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Oracle® Database Lite Administration and Deployment Guide
10g (10.0.0)
Part No. B12262-01
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12 Deployment

This document enables the administrator to deploy Oracle Database Lite 10g. Topics include:

12.1 Overview

Before using Oracle Database Lite 10g for the first time, end users must deploy the software on their client machines. The application deployment phase starts after the developer packages mobile applications and the Administrator publishes them into the Mobile Server Repository.

As the end user, you deploy the software only once for each Mobile Client that you use, by primarily performing the following tasks. Detailed steps are explained in subsequent sections of this document.

  1. Install the appropriate Mobile Client on your client machine. For example, you can install the Mobile Client for Web-to-Go or the Mobile Client for Win32 on your Windows 32 client machine.

  2. Synchronize the first time that you use Oracle Database Lite 10g. This first time synchronization process downloads the mobile applications (which your Administrator has subscribed you to as a user) and the data to your Mobile Client, enabling you to launch your applications from your Windows 32 machine or from your mobile device. It also initializes the synchronization system between your Mobile Client and the Mobile Server.


    Note:

    Synchronization as such is a separate process, which also takes place outside of deployment. You synchronize the data periodically between the main (or central) Oracle database and your Oracle Lite database. For more information about synchronization, see the Oracle Database Lite Developers Guide.

12.2 How To Deploy

To deploy Mobile Clients, perform the following tasks.

  1. Open your browser and point it to the following URL.

    http://<mobile_server>/webtogo/setup

    As Figure 12-1 displays, the Mobile Client Setup page contains links to all the Mobile Clients.

    Figure 12-1 Mobile Client Setup Page

    This image displays the Mobile Client Setup page.
  2. Click the Mobile Client that you need for your chosen platform.

  3. The Save As dialog box appears. The file name field displays the relevant executable setup file for the selected platform as a .cab, .exe, or .sis file type. Save the executable file to a directory of your choice.


    Note:

    For the Palm device, download the Mobile Client for Palm to the directory on a Windows 32 machine that is used by the Palm desktop software to synchronize applications and data. Then do a hotsync to install the Mobile Client for Palm.

  4. Install the Mobile Client. For platforms other than Palm, go to the corresponding directory where you saved the executable setup file. Double-click the file to execute it.


    Note:

    For Web-based applications, the default installation is in the sync mode, not in the online/offline mode.

  5. Synchronize the Mobile Client.

    For the Mobile Client for Web-to-Go, this step (the synchronization step in deployment) takes place when you click Next, after executing the setup.exe and login to the Mobile Client for Web-to-Go.

For Mobile Clients of all other platforms, perform the following steps.

  1. Locate the directories where you installed the runtime libraries, and launch the Mobile Sync application.

  2. The msync dialog appears. Enter your user name and password. If you do not know your user name and password, ask your system administrator, who creates users and assigns passwords to each user. In the Server field, enter the URL for your Mobile Server. Click Apply and click Sync.

By completing the final step in deployment, Step 5, you have successfully deployed the Mobile Client.

For more information on how to install and use the Mobile Client for Web-to-Go, see Chapter 14, "Deployment: Using the Mobile Client for Web-to-Go".