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How to Uninstall Oracle HTML DB / Application Express from a Standard Database (Doc ID 558340.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 26, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Application Express (APEX) - Version 1.5 and later
Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This document discusses how to uninstall / remove Oracle Application Express (APEX), formerly known as Oracle HTML DB, from a standard database.

Note: It does not apply to Container Databases (AKA multitenant) installations where APEX exists in both the CDB and PDB(s).

For removing APEX schemas from prior installations after a successful upgrade, see the following document:
Can We Safely Remove Old Flows_XXXXXX / APEX_XXXXXX Accounts After an APEX Upgrade (Doc ID 555624.1)

This document does not include information on how to remove APEX from a 12c database. In such case, please refer to the APEX 4.2 or the APEX 5.0 documentation:
4.2.x -
5.0.x -



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In this Document
 Before removing APEX from the Database:
 There are two approaches for removing APEX:
 1.- Running the apxremov.sql script
2.- Manual Removal

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