Adding an Auto Save Feature to an APEX Page

Recently I was tasked with adding an auto save feature to an APEX page for a questionnaire style application I was developing for a customer. The application itself was straight forward but contained a significant amount of data entry for the users. The aim was to ensure that should a user’s APEX session close unexpectedly […]

APEX, JavaScript APEX, Development, JavaScript / June 5, 2018

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Disabling Interactive Grid Columns

I’ve seen various information about how to disable IG columns, either through read-only attributes, using special classes and other nifty tricks. But thinking simply about this … a column should either be conditionally removed at page load or dynamically controlled – and what should we use for dynamic controls? Dynamic Actions. There’s an example on Page […]

APEX, APEX 5.1 Interactive Grid / May 14, 2018

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Interactive Grid – First Impressions

I recently joined Explorer from 4 years as an APEX 4.2 Developer on a variety of projects. I looked forward to using Interactive Grid (IG) – from APEX 5.1 onwards – and it is good to see APEX progressing and developing new features such as this. It looked a fast and easy way of streamlining […]

APEX 5.1 Interactive Grid / May 3, 2018

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Integrating Chatbots with your APEX (or non-APEX) web application.

Lots of people are talking about chatbots alongside other tech buzzwords like AI and IoT. I like to look into these up and coming technologies to see what might be useful for expanding our development toolbox, and I have presented on these three topics recently at various conferences. Of all these technologies, chatbots have stood […]

APEX, Cloud, IOT chatbots / April 26, 2018

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Application Support with APEX Applications: Looking After the Users when Development has Finished

Although at Explorer we spend most of our time creating brand-new bespoke APEX applications or completing Forms to APEX projects; sometimes we are asked to work on and/or support an existing APEX application, both for external clients and for our own internal systems. Having come from a more support orientated background where I have spent […]

APEX, How to, Support APEX, In House, Support, Team Development / April 18, 2018

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