Integrating the Oracle Designer Legacy Table API With Oracle JDeveloper 11g ADF Business Components
Oracle Designer is now firmly in maintenance mode, but it is still common to encounter legacy database schemas that have Designer's fingerprints all over them, with generated Table APIs and good old cg_ref_codes. Such constructs may be unfamiliar to the newer Oracle developers in the crowd, but this approach was the cutting edge at one time. Fortunately, with Oracle JDeveloper 11g's various enhancements to Application Development Framework Business Components (ADF BC), such legacy code needn't be ignored or replaced. By embracing ADF BC's inherent support for calling database PL/SQL, one can give new life to the legacy Oracle Designer database systems. This paper specifically investigates integrating the Oracle Designer Table API with Oracle JDeveloper 11g (in Technical Preview 2 at the time of this writing).