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How to Convert Oracle Database from Standard to Enterprise Edition ? (Doc ID 2046103.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 31, 2024

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Machine) - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Oracle Editions

Oracle has three main "editions" of the Oracle database, each with different features:


Enterprise Edition (EE) - The flagship Oracle offering with a vast array of tools and features for the large corporation.


Oracle Database Standard Edition 2 - Oracle Database Standard Edition 2 delivers unprecedented ease of use, power, and performance for workgroup, department-level, and Web applications.

Note: Oracle Database Standard Edition 2 is available starting with Oracle Database 12c Release 1 ( For, Oracle Database Standard Edition One and Oracle Database Standard Edition are available.


Oracle Express (XE) - Oracle Database Express Edition (Oracle Database XE) is an entry-level edition of Oracle Database that is quick to download, simple to install and manage, and is free to develop, deploy, and distribute.


This Note provides the steps to convert the Oracle 12c database from Standard Edition to Enterprise Edition.



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