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Oracle Applications File Systems By Emmanuel Adarkwah

although JAR files and their supporting utilities are downloaded as required.  These product files are stored below a number of key top-level directories on the database and application server machines.Introduction  An Oracle Applications Release 11i system utilizes components from many Oracle products.  Depending on how you chose to install Applications. these product directories may be located on a single machine or on multiple machines. .  Note: No Applications files are installed on desktop client machines.

index tablespaces. redo log files.  The <dbname>ORA directory contains the ORACLE_HOMEs for the Applications technology stack components. . and contains the ORACLE_HOME for the Oracle9i database.  The <dbname>DB directory is located on the database server machine. and contains the system tablespaces.  The <dbname>APPL or APPL_TOP directory contains the product directories and files for Oracle Applications. data tablespaces.  The <dbname>COMN or COMN_TOP (or COMMON_TOP) directory contains directories and files used across products.Applications Directory Structure  The <dbname>DATA or DATA_TOP directory is located on the database server machine. and database files.

Figure 1-1 Top-Level Applications Directory Structure .

0. The product libraries in the 8.0.0 ORACLE_HOME (Applications database home) is located in the <dbname>DB directory. Reports. It contains the files needed for running and maintaining the Oracle Applications database. and Graphics). o The 8.6 directory contains the ORACLE_HOME for the Developer 6i products (Forms. also under the <dbname>ORA. . contains the ORACLE_HOME for Oracle9i Application Server.6 ORACLE_HOME are used to relink Oracle Applications executables.ORACLE_HOMEs  Oracle Applications Release 11i utilizes three ORACLE_HOMEs: o The 9.2. o The iAS directory.

under the COMMON_TOP directory. . is the default location for the concurrent manager log and output directories.Admin Directory The admin directory.

Figure 1-2 COMMON_TOP Directory Structure Figure 1-3 COMMON_TOP admin Directory Structure .

which is known as the APPL_TOP directory. .APPL Directory Oracle Applications files are stored in the <dbname>APPL directory.

o The product files and directories (for all products). Its default value is <SID>_<hostname>.cmd on Windows. .env on UNIX and <CONTEXT_NAME>.  Note: CONTEXT_NAME is the Applications context.env on UNIX and APPS<CONTEXT_NAME>.APPL Directory  The APPL_TOP directory contains: o The core technology files and directories. o The main applications environment file is called <CONTEXT_NAME>.cmd on Windows. o The consolidated environment file is called APPS<CONTEXT_NAME>.

Product Directories/<PROD>_TOP Each product has its own subdirectory under APPL_TOP. . such as 11. This directory contains the various subdirectories for the product files. Within each product directory is a subdirectory that is named using the base Oracle Applications release number. such as gl for Oracle General Ledger.0. The subdirectories are named in accordance with the product’s standard abbreviation.5.

and the AD_TOP environment variable points to the <APPL_TOP>/ad/11. and the AU_TOP environment variable points to the <APPL_TOP>/au/11.0 directory.0 directory.0. the value of AU_TOP is /d01/oracle/prodapps/au/11.Product Directories/<PROD>_TOP  The <APPL_TOP>/<prod>/<version> path is known as the product top directory (<PROD>_TOP).5. if APPL_TOP=/d01/oracle/prodapps. then the value contained in the AD_TOP environment variable is /d01/oracle/prodapps/ad/11.0.  For example. and its value is stored in the <PROD>_TOP environment variable.  The same principle applies to all directories.  For the same APPL_TOP. .5.5.5. apart from the admin directory.

but to know the environment variables of these products. See APPENDIX I for the environment variables. .Conclusion An Apps DBA does not need to know the path of all product directories.

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