The End of Internet Explorer – How Does It Impact Oracle Forms?

Microsoft has just announced that Internet Explorer will be officially retired and taken out of support on June 15, 2022. With this announcement, this will mean that Microsoft will no longer be providing monthly security updates to Internet Explorer and that Microsoft...

Why You Should Clean Up Forms Code with PITSS.CON

Oracle Forms applications are very powerful with allowing end users to input data into an Oracle Database through the use of a web interface. The source code for the Oracle Forms applications require ongoing support with additional development and maintenance....

JNLP Window Closes Upon Launching Forms Application

Java Web Start (JWS) is one of the ways which end users are able to run their Oracle Forms 12c applications without being required to use Internet Explorer. JWS allows users to run Forms applications by downloading a JNLP file and then launching it which launches a...

Why it is Important to Maintain Your PITSS.CON Environment

PITSS.CON is a powerful tool which has helped many customers upgrade their Oracle Forms applications from older releases such as 6i to 11g and 12c as well as modernize Oracle Forms applications to other technologies such as APEX, ADF, etc. As time goes by, updates are...

Oracle Forms 12.2.1.3.0 Jar File Expiration Notice

NOTE: This only applies to Oracle Forms 12.2.1.3.0. If you are using Oracle Forms 12.2.1.4.0, the jar files do not need to be patched. As of December 30, 2020, all Oracle Forms-related jar files provided and signed by Oracle for Forms 12.2.1.3.0 have expired. PITSS...

Options for Running Java Web Start

Java Web Start (JWS) is a more secure way of running your Oracle Forms applications compared to the now deprecated plugin option. With JWS, you can launch your Oracle Forms application by downloading or running a JNLP file using Java Web Launcher. There are a couple...

Java Versions Supported with Oracle Forms 12.2.1.4.0

As of May 2021, there are a few different versions of Java SE currently available for public use. Examples include Java SE 8, Java SE 11, and Java SE 16, the most current release available. Oracle is currently planning to release the next version of Java SE, version...

How to Run Oracle Forms Using Forms Standalone Launcher

Earlier we reported that the NPAPI plugin embedded in web browsers to run Oracle Forms applications are not only out of support but also have been removed from web browsers such as Chrome and Firefox. More information on this may be found in our article here. Starting...

Oracle APEX Prerequisites

All modern releases of Oracle Database have Oracle Application Express (APEX) already installed. However, none of them have the latest version of APEX installed. Before considering a setup of APEX in an Oracle Database environment, certain prerequisites will need to...