We have also repackaged the Oracle Application Express full distribution. If you have never installed or upgraded to Oracle Application Express 4.0, you can download the latest full distribution and install this and you'll have Application Express 4.0.2 out-of-the-box. Since this always creates confusion for customers (do you need the patch set or the full distribution?), use this guide:
- If you have Oracle Application Express release 4.0 or Oracle Application Express 4.0.1 installed, download the Oracle Application Express 4.0.2 patch set from My Oracle Support and apply it. Look for patch number 10173973. Even though the file is named p10173973_11202_GENERIC.zip, seemingly only for DB 126.96.36.199, it can actually be used against any supported database version running Application Express 4.0.
- If you have Oracle Application Express release 3.2.1 or earlier installed (including Oracle HTML DB release 1.5), download and install the entire Oracle Application Express 4.0.2 release from the Oracle Technology Network (OTN).
- If you do not have Oracle Application Express installed, download and install the entire Oracle Application Express 4.0.2 release from the Oracle Technology Network (OTN).
And how do you determine what version you're running? Well, if you're a DBA, you can connect to the database as SYS using SQL*Plus and issue:
select version from sys.dba_registry where comp_id = 'APEX';
If you can login to the Application Express development environment, you'll see the version number in the lower right of every page.
As mentioned in an earlier post, there are two new and very polished themes included in Application Express 4.0.2. A lot of work has also gone into correcting the display and usability issues of all of the modern themes.
Oracle Application Express at http://apex.oracle.com had the final 4.0.2.00.06 patch set applied today, November 19, 2010.