forms developer could use to carry out the complex tasks on the client browser machines by simply coding PL/SQL. With WebUtil, everything the programmer needs to do is exposed through a PL/SQL library.
WebUtil main features are:
General information about WebUtil like:
Where can I download WebUtil?
What is WebUtil?
The Goals of WebUtil?
can be found on OTN
While configuring WebUtil, jacob.jar can be included or not.
The configuration requires jacob.jar when Microsoft OLE functionality is needed.
Microsoft OLE functions are used primarily in Forms by Forms Developers who wish to interact with Microsoft applications such as Word or Excel from Forms.
If OLE functions are not needed, following note can be used: Note 1644754.1 WebUtil Demo with No Jacob Dependency/ No OLE Features.
Otherwise, depending on the Forms version used, WebUtil configuration can be completed using:
Note 1093985.1 : How to Configure WebUtil in Forms 11g or Note 2070183.1 : How to Configure WebUtil in Forms 12c