Wednesday, 28 April 2010

AD Administration

In this post I will introduce one of the primary AD utilities, AD Administration.

AD administration is divided into following categories
  • File generation task
  • File system maintenance tasks
  • Database maintenance tasks
  • Database entities compilation and reloading tasks

Normally these tasks are performed by database administrators.

Once preliminary tasks (running environment file, verify ORACLE_HOME set properly, ensure sufficient temporary disk space etc.,) are complete, you can start AD Administration at the operating system prompt by typing "adadmin".
$ adadmin
Upon starting AD Administration, the utility prompts you for some key information. Once you provide AD Administration with this information, it will verify the configuration of your file system and connect to the database. You will then see the AD Administration main menu.

AD Administration Main Menu
This is the AD Administration main menu. It has four options

Generate Applications Files Menu
There are five functional choices in the Generate Applications Files menu and a sixth one that
returns you to the Main menu.

The Generate Product JAR files task prompts:
Do you wish to force generation of all jar files? [No]
If you choose No, it only generates JAR (Java Archive) files that are missing or out-of-date. Choose Yes for this option when generating JAR files after upgrading the Developer technology stack, after changing your digital signature, or after updating your Java version

In next post I will cover the Oracle Applications file system tasks and running AD Administration non-interactively.

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