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Firefox 3.5 Certified with E-Business Suite

Steven Chan
Senior Director
The final security update for Firefox 2 was released in December, 2008; Mozilla recommends that all Firefox 2 users upgrade to Firefox 3.x.  We certified Firefox 3.0 with Oracle E-Business Suite in February, 2009.  Since then, the Mozilla team has released several updates on the Firefox 3.5 line.  I'm very pleased to announce that Firefox 3.5 is now certified with the E-Business Suite.  If you've already applied all of the prerequisites required for Firefox 3.0, you'll be happy to learn that no additional E-Business Suite patches are needed for Firefox 3.5 compatibility.  The same baseline of patches for Firefox 3.0 allow for a painless upgrade to Firefox 3.5.   
Prerequisites for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i
  • Oracle Applications 11.5.10 plus Maintenance Pack 11.5.10.CU2 or later
  • Oracle Developer6i patchset 18 ( or later (Note 125767.1)
  • Oracle Applications Technology 11i.ATG_PF.H Rollup 6 (RUP 6, patch 5903765) or later
  • Oracle Applications Framework (OAF) Patch 7651759
Prerequisites for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.0
  • Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.0.x
  • Oracle Applications Technology R12.ATG_PF.A.delta.6 (patch 7237006) or later
  • Oracle Applications Framework (OAF) Patch 7602616
  • If Release 12 end-users are using JRE 1.6.0_10 and later, you should apply patch 7567840, which removes the use of the jpi-parameter and switches Firefox to a non-static versioning model
Prerequisites for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.1
  • No additional prerequisites are required
Certified Desktop Operating Systems for Firefox 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and 2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 and 3
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Comments ( 8 )
  • Jeff Hunter Tuesday, September 29, 2009

    Is Report Manager also certified with Firefox now? We were told that since FF doesn't support VBScript that it won't support Report Manager...

  • Vinod Kumar Tuesday, September 29, 2009

    Is Report Manager also certified with Firefox 3.5?

  • Steven Chan Wednesday, September 30, 2009

    Hello, Jim, Vinod,

    I'm trying to verify Report Manager's compatibility with Firefox right now. I'll post an update here as soon as I get confirmation on its status.



  • Steven Chan Friday, October 2, 2009

    Hello, Jim, Vinod,

    A follow-up on Report Manager:

    Oracle Report Manager interaction with Excel will not work when using the Firefox browser. This functionality requires the interaction of ActiveX through VbScript which is not supported in Firefox. Oracle Report Manager users should run Internet Explorer for full functionality. Full support through Firefox is being investigated through enhancement request 7832639 titled, 'Support downloading of FSG reports and templates in excel for Firefox browser'.

    Our respective browser Notes for EBS 11i and 12 have been updated with this information.

    Thanks for flagging this issue.



  • Ian Neal Wednesday, October 7, 2009

    Is there any way of following that enhancement request?

    It shows up as a bug on metalink but doesn't appear to be publicly accessible (platform shows as being HP Tru64 UNIX but I presume it's really Generic?).

  • Steven Chan Thursday, October 8, 2009

    Hi, Ian,

    You're right: it looks like the Reports Manager team has flagged that enhancement request for internal Oracle visibility only. The best way of following up on this -- and ensuring that your vote for this functionality is properly registered -- is to log a Service Request referencing this enhancement request. The Support Engineer can update the enhancement request with your organization's information. That will be visible to the Reports Manager development team.



  • Niels Eliasen Wednesday, September 18, 2013


    Is this still a problem for 12.1.3 ???

  • Steven Chan Wednesday, September 18, 2013


    I'm not sure what you characterize as a problem. Firefox 3.5 is now desupported by Mozilla. Nobody should be using that any more, regardless of whether they're using the E-Business Suite.

    The latest Firefox release certified is ESR 17. See:

    Firefox ESR 17 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite (Oracle E-Business Suite Technology)


    We will be certifying Firefox ESR 24 soon. Stay tuned to this blog for more details.



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