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

Last updated on APRIL 04, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle SQL Developer - Version 1.5 and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 28-JUL-2014***


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

Starting SQL Developer gives the following error

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
Sql Developer with JDK included


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