Why is APEX No Longer Installed by Default in the 12c Release 2 Database?

(Doc ID 2314251.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 04, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Application Express (formerly HTML DB) - Version 4.2 and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


 In versions of the database prior to, a version of APEX was installed by default. In the 12c Release 2 database (, APEX is not installed? What are the reasons for this?


Sign In with your My Oracle Support account

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started

My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a
Million Knowledge Articles and hundreds of Community platforms