As announced on Twitter, Oracle APEX Patchset 5.0.4 is released. Download the full release or get the Patch 23192730 from support.oracle.com.

What’s new/changed, besides the obvious listed in the Patch Release notes?

APEX Views

  • got an improved security check. They now look for read privilege on the apex-admin-role instead of full admin privileges.
  • APEX_DEBUG_MESSAGES finally lists the Call Stack where a message was written (level 9 debug, only)
  • new View APEX_INSTANCE_PARAMETERS

APEX Admin Read Role

  • new Role / Function to give more detailed access to APEX API functions and dictionary views:
    • user is wwv_flow.g_flow_schema_owner, SYS, SYSTEM
    • user has been granted APEX_ADMINISTRATOR_ROLE
    • user has been granted APEX_ADMINISTRATOR_READ_ROLE
    • user has been granted SELECT ANY DICTIONARY

CSS

  • some dramatic changes, mostly colors by a shade, like change a barchart border-color from #7977de to #7978de
  • I guess Shakeeb wanted to make everything look even more “crisp” ;-)

Debug

  • A first glance shows that debug messages have been added. I guess that goes hand in hand with security tightening the code itself.

Well, all not that exciting, right? But after all, it is just a patch set meant to fix bugs. All development efforts go (and should) to 5.1 !

Already installed 5.0.4? No? Go get it now !



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