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Oracle Application Express Forms Converter by Douwe Pieter van den Bos

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Understanding XML

If we take a look inside the XML files we just created, we will notice a few things. I use SQL Developer of Oracle to look inside the XML files we just created. It's a free tool that we will need for several other tasks during our Conversion project and it does the job. But, of course, you can use a different XML editor to examine the XML files.

When we open SQL Developer, we can open the files we created earlier. The forms, menus, reports, and libraries are now all in XML or flat files. To open the files in SQL Developer, just click on file and then click on Open (or use the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+O). Select the file you want to open from the dialog box that's shown in the following screenshot:

First, we take a look at the Forms ...

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