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AD also called as Application DBA.
AD_TOP is product in Aplication, which is under directory APPL_TOP/ad/11.5.0.
This top contains Utilities & program code, which is very frequently used by DBA's. So
where are these utilities or program are in file systemAD_TOP/b in.
Some of the AD Utilties are:
AD Utility
AD Utilities are a group of tools designed to install, upgrade, maintain, and patch
is a utility that is used to apply individual patches, mini-packs, or maintenance packs to
an Oracle Applications instance.

AD Administration (adadmin) is used performs maintenance/administration tasks on an
Oracle Appls Instance. Task associated with adadmin are divided into two broad
categories database and file system task.

You can run adadmin by typing adadmin at the command pront after seeting the

At the time of execution adadmin prompts you to verify and enter several information
pertaining to your applications installation like APPL_TOP location, ORACLE_HOME,
adadmin log file name, batch size etc.

Adadmin can also be run in a non-interactive mode. This is accomplished by creating a
defaults file. The defaults file must be place at the location $APPL_TOP/admin/[sid]/
You can create the defaults file with the following syntax
$adadmin deafultsfile=$APPL_TOP/admin/[sid]/samtask.txt
Next time you can run adadmin for the same task by specifying the interactive=no option.

adadmin \
defaultsfile=APPL_TOP/admin/vis/samtask.txt \
logfile=adadmin_091306.log workers=9 \

If your previous session of adadmin had encountred with problems adadmin promts you
to either continue with your old session or start with a frest session as show below
Your previous AD Administration session did not run to completion.
Do you wish to continue with your previous AD Administration session [Yes]?
The main menu of adadmin presents you with the following six choices
AD Administration Main Menu

1. Generate Applications Files menu
2. Maintain Applications Files menu
3. Compile/Reload Applications Database Entities menu
4. Maintain Applications Database Entities menu
5. Change Maintenance Mode
6. Exit AD Administration

First two options are related to maintaining applications file system the second two options relate to database activities, the fifth option here is used to put the system in maintenance mode and bring it back from maintenance mode.

Under the Generate Applications Files Menu you can perform the following tasks
Generate Applications Files

1. Generate message files
2. Generate form files
3. Generate report files
4. Generate graphics files
5. Generate product JAR files
6. Return to Main Menu

Under the Maintain Applications Files menu you can perform the following tasks
Maintain Applications Files

1. Relink Applications programs
2. Create Applications environment file
3. Copy files to destinations
4. Convert character set
5. Maintain snapshot information
6. Check for missing files
7. Return to Main Menu

Under the Compile/Reload Applications Database Entities menu you can perform the
following tasks
Compile/Reload Applications Database Entities

1. Compile APPS schema
2. Compile menu information
3. Compile flexfields
4. Reload JAR files to database

5. Return to Main Menu
Under the Maintain Applications Database Entities menu you can perform the
following tasks
Maintain Applications Database Entities

1. Validate APPS schema
2. Re-create grants and synonyms for APPS schema
3. Maintain multi-lingual tables
4. Check DUAL table
5. Maintain Multiple Reporting Currencies schema
6. Return to Main Menu

Under the Change Maintenance Mode you can do the following
Change Maintenance Mode
Maintenance Mode is currently: [Disabled].

Maintenance mode should normally be enabled when patching
Oracle Applications and disabled when users are logged on
to the system. See the Oracle Applications Maintenance
Utilities manual for more information about maintenance mode.

Please select an option:
1. Enable Maintenance Mode
2. Disable Maintenance Mode
3. Return to Main Menu

If you noitice the message this menu selection also shows the maintenance status
(disabled in our case) of the system.
You can also forcefully exit adadmin at any point of time by typing 'abort'. This will
however result in a unclean exit of adadmin and the next time when you run adadmin you
will be prompted with the option to start fresh or continue with the previous session as
described earlier.

Location of log files \u2013$APPL_TOP/admin/<SID>/log.
Utility to determine status of worker (started by adpatch, adadmin) and to control
(restart/drop/skip) workers.
Reviewing Worker Status
When you select option 1 to show worker status, AD Controller displays a summary of
current worker activity. Here is an example:

Activity (3)

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