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E1: FDA: How to Enable and Use Hover Viewer Forms in Application Releases 9.1 and 9.2 (Doc ID 1451431.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 29, 2022

Applies to:

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools - Version 9.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Hover or pop-up forms are message forms that show context-based information about a form or grid field. This helps users to view information about form and grid fields without having to navigate away from their current application view.

This document provides information on how to setup and use the new Hover Viewer Form functionality.


The Hover View feature is supported in Application Releases (9.1, 9.2) in Web environment. i.e. J environment. This feature is not supported in Application Release 9.0 with tools release 9.1. Enhancement BUG 19601680 REQUEST TO PORT AUTO-SUGGEST AND HOVER FUNCTIONALITY BACK TO E9.0 APPS RELEASE requests the functionality be moved back to 9.0.


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In this Document
 Hover Form Overview
 Configuring Hover Viewer Forms
 Jas.ini / Server Manager
 Configuring Hover Forms using Feature Authorization Administration Applications Training
 User Personalization
 Enabling Hover Viewer Forms
 Admin application (P958973  Work with Feature Definitions  and P958974 Work with Feature Authorizations)
 Form Design Aid
 Frequently Asked Questions
 Question 1: How do I manually configure a hover form in Form Design Aid for my custom application?
 Question 2: How can the images for the hover view for different records i.e. different product items be updated?
 Question 3: What is the recommendation for both the size and format for these images?
 Question 4: We have activated Hover Forms and End Users are able to see the selection option in the related fields. Yet when clicking to open the Hover Form we get error "You are not authorized to run this application".
 Question 5: Where can I find the jas.ini setting [OWWEB] SHOWPOPUP = True for my local web client which will add the SHOWPOPUP setting to a Webdev client?
 Question 6: How to customize existing JDE Hover Viewer feature
 Question 7:  User is trying to use a hover form in connection to a Data Dictionary field with attached UDC. Is the use of Hover Forms supported on UDC fields?
 Question 8: Hover form is enabled globally for a data item on *ALL applications for *PUBLIC. Is it possible to disable the hover form for one application only and keep it activated for all? 
 Issue 1: Why do I receive invalid validation errors when using the hover viewer form?
 Issue 2: Hover viewer is enabled, user can see the icon and clipboard, but when clicking, nothing loads.  Only see "More" on the screen
 Issue 3: Created a new feature and enabled it but I get a Web Client Exception com.jdedwards.runtime.vtcomponent.form.VTFindBrowse incomptible with com.jdedwards.runtime.vtcomponent.form.VTMessage
 Issue 4: Enabled hover form for *PUBLIC for P41700 but some users are not able to see the labels in the hover form opened. A few other user are able to see them. Why is there a  difference in behavior?
 Issue 5: Hover Forms not working after making a change to E1 Preferences

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