Can Oracle® Fusion Middleware Forms and Reports and oracle development tools 10g co-exist in same pc ? I aready have oracle development tools 10g on my pc and need to install Oracle® Fusion Middleware Forms and Reports . How to I proceed to keep both please ?
It is technically possible to have both Forms/Reports 10 and Forms/Reports 11 on the same machine. However, I would not recommend it. In order for this to work, you need to have a working knowledge of how the Operating System works. If you do not, you will have issues. One of the most significant issues is that some of the file names between the versions are the same. This means that if the system PATH points to version 11 (first in the list) then attempt to do something with version 10 likely will not work and visa-versa. Also, because of this you will not be able to use both versions at the same time.
As mentioned, I would not recommend this unless you are very familiar with the OS where the products are installed.
My recommendation is that you install Forms/Reports 10 in a virtual environment, separate of the host that will have version 11. For example, you can use Oracle Virtual Box to create a virtual environment with Windows XP, which is a perfect OS for hosting Developer Suite 10. Alternatively to using Oracle Virtual Box, you could consider Microsoft XP Mode if you are not using Windows 7 Home Edition. As far as I know, it is still free to customers using Win 7 Pro.
You can install XP and Forms/Reports 11 on Virtual Box. However, because the system requirements (specifically RAM) are much greater for version 11 than for 10, I would recommend the following if you choose to do this:
More information about Oracle Forms (including downloads) can be found on the Forms area of the Oracle Technology Network