ORA-01741: Illegal Zero-Length Identifier While Installing APEX 5.0 on 11.2.0.4 RAC Database (Doc ID 2038710.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 14, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Application Express (formerly HTML DB) - Version 5.0.0.00.31 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Application Express. 5.0.0.00.31 on 11.2.0.4 RAC DB on Linux

Executing "apexins.sql" script, the installation stops with the messages and error:

ERROR
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timing for: Recompiling APEX_050000 schema
Elapsed: 00:00:02.04

THESCRIPT
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core/null1.sql
...null1.sql
timing for: Upgrade
Elapsed: 00:00:10.02
VIII. I N S T A L L O R A C L E A P E X A P P L I C A T I O N S
define "^" (hex 5e)
...Initialize the table of Oracle default schema names

FOO
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apxsqler.sql
...Page Designer metadata install
Enter YES (or hit enter) to load system messages and NO to skip it (NO should only be used during installation)

Property Editor - Metadata

ERROR:
ORA-01741: illegal zero-length identifier

 
Other information
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o The installation command is:

@apexins.sql tablespace_apex tablespace_files tablespace_temp images

 o All versions of APEX were removed before installing apex 5.0.X.
  - APEX 4.2.6 was installed successfully using:  apexins.sql tablespace_apex tablespace_files tablespace_temp /i/
  - APEX 5.0 consistently fails:  @apexins.sql tablespace_apex tablespace_files tablespace_temp /i/
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Changes

Attempting to upgrade APEX to the latest version.

Cause

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