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Oracle Forms Compatibility Cheatsheet

Ready to FINALLY upgrade your Oracle Forms applications? As you start planning the initiative, do you feel you a bit lost on how to begin? You may think it is a scary, complex effort, but once you break it down it is not. 

Today we are going to highlight answers to the two main questions our clients, session attendees, and many fellow Oracle Forms community members are frequently asking when thinking about upgrading their Oracle Forms application.

Question 1: What databases and operating systems versions are compatible with my proposed upgraded version of Oracle Forms?

Question 2: In order to upgrade, do I need to invest in an upgraded database version and operating system?


This cheat sheet hopes to help simplify these common certification questions for the Forms community and to get you one step closer to obtaining your Oracle Forms Ph.D 😉 .


Oracle Forms Certified Databases

Oracle Forms Oracle Database* Preferred Database version
6.0.8 7.3.4 – 8.1.7 8.0.6
9.0.2 – 9.0.4 8.1.6 – 9.0.1
10.1.2 –
11.1.1 –
11.1.2 – – – 18.3 
  • –
  • On-Premise 19.3 (with restrictions, see details here)
  • On-Premise 18.3+ (with restrictions, see details here)


  • –
  • On-Premise 18.3+
  • On-Premise 19.3+
    (both with restrictions, see details here)
  • Oracle Database 19c (ATP-D)
    (with restrictions, see details here)



Oracle Forms Certified Operating Systems

Oracle Forms Windows Versions* Architecture Linux* Architecture
6.0.8 Windows NT4 – Windows 2000


Linux 3 – 5  32bit
9i Windows 2000 – Windows 2003 Linux 4 – 5
10g Windows 2000 – Windows 2003R2 Linux 4 – 6
11.1.1 Windows 2003R2 – Windows 2012R2 32bit or 64bit Linux 4 – 6 32bit or 64bit
11.1.2 Windows 2008 – Window 2012R2 32bit or 64bit Linux 4 – 7 32bit or 64bit - Windows 2012 – 2012R2 64bit Linux 6 – 7 64bit Windows 2012 – Windows 2016 Linux 6 – 7 Windows 2012 – Windows 2019 Linux 6 – 7 Window 2012 – 2019 Linux 6 – 8

*This information is correct as of blog publishing date, however, please refer to the official documentation to confirm the information by reading Oracle’s Fusion Middleware Certification Matrix and the Fusion Middleware System Requirements Guide. These documents and many other useful documents can be found on the Oracle Forms product page.



At AuraPlayer, our mission is to help companies move forward with their existing Oracle Forms systems either through upgrade or modernization. If your company is thinking about upgrading, modernizing, or adding mobile apps and would like assistance from the industry experts in Oracle Forms, please click here to schedule a free consultation. In addition, if you want to learn how to stay in control of your Oracle Forms environment and applications, read our Essential Guide to troubleshooting errors on Oracle Forms – Download Now



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Prior to joining Mia to found AuraPlayer, Yossi held the role of RD team leader at RadView and was a Java developer at Motorola.