How to Launch Oracle Applications via the Personal Home Page

When launching Oracle Forms applications (versions 6i and higher) by logging in through the Personal Home Page, you must set several system profile options at the user level. It is desirable to pass such variables at the user level, and not at the site level, where it will affect all users. The following steps describe how to configure the "ICX: Forms Launcher" profile.

  1. Sign on to the application and select the "System Administrator" responsibility.

  2. Select Profile/System from the Navigator menu.

  3. Within the Find System Profile Values form:

    1. Select the Display > Site option

    2. Users = <your user logon> for example, operations, mfg, and so on)

    3. Enter Profile =%ICX%Launch%

    4. Click Find.

  4. Update the User value to the ICX:Forms Launcher profile:

    • If no parameter has been passed to the URL, append the following string to the end of the URL of the user value: ?play==;record=names

    • If a parameter has been passed to the URL, append the following string to the end of the URL of the user value: =;play==;record=names

  5. Save the transaction.

  6. Log out of the Oracle Forms session.

  7. Log out of the Personal Home Page session.

  8. Sign on again via the Personal Home Page using your username.

If you were unable to update the ICX: Forms Launcher profile option at the user level, open the Application Developer responsibility and select the Updatable option for the ICX_FORMS_LAUNCHER profile.

The first parameter passed to the URL must begin with a question mark (?). You pass all subsequent parameters with an ampersand (=;). In most cases, the URL already contains parameters, which you can identify by searching for a question mark.

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