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Internet Explorer 11 Certified with E-Business Suite 12.1

Steven Chan
Senior Director

Microsoft IE logoMicrosoft Internet Explorer 11 is now certified as a desktop client browser for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.  The certified desktop operating systems are:

  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows 8.1 Update 1

Due to display issues with certain FWK pages when using IE9 or IE10 we previously recommended running E-Business Suite using the browsers 'compatibility mode'.  These display issues have now been fixed for IE11-- you can now access your E-Business Suite 12.1.3 environment without using 'compatibility mode' in IE 11.

Certifications with other EBS releases still pending

We plan to certify IE 11 with EBS 12.2, 12.0, and 11i.  These certifications are underway now and will be released soon.

If you're running EBS 12.2, 12.0, or 11i, you must ensure that your mission-critical desktops remain on an earlier certified browsers until this certification is completed.  As of the time this article was published, certified browsers include IE 10 and Firefox ESR 31 for Windows desktops.

You can block automatic updates by using Microsoft's Internet Explorer 11 Blocker Toolkit:  

Oracle's Revenue Recognition rules prohibit us from discussing certification and release dates, but you're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog. I'll post updates here as soon as soon as they're available.    

EBS 12.1 Prerequisites

  • EBS 12.1.1 or higher
  • Java Plug-in JRE 1.6.0_03 (32-bit) or higher, or JRE 1.7.0_10 (32-bit) and higher
  • Java Plug-in JRE 1.6.0_32 (64-bit) or higher, or JRE 1.7.0_10 (64-bit) and higher
JRE 1.7 is certified with EBS

There appears to be some inaccurate information lying about on the web that claims that JRE 1.7 is not certified with the E-Business Suite. 

This is incorrect.  Our standard policy is that all E-Business Suite customers can apply all JRE updates to end-user desktops from JRE 1.6.0_03 and later updates on the 1.6 codeline, and from JRE 7u10 and later updates on the JRE 7 codeline.  We test all new JRE 1.6 and JRE 7 releases in parallel with the JRE development process, so all new JRE 1.6 and 7 releases are considered certified with the E-Business Suite on the same day that they're released by our Java team. 

You do not need to wait for a certification announcement before applying new JRE 1.6 or JRE 7 releases to your EBS users' desktops.

"JInitiator version too low" errors

Some non-Oracle staff are claiming that "JInitiator version too low" errors confirm this incompatibility and lack of certification.

In fact, if you're getting a "JInitiator version too low" error, it means that you've missed applying the Forms patch required to enable JRE 1.7 compatibility. Simply apply that patch and your EBS environment is ready for JRE 1.7 clients.

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Comments ( 39 )
  • Michael Monday, September 29, 2014

    Hi Steven!

    Thanks for the update, but don´t we have to apply patches for EBS 12.1.3 to work with IE11?

    Regards, Michael


  • Tim Mervyn Monday, September 29, 2014

    Hi Michael,

    The patch requirements are listed in the 'Prerequisite Patch Requirements' section of the Recommended Browsers for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (Note 389422.1) document. Please reference that for now. They are currently:

    EBS 12.1 with EBS 12.1.3 Release Update Pack (Patch 9239090)

    Patch 18936791:R12.FWK.B.delta.4

    Patch 17932167:R12.TXK.B - OAF:IE11--Forms Applications can't be launched

    Patch 19659562:R12.CC_PF.B - EBS 1213 IE 11 Consolidation patch for CRM

    WebADI (BNE) users also require:

    Patch 19273341:R12.BNE.B.delta.4

    Report Manager (FRM) users running on Windows 8.1 also require:

    Patch 19559960:R12.FRM.B.Delta.4

    Regards,

    Tim.


  • Brent Green Monday, September 29, 2014

    Read Recommended Browsers for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (Doc ID 389422.1). It tells you patching requirements.


  • guest Tuesday, September 30, 2014
  • Robert Farrington Wednesday, October 1, 2014

    We are planning to start the certification process for Windows 10 with Oracle E-Business Suite shortly. Watch out for further announcements in due course.

    The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decision. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle’s products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle.


  • guest Friday, October 3, 2014

    Steven, Nice meeting you on Tuesday night. Your comments only mention IE11 certification with 12.1 and not 12.2. Does this mean 12.2 certification is still in the works? (should we expect different results with 12.2?)

    Thanks as always for the help.

    Jon


  • Steven Chan Monday, October 6, 2014

    Hello, Jon,

    Nice meeting you, too.

    See the following section in the article above:

    "Certifications with other EBS releases still pending"

    Regards,

    Steven


  • Abhay Tuesday, October 7, 2014

    Hi Steve

    We are planning to roll out IE11 tentatively by Q2 2015 globally and at the moment we are on ebiz R12.1.3 with IE10. Could you please confirm whether is it ok to apply the above patches in advance on ebiz env without any impact working with IE10.


  • Steven Chan Tuesday, October 7, 2014

    Hi, Abhay,

    Yes, all EBS server-side patches are backwards-compatible with earlier browsers.

    Regards,

    Steven


  • guest Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    Hi Steve,

    We are currently on R12.1.3 on windows environment. I tried applying the patch 18936791 , but it got stuck at the stage "compiling invalid objects".

    There are around 352 invalid objects which are of type 'JAVA CLASS'. Could you please help me how to solve this problem

    Thank,

    Rajith


  • Steven Chan Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    Hi, Rajith,

    I'm sorry to hear that you've encountered an issue with this.

    We can provide general conceptual guidance here, but I'm afraid that this blog isn't the best place to get technical support for specific issues like the one that you're working through.

    Your best bet would be to log a formal Service Request via My Oracle Support (formerly Metalink) to get one of our specialists engaged.

    Please feel free to forward your Service Request number to me if it gets stuck in the support process for some reason.

    Regards,

    Steven


  • Onur Monday, December 8, 2014

    Hi Steven,

    We are in the beginning of R12.2 project and need to plan users desktop configuration. Do you have any timeline guess about certification of IE11 with R12.2 ?


  • Steven Chan Monday, December 8, 2014

    Hi, Onur,

    Oracle's Revenue Recognition rules prohibit us from discussing certification and release dates, but you're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog. I'll post updates here as soon as soon as they're available.

    If you're just starting your 12.2 project, I can state, with reasonable assurance, that the EBS 12.2+IE 11 certification will be ready for your use within your project's timeframe.

    Regards,

    Steven


  • Jeff Monday, January 5, 2015

    Hi Steven,

    For R12.1.1, do we have to upgrade it to 12.1.3 with Release Update Pack patch 9239090 before it may work with IE11 on Windows 7 ?

    Or say, will 12.1.1 not work with IE11 if it is not upgraded to 12.1.3?

    Thanks.


  • Steven Chan Monday, January 5, 2015

    Hi, Jeff,

    You must apply patch 9239090 to your EBS 12.1.1 environment to make that EBS release IE 11 compatible. This is documented in Note 389422.1.

    Regards,

    Steven


  • Chuck Friday, January 9, 2015

    Hi Steven -

    Haven’t checked in for some time. Hope all is well.

    As you know, Microsoft has announced that it will be dropping support for older versions of the IE Browser in Jan-2016 leaving us with only IE11 supported on Windows 7 and 8.1. Our company is planning an upgrade of our rather large Discoverer environment to 11.1.1.7 which we use with our e-Business R12 environment. Can you help clarify Oracle Certification using Discoverer with e-Business R12 using the Microsoft IE11 browser?

    Thanks -Chuck


  • Steven Chan Friday, January 9, 2015

    Hi, Chuck,

    IE 11 works fine with Discoverer 11g. This includes configurations based on JRE 7 as well as JRE 8.

    Make sure that you check our documentation for the required EBS server-side patches. You'll be fine once you apply those.

    Regards,

    Steven


  • Prasad Friday, January 23, 2015

    Hi Steven,

    We are running EBS 12.1.3 and using both the OAF pages and the Forms applications. We are on Windows 7 (64-bit). From an EBS context are there any guidelines when deciding on choosing IE11 64-bit vs 32-bit browsers? I would assume that the IE11 64-bit vs 32-bit will also drive the JRE 64-bit vs 32-bit.

    Thanks,

    Prasad.


  • Steven Chan Friday, January 23, 2015

    Hi, Prasad,

    We do not issue any formal guidance for this. The choice is up to you.

    Yes, using IE 64-bit will require JRE 64-bit, too.

    Regards,

    Steven


  • Balaji Gangaih Thursday, February 12, 2015

    Hi Steven,

    Please let us know when the EBS 11i will be supported with the IE11. Though the r12.2 upgrade is underway, our client is requesting for IE11 due to other product requirements to run the IE11 in their desktops. By end of December'15 we would be moving to r12.2

    Regards,

    Balaji


  • guest Thursday, February 12, 2015

    Recommended Browsers for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (Doc ID 389422.1)

    Our env: EBS 12.1.3 and DB : 11.2.0.4

    " To use Internet Explorer 11 with Oracle E-Business Suite 12, apply the following patches (or later) including any further prerequisite patch requirements as stated in the patch readme files as applicable to your EBS release. "

    General Requirements

    Patch 9239090: 12.1.3 Release Update Pack

    Patch 18936791:R12.FWK.B.delta.4

    Patch 17932167:R12.TXK.B

    Patch 19659562:R12.CC_PF.B

    2. WebADI (BNE)

    Patch 19273341:R12.BNE.B.delta.4

    3. Report Manager (FRM)

    Patch 19559960:R12.FRM.B.Delta.4

    it says apply all these patches, we are planning to start IE11 upgrade from Mar 31, 2015. Are all these patches can be applied now as they are backward compatible to IE10. Is it mandatory to apply all these patches before upgrade happening. and also do we need to apply these patches in dev,uat and prod instances. Is there be an issue if we didn't apply these patches.


  • Steven Chan Thursday, February 12, 2015

    Hi, Balaji,

    I strongly recommend that you subscribe to this blog to avoid missing important announcements.

    We announced the EBS 11i + IE 11 certification last week. See:

    Internet Explorer 11 Certified with E-Business Suite 11.5.10.2

    https://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/entry/ebs11i_ie11

    Regards,

    Steven


  • Steven Chan Thursday, February 12, 2015

    Hello, Guest,

    Yes, all of the patches required for IE 11 are backwards-compatible with all previously-certified IE releases.

    All of these patches are mandatory.

    You should apply all mandatory prerequisite patches in all EBS environments.

    You will encounter compatibility issues if you don't apply these patches.

    Regards,

    Steven


  • guest Friday, February 13, 2015

    Thanks alot Steve for the reply. We will apply the patches as recommended by oracle.


  • guest Tuesday, February 17, 2015

    Hi Steve

    I have 12.1.3 installed and trying to access Oracle apps from my laptop which is windows 8.1, 64 bit with IE 11. On my Laptop I have Java 8 Updates 31 and on server side I have Java 8 updates 25. After I login into Oracle apps and click on any responsibility link which calls form, nothing happens. It does not launch the java and stays on the responsibility page. Do you know what could be the issue?

    Many thanks in advance

    Regards

    Ora


  • Steven Chan Tuesday, February 17, 2015

    Hi, Ora,

    I'm sorry to hear that you've encountered an issue with this.

    We can provide general conceptual guidance here, but I'm afraid that this blog isn't the best place to get technical support for specific issues like the one that you're working through.

    Your best bet would be to log a formal Service Request via My Oracle Support (formerly Metalink) to get one of our specialists engaged.

    Regards,

    Steven


  • Bob Wednesday, February 18, 2015

    Based on previous post:

    Our env: EBS 12.1.3 and DB : 11.2.0.4

    " To use Internet Explorer 11 with Oracle E-Business Suite 12, apply the following patches (or later) including any further prerequisite patch requirements as stated in the patch readme files as applicable to your EBS release. "

    General Requirements

    Patch 9239090: 12.1.3 Release Update Pack

    Patch 18936791:R12.FWK.B.delta.4

    Patch 17932167:R12.TXK.B

    Patch 19659562:R12.CC_PF.B

    2. WebADI (BNE)

    Patch 19273341:R12.BNE.B.delta.4

    3. Report Manager (FRM)

    Patch 19559960:R12.FRM.B.Delta.4

    What happens if we didn't apply these patches on EBS 12.1.3 ?. We have installed IE11 in one machine and trying to work on EBS and also launched forms everything looks fine. Why these patches required?. Do they fix any specific solutions.


  • Steven Chan Thursday, February 19, 2015

    Bob,

    All of those patches are mandatory and needed for full IE compatibility. Your testing hasn't uncovered issues yet, but you will eventually stumble over them. When you report them, Oracle Support will simply advise you to apply the documented patches.

    Regards,

    Steven


  • Bob Thursday, February 19, 2015

    Thanks alot Steve,

    My management has decided to apply the patches, but they ask me what kind of issues we get if we dont apply these patches. As we are able to launch forms and open up html pages as well, may be there may be hidden issues. They were looking for the kind of issues we get if incase we didnt apply these patches and simply upgrade IE11.

    Bob


  • guest Thursday, February 19, 2015

    Thanks alot Steve,

    My management has decided to apply the patches, but they ask me what kind of issues we get if we dont apply these patches. As we are able to launch forms and open up html pages as well, may be there may be hidden issues. They were looking for the kind of issues we get if incase we didnt apply these patches and simply upgrade IE11.

    Bob


  • Steven Chan Friday, February 20, 2015

    Bob,

    Your management should be assured that we only produce patches for genuine issues. Patches are not recommended simply for fun -- they are needed to resolve real bugs.

    If you fail to apply these patches, you will experience a variety of compatibility issues that range from minor cosmetic issues (e.g. rendering problems) to severe functional issues (e.g. WebADI integration stability).

    Regards,

    Steven


  • bob Wednesday, February 25, 2015

    Thanks alot Steve.

    We have applied all the patches recommended this week in three dev instances of valrious ebs application environments. We are testing it thoroughly. I will let you know what kind of issues we have faced or just no surprises.

    Thanks,

    Bob


  • Sravan Thursday, March 19, 2015

    Hi Steven,

    After applying the patches for IE11, will will still continue to have capability to run Oracle R12 on IE8.

    Our transition plan to Windows8/IE11 happens in a phased manner over 3 years. So, at any point of time, we are going to have users with IE8 as well as IE11.

    Regards,

    Sravan


  • Steven Chan Thursday, March 19, 2015

    Sravan,

    All IE 11 compatibility patches are backwards-compatible with all prior versions of IE, including IE 8.

    Regards,

    Steven


  • Mary Means Friday, April 3, 2015

    Hi Steven

    Is Demantra 7.3.1.3 compatible with IE 11 as well?

    Mary


  • Steven Chan Monday, April 6, 2015

    Hi, Mary,

    I'm part of the E-Business Suite division. I don't have any visibility into Demantra browser certifications. I'd recommend logging a Service Request to get an informed reply from a Demantra specialist.

    Regards,

    Steven


  • guest Thursday, April 16, 2015

    After applying all the below Pre Requsite Patches for IE11 Upgrade

    p18936791_R12.FWK.B_R12_LINUX.zip

    p17932167_R12.TXK.B_R12_GENERIC.zip

    p19659562_R12.CC_PF.B_R12_GENERIC.zip

    p19273341_R12.BNE.B_R12_GENERIC.zip

    p19559960_R12.FRM.B_R12_GENERIC.zip

    We have several issues faced on EBS applications 12.1.3

    for payment batch submission we need to apply p16983427_R12.AP.B_R12_GENERIC.zip

    below invalids created after IE11 patches

    OZF_UTILITY_PVT PACKAGE BODY

    IEM_EMAIL_PROC_PVT PACKAGE BODY

    p12663292_R12.IEM.B_R12_GENERIC.zip

    p9495377_R12.OZF.B_R12_GENERIC.zip

    One more issue from IE11 Patches: Daily Rates Upload Fails with java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException.

    p18789889_R12.GL.B_R12_GENERIC.zip

    Is anyone has these issues?


  • Steven Chan Thursday, April 16, 2015

    Hello, Guest,

    I'm sorry to hear that you've encountered an issue with this.

    We can provide general conceptual guidance here, but I'm afraid that this blog isn't the best place to get technical support for specific issues like the one that you're working through.

    Your best bet would be to log a formal Service Request via My Oracle Support (formerly Metalink) to get one of our specialists engaged.

    Regards,

    Steven


  • guest Sunday, April 19, 2015

    thanks steve the patches I mentioned below those issue we applied to resolve that issue and which works for us. Just shared here and wanted to know if anyone else has these issues


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