Oracle 11i Vision Instances on the Internet
Solution Beacon, an Oracle Partner in the United States has recently made two 11i Vision instances available on the Internet. 11i or Oracle E-Business Suite is Oracle’s ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software. The Vision instance contains sample data and transactions for a variety of modules and associated responsibilities or user types. The Vision system can quite often be used for training or to give you a preview of what the Oracle’s systems capabilities are.
If you go to http://www.solutionbeacon.com/tools_vision.htm you will find a publicly accessible 11.5.9 and 11.5.8 instance. Simply register and you will be given a log-in to access these instances.
I had some problems to log in the ERP applications in the version 11.5.9 provided by Solution Beacon that used Jinitiator. The problem seems to be related to JInitiator. The latest version was not working but on old one - 184.108.40.206 -, was doing the job.
If you didn’t look before in the version 11.5.9, take a look at Iexpenses. There is many new features in the version featured particularly at the level of automation of controls and auditing by the creation for example of rules. There is still some drawbacks. For example, I didn’t find a way to correct the mileage done by an employee. If anyone know something about this problem, let me know.Posted by Gilbert Leblanc on 06/09 at 10:55 AM
Thanks for your comments Gilbert. Admittedly I also struggled to get this working and you are right that the problem relates to Jinitiator. If you already have Jinitiator on your machine from accessing a previous instance you will almost certainly have issues in the setup as the security certificate on your client will differ to the one on the Solution Beacon Vision Instance.
My advice to anyone trying to access this instance is that you should de-install your existing version of Jinitiator via the Control Panel and ensure that after the de-install the Jinitiator folder under C:\Program Files\Oracle has been removed (if it hasn’t delete it).
I also found that it took some time to load everything when first accessing but on subsequent access it worked much faster.
If you would like to get more technical about resolving the problem please check out note 162836.1 on Metalink entitled “Complete Guide to Jinitiator for Oracle’s E-Business Suite: 11.5.x (11i)- Overview, Setup & Troubleshooting”
If all else fails mail myself, Gilbert or the guys at Solution Beacon. Whatever the case, this instance works and it’s good to have access to it.Posted by Richard Byrom on 06/10 at 02:08 AM
That’s right but the problem is that I was not able to de-install the old one by using configuration tools of Windows.
Before Solution beacon, I was able to use an other instance of Oracle applications (version 11.5.7)that was available over the Internet. I will try to come back with the precise address if it is still there.Posted by Gilbert Leblanc on 06/10 at 02:22 AM
When using the Solution Beacon instance for the first time check to see what version of the Jinitiator you have installed. The Solution Beacon instance will install version 220.127.116.11. If you have another version of the Jinitiator the file C:\Program Files\Oracle\identitydb.obj will attempt to share the files and this is not allowed due to the different security certificates.
If you have more than one instance of Oracle Applications running on your machine try this:
1.) Delete all versions of the Jinitiator on your machine. To do this—open the Control Panel. Then open “Add/Remove Programs.” Locate the Jinitiators from the list of programs and select it. Then click “Remove.”
2.) Open the folder C:\Program Files\Oracle. If there are any files or folders here move them to the recycle bin.
3.) Start Oracle Applications from the Solution Beacon server. Allow the Jinitiator to install. Let the default values complete the installation.
4.) Start Oracle Applications from another server. Allow the Jinitiator to install, but when the “Choose Destination Location” dialog box is displayed change the destination directory. Change the value to anything other than the default value of Oracle. A suggestion is to add a folder named “Oracle2” to your list of programs. This makes the directory name “C:\Program Files\Oracle2\Jinitiator 18.104.22.168.” Let the Jinitiator installation complete under the folder Oracle2.
How to startup the apps java applet.
what are the steps to follow after the completion of jintiator instalation.
thanks in advance
I have followed all the instructions and re-installed the JInitiator. But when attempting to open the forms now, I get a Java Exception
“FormsLauncher.class not found”.
Can anyone help me?
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