Forms 12c: WEB.SHOW_DOCUMENT Target WindowName Does Not Work with Webstart (JWS) or Forms Standalone Launcher (FSAL)

(Doc ID 2386335.1)

Last updated on APRIL 13, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Forms - Version 12.2.1.2.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

See <Note 2066505.1> for an explanation of the different deployment methods offered for in 12c Forms

When using the default plug-in method of running a form - applet running in embedded html page in browser - one can successfully use the web.show_document() target "WindowName" to ensure all web.show_document() calls open the same browser window.  For example:

1.  web.show_document('https://www.oracle.com/index.html','samewindow');    --This opens up the web page in a new browser window

2.  web.show_document('https://apex.oracle.com/en/','samewindow');             --This opens the new web page in the same browser window as #1


This does not work when using the Webstart (JWS) or Forms Standalone Launcher (FSAL) methods of running a form.  When using either one of them, the second url is brought up in a new browser window.   The web.show_document() target "WindowName" is not working.

Changes

 Using JWS or FSAL.

Cause

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