Apex: Upgrading apex to 18.2, ords to 18.3

Apex 18.2 and Ords 18.3 are now available.

To upgrade these versions in place, for example on an OCI DBsystem, from respectively Apex 18.1 and Ords 18.2:

#1 Download and unzip apex 18.3 in the n/u01/app/oracle/product/apex/18.3

#2 Upgrade apex

cd /u01/app/oracle/product/apex/18.3
sqlplus / as sysdba <<EOF
ALTER SESSION SET CONTAINER=<mycontainer>
@apexins SYSAUX SYSAUX TEMP /i/
EOF

#3 Change the images symbolic links (quite convenient to handle periodic upgrades)

cd /u01/app/oracle/product/apex/latest
rm images
ln -s ../18.3/images images

#4 Download and unzip the ORDS zip file in the newly created directory

 /u01/app/oracle/product/ords/18.3

#5 Upgrade the params files

cd /u01/app/oracle/product/ords/18.3/params
cp /u01/app/oracle/product/ords/18.2/params/* .

#6 Upgrade the config directory

cd /u01/app/oracle/product/ords/18.3
java -jar ords.war configdir /u01/app/oracle/product/ords/config

#7 Upgrade the ORDS schema

cd /u01/app/oracle/product/ords/18.3
java -jar ords.war

The end of the process should start the ords server