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How to Import an APEX Based REST Service Into an 18.1+ Instance of APEX (Doc ID 2478764.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 09, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Application Express (APEX) - Version 18.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


You have exports of APEX base REST services from an older version of APEX (ex. 5.1.4). You need to import these REST services into an 18.1 (or higher) version of APEX, that has been converted to ORDS based REST services. This version no longer has the APEX GUI for importing APEX based REST services. How do you import APEX based REST services in this environment?

Attempting to import APEX based RESTful Service using ORDS RESTful Services import page will fail with a message like the following:

The script you are trying to load is an APEX based RESTful Service export. It can not be loaded using the ORDS RESTful Services import page.



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