Oracle and the end-user: Practical implementation of applications in a multi-user, multi-platform environment

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This presentation will describe methods used to develop a standard user-interface to ORACLE applications, to train users, and document these systems in a diverse multi-user, multi-platform environment. Implementation and documentation of applications and training of users can be difficult when the end-users have diverse levels of computer proficiency and work with a multiple array of hardware platforms. We will discuss common problems encountered in such an environment and the approaches used to solve them. The Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory has over 300 users, using a variety of hardware: SUN workstations, Machintoshes, PCs running MS-Windows, VAXstations, DECstations, and ... continued below

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This presentation will describe methods used to develop a standard user-interface to ORACLE applications, to train users, and document these systems in a diverse multi-user, multi-platform environment. Implementation and documentation of applications and training of users can be difficult when the end-users have diverse levels of computer proficiency and work with a multiple array of hardware platforms. We will discuss common problems encountered in such an environment and the approaches used to solve them. The Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory has over 300 users, using a variety of hardware: SUN workstations, Machintoshes, PCs running MS-Windows, VAXstations, DECstations, and a variety of terminal types. The perfect scenario would be to allow everyone to access the database using a particular workstation environment, or if using a terminal, access the database using the standard function keys. For example, a Macintosh user could use a true graphics version of SQL*FORMS; likewise a SUN workstation user. We are in the process of evaluating the use of utilities such as bit-mapped versions of SQL*FORMS for SUNs and Macintoshes, and intend to continue work in that direction. However, there are still some issues to be resolved, both technical and financial, before client-server technology becomes a realistic alternative in our mixed environment. This presentation will have two components. Part 1 will address some technical issues concerned with providing a standard user interface. Part 2 will deal with administrative issues; specifically documentation, user training, and communications between users and developers.

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  • Midwest Oracle Users Group regional meeting, Milwaukee, WI (United States), 15 May 1992

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  • Other: DE92015223
  • Report No.: ANL/CP-75955
  • Report No.: CONF-9205200--1
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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5061991
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