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GET_APPPLICATION_PROPERTY (PASSWORD) Returns Password In UpperCase (Doc ID 784054.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 31, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Forms - Version to [Release Oracle10g to]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Checked version accuracy on 27-May-2013


Oracle Forms 10.1.2.x is now certified to be run against RDBMS 11g. The Oracle RDBMS 11g DB allows passwords to be in mixed case. When using the built-in GET_APPLICATION_PROPERTY (PASSWORD) the returned value is returned in ALL  uppercase even if the actual password is mixed or lower case.

This could lead to connection issues when spawning batch processes which connect to the 11g RDBMS using the same login credentials that were used to connect with Oracle Forms. For example, if  GET_APPLICATION_PROPERTY (PASSWORD) is used to pass password information to batch jobs when the actual password is lower or mixed case then the batch process will fail to login with the  following error:


  ORA-01017: invalid username/password; logon denied



Moved to a 11g RDBMS.
The problem does not occur in previous versions of the RDBMS.


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