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Oracle EBS R12 is based on Oracle Database Lite 10g (specifically 10.3.0.3). The Oracle Mobile Server product went through significant changes from the 10g to the 11g release. You have correctly characterized this as a new implementation, and hence we had renamed the product to Oracle Database Mobile Server (DMS). Some of the changes include dropping the Olite client database and replacing it with Berkeley DB, removing the web-to-go items, performance improvements to sync protocols, addition of more client platforms, etc. At this point in time, if you upgrade to Oracle EBS 12 you cannot move to DMS 11.x.
Thanks Mike for your useful update,
I forgot to mention that as part of our Oracle EBS 11i (Oracle CRM) implementation we also implemented Oracle Mobile Field Service (OMFS) and some OMFS components were installed on the PDAs running Windows CE (6).
As the customer wants to implement PDAs with Android OS, can we also implement OMFS on the Android Devices?
Also I would like to know if we can implement the Mobile env as follows:
Oracle Mobile Server 10g on Windows Server 2008,
Oracle Database 10g Lite on Android Mobile Devices + Oracle Mobile Field Service Application
Oracle Mobile Server 10g on Windows Server 2008 is not a supported OS (2008 came out long after Mobile Server 10g was released). Database Mobile Server 11.x is certified against 2008.
Oracle Database 10g Lite on Android Mobile Devices + Oracle Mobile Field Service Application - this is supported in the following versions, versions of 10g Lite are 10.3.0.2 and 10.3.0.3. and versions of MFS is 12 and I think 11 is still available.
Thanks Mike for the details.
Please see the following doc Oracle Mobile Field Service Implementation Guide, Release 12.1, Part Number E12790-04
Its nowhere mentioned about support for Android Smart phones.
But in this doc http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/database-lite/oracle-database-lite-10gr3-ds-130079.pdf its mentioned that Oracle 10g Lite uses BDB or SQLite.
Does it mean that if I want to use Oracle Mobile Field Service for Oracle EBS system then I can not use Andorid based Pocket Devices?
Its a bit confusing.
MFS embeds Olite into the product. Put another way, through MFS interfaces it defines/determines what functionality of mobile server can be used. Under the MFS configuration the Olite client database is used and the web-to-go app is used, there are no other choices. Very common when a software product includes some other product, it will determine what parts of the embedded product gets used.
Olite 10.3.0.3 as a separately download product used standalone has additional capability. Note: 10.3.0.3 is no longer separately downloadable over OTN.
In DMS 11.x -- we removed Olite client database, rearchitected sync to better fit BDB and allows for BDB and SQLite (either one of those can be used) on the client db. Again, MFS is only compatible with 10.3.0.3/2 right now. That team is a different development team within Oracle, on totally different release schedules than the Database Mobile Server development team. Android support was added in DMS 11.x.