Examples of recording


Preview of successfully recorded Oracle Forms requests:

Each Virtual User may contain several pages that, in turn, may each contain several requests.

An Oracle Forms request is displayed in XML format. It comprises one or more DataMessages, with one or more Properties.

Message object

Oracle Forms messages only contain graphical information. The Oracle Forms applet running in the client-side browser acts as a slave to the server, sending the user's actions and waiting for instructions on the graphical changes to apply.

Message structure

An Oracle Forms message is a set of graphical actions, as can be seen in this example of a request:

          <value objectClass="String">u3</value> 
          <value objectClass="Point"> 
          <value objectClass="int">2</value> 

The Dialog element indicates the message principal purpose; in this case, it is an UPDATE -type message for the applet graphical interface. It contains several messages, each DataMessage element describing an action applied to one of the interface graphical components.

Some examples of graphical components: Window, Canvas, List, TextField, and so on.

Each DataMessage references a graphical component by its handlerId.

A DataMessage has several attributes:

Request naming

Oracle Forms requests are named according to the following rule: <handlerName>:<propertyType>=<propertyValue>

Example: login_username_0:value=u3 indicates that the login_username_0 graphical component has been given the value u3.