My Oracle Support Banner

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 AUGUST 01, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Application Express (APEX) - Version 5.0.0.00.31 and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud 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
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
-----------------------
timing for: Recompiling APEX_050000 schema
Elapsed: 00:00:02.04

THESCRIPT
-------------------------
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
------------
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
__________________
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 before
  - APEX 5.0 consistently fails when using  @apexins.sql tablespace_apex tablespace_files tablespace_temp /i/
____________

Changes

Attempting to upgrade APEX to the latest version.

Cause

To view full details, sign in with your My Oracle Support account.

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started!


In this Document
Symptoms
Changes
Cause
Solution
References


My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a million knowledge articles and a vibrant support community of peers and Oracle experts.