Daniel Merchán wrote:i am not migrating anything to ADF, but my question is can i develop an enterprise application ADF ? if i do so, do i need webcenter portal to host the application ?
If you are migrating Oracle Forms to ADF then you need only ADF Framework and you can use ADF 11g R2 for it. You don't need WebCenter Portal Technology.
Do you have requirement to integrate your ADF applications in WebCenter Portal?
If you need to integrate your ADF applications into a WebCenter Portal then you need to know:
1) ADF 11g R2 is not compatible with WebCenter Portal. You have to downgrade to ADF 11g R1.
2) Expose those applications as Bounded Task Flow or Portlets.
If only your requirement is ADF Framework this is the correct forum: JDeveloper and ADF
I hope this help you.
Daniel Merchán wrote:finally :) we have an enterprise application which was designed using java. this application has a lot of bugs, my company thinks Oracle forms is obsolete , i want to redesign the entire application using ADF, but i don't know what can be achieved with ADF, with Oracle forms i can design menus and attach independent forms to that menu, what i want to know is can i design an enterprise application using ADF like the way we can do with Oracle forms. i find myself in a wonder land of ADF. hope you can help me on this.
Do you know the concept of ECM/Portal?. If not review ECM and Portal concept functionalities.
Portal Applications are think for integrate Services 2.0 like Discussions, Collaboration, Content Management, Mail, Analytics, PeopleConnection, consume Portlets... Do you need this?. If not then ithe response is easy... Pure ADF Application.
You don't need WebCenter Portal to host ADF Applications. You integrate ADF applications in WebCenter Portal if you want to extend Portal OOTB functionallity.
In addition, for WebCenter Portal you require a specific license for WebCenter Suite.
You can build a pure ADF application (Unbounded Task Flow) and run it in WebLogic without WebCenter.
If you share your requirements then we can help you better :).