APEX 5.0 Installation Failed with Multiple Errors: ORA-00406: COMPATIBLE parameter needs to be or greater

(Doc ID 2009355.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 14, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Application Express (formerly HTML DB) - Version 4.2.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Upgrading APEX 4.2.3 to 5.0 in an 11.2 database is failing.
After removing and reinstalling, the APEX 5.0 installation log is showing the following errors:


What is causing this failure?


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