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Standalone Forms Builder 12c (12.2.1) Installation on Windows

In Oracle Forms 11g a WebLogic Server installation was a prerequisite for the Forms Builder, making the footprint of a development PC quite substantial. Oracle Forms 12c allows a Standalone Forms Builder installation, which no longer needs a WebLogic Installation.

The standalone installation does not allow forms to be run, just built and compiled. To run them, they must be deployed to a full installation of Oracle Forms and Reports Services. There is no standalone equivalent of Oracle Reports.

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Download the following software.

JDK8 Installation

Double-click on the "jdk-8u65-windows-x64.exe" executable and install as usual.

Forms Builder Installation

Double-click on the "setup_fmw_12." file. Once the GUI Self Extractor is complete, you will be presented with the welcome screen. Click the "Next" button.


Accept the "Skip Auto Updates" option by clicking the "Next" button.

Auto Updates

Enter an Oracle Home location and click the "Next" button. In this case I used the path "c:\oracle\middleware\forms_builder".

Installation Location

Accept the "Standalone Forms Builder" option by clicking the "Next" button.

Installation Type

Once the prerequisite checks are complete, click the "Next" button.

Prerequisite Checks

Uncheck the security updates checkbox and click the "Next" button. Click the "Yes" button on the subsequent warning dialog.

Security Updates

If you are happy with the installation summary, click the "Install" button.

Installation Summary

Once the installation is complete, click the "Next" button.

Installation Progress

Check the "Automatically Launch Forms Builder Configuration Wizard" option and click the "Finish" button.

Enter a name for the form builder instance. In this case I used "forms1", so I had to manually create a directory called "forms1" under the Oracle Home location. Once this is done, click the "Next" button.

Instance Configuration

Once the configuration is complete, click the "Next" button.

Configuration Progress

Click the "Finish" button to exit the installer.

End of Configuration

Start "Form Builder" from your Windows menu.

Forms Builder

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Hope this helps. Regards Tim...

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