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The most valuable feature for us has been the ability to provide reports to the customer that's tailored to their needs. They can see the exact data that they want by simply giving us their requirements and we'll create the reports from there.
It gives us the capability to track what we have and what the customer's able to see. It lends itself to software configuration management so that we aren't out there creating the same report for two different people. We can use essentially... more»
I absolutely hate the layout with all the little lines, the different panels, and if you bump the wrong thing just a smidgen, it no longer compiles. You've brought it outside of its area of focus. It says, "We're done here." I've looked at a... more»
There are a few features we've found very valuable in Oracle Forms. First, it's a very flexible solution. It also gives us the ability to provide a front end for the customer to access their data. Additionally, we can update our database... more»
We've automated a lot of the daily administrative tasks through our applications. I go back to the old COBOL days as I originally programmed in COBOL. Forms is kind of like that in that it provides a standard method for us to provide those... more»
In the form itself building it, you can set up selected update functions in the properties. There are times where that gets disconnected. Essentially, what it's doing is it's pointing to a package in the database to go do its work. The... more»
The best feature we've found is the ability to capture and display exact values in the database. That's exactly what the end user wants to see, because if they store something in the database that they want to retrieve later on, Forms is on... more»
You can customize it way too much and it becomes confusing to control. You have different users who want to customize it for their purposes, so everybody is doing something different. Then you write a code, and somebody else has to maintain... more»
This product gives us detailed information about real time JVM and performance data when we do detail after incident analysis. It help us to improve application performance by providing us with the CPUs that are using a large amount of... more»
The most valuable feature is that if a user wants a report with whatever information and in whichever format, we can provide it for them. Also, its ability to provide simple calculations is particularly useful.
I really don't like much about Oracle Reports. It's only value, I think, is that it integrates well with our existing Oracle products. The Grid function, which actually draws out the reports, is not good. One little mistake will cause everything to fall apart, and then you have to rebuild from the beginning.
Sr. Oracle Developer at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
Jul 27 2016
What do you think of Oracle Forms?
It has been around for a long time and a lot of companies are using it. It's pretty flexible for it's age. Reports gives you a lot of possibilities to do multiple queries. It’s really good, robust tool.
• Room for Improvement
We do consulting for companies that are already using it, and we do enhancements if they want to add a report or a form. It needs to stay up with the times a little bit more. Everyone wants to move into web services and applications.
• Stability Issues
It's pretty stable. I don't do much on the database server, so if there is an issue, I give the DBA a call.
• Scalability Issues
I don't think there are limitations. The reports and forms are just fine in the interfaces, so there is not much scaling to do.
• Customer Service and...
Platform Software Engineer at a software R&D company with 501-1,000 employees
May 31 2016
What do you think of Oracle Java Mission Control?
Hot Methods show activity of specific methods and the origins from where the methods were called.
Threads contention shows which threads were blocked by which threads and for how long.
• Improvements to My Organization:
Using it, we spotted and solved performance problems that had an impact on hardware costs and response times. So it's saved us both money and time.
• Room for Improvement:
It would be nice to have a centralized console that receives information from agents installed in every JVM in order to get a big picture of our entire system.
• Use of Solution:
I've used it for two years.
• Deployment Issues:
We had no issues with the deployment.
• Stability Issues:
There were no issues with the stability.
• Scalability Issues: