Wednesday Feb 04, 2015

EPM is certified with Internet Explorer 11

(in via Greg)

Internet Explorer 11 is now fully certified with EPM System

In this release it is supported with all EPM products.

In Interactive Reporting it can only be used with the iHTML client.

There is also limited support for IE 11 in releases and
To find out more about support in these releases please review the KM note :
 Policy for Supporting EPM System and with Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) (Doc ID 1920566.1)

For full overview of IE certification with EPM System products please see

Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Products Support Status for Internet Explorer ( IE6, IE7, IE8, IE9, IE10 and IE11) (Doc ID 1355681.1)

From January 12 2016, only the most current version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical support and security updates from Microsoft.
See  Internet Explorer Support Lifecycle Policy FAQ:

(Info: Ian; text and layout: Torben; authorized: Lia)

Thursday Sep 11, 2014

Internet Explorers new ActiveX blocking policy

(in via Greg)

As from 9 September 2014 the Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) browser began the blocking of out-of-date ActiveX controls.

This new feature returns to IE users a notification when Web pages try to load any out-of-date ActiveX controls. As advised on the Microsoft website, the initial implementation of this feature will block the Java ActiveX controls for the following versions:

  • J2SE 1.4 - everything below (but not including) update 43
  • J2SE 5.0 - everything below (but not including) update 71
  • Java SE 6 - everything below (but not including) update 81
  • Java SE 7 - everything below (but not including) update 65
  • Java SE 8 - everything below (but not including) update 11

The out-of-date ActiveX control blocking feature will work with:

  • IE 8 through IE 11 on Windows 7 SP1 and up
  • IE 8 through IE 11 on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and up
  • All Security Zones except the Local Intranet Zone and the Trusted Sites Zone

Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) System users who still use an outdated Java version may see the following error message when using EPM products:

"Java(TM) was blocked because it is out of date and needs to be updated."

For more information please review the following blog post on Microsoft's website - MSDN IEBlog:

The following Oracle JDK versions are certified with EPM System (at time of writing):

  • EPM System Oracle JDK 1.5.0_12
  • EPM System Oracle JDK 1.5.0_22+
  • EPM System Oracle JDK 1.6.0_14+
  • EPM System Oracle JDK 1.6.0_21+
  • EPM System Oracle JDK 1.6.0_29+
  • EPM System Oracle JDK 1.6.0_35+

To obtain the latest EPM Certification Matrix visit the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) webpage: EPM System Supported Platforms

To avoid ActiveX control blocking, recommendations are:

  • EPM System
    - upgrade to a later EPM release; or
    - exclude from ActiveX control blocking
       (e.g. by adding EPM sites to Trusted Sites Zone in Internet Explorer)

  • EPM System
    - update Oracle JDK to version 1.5.0_71

  • EPM System -
    - update Oracle JDK to version 1.6.0_81

(text: Greg; layout: Torben; authorized: Lia)

Friday Aug 29, 2014

EPM & Support with IE 11

(in via Stef)

The Product Management team have released a knowledge article for Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and containing details for EPM support with Internet Explorer (IE) 11:

Policy for Supporting EPM System and
with Internet Explorer 11
Doc ID 1920566.1

This article outlines how Oracle supports EPM System Web Clients when running in Internet Explorer 11. It also contains reference for the future support of IE 11 along with known issues.

TIP: In My Oracle Support mark the Knowledge Article as a "Favorite" to allow the document to be easily located and reviewed for future updates.

Have a question relating to Product Certification - the My Oracle Support Communities contains Certification sub-spaces which are an ideal first stop location for seeking Certification answers:

My Oracle Support Communities (MOSC)
Hyperion Certification for EPM
Certifications for BI

Wednesday Feb 12, 2014

OBIEE certification against Web Browsers

(In via Julie)

One of the most common questions coming into Oracle Support is about Certification of OBIEE against various web browsers.

In the past there have been numerous articles relating to one or some of the browsers... well now we've gone ahead and consolidated this information into a single article:

OBIEE 11g - Browser Certification Advisor
Doc ID 1615805.2

Please go ahead and bookmark it. The advisor will be updated regularly and we hope it will become your single source of truth for browser certification information.

Feel free to add comments to the article or here in the blog if you want to find out more information, we're always seeking to improve on the information that's available.


This blog talks about the latest news and upcoming events regarding Oracle EPM abd BI.
Tanya Heise


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