Oracle Jinitiator is no longer compatible with oracle forms services. By default, Oracle Forms services 10g uses Jinitiator 18.104.22.168 to run Forms applications. Jinitiator was compatible with Internet Explorer 6 and Firefox version 2.0. But latest internet explorer like IE 8 and 9 crash with Jinitiator. Similar behaviour is seen with Firfox version 3.0 and later.
To resolve this problem, you must configure JRE to work with forms services 10g. It is really easy and requires only very little work. Forms services 10g are by default configured to run with JRE 1.4.2_06. To get this working, locate following lines in your FORMSWEB.CFG file,
# System parameter: default base HTML file baseHTML=base.htm # System parameter: base HTML file for use with JInitiator client baseHTMLjinitiator=basejini.htm # System parameter: base HTML file for use with Sun’s Java Plug-In baseHTMLjpi=basejpi.htm Make changes as shown in bold face below. # System parameter: default base HTML file baseHTML=basejpi.htm # System parameter: base HTML file for use with JInitiator client baseHTMLjinitiator=basejpi.htm # System parameter: base HTML file for use with Sun’s Java Plug-In baseHTMLjpi=basejpi.htm
And add below parameters
Now install J2RE version 1.4.2_06 from following URL,
Configuring Auto Download of JRE at Client
You can configure automatic download of JRE at client using following steps. In IE, it will automatically download JRE and initiates install process but in Firefox, user will be required to click on “Manual Install” button.
1- Copy required exe file in a virtual directory on forms server. You can create a new virtual directory or use an existing virtual directory. For example, you can place you .exe file in /forms/java folder
2- Edit jpi_download_page and jpi_codebase parameters as under, jpi_download_page=http://servername:port/forms/java/jre-6u23-windows-i586.exe jpi_codebase=http://servername:port/forms/java/jre-6u23-windows-i586.exe
Above setting is for JRE6u23.
Alternately you can also specify download location from oracle website as under,
for complete list of URL for all JRE version, visit following URL
Above settings were test on Forms 10.1.2.0.2