I get this question all the time since for Oracle Forms applications we usually need at least an icons virtual directory and most of the time one for flat files or excel files as well. Here is a step by step how to create a virtual directory in Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g R2 – Meaning Oracle Forms 11g R2.
1.) Sign in to the Enterprise Manager console screen:
2.) Go to Administration > Server configuration:
3.) Add Row to the Aliases section:
4.) Add Row for the virtual directory you wish to create for example:
URL Path = /excels/
File Path = d:appsexcel/
Please note: The / directions must be as written above.
Click on Apply, and restart the OHS.
I hope this helps everyone – Comment if you need help!