Oracle Forms

Oracle Forms Services
Standalone Application Launcher


The Oracle Forms Standalone Application Launcher (FSAL) offers an alternative way for end-users to run Oracle Forms applications. FSAL offers a browser-less, more client/server-like interface. As a result of not using a browser, FSAL does not use the Java Plugin component of a Java Runtime Environment (JRE) or Java Developer Kit (JDK). All that is required to run FSAL on the end-user machine is a supported Java installation. This can be either the JDK, the JRE, or Server JRE. To determine which Java versions are supported, please contact your administrator.

How To Use:

  1. Download the FSAL from here: Forms Stand-alone Launcher Download
  2. Open a shell (e.g. cmd on Windows) and change directories to where the above file was saved.
  3. Enter the following to run your application. The URL value should be provided by your Administrator.

    java -jar frmsal.jar -url "<URL>" -t <time in milliseconds> -showConfig <boolean>


    java -jar frmsal.jar -url "http://myFormsServer:8888/forms/frmservlet?config=standaloneapp" -t 30000 -showConfig true


Additional Usage:

    java <options> -jar frmsal.jar -url "<Oracle Forms URL with config name>" -t <time in milliseconds for timeout> -showConfig <boolean>

-url URL (required)

The URL should represent the fully qualified address to the Forms environment, to include the configuration name. If config is not included, the default will attempt to load.  The URL should be quoted.

-t time (optional - default value 60000ms)

The time is the amount of time the launcher should wait for the server to provide its initial response before timing out. The value should be entered in milliseconds and be whole numbers only.

-showConfig boolean (optional - default value false)

Should the config parameters received from the server be displayed in the console.


Java options for configuring proxy settings:

HTTP Proxy

Example:  java -Dhttp.proxyHost=<proxy-host> -Dhttp.proxyPort=<proxy-port> -jar frmsal.jar -url "<URL>"


Example:  java -Dhttps.proxyHost=<proxy-host> -Dhttps.proxyPort=<proxy-port> -jar frmsal.jar -url "<URL>"


Example:  java -Dhttp.nonProxyHosts=”localhost|” -Dhttps.proxyHost=<proxy-host> -Dhttps.proxyPort=<proxy-port> -jar frmsal.jar -url "<URL>"

Use System Settings (this may not be compatible with some automatic proxy configuration scripts)

Example:  java"true" -jar frmsal.jar -url "<URL>"


Refer to the Java documentation for more information on using proxy settings.



Contact your administrator for additional assistance.