>Currently I have a web deployed 6i forms application using forms server on an 8i database .
This implies that you are running some flavor of Forms Server. Which version to 4 places?
>Shortly we will be upgrading the database to 9i .
Forms (& Reports) really don't care what version the DB is running.
>What are the quickest options to deploy the current 6i web deployed forms on 9i .
Change the TNS alias to point to the 9i DB.
> Would it be to keep 8i installed on the server for this purpose only ?
It depends upon where the current data the forms will access resides.
>In the longer term we will be upgrading the app to use forms 9i but not at the current time
When that time comes, just recompile using the 9i compiler;
but I STRONGLY suggest you avoid 9iAS like the plague
and go straight to 10g & avoid a boatload of bugs in 9iAS R2.
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