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Oracle Application Express 3.2 by Matthew Lyon, Arie Geller

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Upgrading an APEX Instance

APEX supports direct upgrade from any major old version, starting with HTML DB 1.5 to the newest version. No special measures should be taken for upgrading the Instance. The process starts the same as a new installation, and a new APEX owner schema is created—in the case of APEX 3.2.x, it's the APEX_030200 schema. If an older instance of APEX exists on the database, the installation script will detect it, and all the relevant metadata from all the existing applications in the old instance will be copied into the new version instance. If the process was successful, a proper message will be displayed on the screen, similar to the following image:

After completing the post-installation tasks, all the existing applications ...

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