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Middleware_wls/soa/soa/modules/oracle.soa.ext_11.1.1/classes folder is not in soa-infra class path on SOA (Doc ID 2752083.1)

Last updated on JUNE 20, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle SOA Suite - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


On : version, Fabric

While adding external classes to ${ORACLE_HOME}/soa/soa/modules/oracle.soa.ext_11.1.1/classes directory. is failing as classes are not being picked up.

As mentioned in readme.txt file in ${ORACLE_HOME}/soa/soa/modules/oracle.soa.ext_11.1.1/:This is the soa extension libray for adding extension classes/jars to the soa application.

To add custom classes, simple copy the classes to the classes directory and then restart server.

To add custom jars:
1. copy the jar files to this directory or its subdirectory.
2. run "ant".
3. restart the resource group, partition, or server.

Also documentation explains how to add classes or jars to soa
14.3 Adding Custom Classes and JAR Files

readme.txt doesn’t mention to run ant utility after adding external classes to the classes directory. But we found that Class-Path in MANIFEST.MF inside oracle.soa.ext.jar is pointing some non-existent dummy location. We are not seeing this issue with SOA


In order to bypass this issue , if you run ant command seems to fix the problem




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