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Download Patch Set without Oracle Support Identifier

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How do you download the Patch Set under the developer licences. I don't have a Oracle support identifier.

The relevance of this question is, when you have 4.2 on an Oracle Express instance how do you upgrade it to 4.2.1
Can the 4.2.1 full download be used?

Thanks

Edited by: into-oracle on Mar 17, 2013 8:57 PM
  • 1. Re: Download Patch Set without Oracle Support Identifier
    Vite DBA Pro
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    Hi,

    without a support identifier, you don't have access to the patch. In this case, if you are upgrading to a patched version of your current version, you will need to uninstall your current version before you can install the new patched version. Obviously this means you will need to export any workspaces, applications and any other objects and import them after the new install.

    Regards
    Andre
  • 2. Re: Download Patch Set without Oracle Support Identifier
    72038 Explorer
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    Thanks for the update.
    Can't understand the point in making life difficult for a lot of developers who would be trialling or learning.
    The apex.oracle.com option only works if you are online.

    For generating stats to measure takeup it would still be incorrect.
    The purpose of having the database express edition is weathered down from an APEX takeup pov.
  • 3. Re: Download Patch Set without Oracle Support Identifier
    Vite DBA Pro
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    Hi,

    I know it can be a pain to have to do an upgrade this way, but Oracle are a commercial organisation and support licensing is a significant portion of their revenue stream, so I suppose they have to encourage the uptake of support licenses somehow. Anyway, like any other company, free software and services are mainly designed to increase revenue and market prescence in the long term.

    Regards
    Andre
  • 4. Re: Download Patch Set without Oracle Support Identifier
    72038 Explorer
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    Hi,

    The developer base volume and software application user volumes have to be miles apart. :-)
    And commercial reality I expect will come from the user volume base (as in users using software built by developers).
    It is the era of .99cent apps and that model is effective when you have large consumption. How about all forum users have a registration fee of $2.00? :-)

    Anyway's the current scenario is not increasing take-up :-)
    e.g. Developer downloads express edition, this comes with a version of apex. Along comes new apex version. Now what is the upgrade path to try/test the new features.
    Keep in mind release cycles are shorter nowadays.

    We live in the era of VM's now.
    I want to be making 1 steps forward (upgrade apex) not 2 step back(export applications and misc, un-install apex) and then 2 steps forward (install apex, import applications and misc).

    Regards
  • 5. Re: Download Patch Set without Oracle Support Identifier
    Vite DBA Pro
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    Hi,

    keep in mind we are only taliking about patch upgrades. You can still install version 4.2.1 over any earlier version, except 4.2.

    Regards
    Andre

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