Oracle Applications 11i File system
This topic discusses the association between these environment settings and the corresponding files and directories.
Note: is the name of your system determined through Rapid Install at the time of installation. For example, PROD.
Figure 2. Applications Directory Structure
The DATA DirectoryThe DATA file system contains the data (.dbf) files of the Oracle database. Rapid Install installs the system, data, and index files in directories below several mount points on the database server. You can specify the directory names of the mount points on the database server during installation.
DB and ORA DirectoriesOracle Applications supports employing an Applications database of one version, while linking Applications programs using the tools from a second or third version of the database. This multiple ORACLE_HOMEs configuration allows new features of the database to be supported, while maintaining compatibility with earlier releases. Release 11i utilizes three ORACLE_HOMEs:
1. The 9.2.0 ORACLE_HOME (Applications database home) is located in the DB directory. It contains the files needed for running and maintaining the Oracle Applications database.
2. The 8.0.6 directory contains the ORACLE_HOME for the Developer 6i products (Forms, Reports, and Graphics). The product libraries in the 8.0.6 ORACLE_HOME are used to relink Oracle Applications executables.
3. The iAS directory, also under the ORA, contains the ORACLE_HOME for Oracle9i Application Server.
The APPL DirectoryOracle Applications files are stored in the APPL directory, which is known as the APPL_TOP directory.
The APPL_TOP directory contains:
1. The core technology files and directories.
2. The product files and directories (for all products).
3. The main applications environment file, called .env on UNIX, and .cmdon Windows.
4. The consolidated environment file, called APPS.env on UNIX, and APPS.cmd on Windows.
Product DirectoriesEach product has its own subdirectory under APPL_TOP. The subdirectories are named in accordance with the product’s standard abbreviation, such as gl for Oracle General Ledger. Within each product directory is a subdirectory that is named using the base Oracle Applications release number, such as 11.5.0. This directory contains the various subdirectories for the product files.
Figure 3. APPL_TOP Sub-directory structure
The COMN Directory
The admin Directory
Oracle Applications reports, they write the log files and temporary files to the log subdirectory of the admin directory, and the output files to the out subdirectory of the admin directory.
The html Directory
The java Directory
Oracle Applications JAR files in the Oracle namespace of this JAVA_TOP directory. The java directory also holds third-party Java files used by Oracle Applications, as well as other zip files.