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Microsoft Edge Certified with EBS 12.1 and 12.2

Steven Chan
Senior Director

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[Update Apr. 24, 2017: Java Web Start is now available for EBS 12.1 and 12.2.  See this article for details.]

[Update Oct. 5, 2016:added additional links to official Microsoft information about lack of Java support]

I am very pleased to announce that Microsoft Edge is certified as a new browser for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2.  Edge can be used to access EBS Self-Service Web Applications (SSWA) -- i.e. the web-based HTML products in Oracle E-Business Suite that use OA Framework (OAF).

EBS Prerequisites for Edge

No Windows or desktop patches are needed for enabling Edge compatibility with E-Business Suite 12.1 or 12.2.

A small number of E-Business Suite server-side patches are required.  See:

Can EBS Forms run in Edge?

No. Microsoft Edge does not support plug-ins.  For details, see:

  • Microsoft Edge FAQ (Microsoft.com)
  • "Does Microsoft Edge support ActiveX controls or BHOs like Silverlight or Java?"

Also see:

The Java JRE is a mandatory prerequisite for Forms-based products in E-Business Suite. Since Edge does not support plug-ins, the Java JRE plug-in does not work with this browser. 

E-Business Suite products that use Oracle Forms can run on Internet Explorer 11 and Firefox ESR on Windows desktops, and Safari on Mac desktop clients.

What about Java Web Start?

We are testing prototypes with EBS Forms-based products using Java Web Start.  Once this work is completed, it is likely that it will be possible to run Forms-based products even when using browsers such as Edge.  See:

This work is going well, and we are currently working on security and polishing user interface issues. I'll post updates on this blog as soon as they're available.

Does Edge work with EBS 11i or 12.0?

No. You can download existing patches for EBS 11i and 12.0, but these EBS releases are now in Sustaining Support. We do not produce new certifications for products in Sustaining Support. 

Your end-users should continue to use IE 11, Firefox ESR, or Safari if you are running EBS 11i or 12.0.

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Comments ( 5 )
  • guest Tuesday, October 4, 2016

    Oracle needs to make the forms available without Java. Java has become as popular as Flash, and I don't need to tell you just where that puts the product. It's fine on the server side. But Chrome, Safari and Edge are all doing away with Java over time. It's quite understandable Oracle's view on this, but for client side with HTML5 it's not necessary and is likely the #1 source of corporate exposure to malware (Java on the client). It's time to move on. That said, I'm appreciative of even moderate steps on the proper direction and respect that both the decisions and the actions to bring about change take time.


  • guest Thursday, May 31, 2018
    Any updates on this? Did we get Forms working on Edge?
  • Steven Chan Thursday, May 31, 2018
  • John Monday, June 8, 2020
    Hi,

    Is it possible to use the new IE mode in Edge (Chromium)?

    We are seeing this error:
    https://support.oracle.com/knowledge/Oracle%20E-Business%20Suite/946807_1.html

    However this only seems to affect IE mode in Edge, despite it technically running in IE11.

    Opening the site separately in IE11 still works as intended, is IE Mode supported in the new Edge?

    Thanks,

    John
  • Elke Phelps (Oracle Development) Monday, June 15, 2020
    John,

    IE Mode in Edge is not currently certified with Oracle E-Business Suite. Please monitor or subscribe to this blog for the latest in certification announcements.

    Regards,
    Elke
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