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E1: MOBJ: Non-ActiveX Controls (HTML) for EnterpriseOne Grid Import / Export and Media Object Attachments for all browsers Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer (IE), Safari (Doc ID 780761.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 26, 2024

Applies to:

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools - Version SP24 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Media object attachments have made use of a Microsoft technology which requires the installation of an activeX control within the Internet Explorer browser. This technology does not function with a non-Microsoft browser. Therefore, changes have been made to enhance the E1 software and allow all browsers to work with import/export and media object (MOBJ) attachments. This document provides details on what is supported with Firefox when using the grid import / export functionality and text media object attachments.

For limits on the import and export functionality see Document:1487909.1 -  JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1.X Web Client Support Statement under the headings "Web Client Firefox Information" and "Web Client Google Chrome Information".


The following topics will cover the enhanced functionality. For more information on activeX controls see Document 1056203.1 -  E1: MOBJ: GRID: Working with E1 Web Client ActiveX Controls for Media Object and Grid Export / Import with Internet Explorer.

Also review document E1: MOBJ: What Is The Impact Or Implications To The Grid And Media Objects When Turning OFF ActiveX Controls For Media Objects And Grid Import / Export? (Doc ID 2718770.1) for details on the implications / impact of making the change to stop using ActiveX controls.

With 8.98.3, there are two options False and True for activeX controls.  Disabling the activeX control will enable the HTML text attachments for all browsers but will also remove OLE and have an impact on grid functionality.  With the 9.1 tools release the jas.ini setting SupportActiveXIE has three options instead of two.  This will allow for the user to continue using OLE (Object Linking and Embedding which is also a Microsoft technology) which requires activeX control but will allow for the user of text attachments as well.

OLEOnly - This option is basically like having activeX set to False in that E1 will use the HTML text editor.  However, since OLE is a Microsoft technology and requires the use of Internet Explorer, the OLEOnly will allow access to activeX controls and OLE through Internet Explorer but will utilize HTML for text attachments.
Clarification - Setting the control to False or OLEONLY does not mean only Chrome and Firefox can be used for text attachments.  It simply changes the method to access the attachments from activeX controls to HTML.  It does not matter which browser you use, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.
Make certain all ini changes are made through Server Manager and not directly through the ini.

This document will cover supported features for the Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari browsers with activeX turned off.  Before continuing, be sure you meet the minimum technical requirements (MTR).

Browser Xe / ERP8

Browser 8.9 and Newer

It is recommended to use the ESR (Extended Service Release) versions for the browser if possible as these are especially designed for the enterprise.

For more information on the Minimum Technical Requirements (MTR) with EnterpriseOne, see Document 747323.1 -  JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Current MTR Index for 8.98.x releases.  For 9.1.x and newer, see the Certifications (Certify) on MOS for complete details by searching for the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Web Client.


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In this Document
 Upgrading or Converting to HTML
 Media Object
 Text Attachments
 OLE Attachments
 File / URL Attachments
 Rename Attachment
 Export / Import

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