- What is the notorious "yellow bar" in Oracle apps? How does it affect the applications? What steps should one take to remove it?
- How do you find out the application patch level?
- Oracle Applications Rel 11.5.X (11i) requires that its code run in a
trusted mode and uses JInitiator to run Java applets on a desktop
client. If an applet is "trusted," however, Java will extend the
privileges of the applet. The Yellow Warning Bar is a warning that your
applet is not running in a trusted mode. To indicate that an applet is
trusted, it must be digitally signed using a digital certificate, so
Oracle Applications requires that all Java archive files must be
digitally signed. This is a REQUIRED post-installation step that is
often overlooked. This affects all users that try to access Oracle
Applications Rel 11i using JInitiator that have a different
identitydb.obj on their client, or where an instance never created the
digital certificate, and signed their JAR files.
In most cases, this has a minimal effect on the application.
Usually, uninstalling and reinstalling your JInitiator will resolve the issue. If it does not, then you will need to check with your DBA to make sure all instillation steps were completed in the creation of your instance.
- The following SQL script will return your patch level. You can also
use Application Manager to see each patch that has been applied.
SELECT SUBSTR(a.application_name,1,25) application, NVL (p.patch_level, 'Unknown' ) patchLevel FROM FND_APPLICATION_ALL_VIEW a, FND_PRODUCT_INSTALLATIONS p WHERE a.application_id = p.application_id
This was first published in September 2005