How to Delete Application in Oracle Apex?

How to Delete Application in Oracle Apex?

In this tutorial, you will learn how to delete an application in Oracle Apex.

What is an Application in Oracle Apex?

An application in Oracle Application Express (Oracle APEX) is a comprehensive software solution that enables users to design, develop, and deploy web-based applications quickly and efficiently. Oracle APEX is a low-code development platform that empowers users, regardless of their coding expertise, to create robust and feature-rich applications for various business needs. These applications typically consist of web pages, forms, reports, and interactive components, all seamlessly integrated into a cohesive user interface.

Oracle APEX applications are built using a declarative approach, which means that developers can define application components and their behavior through a user-friendly interface, without having to write extensive code manually. This approach significantly accelerates application development and allows for rapid prototyping and iteration.

How to Delete an Application in Oracle Apex?

Follow just these 6 simple steps to delete an application in Oracle Apex:

  1. Log in to Oracle APEX: Start by logging in to your Oracle APEX instance using a web browser. You will need appropriate privileges to delete an application.
  2. Access the Application Builder: In the Oracle APEX dashboard, locate and click on "App Builder". This will take you to the Application Builder interface where you can manage your applications.
  3. Select the Application: From the list of applications in your workspace, click on the name of the application you wish to delete. This will open the application's details and settings.
  4. Delete Application: Then on the right sidebar, you will find an option Delete This Application, Click on it. Below is the screenshot:
Deleting an application in Oracle Apex.
  1. Confirmation: It will ask for confirmation and then will delete the application permanently.
  2. Cleanup (if needed): You may need to clean up any related artifacts, such as database objects or files, that were created specifically for this application.


Oracle APEX provides a straightforward process for deleting applications within its robust development environment. This step-by-step guide highlights the essential actions required to remove an application, emphasizing the importance of caution and thorough consideration, as the deletion process is irreversible.