Monday, April 18, 2016

EBS 12.2 -- R12.AD.C.Delta.7 and R12.TXK.C.Delta.7 , forms-c4ws disabled

While installing the latest release of EBS 12.2(12.2.5) , you upgrade to AD.C.Delta.7 and R12.TXK.C.Delta. So after you upgrade to Delta 7 , when you login to the weblogic console and you will see that the forms-c4ws managed server is not running. Altough the adstrtal and adstpall scripts don't encounter any errors , you will see forms-c4ws stopped, not started.

Well, dont try to solve this issue, as it is not an issue or problem.

As, with the Delta 7 upgrade, s_forms-c4wsstatus comes as disabled so, start scripts doesn't start the forms-c4ws at all.
This is a performance improvement, as the services provided by this managed server is not commonly used. One area that the forms-c4ws is used in SOA Gateway, but as said it is rare.

The situation is already documented in Oracle Support, but I just want you to be aware of it.

Oracle E-Business Suite Applications DBA and Technology Stack Release Notes for R12.AD.C.Delta.7 and R12.TXK.C.Delta.7 (Doc ID 2033780.1)
Oracle WebLogic Server Performance Enhancements:

Several related enhancements have been made to Oracle WebLogic Server:
A new -DserverType=wlx start argument for managed servers reduces their memory footprint, by preventing startup of the Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB), Java EE Connector Architecture (JCA), and Java Message Service (JMS) services.
The default value of s_forms-c4wsstatus is now set to 'Disabled'.Thus, the formsc4-ws servers are no longer started during a 'start all' operation.
To reduce oacore startup time, the Portlet Producer libraries are no longer deployed to the EBS domain. A new context variable, s_deploy_portlet, has been introduced to cater for cases where portlet-related configuration is required, such as in instances needing Webcenter integration.


  1. Hi Erman,

    In my case after apply the patches R12.AD.C.Delta.7 and R12.TXK.C.Delta.7 we can't open the forms from hoe page only directly http://hostname.domain:port/forms/frmservlet.

    Any idea?

    Thanks and best regards.

  2. Hi Yazmin,

    Sorry for this delayed response, but I just saw your comment.. (I think there was a problem in blogger's notification)

    it is disabled.. (For 12.2.4+, or 12.2.x with R12.AD.C.Delta.5 and R12.TXK.C.Delta.5 Release), C Delta 7 > Delta 5, so it should be disabled on your instance as well..

    For these releases, Direct access to Forms has been disabled by default for security reasons.

    But, if you apply the following patch, you can get your frmservlet login back.



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