JDeveloper 10g with OA Extension Updated for Apps 12.0.3

[Nov 6, 2007 update:  If you are ever uncertain as to which JDeveloper patch to use with which Apps 11i or R12 release, see Note 416708.1, How to find the correct version of JDeveloper to use with eBusiness Suite 11i or Release 12]

My hardworking colleagues have just released a new update to Oracle JDeveloper 10g with OA Extension for E-Business Suite Release 12 environments.  The latest update refreshes the Oracle Applications Extension to support Apps 12.0.3 and ATG RUP 3.

Expenses R12 Screenshot:

The latest update is released as:
This update requires:
See the patch's README for more details about prerequisites, installation, and configuration.

A plethora of information on personalizing and extending OA Framework-based applications for E-Business Suite Release 12 can be found in this documentation roadmap:
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If you are ever uncertain as to which JDeveloper patch to use with which Apps 11i or R12 release, Support have published Note 416708.1 "How to find the correct version of JDeveloper to use with eBusiness Suite 11i or Release 12"

You will notice that we snuck out a new Jdev version for 12.0.2 (Patch 6491398 10g Jdev with OA Extension ARU for R12 RUP2 (replaces 6197418))

Posted by Mike Shaw on November 06, 2007 at 05:34 PM PST #

Thank you

Posted by sohbet on December 13, 2007 at 03:32 AM PST #

Why does the OA Framework Developers Guide not have a proper hyperlinked Table of Contents as in the other Oracle PDF documentation?

Posted by Abhijeet on February 02, 2008 at 01:21 PM PST #

Abhijeet,If that's true, I don't know why this particular manual diverges from our documentation publishing standards.  That documentation is owned by the OA Framework development group.  I'd recommend logging a Service Request asking for that to be resolved in a future version.Regards,Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on February 04, 2008 at 02:21 AM PST #

Hi,
We are going through an OAF implementation for R12 for an external internet facing website for the State of CA.
Some of the biggest issues I have with the stack is that it seems to be a step back from Forms. Two biggest gripes - no javascript allowed for client side validation and of course the dreaded bounce of the web server. It is extremely detrimental for a team of developers working because it adds additional coordination. Not so in the forms world.
It is very difficult to sell the concept of a network roundtrip (at least a visually seen one - even AJAX has it but it is unseen) and no client side javascript validation for simple things like capitalization and number validations etc to consumers spoiled by the Googles and Yahoos and expecting web2 functionality from OAF.
Another factor is that the turnaround time of a developer of OAF is much more compared to doing the equivalent functionality in forms. Not to mention the excellent debugging and diagnostics available on the forms side (Examine functionality, last query run etc).
We have invested a lot of training, research time and effort in developing to this tech stack but the productivity user interface and maintenance benefits are still to be seen, and, the recent changes by Oracle to move metalink to an Adobe Flex based framework hints that Oracle might suddenly throw another curveball and say Flex is the new OAF for R13 or 14 or Fusion or whatever.

Posted by Abhijeet on August 17, 2008 at 04:44 AM PDT #

Abhijeet,

I appreciate your concerns. Oracle Forms and OAF are very different technologies and are aimed at two different user models. Fat clients will always have more capabilities than HTML-based interfaces, although that gap has narrowed over the years with things like DHTML and AJAX. Forms and OAF each have their own strengths and weaknesses, and it's up to the developer to determine which is the best technology for his or her users' needs.

I'm not familiar-enough with the subtleties of OAF APIs and features to comment. Your feedback might be better directed to our OAF Development organization via a formally-logged Service Request. That way, an OAF specialist can work with you to identify bugs or enhancement requests, as appropriate.

It's also worth noting that Oracle Metalink and the E-Business Suite are different divisions and have significantly different development standards, goals, and strategies. Extrapolating upon E-Business Suite directions based on Metalink's UI may not be a fruitful exercise.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on August 18, 2008 at 04:16 AM PDT #

Steve

For simple questions also guys need to raise SR?

Vicky

Posted by Vicky on December 21, 2011 at 07:55 PM PST #

Vicky,

We can provide general architectural or conceptual guidance here, but this blog isn't intended (or staffed) to replace Oracle Support. Oracle Support is the best place to get technical support for specific issues.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on December 22, 2011 at 03:18 AM PST #

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