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Oracle RESTful Data Services FAQ (Doc ID 2085904.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 09, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle REST Data Services - Version 2.0.10 and later
Oracle Application Express (APEX) - Version 4.2 and later
Oracle SQL Developer - Version 4.1 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.


 The purpose of the document is to answer basic, fundamental questions about the creation of REST services through APEX and / or SQL Developer tools.

Questions and Answers

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In this Document
Questions and Answers
 What is a RESTful Web Service?
 What is the format of a RESTful Service call?
 How can RESTful Services be created?
 How do I create a basic RESTful Service with APEX SQL Workshop?
 How do I create a basic RESTful Service with SQL Developer?
 Should I use APEX or SQL Developer to create RESTful Services?
 Are there any potential conflicts with using both APEX SQL Workshop and SQL Developer simultaneously to create RESTful Services?
 Are there any recommendations regarding what database character sets should be used with ORDS based REST services?
 How do I learn more about creating REST APIs using ORDS?

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