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Why is APEX No Longer Installed by Default in the 12c Release 2 Database? (Doc ID 2314251.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 09, 2023

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Oracle Application Express (APEX) - Version 4.2 and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
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Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
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 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?


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