Oracle DBMS - Integrating Oracle Reports In Oracle Forms--What Every Developer Must Know


It's hard to find good information on how to integrate Oracle Reports in Oracle Forms from an application developer perspective. Don't worry--we'll discuss the two major ways to make it happen and tell you what caveats you'll need to keep in mind during implementation.


As an application developer using Oracle Forms, it's important that you know how to call Oracle Reports from Forms--and how to do so securely. There are two ways to run a Report from a Form:


  • Using RUN_REPORT_OBJECT
  • Using WEB.SHOW_DOCUMENT

These are for running reports in a web environment. There's no client/server environment in Oracle Forms 10g/9i except for testing when using the Forms builder, which opens the report in the client web browser.


Read the next tip Call a report with RUN_REPORT_OBJECT.

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