In Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS), the Mobile Web Application (MWA) framework provides a platform for accessing Oracle EBS applications using mobile devices. MWA is designed to enable users to perform various tasks and transactions on handheld devices, such as barcode scanning, inventory transactions, and other mobile-specific operations. Here's an overview of MWA in Oracle EBS:

Key Features of MWA:

  • Mobile Device Support: MWA supports a variety of mobile devices, including handheld scanners and mobile computers.
  • Barcode Scanning:MWA facilitates barcode scanning for various operations, such as inventory transactions, order processing, and asset tracking.
  • Mobile-Friendly Interface:The MWA interface is optimized for smaller screens, touch input, and the specific needs of mobile users.
  • Real-time Data Integration:MWA allows users to access real-time data from the Oracle EBS backend, enabling up-to-date information on inventory, orders, and other relevant data.
  • Task Automation:It supports task automation, allowing users to streamline processes and perform transactions more efficiently.
  • Security Integration:MWA integrates with Oracle EBS security features, ensuring that access to sensitive data and transactions is controlled and secure.

Common MWA Use Cases:

  • Inventory Transactions:Users can perform various inventory transactions, such as receiving, issuing, and transferring goods using mobile devices with barcode scanning capabilities.
  • Order Processing:MWA enables users to process sales orders, pick and pack items, and update order statuses directly from mobile devices.
  • Asset Tracking:Users can track and manage assets, perform physical inventory counts, and update asset information using handheld devices.
  • Shop Floor Operations:MWA supports shop floor operations, allowing users to record labor transactions, track work orders, and update production information on the go.

Implementation Considerations:

  • MWA Responsibility:Users need to be assigned an MWA responsibility to access mobile applications.
  • Device Compatibility:Ensure that the mobile devices used are compatible with the MWA framework.
  • Configuration:Configuration settings, such as printers, device profiles, and menu options, can be customized to meet specific business requirements.
  • Integration with Oracle EBS:MWA is tightly integrated with Oracle EBS modules, allowing seamless data flow between mobile devices and the backend system.

Example: Through the mobile applications the PO orders are managed.

Check the services running by
ps -ef |grep mwa
./ $INST_TOP/admin/scripts/ status

There must be a port number associated to the mwa services.

Starting MWA services
./ $INST_TOP/admin/scripts/ start

Starting Dispatcher Services 

nohup start_dispatcher &

Stopping the MWA services
./ $INST_TOP/admin/scripts/ stop

Stopping Dispatcher Services 
cd $ADMIN_SCRIPTS_HOME stop_dispatcher

If it takes time to stop the services then we need to kill the services manually.

ps -ef|grep mwa| xargs kill -9


kill -9 `ps -ef|grep mwa'

Validating the MWA services
Steps for Validation

1. Check for the services running through

ps -ef|grep mwa

2. Open command prompt and try or even use putty

telnet servername.domainname 10210

Here 10210 is the port no. on which the MWA services are running.

It should open up small screen with various option. Login with SYSADMIN user as  in R12 or 11i.

For detailed information and configuration steps, refer to the Oracle E-Business Suite Mobile Web Applications Implementation Guide specific to your EBS version. Always follow Oracle's documentation and best practices for MWA implementation and customization.