As Uncle Ben would say, “Remember, with great power, comes great responsibility.” With the release of Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS) version 19.4.6, many of us were eager to deploy a customer-managed ORDS solution in order to support vanity URLs with Oracle Application Express (APEX), myself included. It has worked well for me until a few days ago, I noticed that my Oracle JET charts weren’t loading any more.
A quick check showed multiple HTTP 404 errors were triggered. APEX was referencing a newer Oracle JET version, 8.3.0 insted of the stock 8.0.0.
One of the key benefits of running APEX on an Oracle Autonomous Database is auto-patching, and clearly something got updated in the recent days. True enough, an updated Patch Set Bundle (PSE) was released on July 20, 2020 (Source: https://apex.oracle.com/download).
On the Known Issues page, it states:
With 20.1, we integrated the following third party libraries: Oracle JET 8.0.0, jQuery 3.4.1, jQuery Migrate 3.0.1, and jQuery FullCalendar 3.10.0. Upgraded versions of these libraries have been made available: Oracle JET 8.3.0, jQuery 3.5.1, jQuery Migrate 3.3.0, and jQuery FullCalendar 3.10.2.
Here’s what I did to get my server updated.
- Login to Oracle Support and search
30990551, or simply click here
- Download the patch. The file name should be
You will need an active support contract in order to download the PSE.
- Upload the patch to the Compute instance hosting ORDS. Place the file in the
- Login to the server as the user
opc, using SSH.
- Set the environment variables:
- Execute the following:
mkdir -p /tmp/$RELEASE
unzip /tmp/$PATCHFILE "$PATCHNUM/images/*" -d /tmp/$RELEASE
cp -R /tmp/$RELEASE/$PATCHNUM/images/* /opt/oracle/apex/images/$RELEASE
rm -rf /tmp/$RELEASE
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