Running 10gAS Form in full window

Mini Tip: Running 10gAS forms in MDI Window

Author: Anantha Narayanan

Date: November 6th 2007


Those who have been migrating from Oracle Client Server forms would have always wondered why the 10g forms are running always inside a browser. They probably know the reason of such behaviour.


In today’s mini article we will see how to change the default behaviour of 10gAS forms back to client server mode. If you have installed 10gAS in your local machine then there is no problem of access rights. If this is installed in some server and you do not have access to that machine, then forget this setting, because we need to modify the default server settings.


Locate the file formsweb.cfg (for default installations) (its default location will be in <AS_INSTALLATION_PATH>\forms\server and find out a parameter named separateFrame. This is a Forms applet parameter. These parameters are used to initialize the forms applet.


Modify the value for separateFrame from false to true. That’s all you need to do to change the default behaviour.


Note: If 10gAS is installed in D:\oracle\as, then the formsweb.cfg can be found out in D:\oracle\as\forms\server folder in case of Windows installations. In case of Linux/Unix installations if 10gAS is installed in /oracle/as, then the formsweb.cfg can be found out in /oracle/as/forms/server directory.