Introducing APEX TabLock

A little side project of mine is developing new features for a chrome extension which provides extra functionality for the APEX developer. The chrome extension is called TabLock and the name derived from its original purpose, which is to help prevent accidental movement of APEX page designer tabs. However, I am aware that this extension […]

APEX, Blog APEX, APEX 5.0, APEX 5.1, Chrome / January 17, 2018

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Options For Loading Excel Data Into APEX Applications

Excel is still widely used across many organisations as a standard reporting tool, often being used as a substitute for small databases. As a consequence, it has become necessary to load Excel data into APEX applications. At the UK OUG TECH17 Conference, I introduced a number of options available to help import Excel data into APEX […]

APEX, Blog, TECH17, Why use APEX APEX, Excel / December 21, 2017

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APEX & Search

This year, we have been looking into the best way to deliver search capabilities in an APEX application. Customers are used to searching in Google and often want the same functionality in their business application.  While we don’t have the resources and years of research that Google have, we can take some ideas from them […]

APEX, Blog APEX, Search / November 30, 2017

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Validations and Duplicate Page Submissions in APEX 5.1

I had a problem with a modal dialog page in APEX 5.1, which created new rows in a table on the database whenever the Create button was pressed. The problem was that if the user was very quick i.e. double/triple clicking on the Create button, then it was possible to create duplicate rows on the […]

APEX, APEX 5.1, Blog Validation / October 9, 2017

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Generating PDF and Word Documents from an APEX application

Generating PDF and Word documents from an APEX application is a request that we get all the time. There are many great third party tools to help you do this but in this blog post I’m going to focus on PL/PDF, which is the tool that I used most recently for customer work. PL/PDF is […]

APEX, Blog, Reporting APEX, reporting / September 26, 2017

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The start of the end for Apex 4.2

In October 2017 (just 3 months’ time), Premier Support for Oracle Application Express 4.2 will end. This ultimately marks the end of the APEX 4 era and coincides with the fifth anniversary of the 4.2 launch. A lot has changed in those 5 years: we have had two more major versions of APEX – with […]

APEX, Blog, Cloud, Oracle Forms upgrade / August 14, 2017

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Something big is coming

“Something big is coming” @OracleCloud tweeted on 20 July 2017 along with a 12-second video that featured: The words: SOMETHING BIG IS COMING The date: 26.7.17 The brand: ORACLE All set to a roaring soundtrack and a rumbling fade-out animation between slides. Something big is coming pic.twitter.com/uSzWTuKtj9 — Oracle Cloud (@OracleCloud) 20 July 2017 What […]

APEX, Blog, Cloud APEX, Cloud, Database, upgrade / August 8, 2017

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