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Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS) / APEX Listener FAQ for APEX Listener Versions 2.0 (Doc ID 1535263.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 09, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Application Express (APEX) - Version 4.0 and later
Oracle SQL Developer - Version 3.2 and later
Oracle REST Data Services
Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


 This FAQ discusses information specific to the APEX 2.0 Listener. For additional information related to the APEX Listener see <Note 1536052.1> - APEX Listener FAQ for APEX Listener.

Oracle REST Data Services / APEX Listener version 2.0 is outside of premier support according to the Oracle Lifetime Support - Technology Products document. It is recommended that customers upgrade to a supported version as soon as it is feasible.

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Questions and Answers
 What are the new features associates with Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS) / APEX Listener 2.0?
 What Java EE environments are supported for running ORDS?
 What versions of APEX are supported with the ORDS / APEX Listener 2.0?
 What are the basic steps for configuring the APEX Listener 2.0?
 1. Download and unzip the ORDS / APEX Listener to the server.
2. Download and unzip APEX installation files to the server.
 3. Create the ORDS / APEX Listener configuration file.
4. Create the APEX images file, if deploying in Glassfish or on the Weblogic Server.
 5. Create the APEX deployment in the desired web server.
6. Deploy the images (i.war) file in the desired web server (Weblogic / Glassfish).
 How do I perform administration tasks on the ORDS / APEX Listener, since the /apex/listenerConfigure and /apex/listenerAdmin pages are no longer used in 2.0?
 Via the command line interface using apex.war / ords.war.
 Administer ORDS / the APEX Listener 2.0 configuration through SQL Developer 3.2 and above.
 Is it possible to customize the location of the ORDS / APEX Listener configuration files?
 How do I determine the location of my 2.0 configuration files?
 I have created my ORDS / APEX Listener configuration file. How do I start the 2.0 ORDS / APEX Listener in standalone mode?
 Where are the troubleshooting logs for ORDS / the APEX Listener located?
 Can more detailed error tracing be enabled?
 What file contains the ORDS / APEX Listener equivalent of the dads.conf file for the Oracle HTTP Server?
 Is it possible to run REST data services without APEX?

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