Tag: upgrade

APEX Upgrade redux

I posted about my APEX upgrade to 19 yesterday, and someone was quick to point out to me that they believed I hadn’t covered all of the steps. “What if your APEX instance needs to call web services?” they said. “You need to update…

Application Express 19.1

AskTOM moved to Application Express 19.1 without any major issues last weekend. That in itself is a nice endorsement for APEX, given that the AskTOM application dates back nearly 20 years to 2001, and predates even the existence of APEX. The only fix that…

Worth the wait

Yes, I know it’s been awhile Yes, I know people have been angry at the delay But, can we put that behind us, and rejoice in the fact…that YES It’s here! Yes, 18c XE for Windows is now available. https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/database-technologies/express-edition/downloads/index.html Most probably, most developers…

From Database 18.3 to 18.5 (on Windows)

Contrary to wild rumours on the internet, it was not a fear of the number 13 that led to a numbering jump from version 12c to version 18c. The jump was part of our new, more flexible release mechanism so that we can get…

My APEX 18.2 upgrade in a nutshell

As always, you should read the Installation/Upgrade manual from top to bottom before upgrading any piece of software, and be aware of all of the pre-requisites and processes.  But for me, my Application Express 18.2 upgrade was as simple as: Download Application Express Unzip…

18.2 patch… painless for me

18.2 was released a few days ago, so I thought I’d throw it against my 18c instance and see how things played out.  This was just a single instance database, running with a single pluggable. Step 1 for me was to download the latest…

18c–If you can’t wait

You’ve seen the tweet !! but perhaps the accompanying blog post has tempered your enthusiasm You might be thinking: “I’m not on Exadata – how can I play with 18c?” Well, there is still a way to get ahead of the game and skill…