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Exported Connections from a 3.x and 4.x SQL Developer Imported into 18.3 Fails with "No Connections are Defined in File" (Doc ID 2495471.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 17, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle SQL Developer - Version 18.3 to 18.3
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Importing connections from SQL Developer version 3.x or 4.x to version 18.3 fails with error:

No connects are defined in file.


  1. Export the connections with passwords from version of SQL Developer.
  2. It creates the xml file.
  3. Try to import the xml file to SQL Developer version 18.3 and it fails with: 
    No connections are defined in file.

However, this works if using SQL Developer version 18.2.


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