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Unformatted text preview: Date Handling in Oracle Developer An Oracle White Paper 10/07/99-2 CONTENTS Dates in Oracle Developer . . . . 4 A note on the product name . . . . 4 What’s new in this edition . . . . 4 How this paper is organized . . . . 4 Overview of dates in Oracle Developer . . . . 6 Dates in Oracle Developer -- Non-Enhanced Releases . . . . 7 Form Builder, Releases 4.5.6, 4.5.7.0 to 4.5.7.16.2, 4.5.8, and 4.5.9 . . . . 7 Report Builder, Releases 2.5.4.0.8, 2.5.5.2.5, 2.5.5.2.7, 2.5.7.2, 2.5.7.3 . . . . 15 Graphics Builder, Release 1.6 19 Dates in Oracle Developer -- Enhanced Releases . . . . 21 Form Builder, Releases 4.5.7.18.0, 4.5.10, 5.0.6, and 6.0.x . . . . 22 Form Builder Release 5.0.5 . . . .34 Report Builder, Releases 2.5.5.20, 2.5.7.4.3, 2.5.7.5, and 3.0.5 . . . . 35 Graphics Builder, Releases 2.5.x and 3.0.x . . . . 40 Year 2000 Suggestions for Developer Applications -- Non-Enhanced Releases . . . .41 Suggestions for Forms Applications . . . . 42 Suggestions for the Build and Compile Environment . . . . 42 About Customized Forms . . . . 42 Suggestions for New Forms Applications . . . . 42 Suggestions for Existing Forms Applications . . . .43 Suggestions for Reports Applications . . . . 46 Areas to Consider for Year 2000 Compliance in Reports . . . . 46 Additional Suggestions for New Reports Applications . . . . 51 Suggestions for Graphics Applications . . . . 53 Year 2000 Suggestions for Developer Applications -- Enhanced Releases . . . . 55 Suggestions for Forms Applications . . . . 55 Suggestions for the Build and Compile Environment . . . . 55 About Customized Forms . . . . 56-3 Date Handling in Developer/2000 Suggestions for New Forms Applications . . . . 56 Suggestions for Existing Forms Applications . . . . 58 Suggestions for Reports Applications . . . . 67 Areas to Consider for Year 2000 Compliance in Reports . . . . 67 Additional Suggestions for New Reports Applications . . . . 73 Suggestions for Graphics Applications . . . . 74 Appendix: Applications that Use Other Data Sources . . . . 75 Dates in Oracle Developer-4 0.1 Dates in Oracle Developer 0.1.0.1 A note on the product name This product was formerly called Developer/2000. The name was changed to Oracle Devel- oper with Release 6. For the sake of simplicity, all releases of the product are referred to by this latter name (Oracle Developer) throughout this paper. 0.1.0.2 What’s new in this edition n Release numbers have been updated. n The new product name is used. n A suggestion has been added to also set the date environment variables for the environ- ment in which you will design and compile your form. n Placing format mask definitions in a PRE-FORM trigger (as previously recommended) may not be adequate in all cases. Solutions are now provided in step 2 of “Suggestions for New Forms Applications.” See the expanded material on page -56 and following....
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