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Apex 20.2, a Custom Download Procedure gives: ORA-20987: APEX - Unauthorized URL (Doc ID 2768193.1)

Last updated on APRIL 13, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Application Express (APEX) - Version 20.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


On : APEX 20.2 version, Flow Builder

When attempting to download documents using custom code
the following error occurs.

500 Internal Server error

and in logs

SEVERE      <ID> GET localhost /ords/apex_util.count_click?p_u...<ID>&p_user=<ID>&p_workspace=<ID> 500 java.sql.SQLException: ORA-20987: APEX - Unauthorized URL:  <OWNER>.GET_DOCUMENTS?p_file=<ID> - Contact your application administrator.
ORA-06512: at "APEX_200200.WWV_FLOW_ERROR", line 1040
ORA-06512: at "APEX_200200.WWV_FLOW_ERROR", line 1407
ORA-06512: at "APEX_200200.WWV_FLOW_SECURITY", line 2476
ORA-06512: at "APEX_200200.Z", line 35
ORA-06512: at "APEX_200200.HTMLDB_UTIL", line 617
ORA-06512: at line 2

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1.Upgrade from APEX 19 to 20.2
2. Test the application page that download documents and get the error when clicking the icons with type of document


 Upgraded to APEX 20.2


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