Sunday, November 20, 2011

Oracle apps R12 - Compiling JSP with custom classpath

We all know that to compile JSP manually on the Oracle Application R12 instance, we need to run the file $FND_TOP/patch/115/bin/

Its help is as follows:

syntax: ./ COMMAND {ARGS}
COMMAND --compile               update dependency, compile delta
        --create                rebuild entire dependency file
        -delta.out       update dependency, list delta to file
        -dep.out      update dependency, output heirarchy to file

ARGS    -s      matching condition for JSPs filenames
        -p      number of parallel compilations
        -log     to override logfile from ojspCompile.conf
You are
recommended to set the log file location
 outside of any network file system shared (NFS) area/drive.
        -conf    to override ojspCompile.conf
        --retry         retry previously failed compilation attempts
        --flush         forces recompilation of all parent JSPs
        --quiet         do not provide an actively running progress meter
        --fast          instantly fail jsps that are *possibly* invalid

example1: --compile -s 'jtf%' -p 20 --retry
example2: --compile -s 'jtflogin.jsp,jtfavald.jsp' --flush
example3: --compile --fast --quiet

If your JSP uses custom classes, then compiling jsp manually can fail if proper classpath is not set. Yes, even though if you have setup the classpath correctly in orion-application.xml, it will fail because this jsp compile utility does not read orion-application.xml classpath.

So, the problem is to identify where to set the classpath so that above utility can pick it up. After several search and looking into code, I found following:

By default, the jsp compiler script uses following configuration file
This conf file has a classpath field in it which is usually pointed to file
This property file lists the classpath used for JSP compilation.

So if your classes are not listed in this file, your jsps will not compile by ojspCompile.

Ofcourse, you can always set the "main_mode" to "recompile" in orion-web.xml, but that for production you do not want to change it and compile the JSP on file deployment.


  1. 458338.1  How to Enable Automatic Compilation of JSP pages in R12 Environment
  2. 433386.1  JSP Pages Hanging in R12 After Removing Cached Class Files in _pages
  3. 783094.1  Compile jsp files at Application R12 at Windows

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

OC4j Configuration

Oracle application R12 release uses OC4J and during implementation, many would need to modify oc4j configuration for easier/faster development.

I found following links to be useful while changing OC4J configuration for development mode.

OC4J Web Application Redeployment and Class Reloading Features

Element Descriptions for global-web-application.xml and orion-web.xml

Key OC4J Flags for Development