Search and Compare Tools That Operate on FMBs, PLLs, MMBs, RDFs.

For developers of Oracle Forms and Reports based applications.

Top Reasons Why You, As a Developer, Should Try FormGrep Studio 2017

01  Search For Strings…

…in hundreds of FMBs, MMBs, PLLs and RDFs.

Your developers have made changes (or plan to make changes) to database stored procedures. What is the impact of these changes? Where in the Application System are the stored procedures invoked? Your application consists of over 500 FMBs, over 150 PLLs, over 200 RDFs and nearly 100 MMBs. How do you discover where the calls are made? Do you instruct your developers to search each module manually? You say you have a coding standard such that all stored procedure calls are localized to a specific set of modules. How do you verify that your standards have been followed? With FormGrep Studio 2017 (FGS 2017), you can locate all references throughout your application in a matter of minutes – not days or weeks.

Tell us the type of strings for which you typically search…
Do you search for strings in PL/SQL code?…


Do you search for strings in Objects Property values?


Do you search for strings in Object Property attribute names?

1. Select the modules to be searched by…

…Opening the desired Modules

2. Specify the string for which you want to search…

3. The search results will be displayed in the Search Output window!

1. From the DIFF menu, select FMBs

2. The File Selector prompts the user to select the first FMB

3. The File Selector prompts the user to select the second FMB

4. FormGrep Studo 2017 displays the DIFFERENCES between the two selected FMBs.

02 Compare Versions of FMBs, PLLs, MMBs and RDFs in your Application System.

For example, Version 1.0 (or Version m.n) of your app is currently in production. The next version is due for release shortly. How do you identify all the changes made to the app since the previous release? How do you plan where to focus your QA efforts for the next release? How do you shorten the defect repair cycles going into production? Hint: The most recently changed modules have the highest probability participation. With the FGS 2017 Difference Engine Calculators, changes across modules can be reported in minutes, not weeks.

03 Display Class Inheritance Diagrams

Defect repairs and / or enhancements require changes to modules with inherited objects and properties. How do you determine which objects will be impacted by the changes? With FGS 2017, the “Class Diagramer” will illustrate the inheritance relationships throughout the app.

1. Select the Type of Inheritance Diagram: Object Group, Property Class or Both

2. Select the Source of Object Groups or Classes that can be inherited.
3. Select the FMB modules that MAY have inherited Object Groups or Classes

4. FormGrep Studio 2017 displays the appropriate Inheritance Diagram

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to help reduce your pain around:

Impact analysis

Migrating changes and customizations to newer releases

Application defect repairs

Enhancement planning

Extracting business rules

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