Unsupported Java Version error when using SQL Developer without JDK included (Doc ID 1344957.1)

Last updated on JULY 28, 2014

Applies to:

Oracle SQL Developer - Version 1.5 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 28-JUL-2014***

Symptoms


Environment
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SQL Developer version 3.0 (32/64 bits) without JDK included StandAlone JDK 1.6.0_x

Problem
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Starting SQL Developer gives the following error

Error
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Unsupported Java version
Java 6.0 release 1.6.0_x is not supported.
Upgrade to Java 6.0 release 1.6.0_04 or downgrade to Java 5.0 release 1.6.0_04 or later.

What works
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Sql Developer with JDK included

Cause

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