I am attempting to configure a WebLogicServer 10.3.6 for Forms/Reports 11g deployment (on a WinServer2008R2 box). In reading the Oracle documentation, it seems to suggest that it's 100% necessary to
1. Install a database instance on the app server, and
2. Using the RCU, create the repository schemas on that instance
But if I am only using Forms and Reports on WLS (no Identity Management, no Portal, just the Forms/Reports, ma'am), then is it still necessary to have the RCU schemas in place before installing WLS/FR? We managed to configure the WLS/FR stack on a developer's W7 PC without creating any repository and it worked fine.
Keeping all your ducks in a row to install & configure the F/R 11g stack is hard enough; anything that streamlines this process is OK by me, just wondering if there might be downstream ramifications...
If you are planning to install oracle forms and reports only, then RCU execution and datbase is not required. Please follow the installation and configuration guide from oracle document.
If this helps please mark.
As Kishore said to install Forms/Reports 11g you do not need the database and RCU as a prerequisite at that time, however to make Forms/Reports works you should have a database in the case you will have applications saving the data to a database and user validating their accounts to the dataabase.