Launching SQLcl Fails with java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError (Doc ID 2234651.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 28, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle SQL Developer - Version 4.2.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Launching SQLcl fails with the following exception:

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: oracle/dbtools/raptor/scriptrunner/cmdline/SqlCli : Unsupported major.minor version 51.0
  at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1(Native Method)
  at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClassCond(ClassLoader.java:637)
  at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(ClassLoader.java:621)
  at java.security.SecureClassLoader.defineClass(SecureClassLoader.java:141)
  at java.net.URLClassLoader.defineClass(URLClassLoader.java:283)
  at java.net.URLClassLoader.access$000(URLClassLoader.java:58)
  at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(URLClassLoader.java:197)
  at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
  at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(URLClassLoader.java:190)
  at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:306)
  at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(Launcher.java:301)
  at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:247)
Could not find the main class: oracle.dbtools.raptor.scriptrunner.cmdline.SqlCli. Program will exit.

 

Changes

 Download and extract the SQLcl executable.

Cause

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