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Version of iAS

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Donato Sciannameo
Occasional Contributor

Version of iAS

I would know the version of iAS installed in a server.
What is the command or file for obtain the version?

Thanks a lot,
Pete Randall
Outstanding Contributor

Re: Version of iAS


If the product was installed from a Software Distributor depot with swinstall, you can use something like "swlist -l product |grep -i ias". If it was not an SD product then you may be able to look in the installation directory and find a file which might give version information.


Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Version of iAS

Oracle ias does not use the software distributor.

Common practice oracle guidelines say this:


Now our ias is installed as follows:


Our version is Patch Level 12.

There are entries in /etc/oratab but these are based on install guidelines.

The problem is you don't HAVE to install ias that way.

The best way to go is find the forms binaries and execute one of them on the command line. This will show you the version of forms.

Each version of forms is associated with a certain ias patch level.

This is not fun or easy, but thats the way oracle works.

If you execute the form test.fmx through the web, there is version information available there.

Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation
Honored Contributor

Re: Version of iAS


You can view the versions from the Oracle Universal Installer, "Installed Products".

Note that, there may be patches applied to it.

The two releases of 9iAS are:
9iAS Release 1 ----> 1.0.2.x.x
9iAS Release 2 ----> 9.0.x.x.x

According to metalink:

1. If you have multiple Inventories on your machine then make sure to set the path to the one that contains the iAS in the /var/opt/oraInst.loc (You may not need this step if you have just one Inventory. If in doubt then contact your System Administrator)
2. Set the environment of the iAS by running the environment script.
3. Run the Universal Installer by typing this:
. runInstaller
4. Click on Installed Products... to see the Inventory dialog.
5. Open the node of your iAS home.
Under this node you should see Oracle9i Application Server xxx where xxx is the version number you are looking for.

hope this helps!

No person was ever honoured for what he received. Honour has been the reward for what he gave (clavin coolidge)
Trusted Contributor

Re: Version of iAS


All Oracle products and their respective versions do not comply with SD-UX IPD (Installed Product Database). This means that all sw* commands are unable to display them.

Just do :

#cat $ORACLE_HOME/orainst/unix.rgs

And you will have all Oracle softwares and their versions displayed.

Hope this helps,


Francis - HP-UX ASCE.