The Xima® Formcycle Server is a Java web application run on a Java web container or application server.



The following software is required for a Xima® Formcycle Server.

  • Java 8 or higher (Recommended is Java SE Runtime Environment 8 or OpenJDK 8 jre)
    • If necessary, installation of the appropriate Java Cryptography Extension (Jce, Unlimited Strength Jurisdiction Policy Files, necessary for Java 8 versions prior update 151)
    • If necessary, activation of the unlimited policy (necessary for Java 8 versions between update 151 and 162)
    • JavaFX or OpenJFX for generating preview images in the form preview page (currently works only with Java 8)
  • Apache Tomcat 8 (Recommended 8.5)
    Tomcat versions 8.5.48-49 and 9.0.28-29 contain a bug that prevents Xima® Formcycle from running. For Tomcat versions from 8.5.50 or 9.0.30 onward, this bug is fixed.
  • Other applications server are possible, but are not officially supported.


One of the following database management systems must be installed.

  • MySQL, version 5.1 or higher (Recommended 5.x)
  • MS SQL, version 2008 R2 or higher
  • Oracle, Version 11 or higher (Recommended 11)
  • PostgreSQL, version 9.1 or higher (Recommended 9.x)
  • 6.1.0+  MariaDB, version 10 or higher (Recommended is 10.4) is supported from Xima® Formcycle version 6.1.0 onwards
  • A case-sensitive UTF-8 collation, such as utf8_bin

Browser (administration interface)

These requirements are for the administration interface of Xima® Formcycle, not for opening and filling out forms. We recommend you use a recent version of one of the following browsers. Also, please keep in mind that older browsers may have security-related bugs.

  • Microsoft Edge
  • Mozilla Firefox (recommended)
  • Google Chrome

Internet explorer is not supported anymore for the backend. Using it may lead to Ui glitches or other bugs.


Hardware requirements may differ depending on how Xima® Formcycle is used, such as how many forms have to be processed each day.

Consider the following requirement on the system:

  • 1 client
  • 40 forms
  • 1000 form submissions daily
  • 1000 state transitions daily 
  • 500 files created by action, eg PDF or Word files
  • 10 simultaneously┬áregistered users in the backend

This will require the following hardware:

  • Windows 2012 R2 (64-bit) or Linux (64-bit)
  • 2 x QuadCore processors @ 2,8 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM (4 GB for the application server)
  • 10 GB disc space for Xima® Formcycle

The specifications above do not include the database server. The database server may run on a different server.

Created by gru on 16.01.2020, 12:27
Translated into en by gru on 16.01.2020, 12:27
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