Setting the environment variables

Environment variables are named variables that are defined when we log on to an operating system. Throughout the book, you will see references to $APPL_TOP or $XXHR_TOP. These are like shortcuts, and are set usually when we log on to the application server with the application tier OS user. On the application and database servers, the environment variables are used to navigate directly to specific directories. The variables are normally set when we log on the application server or database server. There is a file that is used to set all of the environment variables. It is a consolidated environment file called APPS_<CONTEXT_NAME>.env, which sets up both the Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle technology stack environments. ...

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