PDF Viewer Renderer for Oracle Forms

Integrate a PDF Viewer in Oracle Forms

Below is a sample code showing how to integrate our PDF rendering bean jPDFViewer in Oracle Forms. Written in Java, our bean allows to display / render PDF documents within Oracle Forms, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, on any operating system: Windows, Linux or Unix.
The implementation class of the Bean Item


Register the bean
fbean.register_bean(‘BL.BEAN’, 1, ‘oracle.forms.ms.jPDFsimple’);
This is the very first operation you have to do.

Load a PDF document from any URL
fbean.invoke( hBean, 1, ‘loadDocument’, ‘URL’);
e.g. :
fbean.invoke( hBean, 1, ‘loadDocument’, ‘http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/oid/pdf/internet_directory_ds_10gr3.pdf’);

Implementation Steps

  • Download the following files: jpdf.jar, jPDFViewer.jar, jPDFsimple.java, jpdfviewer.fmb. Upon download, the file extension may be changed to “.zip”, change it back to “.jar”.
  • Copy jpdf.jar  and jPDFViewer.jar in your /forms/java/ folder
  • Update your /forms/server/formsweb.cfg configuration file:
    archive=frmall.jar, jPDFViewer.jar, jpdf.jar
  • Notice that we update the archive tag and not the archive_jini tag because this bean was tested with the Sun Java plug-in 1.6.
  • Download and open the jpdfviewer.fmb module (Oracle Forms 10.1.2)
  • Compile all and run the module
    The .jar files jpdf.jar and jPDFViewer.jar must be signed with the same certificate.
    The jar files provided are not signed

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