TranslationHub 11g is only available as 32 bit - requires Forms and Reports 11g too in 32 bit for Development

Posted by Torsten Kleiber on June 07, 2012
Tags: Oracle Forms Reports TranslationHub 32bit 64bit Windows7

I have done the whole may scripting silent installs of several developer tools. Among them was Fusion Middleware 11.1.2 Forms & Reports. I see that oracle certifies the 64bit installers on win7 64bit and so I have successfully script this after a lot of time. I want not speak about the many errors in silent installers here. But what if you want to use TranslationHub too?

As we use TranslationHub for translating our forms, menus and reports, I tried last weeks to script this and after this to batch import all my original and translated modules as 11g versions, as this is required before roll out fusion middleware to our users.

First I have seen that TranslationHub is only available in 32bit as standalone version outside Fusion Middleware. Additional there is no silent installer available for this separate package. Asking support for 64bit version and silent install option results in two enhancement requests. Everybody who has created such an request before know, that he does not get this in some weeks, very likely he got it never. Fortunately our scripting boys have recorded and repackaged this installer. The 32bit version installs on win7 64bit and starts.

But now begins the really horror: I could not see forms and reports in the import wizards, my batch jobs fails. The 32bit TranslationHub version seems not find the 64bit Forms version. So the work begins again - I had to script the 32bit version of Fusion Middleware 11.1.2 Forms& Reports for the developers. Fortunately this works very similar to 64bit, and I complete this package in several ours. Now

One additional note for TranslationHub: You must ensure that the first entry in the path variable is an 32bit Oracle Client for successful connect to your TranslationHub repository.