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APEX_JSON.PARSE Procedure Does Not Handle Some Unicode Characters (Doc ID 2479731.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 18, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Application Express (APEX) - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The APEX_JSON.PARSE procedure does not handle some Unicode correctly. If  trying to add a smiley using \ud83d\ude03, the parse procedure does not handle this correctly.

Using JSON_TABLE works correctly, but this does not currently support CLOBs, so this method can not be used in 12.1.

Example Test Code:

Test case using apex_json.parse:




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