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Java Applet using version Java 8

Hi,

The recent Java Licensing is causing some confusion whether we could continue to use Java 8 for SAP BI Products free of cost ? Does SAP already has a contract which would allow to use Java 8 using Internet Explorer 11 ?

Can you please share your insights on this topic ?

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Ambarish Kunte

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  • Posted on Apr 02 at 11:12 AM

    If you search knowledge base you'll find the SAP KBA on the subject that explains this.

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  • Posted on Apr 02 at 11:13 AM

    see

    KBA 2775385 - How does change to Oracle JVM policy affect SAP BI Platform?

    https://launchpad.support.sap.com/#/notes/2775385

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  • Posted on Apr 03 at 06:10 AM

    Thanks for your response.

    As checked in KBA 2656446

    Information for customers still using Java Applet:

    SAP will continue to ship Applet Viewer with BI 4.2 SP6 (and future BI 4.2 Service Packs until End of customer specific support of Oracle JRE 8, 2025) for usage by IE11 with JRE 8.

    What do we mean by End of Customer Specific support ? Does it indicate that SAP has a contract with Oracle to continue to use JRE 8 with IE 11 & SAP customers don't need to buy additional licenses for it's use against the SAP BI application ?

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    Ambarish Kunte

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    • it means that some customers have individual agreements with Oracle for support of JRE 8 in their systems.
      And that is why we will continue to provide Java report panel as part of webi functionality in BILaunchpad.
      As the note says -- it is between you and Oracle to resolve any JRE licensing questions. JRE is not provided by SAP.
      Our Java viewers use JRE you sourced from Oracle.

  • Posted on Apr 03 at 03:45 PM

    As Denis said, the agreement is between you and Oracle. We just supply the applet.

    Your best bet is to move to the HTML viewer since it is faster and contains a vast majority of the functionality of the java applet.

    You can find information here:

    https://launchpad.support.sap.com/#/notes/2681914



    Jason

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