>A Review of Interactive Grid in APEX 5.1.1

A Review of Interactive Grid in APEX 5.1.1 This blog has been a long time in the making… Of course before writing a blog on any subject, you have to do your research. In my case, my research involved creating dozens (maybe in to the 100s) of Interactive Grids (IG) and writing a new Explorer […]

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APEX 5.1, Blog, How to, Review / APEX 5.0, Development, Interactive Grid, reporting, upgrade / March 29, 2017

>Dynamic Theme Style in APEX 5.1

Dynamic Theme Style in APEX 5.1 One of the new features of APEX 5.1 is the introduction of APEX_THEME API which enables you to change the application theme style by user. A very nice APEX 5.0 feature is to allow users to change the theme style using the APEX_UTIL.SET_CURRENT_THEME_STYLE procedure (deprecated in 5.1) but this change […]

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APEX 5.1, Blog, How to, Uncategorized / Development, Style, Universal Theme / March 28, 2017

>License compliance is not easy

Certified Oracle Compliance Over the last decade or so, countless Oracle customers have experienced license issues by falling foul of Oracle’s ‘trust model’, complex licensing metrics and how Oracle’s policies affect third party technologies. As a result of this, numerous companies have setup ‘license consultancy’ practices and developing SAM tools suggesting they can provide a […]

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Blog, Cloud, Licensing, Uncategorized / AWS, Azure, Cloud, Compliance, Licensing, LMS / March 28, 2017

>Customising chart colours in APEX 5.1

Customising chart colours in APEX 5.1 One of the new features of APEX 5.1 is the introduction of Jet Charts which are highly customisable using JavaScript and CSS. One particular issue I recently came across was the removal of two chart region attributes that allowed easy customisation of a chart, namely COLOR SCHEME and CUSTOM […]

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APEX 5.1, Blog, JavaScript, Uncategorized / Charting, JavaScript, reporting / March 13, 2017

>Theme Roller not saving changes

Theme Roller not saving changes on a 5.1 ORDS standalone environment A very quick entry so we have this written down and so that it may help anyone in the future who faces the same problem.. We were having a problem on some of our new 5.1 environments where when using the theme roller and […]

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APEX 5.1, Blog, ORDS, Uncategorized / ORDS, RESTful, upgrade / March 9, 2017

>A complete guide to #ORCLAPEX Dynamic Actions

A complete guide to #ORCLAPEX Dynamic Actions Last year, Craig Sykes and I were discussing ideas for presentations at Tech16 and one idea made us quite excited to turn in to a paper for submission. We hadn’t seen a presentation on a complete coverage of all the Dynamic Actions available in APEX 5 – yet […]

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APEX 5.0, Blog, How to, Uncategorized, Why use APEX / APEX 5.0, Benefits, Development, Dynamic Actions, Forms Triggers / March 1, 2017

>APEX: Meet the rest of the web

APEX: Meet the rest of the web In December last year I spoke at the UKOUG TECH 16 conference in Birmingham about integrating APEX with modern web technologies. The presentation was interesting for me to build because I was able to spend some time pushing APEX beyond what is possible using only the declarative application […]

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APEX 5.0, Blog, How to, Uncategorized, Why use APEX / APEX 5.0, Cloud, Development, Dynamic Actions, JSON, Oracle Cloud, RESTful / February 14, 2017

>APEX Version Control & Team Working

APEX Version Control & Team Working I recently had the pleasure of presenting at UKOUG TECH16 last December. It was, as always, a fantastic experience to be able to meet APEX developers and to hear the latest about the APEX 5.1 new features. My presentation was entitled “APEX Version Control & Team Working” – a […]

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APEX 5.0, Blog, Devops, Uncategorized, Why use APEX / APEX 5.0, Development, Version Control / January 13, 2017

>APEX 5.0 Desktop Universal Theme vs Mobile Theme

APEX 5.0 Desktop Universal Theme vs Mobile Theme I was recently asked by a customer to create a small application for use on mobile devices, to record attendance at certain events. Developing in APEX version 5.0, I initially built the application using a Mobile application, but for comparison also built the same functionality using a […]

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Blog, Mobile, Uncategorized / APEX 5.0, Development, Mobile applications, Universal Theme / December 20, 2016

>UK OUG Tech 16 Round-Up

UK OUG Tech 16 Round-Up As you may have seen from our twitter updates this week Explorer were again in attendance at the UK Oracle User Group event in Birmingham (UK OUG Tech 16). As we are an Oracle Platinum Partner, a UKOUG Silver Partner and this year picked up two Gold Awards and a […]

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APEX 5.0, Blog, Oracle Data Visualization, Uncategorized, Why use APEX / APEX 5.0, Benefits, BI, Development, reporting / December 12, 2016

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