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ORDS Fails with oracle.dbtools.common.util.FilePathSyntaxException: / TRAILING_WHITESPACE (Doc ID 2598738.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 09, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle REST Data Services - Version 19.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


ORDS 19.1 has been configured to run APEX, but is not starting properly. The errors were corrected, including adding the location of the APEX static images to For example:

For this example the assumption is that the APEX static directory is in: /home/oracle/apex191/images.

NOTE: The example(s) provided are for demonstration purposes only and represent fictitious data. Any similarity to actual data, web sites and / or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental and not intended in any manner.

When restarting ORDS error appears:


What is causing this error?




Manually modified the files to correct configuration errors related to the APEX static file location.


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