Saturday, 5 January 2013

Accessing oracle application 11i Froms on IE8(XP, Windows 7)

Accessing oracle application 11i on IE8, works on both XP and windows 7

If you try to access oracle applications 11i forms on IE8 it installs jinitiator but when the form link is clicked to open the form explorer just closes abruptly.

oracle recommends upgrading to Sun JRE native plugin (Oracle JInitiator 1.3 for E-Business Suite 11i - Forms version 6.0.8.x [ID 552692.1])

The workaround to get it working on IE8 is this way

go to Oracle Java Archive website and download Java SE Runtime Environment 6u13 (jre-6u13-windows-i586-p.exe)

Install the JRE 6u13 (jre-6u13-windows-i586-p.exe)

After installation has finished successfully

copy the jvm.dll from java jre 6u13 installation directory (C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\client) to the jinitiator direcotry (C:\Program Files (x86)\Oracle\JInitiator\bin\hotspot)

Rename the the old jvm.dll file in the (C:\Program Files (x86)\Oracle\JInitiator\bin\hotspot) directory

Now open explorer and login to the application and access the forms :)

1 comment:

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