Install JDeveloper 11g SOA Suite extension

To some of us it came as a surprise that SOA Suite design time stuff was no longer an integral part of the Oracle IDE. To use BPEL, Mediator, Human Task, and Adapters the soa-jdev-extension is required. So we have to install the JDeveloper SOA Suite extension from 11g on.

Install SOA Suite extension in JDeveloper

The SOA extension can be acquired using the menu Help | Check for updates, clicking Next, and selecting Oracle Fusion Middleware Products. Select Oracle SOA Composite Editor and click next to start the download. Since the extension is over 200 MB this could take a few minutes depending on the speed of your internet connection. When the download has finished, the version number details are shown and you’ll click finish to start using it.

Install from local file

Update wizard

Update wizard

If the download described above is not working for you, try the install from local file option.
Go to the Fusion Middleware Products Update Center to select the correct version of the Oracle SOA Composite Editor to go with your version of JDeveloper 11g. If you’re using JDeveloper 11g R2 you’ll find it here. The file is called

Download the extension, and instead of selecting the Search Update Centers option during step 2 of the upgrade you choose the Install From Local File option and the appropriate file. This is displayed in the screenshot. From here on it is a Next - Next - Finish operation.

Install other JDeveloper extensions

Other JDeveloper extensions like the AIA Composite Application Framework, PHP extension, and the SQL Developer extension can be found in the update center.

6 thoughts on “Install JDeveloper 11g SOA Suite extension

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  2. Sree

    I had installed JDeveloper 11g Release 2. Now I want to install SOA extensions. I was able to download the zip from the link which you gave and gave local file reference in update center. It displayed SOA extension version in the next page and on click of “Finish” I got a message to restart JDeveloper immediately without installing updates. When I reopen JDeveloper I didn’t get SOA editor.

    Did you try installing SOA extensions in JDeveloper 11g R2. As per Oracle website Oracle is asking to install for SOA editor

  3. PeterPaul Post author

    There is no SOA Suite 11.2 version available. There is no SOA extension available fro JDeveloper 11g R2. When working with JDeveloper and SOA Suite the version numbers should match. So you can work with JDeveloper and SOA Suite Besides that you can only use the specific SOA Suite extension version for you JDeveloper version. Other versions won’t work.

    Peter Paul

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