9 Replies Latest reply: Oct 8, 2013 1:27 PM by adammcewen RSS

    How to use Firefox with Oracle Forms 11g

    Luis_vkacito
      Friends,
      I shows the application in Oracle Forms 11g when using Firefox 3.6.6.
      How I can enable Firefox in using with applications developed in Oracle Forms 11g.

      When I use Intenet Explorer 7 if you visualize the application.

      Thanks
        • 1. Re: How to use Firefox with Oracle Forms 11g
          CraigB
          Luis,
          What Java run time are you using? Firefox 3.6 needs Sun JRE 1.6.0_16 or higher. Also,
          When I use Intenet Explorer 7 if you visualize the application
          What does this mean?

          Craig B-)

          If someone's response is helpful or correct, please mark it accordingly.
          • 2. Re: How to use Firefox with Oracle Forms 11g
            Luis_vkacito
            Nice to greet friends Craig,
            I use the JRE (build 1.6.0_18-b07).
            When I launch the application with the Firefox tells me I need plugins??

            I need another plugin to view the application with Oracle Forms 11g

            Ok, this means that when I use another browser such as Internet Explorer 7, if the application shows me that I have in Oracle Forms 11g and when I use Firefox not

            Thanks
            • 3. Re: How to use Firefox with Oracle Forms 11g
              CraigB
              Luis,
              I use the JRE (build 1.6.0_18-b07).
              When I launch the application with the Firefox tells me I need plugins??>
              Check your Firefox settings to ensure the Sun JRE plugin is found and enabled. Follow these steps to verify:
              <ol>
              <li>Open Firefox.
              <li>At the top of the Firefox windowOn the menu bar, open the Tools menu, and click on Add-ons. The Add-ons window will open.
              <li>Select the Plugins panel.
              <li>Click on the Java item to select it.
              <li>Click Enable. (If it says Disable, Java is already enabled.)
              </ol>
              If the Java is not listed in the Plug-ins, this typically is because Firefox was installed after Java. The easiest fix is to simply reinstall Java so it will install the appropriate Firefox plugin.

              If that doesn't fix the issue, I suggest you take a look at Using the Java plugin with Firefox.

              Hope this helps,
              Craig B-)

              If someone's response is helpful or correct, please mark it accordingly.
              • 4. Re: How to use Firefox with Oracle Forms 11g
                Denis Segard-Oracle
                Hello,

                1. Check the plugins installed in FireFox by typing :

                about:plugins

                in the FireFox address bar

                2. Add the following line in the file formsweb.cfg

                jpi_mimetype=application/x-java-applet;version=1.6

                (replace existing line or add it in the section you are using to launch your Forms App )

                Regards
                • 5. Re: How to use Firefox with Oracle Forms 11g
                  Luis_vkacito
                  Where is the file:
                  formsweb.cfg

                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                  Plugins installed
                  Find more information about browser plugins at mozilla.org.
                  Help is available on how to install plugins in plugindoc.mozdev.org.
                  Java Deployment Toolkit 6.0.220.4

                  Archivo: npdeployJava1.dll
                  Versión: 6.0.220.4
                  NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy

                  Tipo MIME      Descripción      Sufijos      Habilitado
                  application/java-deployment-toolkit                Sí
                  Mozilla Default Plug-in

                  Archivo: npnul32.dll
                  Versión: 1.0.0.15
                  Default Plug-in

                  Tipo MIME      Descripción      Sufijos      Habilitado
                  *      Mozilla Default Plug-in      *      No
                  Shockwave Flash

                  Archivo: NPSWF32.dll
                  Versión: 10.1.102.64
                  Shockwave Flash 10.1 r102

                  Tipo MIME      Descripción      Sufijos      Habilitado
                  application/x-shockwave-flash      Adobe Flash movie      swf      Sí
                  application/futuresplash      FutureSplash movie      spl      Sí
                  Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U22

                  Archivo: npjp2.dll
                  Versión: 6.0.220.4
                  Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_22 for Mozilla browsers

                  Tipo MIME      Descripción      Sufijos      Habilitado
                  application/x-java-applet      Java Applet           Sí
                  application/x-java-bean      JavaBeans           Sí
                  application/x-java-vm                Sí
                  application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.1                Sí
                  application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.1                Sí
                  application/x-java-applet;version=1.1                Sí
                  application/x-java-bean;version=1.1                Sí
                  application/x-java-applet;version=1.2                Sí
                  application/x-java-bean;version=1.2                Sí
                  application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.3                Sí
                  application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.3                Sí
                  application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.2                Sí
                  application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.2                Sí
                  application/x-java-applet;version=1.3                Sí
                  application/x-java-bean;version=1.3                Sí
                  application/x-java-applet;version=1.2.2                Sí
                  application/x-java-bean;version=1.2.2                Sí
                  application/x-java-applet;version=1.2.1                Sí
                  application/x-java-bean;version=1.2.1                Sí
                  application/x-java-applet;version=1.3.1                Sí
                  application/x-java-bean;version=1.3.1                Sí
                  application/x-java-applet;version=1.4                Sí
                  application/x-java-bean;version=1.4                Sí
                  application/x-java-applet;version=1.4.1                Sí
                  application/x-java-bean;version=1.4.1                Sí
                  application/x-java-applet;version=1.4.2                Sí
                  application/x-java-bean;version=1.4.2                Sí
                  application/x-java-applet;version=1.5                Sí
                  application/x-java-bean;version=1.5                Sí
                  application/x-java-applet;version=1.6                Sí
                  application/x-java-bean;version=1.6                Sí
                  application/x-java-applet;jpi-version=1.6.0_22                Sí
                  application/x-java-bean;jpi-version=1.6.0_22                Sí



                  Thanks
                  • 6. Re: How to use Firefox with Oracle Forms 11g
                    Denis Segard-Oracle
                    Hello,

                    In 11.1.1.3 , this file is located in :

                    DOMAIN_HOME\config\fmwconfig\servers\WLS_FORMS\applications\formsapp_11.1.1\config\formsweb.cfg

                    http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E14571_01/web.1111/e10240/basics.htm#i1015856

                    Regards
                    • 7. Re: How to use Firefox with Oracle Forms 11g
                      Luis_vkacito
                      After making the changes indicated when I launch the application in Firefox shows me a black screen area.


                      Greetings
                      • 8. Re: How to use Firefox with Oracle Forms 11g
                        CraigB
                        Sounds like you are 1/2 way there. The Forms Services needs to know where your Forms executable (.fmx) is. This can be done in a couple of ways. I have found the simplest way is to add the directory where all of your forms files exist to the FORMS_PATH in the default.env. This works if all of your forms files are located in the same directory.

                        You can also add config sections to your formsweb.cfg for each of your form files and then add CONFIG=<config_name> in the URL (Edit Menu => Preferences => Runtime tab => Application Server URL). If you add a config for your form, you will need to include the "form=<full path to form file> in your config section.

                        The Forms installation should have also installed a Start Menu link to let you run a form as well, but this option doesn't let you run the form directly from the Forms Builder.

                        Craig...
                        • 9. Re: How to use Firefox with Oracle Forms 11g
                          adammcewen

                          I know this is seriously old.  But we ran into this issue a while back and adding the line you mention....

                           

                          jpi_mimetype=application/x-java-applet;version=1.6


                          will not allow firefox to access your forms application. 


                          you need to remove the last part of the value to have it work correctly.


                          jpi_mimetype=application/x-java-applet


                          This has worked for us on 10.1.2.3 forms as well as 11.1.2


                          to enforce the java version, you need to add a few more lines


                          java_version=1.6*


                          you also need to add java_version="%java_version%" to your base.htm and xxxjpi.htm web files.