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  • December 12, 2006

Microsoft IE 7 Certified with Apps 11i

Steven Chan
Senior Director

[May 14, 2007 Update:  IE 7 is now certified for Release 11.5.9 environments, too.  For details, see:  IE7 Now Certified on Apps 11.5.9]

[May 11, 2007 Update:  Bug 5608740 has been resolved.  Discoverer 10g users can now safely upgrade to IE7 without any drill-down issues.

Terrific news:  Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 is now certified with the E-Business Suite Release 11i.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 logo 2: <br>

Minimum requirements for this certified configuration are:
  • E-Business Suite Release 11i version 11.5.10
  • Oracle Developer 6i patchset 18 ( or later
  • Oracle Applications Technology 11i.ATG_PF.H Rollup 4 (RUP 4) (patch 4676589)
  • JInitiator 1.3.1.x
  • Desktop clients running Microsoft Windows XP
There are a couple of things to note about this certification:
  • Tabbed Browsing:  MS IE 7.0 provides a tabbed browsing facility. When using Oracle E-Business Suite, the Forms window will still open in a separate frame rather than in a new tab. This is intended functionality and is not a bug.
  • Discoverer 10G:  Discoverer Viewer users should not upgrade to MS IE 7.0 until the resolution of bug 5608740. This bug prevents the listing of drill items under the drill icon.
For complete details about this configuration, see:

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Comments ( 9 )
  • Mike Davis Wednesday, December 13, 2006

    Do you have a plan to certify older release, 11.5.7, 11.5.8, 11.5.9 with IE 7.0?

  • Steven Chan Wednesday, December 13, 2006

    Mike,Unfortunately, we have no plans to certify IE 7 with older E-Business Suite releases such as 11.5.7 to 11.5.9.Regards,Steven&nbsp;

  • Mike Davis Thursday, December 14, 2006


    Thank you for your reply.

    but We have older version and

    We will use Vista next Spring or Summer.

    As you know, IE7 is included in Vista.

    We cannot upgrade immediately.

    Huge budget will be required for many systems.

    Premier support of older release is available now.

    Older release with IE7 should be certified regarding Support policy, Certification with new third-party products/versions, I think.

    Please re-consider and please let me know the reason if older version could not be certifed with technical reason.



  • Mike Davis Friday, December 15, 2006


    Thank you for your reply.

    Please consider to plan the certification

    regarding Premier Support, Certification with new third-party products/versions.

    If it is difficult to certify, please let me know the reason, technical issues or something.



  • Steven Chan Friday, December 15, 2006

    Mike,Thanks for your feedback.&nbsp; Our standing challenge is that there's an effectively infinite number of possible combinations to certify... and a finite pool of resources to meet those requirements.&nbsp; For a discussion about some of the implications of these challenges, see my article, The Blue Bridge of Death.With our intense focus on Release 12 and Fusion right now, along with the growing rate of new technology component releases (e.g. Oracle Identity Management 10.1.4), we're being forced to make some difficult decisions around certification priorities.&nbsp; I'll be sure to pass on your comments to our certification teams.&nbsp; We always monitor the volume of customer requests, and if there's sufficient customer demand for other uncertified configurations, certification priorities may be adjusted.&nbsp; If that happens, I'll be sure to post updates on our plans here.Regards,Steven&nbsp;

  • Steven Chan Thursday, January 11, 2007


    It would be great if you add Windowx XPI'm afraid I don't understand the request.&nbsp; WinXP is documented as a supported operating system in Note 285218.1.&nbsp; Can you elaborate on your requirement?Regards,Steven&nbsp;

  • Seongsu Thursday, January 11, 2007


    According to Note 285218.1, Windows 2000 is not certified (not supported) as of today.

    It would be great if you add Windowx XP since I found two different 'requirement' for IE7 from Microsoft web sites.


    System Requirements (Operating System)

    - Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)

    - Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

    - Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1)


    System Requirements

    Supported Operating Systems:

    Windows 2000; Windows 95; Windows 98; Windows ME; Windows XP



  • Seongsu Thursday, January 11, 2007


    What I wanted to say was adding 'Windows XP' in your article, maybe along with JInitiator version since it's all client tier info.

    The point is to let people know IE 7 on Windows 2000 is not supported.

    (neither from Microsoft; I understand IE 7 is not available for Win 2000.)

    Please disregard second link above:

    I misread it as IE7's requirement.

    Thanks and sorry for inconvenience,


  • Steven Chan Friday, January 12, 2007

    Seongsu,Ah, I get it now.&nbsp; Thanks for pointing that out; I've amended the article to show that WinXP desktops are required, too.Regards,Steven&nbsp;

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