NOTE: SOA Bundle Patch was released June 2015, click here for an updated blogpost.


The SOA(/BPM) Bundle Patch is available for download from
Just use the search on patch number ‘19707784’ and it will bring you the patch details page with the download (approx. 654MB).
The patch contains lots of runtime fixes, but also some JDeveloper 12.1.3 bugs (especially while modelling BPM 12c).

So I started patching my own JDeveloper 12.1.3 environment using the OPATCH tool.

Extract the patch, I’ll use C:tempp19707784_121300_Generic19707784
This folder is called ‘patch_TOP’ in opatch terminology.

Since I use Windows as local OS you will need to First open a command prompt with Administrator rights (right-click, run as Administrator).
If we don’t use the right permissions we will get the error: Unable to lock Central Inventory. OPatch will attempt to re-lock


First we set our ORACLE_HOME to the Jdeveloper 12.1.3 folder:
SET ORACLE_HOME=C:ORACLEmiddleware12.1.3
And make sure opatch is in our path:
SET PATH=%PATH%;C:ORACLEmiddleware12.1.3OPatch
We browse to the patch_top folder:
cd C:tempp19707784_121300_Generic19707784
And run opatch:
opatch apply

Oracle Interim Patch Installer version
Copyright (c) 2014, Oracle Corporation. All rights reserved.
Oracle Home : C:ORACLEmiddleware12.1.3
Central Inventory : C:Program FilesOracleInventory
from : n/a
OPatch version :
OUI version :
Log file location : C:ORACLEmiddleware12.1.3cfgtoollogsopatch
OPatch detects the Middleware Home as C:ORACLEmiddleware12.1.3

oracle.sysman.oii.oiii.OiiiInstallAreaControl initAreaControl
INFO: Install area Control created with access level 0
Applying interim patch '19707784' to OH 'C:ORACLEmiddleware12.1.3'
Verifying environment and performing prerequisite checks...
Patch 19707784: Optional component(s) missing : [ oracle.integration.bpm, ] , [ oracle.mft.apache, ] , [ oracle.mft, ] , [ oracle.bpm.processspaces, ] , [ oracle.soa.workflow.wc, ]
All checks passed.

Please shutdown Oracle instances running out of this ORACLE_HOME on the local system.
(Oracle Home = 'C:ORACLEmiddleware12.1.3')

Is the local system ready for patching? [y|n] y
User Responded with: Y
Backing up files...

Patching component oracle.bpm.addon,
Patching component oracle.rules,
Patching component oracle.bpm.plugins,
Patching component oracle.soa.mgmt,
Patching component oracle.integration.bam,
Patching component oracle.soa.common.adapters,
Patching component oracle.soacommon.plugins,
Patching component oracle.integration.soainfra,

Verifying the update...
Patch 19707784 successfully applied
Log file location: C:ORACLEmiddleware12.1.3cfgtoollogsopatch

OPatch succeeded.