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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 MAY 16, 2023

Applies to:

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


See Document 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('','samewindow');    --This opens up the web page in a new browser window

2.  web.show_document('','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.


 Using JWS or FSAL.


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