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Chris Saxon

Thanks for the question, Nitesh.

Asked: October 16, 2018 - 7:04 am UTC

Last updated: December 05, 2019 - 9:31 am UTC

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Hi Team,

I am trying to migrate forms 6i to APEX, but problem that i pose here is that i cannot completely migrate all the functionalities of my forms to Apex even after trying to correct Metadata it does not
migrate forms completely.

So, my question here is
1. Is this functionality able to migrate forms completely to apes?

2. How do we use 2 tables from different schemas referenced in the forms in APex migarion as while migrating i am able to select only 1 schema?

3. Can you suggest some other option to migrate forms 6i to new technology stack we have relative cost efficiency.

Thanks in advance for your valuable reply.

Thanks & Regards,

and we said...

While Forms and APEX are similar tools, they are fundamentally different. You won't get a 100% conversion from one to the other.

The APEX Migration Guide explains how to convert your Forms to give you a starting point:

But it's just a starting point. You'll need manual work to complete the process. And some parts of the app you may need to rethink completely.

1. No.

2. Not sure what you're asking. You can use synonyms to reference a table in another schema as-if it's in your current user:

create synonym tab for

3. If you have a team of Forms developers, APEX is a good destination. While different they'll still be able to use their existing SQL & PL/SQL skills. And APEX will be more familiar than other languages such as Java. So the retraining effort is lower.

If you have more APEX specific questions, ask them on their forum:


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Nitesh Panchal, October 17, 2018 - 9:56 am UTC

Hi Chris,

Thanks for your valuable time to reply to my query.

Thanks & Regards,

Migrate Forms to Apex 18.1, help me pls!!!!

SicMa, November 30, 2019 - 3:35 pm UTC

Hi, I used the guide to do the migration , I am in the next step Upload File, Create Application, and Run Application Buttons
Three buttons display to the above of the Search Bar:

Upload File - Add files to your conversion project.

Create Application - Create an Oracle Application Express application based on the components included in your conversion project.

Run Application - Submit the pages within your Oracle Application Express application to the Application Express engine and render viewable HTML. Note this button only appears after you generate an application.

But I just don't see the button "Upload Another File " and the option "Create Application" donĀ“t apper

That I have to do?
Chris Saxon
December 05, 2019 - 9:31 am UTC

I'm not familiar with the migration tool so can't really help here.

Try asking on the APEX forums

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