Oracle Forms6i Installation Error on Windows 7 64-bit


When you try installing forms you may get the error: forms60.vrf(78):OS_ERROR while getting value Path

This error has got to do with the character length of Path Environment Variable Field. For Forms6i installation to happen; the character length in the field should be less than 1000. You can definitely cant keep counting to check this. So best is to temporarily cut a portion of the Environment Variable until the installation is completed.

If you are an Oracle Professional; I need not tell you where the environment variable is; for the rest please find below instructions

  • Right Click My Computer – Properties
  • Advanced System Settings
  • Under Advanced Tab; Click Environment Variables
  • Under System Variables; look for variable named Path
  • Select Path and click Edit
  • Copy the contents in the Variable Value to any text editor like notepad
  • Copy and replace a small portion of the variable value back into the field
  • Start your forms6i installation and once done revert back the Variable Value from your notepad file



About Sunil Padmanabhan

An Indian based out of Dubai who started traveling from 2011 and pretty much caught the travel bug. Every year presents itself as an opportunity to visit and explore a new place.

Posted on September 18, 2013, in DB, Oracle and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. thanks a lot

  2. Cash and short thanks

  3. Thank you, it’s work for me.

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