Using Oracle XE with BPM

If you want to use the Oracle XE database in your development/test environments with BPM, you will need to make sure to follow the advice on the download page:

If you want to use XE you can set the RCU_JDBC_TRIM_BLOCKS environment variable to TRUE *prior* to running RCU.  As a reminder as to support level, when running RCU against XE you will receive a warning stating that the database version is not supported by Oracle.

If you do not follow this advice, you will get a few invalid objects in the database.  Remember that XE will work fine for development environments, but it is not actually a supported database for the BPM repository.  In production, you should use one of the supported databases.

About Mark Nelson

Mark Nelson is an Architect in the Enterprise Cloud-Native Java Team at Oracle. Mark works mainly on making Java (traditional and microservices) easy to use in Kubernetes and the CNCF ecosystem. Before joining this team, Mark worked on Wercker, WebLogic and was a senior member of the A-Team since 2010, and worked in Sales Consulting at Oracle since 2006 and various roles at IBM since 1994.
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