Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Creating Soft Link or Symbolic Link in Oracle Applications or Oracle Apps

Soft Link or Symbolic Link is required to read a shell script (.prog file) through a concurrent program.

We can create soft links or symbolic links for Concurrent Manager program files as follows:

Step 1:Go to the custom top as below:

>cd $xxtest_TOP/bin
testapp01(APPDEV) /product/appl/apps/apps_st/appl/xxtest/12.0.0/bin

Step 2: Use 'fndcpesr' command to create soft link

Lets say we have to create two symbolic links for two .prog files xxtest_rep.prog than we can proceed as follows:

testapp01(APPDEV) /product/appl/apps/apps_st/appl/xxtest/12.0.0/bin
$ln -s $FND_TOP/bin/fndcpesr 

Note:prog_name should be without .prog extension while creating symbolic link for .prog files.

Step 3:Verify the two created symbolic links:

$ls -altr xxtest_rep*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 applmgr oinstall 55 Feb 7 14:29 xxtest_rep -> /product/appl/apps/apps_st/appl/fnd/12.0.0/bin/fndcpesr
As we see above,after creating symbolic link the new attribute 'l' is added that is nothing but symbolic link.

1)'fndcpesr' is a standard utility available in $FND_TOP/bin directory.
2) Its mainly used by the application to parse arguments for shell scripts.
3)It is located in $FND_TOP/bin path along with other FND Utilities.
4)'fndcpesr' is an executable and read only file.

Hope it helps.

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