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Oracle® Application Express Installation Guide
Release 3.1.2

Part Number E10496-03
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This guide explains how to install and configure Oracle Application Express.

This Preface contains these topics:


Oracle Application Express Installation Guide is intended for anyone responsible for installing Oracle Application Express.

To use this manual, you must have administrative privileges on the computer where you installed your Oracle database and familiarity with object-relational database management concepts.

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The following text conventions are used in this document:

Convention Meaning
boldface Boldface type indicates graphical user interface elements associated with an action, or terms defined in text or the glossary.
italic Italic type indicates book titles, emphasis, or placeholder variables for which you supply particular values.
monospace Monospace type indicates commands within a paragraph, URLs, code in examples, text that appears on the screen, or text that you enter.

Third-Party License Information

Oracle Application Express contains third-party code. Oracle is required to provide the following notices. Note, however, that the Oracle program license that accompanied this product determines your right to use the Oracle program, including the third-party software, and the terms contained in the following notices do not change those rights.


Flash chart support in Oracle Application Express is based on the Anychart Flash Chart Component. Anychart is a flexible Macromedia Flash-based solution that enables developers to create animated, compact, interactive flash charts. Flash charts are rendered by a browser and require Flash player 8 or later. Flash charts used in interactive reports require Flash Player 9 or later. For more information about Anychart, go to


Oracle Application Express uses FCKeditor version 2.3.2 for the following item types; HTML Editor Minimal and HTML Editor Standard. This software is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"). To view a copy of the Apache License, see Appendix C, "Third-Party License".

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

For more information about FCKeditor, go to:

Apache FOP

Oracle Application Express includes the Apache FOP Version 0.20.5 libraries and a custom XSL-FO processing JSP. This software is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"). To view a copy of the Apache License, see Appendix C, "Third-Party License".

If you wish to use Apache FOP as your report server for PDF region printing, this is now a supported report server configuration. Installation and configuration instructions can be found on Oracle Technology Network. See Installing and Configuring Apache FOP at: