We are pleased to announce that our solution for using Java Web Start with Oracle E-Business Suite now allows users to open multiple Oracle Forms sessions simultaneously. This extended functionality is a result of extensive collaboration between the EBS, Forms, and Java development teams.
Our initial certification in April 2017 for using Java Web Start with Oracle E-Business Suite employed a single instance of Oracle Forms on a user's desktop. Subsequent requests to open any Oracle Forms based module were always routed to the already running Oracle Forms application. As such, it was not possible to open multiple instances of Oracle Forms in EBS side-by-side.
With this update, you can now perform important business tasks more productively using Java Web Start, in a similar way to what was previously possible with the JRE Plug-in.
My Oracle Support Note 2188898.1, Using Java Web Start with Oracle E-Business Suite, explains how you can migrate your Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 or 12.1 environments to use Java Web Start. If you have already performed such a migration, the same note lists requirements for using this feature.
When running multiple Oracle Forms sessions with Java Web Start, you are now also able to: