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Plans for Certifying Internet Explorer 11 with Oracle E-Business Suite

Steven Chan
Senior Director

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[Sep. 26, 2014 Update:  IE 11 is certified with EBS 12.1.  Other certifications coming soon.]

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 is the default browser for Windows 8.1.  It is also compatible with Windows 7.  IE 11 is not certified with any Oracle E-Business Suite releases yet.

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Our current plans for IE 11

We plan to certify Microsoft Internet Explorer 11with Oracle E-Business Suite Release, 12.0, 12.1, and 12.2. 

These certifications are underway now.  They will cover Windows 7 and 8 desktop clients, as well as companion certifications with Office 2013, Office 2010, and WebADI.

When will IE 11 be certified?

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

Postpone IE 11 rollouts until certified with EBS

We're still certifying Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 with Oracle E-Business Suite, 12.0, 12.1, and 12.2. We have identified some compatibility issues that will require EBS updates to resolve.

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 24 for Windows desktops.

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

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Comments ( 29 )
  • Stuart Thursday, April 24, 2014

    Thank you for the update Steven.

    For your reference the links to Internet Explorer 10 ans Firefox ESR 24 have an extra https://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/entry at the start.

  • Steven Chan Thursday, April 24, 2014

    Thanks for catching that, Stuart. Fixed.



  • guest Friday, May 16, 2014

    please notify me of new comments.

  • Rocco Passarette Monday, June 16, 2014


    Any new updates that can be shared on IE11 Certification and/or Office 2013?

  • Steven Chan Tuesday, June 17, 2014

    Hi, Rocco,

    Office 2013 was just certified for EBS 12.1.3 today. See:

    Microsoft Office 2013 Certified with E-Business Suite 12.1.3




  • Richard Hunt Monday, July 14, 2014


    Are there any further updates on IE11 certification?



  • guest Monday, July 14, 2014

    Is there any update on when IE 11 could be certified by?

  • Francis Tam Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    Hi Steven,

    Are we closer to certifying IE 11?


  • Steven Chan Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    Richard, Guest, Francis,

    We're continuing to make progress on our IE 11 certification. It needs to be certified with Office (2007, 2010, 2013), Windows (7, 8), and JRE (1.6, 1.7), and EBS (, 12.0, 12.1, 12.2) -- which includes over 200 products. We're continuing to work through all of the permutations.

    You can monitor or subscribe to this blog for the certification announcement.



  • Stuart Smith Thursday, July 17, 2014

    Hi Steven,

    Is the use of IE11 Compatibility Views supported for 12.1.3?



  • Tim Mervyn Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Hi Stuart,

    IE 11 is not yet certified in any guise. We are working on removing the need to use compatibility mode with this browser and therefore the testing has been geared to this new architecture. We have previously done a small amount of checks using 'compatibility mode' which was the requirement for IE10 and to a lesser extent IE9 and in principle this should work in a similar manner with IE11 on 12.1.3 as it overcomes launch and other display issues. However support of this combination would come under the rules of third party software. See the following link for further information- https://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/entry/certification_support_for_thir



  • guest Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Would the use the Enterprise Mode option in IE 11 fall into the same rules of third party software?



  • Steven Chan Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Hello, J,

    Once we release the EBS server-side patches required for IE 11 compatibility, we expect that IE 11 will work without having to enable any special modes at the desktop level. Specifically, we would expect that EBS + IE 11 will not require Enterprise Mode.

    Since setting those special modes will not be required to work with the E-Business Suite, we would consider those to be treated like non-standard customizations and third-party software. If you report any unusual effects from setting those modes, you will likely be advised to set IE back to its defaults.



  • Barry C Thursday, July 31, 2014

    Hi Steven,

    Can you share at what phase of the Oracle certification process (https://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/entry/certification_support_for_thir) IE11 is at today?

    I note that it took 10 months for Oracle to certify IE10. Do you expect a similar timeline for IE11? That would put a release about a month away.

    I also note on the link above that Oracle says "we support more than we certify". Does this apply to IE11? Our experience is that it works. Would Oracle support it?


  • guest Friday, August 8, 2014

    Microsoft seems to have imposed a date to retire IE 8:


    Are we nearer to certifying IE 11 yet? More and more people will ask as time goes by.


  • Steven Chan Friday, August 8, 2014

    Hello, Guest, Barry,

    We're making progress on our IE certification. We've been working on new user interface enhancements as part of our next EBS 12.2 update, and have been building IE 11 support into that release. We've now completed the UI enhancements and code changes for EBS 12.2 and the backports have been completed for EBS 12.1. We're testing those right now.



  • Jure Friday, August 29, 2014


    When these certification eBS patches will be applied to eBS instance (at the time the certification will be issued) will such an instance be also backward compatible with IE10 and IE9 as well as IE11?


  • Steven Chan Friday, August 29, 2014

    Hi, Jure,

    Yes, all of our patches are backwards-compatible with older browsers.



  • Michael Thursday, September 18, 2014

    Hi Steven!

    Is it possible for us to use EBS 12.1.3 with IE 11 with Enterprise Mode to emulate IE8?

    Thanks, Michael

  • Rocco Passarette Tuesday, September 23, 2014


    You reported testing was underway on August 8th for 12.1. I would hope by now testing and any repair would be complete. Should we expect at least an update soon? Many apps require IE11 and this lack of support for this version is really having a significant negative impact.


  • Vivian Tuesday, September 23, 2014

    Hi Steven,

    I understand that you can't release the date of certification. From planning point of view, can you give us the idea whether IE 11 certification is most likely to occur by the end of 2014?



  • Jim Zarifis Wednesday, September 24, 2014

    Hello! What is the latest status of IE11 and Discoverer? We have an urgent need for support of either IE11 OR the latest versions of Chrome or Firefox

    Please let us know when IE11 will be supported. (and/or alternate modern browsers).

    Thank you,


  • Steven Chan Thursday, September 25, 2014

    Hello, Jim,

    We announced the certification of Firefox ESR 31 a few weeks ago:

    Firefox ESR 31 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite


    Our certification of IE 11 is coming soon. I'd recommend monitoring or subscribing to this blog to avoid missing that announcement.



  • Steven Chan Friday, September 26, 2014

    We’ve just released our IE 11 certification with EBS 12.1 today. See this article:

    Internet Explorer 11 Certified with E-Business Suite 12.1




  • guest Tuesday, November 25, 2014

    Hi Guys

    Is Oracle planning on certifying 10g as well with IE 11?

    I do not think so but if anyone can confirm this then it will be great.



  • Steven Chan Tuesday, November 25, 2014

    Hi, Stewart,

    What does "10g" refer to?



  • Steven Chan Tuesday, November 25, 2014

    Hi, Stewart,

    Thanks for your email. Replying publicly here in case others have the same question.

    You meant "Discoverer 10gR2" by your reference. Premier Support for Discoverer 10gR2 ended in December 2011. Extended Support is not available.

    There are no plans to certify Discoverer 10gR2 with IE 11.



  • Stewart Wednesday, November 26, 2014

    Thanks Steven,

    Will Oracle Discoverer 10gR2 work 100% on IE 11? What will the challenges be? Did anyone try this before?



  • Steven Chan Thursday, November 27, 2014


    We have not certified Discoverer 10gR2 with IE 11. That means that we have not performed any compatibility testing, so we don't have any insights into whether it works or not.

    You're free to try that combination yourself. If you encounter any issues, you should simply upgrade to Discoverer 11g.



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