How can I close the parent browser window while running forms on the web?

December 19, 2011

I get this question a lot from customers who upgraded for the web.

“How to close the parent browser window when running Oracle Forms? When a forms application is web deployed the parent browser window remains opens after exit_form. Is it possible to close the browser window programatically?
We see that once we are running on the web all of the sudden instead of one window popping up when we run the system we now have this troublesome second window.
Below is a simple script that I have found that can be very helpful on how to automatically close the browser window when the user exits the forms system.
If you have additional Oracle Forms questions or comments, please let me know, I’ll try my best to help out and maybe feature the answer on one of the upcoming posts.
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