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Oracle Application Server Portal Handbook by Chris Ostrowski

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CHAPTER 11Integrating Forms, Reports, and Discoverer into Portal

As dynamic and full-featured as OracleAS Portal is, it is certainly not the only development tool available from Oracle. In recent years, Oracle has made a concerted effort to web-enable their most popular A development tools. As a result, the Oracle Forms, Oracle Reports, and Oracle Discoverer products do not support full web-based functionality. In fact, as of release 9i of Oracle Forms and Oracle Reports, deploying to a client (a PC in most cases) is no longer even supported—the Web is the only option to deploy your forms or reports.

Each of these tools has its own strengths and weaknesses; no one tool is perfect for every situation. These legacy tools provide Oracle developers ...

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