Resolving "JInitiator version too low" Errors in EBS Environments
By Steven Chan - EBS-Oracle on Mar 05, 2013
[Aug. 7, 2013: Clarified JRE 1.7 compatibility with EBS; removed old interop patch numbers]
Oracle JInitiator 1.3 was desupported for E-Business Suite environments at the end of July 2009. JInitiator 1.1.8 was desupported at the end of December 2008. E-Business Suite users should have switched from Oracle JInitiator to the native Java JRE plug-in at that time.
JRE 1.7 is certified with E-Business Suite 11i, 12.0, and 12.1. Some EBS sysadmins are mistakenly concluding that the following error message means that they must revert to JRE 1.6:
FRM-92095: Oracle Jlnitiator version too low. Please install version 18.104.22.168 or higher.
Java Exception: oracle.forms.engine.RunformException: FRM-92095: oracle Jlnitiator version too low. Please install version 22.214.171.124 or higher.
at oraclr.forms.net.HTTPConnection.<init>(Unknown Source)
at oraclr.forms.engine.FormsDispatcher.initConnection(Unknown Source)
at oraclr.forms.engine.FormsDispatcher.init(Unknown Source)
at oraclr.forms.Runform.initConnection(Unknown Source)
at oraclr.forms.Runform.startRunForm(Unknown Source)
at oraclr.forms.Main.createRunform(Unknown Source)
at oraclr.forms.Main.start(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.deploy.uitoolkit.impl.awt.AWTAppletAdapter.start(Unknown Source)
at sun.plugin2.applet.plugin2Manager$AppletExecutuonRunnable.run(Unknown Source)
What's causing this error?
This error message may occur if you try and launch an E-Business Suite form using the JRE 7 client plug-in without applying the prerequisite Forms patch needed to enable JRE 7 compatibility.
What's needed to enable EBS environments for JRE 7?
EBS customers should ensure that they are running the latest JRE 7 plug-in, at minimum, on Windows desktop clients. If you've reached this article via a search engine, please check our Certifications summary page for the latest certified JRE 7 release.
Of the compatibility issues identified with JRE 7, the most critical is an issue that prevents E-Business Suite Forms-based products from launching on Windows desktops that are running JRE 7.
Customers can prevent this issue -- and all other JRE 7 compatibility issues -- by ensuring that they have applied the latest certified patches documented for JRE 7 configurations to their EBS application tier servers. Clease check the Notes for the authoritative list of patches.
The documented interop patches are compatible with JRE 6 and 7, production ready, and fully-tested with the E-Business Suite. These patches may be applied immediately to all E-Business Suite environments. All other Forms prerequisites documented in the Notes above should also be applied.
Where are the official patch requirements documented?
All patches required for ensuring full compatibility of the E-Business Suite with JRE 7 are documented in these Notes:
For EBS 11i:
- Deploying Sun JRE (Native Plug-in) for Windows Clients in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i (Note 290807.1)
- Upgrading Developer 6i with Oracle E-Business Suite 11i (Note 125767.1)
- Deploying Sun JRE (Native Plug-in) for Windows Clients in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (Note 393931.1)
- Upgrading OracleAS 10g Forms and Reports in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (Note 437878.1)
- Roundup: Oracle JInitiator 1.3 Desupported for EBS Customers in July 2009
- Implications of Java 6 End of Public Updates for EBS Users