1. Oracle Applications
4. SQL or PL/SQL Scripts
6. Other Files
8. Database Objects
9. Operating System
1. ORACLE APPLICATIONS
a. To obtain version of form from any applications form, navigate to the form.
Then in the Menu toolbar select Help => About Oracle Applications.
NOTE: A pop-up window will open indicating the version of:
Oracle Applications version
Current used module
Oracle Forms version
Current open form
b. Also run the following command:
select release_name from fnd_product_group;
a. If the form is displayed, review #1 above to get current open form version.
b. In the event the form doesn't appear then:
(1). Retreive the form name from another environment which has the same form.
(i.d. NLS, test or production, etc.) or from Metalink.
(2). Navigate to
corresponding file with the .fmx extension should be located here.
(3). See #6 below to obtain the file version.
a. First check the report name on located at the top of the log file.
b. Navigate to
corresponding file with the .rdf extension should be located here.
c. See #6 below to obtain the file version.
4. SQL OR PL/SQL SCRIPTS
a. Navigate to
The corresponding file with .sql, .pls, .pkh, or .pkb extension should be located
b. See #6 below to get the file version.
a. Binary or executable names often do not have extensions on unix systems.
In MS-Windows environments the extensions are usually .exe or .dll.
b. Most of the executables are located under the
c. There are many methods for obtaining the version of an executable. These methods
are listed below:
(1). If an interface is displayed, go to the Menu => Help => About.
e.g. Oracle Applications, internet browsers, tools (Oracle Forms,
Oracle Reports, Enterprise Manager, SQL*Plus)
'Help => About Plug-ins' will provide the Jinitiator version.
(2). Run the file without parameter.
e.g. f45gen, f60gen (for Oracle Forms)
r25convm, rwcon60 (for Oracle Reports)
sqlplus (for SQL*Plus)
tnsping (TNS Ping Utility)
jre (Java Runtime Loader)
(3). To see properties of the file with MS-Windows Explorer.
e.g. *.exe, *.dll files
(4). To find the 'Header' string, see #6 to proceed.
e.g. ad utilities (adpatch, adrelink, etc.), fnd executables,
(5). Run a specific command
Oracle Workflow in Oracle Applications:
select TEXT from WF_RESOURCES where NAME='WF_VERSION';
(6). Launch Oracle Installer
Several Oracle products (like RDBMS and Tools) require ORAINST to be installed.
Below is the method to launch ORAINST and obtain the version of various products:
(a). Login with Oracle account
(b). Run Oracle Installer using:
(c). Answer by taking defaults to reach 'Software Asset Manager' screen.
(d). Right column will display installed products and versions.
NOTE: Same information is found in the files below:
$ORACLE_HOME\orainst\nt.rgs, windows.rgs (Win NT, MS-Windows)
6. OTHER FILES
A. Other files on the file system may be:
driver files (*.drv)
object description files (*.odf)
data files (*.dat)
library and object files (*.a, *.o)
Oracle Forms libraries (*.pll, *.plx)
Oracle Forms menu files (*.mmb, *.mmx)
form source files (*.fmb)
jar file (*.jar)
java class file (*.class)
html, xlm files (*.htm, *.xlm)
b. Navigate to the corresponding directory.
c. Execute one of the following commands to obtain the version of the file
on all platforms (beginning with Oracle Applications v. 11.x):
On Windows (DOS box):
a. See #1.a to obtain the version of the Oracle Server installed in the environment.
b. Another method for obtaining the version is by executing sqlplus.
It displays SQL*Plus and RDBMS version.
e.g. Oracle8 Enterprise Edition Release 188.8.131.52.
c. If the preference is to use Oracle Installer, then review #5c(6) to also obtain the
version of several installed products.
8. DATABASE OBJECTS
a. Run the following sql statement to obtain the package version:
select text from user_source where name='&package_name'
and text like '%$Header%';
NOTE: The prompt requests the package name. By providing the package name it will
return two lines corresponding to specifications and body creation files.
You can also obtain the pls version on the database by running:
select name, text
where text like '%
and line < 10;
b. To obtain the version information in the view definition run the sql below:
col TEXT for a40 head "TEXT"
select VIEW_NAME, TEXT
where VIEW_NAME = '&VIEW_NAME';
c. To obtain the workflow related objects run the wfver.sql script. Review #5c(5) above
to obtain the version of workflow packages and views.
9. OPERATING SYSTEM
a. For most Unix platforms run command:
b. For MS-WINDOWS 95/98/2000
Start => Parameters => Control Panel => System
c. For WIN/NT, execute command:
Menu: Start => Programs => Admin Tools => WIN NT Diagnostic
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