Upgrade, modernize and add productivity
to your Forms-based legacy system
All GUI, look & feel, components are built using Native Forms Components. This secures that your legacy application remains compatible with announced future releases and upgrades from Oracle.
Consenting with the general GUI’s in a Web 2.0 environment and fit for large screens, High Definition – and zoom level set per user.
Further several productivity components are added, mainly in order to improve workflow navigation and the first step towards integration to APEX.
Forms-APEX Workflow is a ready made APEX application and library for Forms. The toolset allows Forms based legacy systems to be extended and integrated with APEX – without changing a single line of code. The added value is the seamless integration between the browserless Forms application (FSAL) and the browser-based web application in APEX.
The Forms-APEX Workflow enables Forms application owners to add direct migrated mobile APEX screens as required and to add new value with APEX designs, applying modern client features. The users will enjoy seamless bidirectional workflow over tools (APEX, Forms a.o.), with a minimum of re-implementation, providing benefits fast to the Forms application. The best qualities from the mature Forms system are maintained.
For Forms related projects a shared development resource is setup at the Softbase hosting center. This setup acts as an extension / outsourcing and the customer’s development environment. The simultaneous access to the code – combined with online web meetings – provides agility and efficiency.
SoftBASE APEX MasterAPP is a development concept for APEX, supporting modularity of APEX applications in hierarchical structures.
The APEX MasterApp adds modularity to APEX, allowing new apps to inherit features like authentication, authorization and dynamic navigation. The MasterApp dynamic navigation, defined on modular level (group of applications) provides a seamless linking of APEX application into one app. This enables function-development per application, down to a single page app. Hereby APEX is augmented to fit collaboration and complex app-development – also Forms migration.
For APEX projects, instead of starting from scratch, the MasterApp provides the framework needed for simple and complex application development. The development concept is similar to what is known from ADF projects, i.e building Master Application and sub-applications. It results in low-code fugitive reusable applications, that can meet complex needs. The MasterApp is freeware.
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… derived from the APEX Application builder with features like; modularisation, authorization for modules (more apps), user administration (all apps), user groups and much more processes with menues and navigation bars. All native in Universal theme. See details
Administration for applications
… users and groups and modules (more application grouped together), dynamic menu definition per module, automatically passing values, behaving like one App. Authorization for users and groups. Dynamic theme per unit, like firm identity or department. See details
Create PDF, DOCX and XLSX documents and reports from your Oracle database – with the full PL/SQL support and MS Word template engine.
The Pure-upgrade from version 10 / 11 to version 126.96.36.199 is automated and maintain the original source code without any change to the User Interface – and the users will benefit from:
- the usage of CLIENTDPI as a runtime parameter
- option to apply custom color schemes.
- no JRE, using javaws or FSAL (recommended)
This upgrade is included in our Forms Value-upgrade, with the UI, look & feel modernization. The upgrade from version 6i is partly manual, follows the steps as documented in the manual ”Upgrading Oracle Forms6i to Oracle Forms 12c”.
Migration of Oracle Report
Related to the large User-group organizations, there are active communities for the major tools, like Database, Forms and Reports, APEX etc. We participate here to check trends with colleagues and end-users.