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Upgrade development APEX installation to 5.0X on 12c DB fails and switch instance to Runtime Type (Doc ID 2191621.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 18, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Application Express (APEX) - Version and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
The required Patch 20618595 is listed by "opatch lsinventory -details" in the DB Oracle_Home


After the Apex 5 upgrade using apexins.sql script

        - If one try to access the main admin page using http://<HOST>:<PORT>/ords/apex_admin one gets

                "Error ERR-7620 Could not determine workspace for application (4500). ORA-1403: no data found"

        - The development installation was converted to runtime only

        - Converting a Runtime Environment to a Full Development Environment using apxdvins.sqlin

                  Result on users and apex applications being removed

Upgraded instance should be development too and users and applications should be available.

1.- Bring in a Database from another environment (clone using datafiles) with apex 4.2.5 development in CDB
2. Upgrade APEX to 5.0.4 on the CDB (as the Installation is Multitenant with Apex on CDB)
3. Check the upgraded instance trying to access the main admin page: http://<HOST>:<PORT>/ords/apex_admin



In the Installation (Upgrade) logs one can see:


 DB Upgraded to 12c (


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