>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 […]

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

>APEX Session State for Forms Developers

APEX Session State summary for Forms developers Session State may well be an unfamiliar concept to Oracle Forms Developers although it is a really powerful part of Oracle APEX which is important to master. Session state holds the values of page items e.g. check boxes, Text Items, Select Lists, etc. The session will not be […]

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Blog, Explorer, How to, Oracle Forms / Development, Oracle Forms, Session / April 11, 2016

>Querying Data in Oracle Forms vs APEX

Querying Data in Oracle Forms vs APEX When creating a Data Block on an Oracle Form Canvas, the developer can create a multi-line view of the data which displays a defined number of rows to provide a view of the data for the users. The native behaviour of this Data Block is to provide enter […]

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Blog, Explorer, How to, Oracle Forms / APEX 5.0, Oracle Forms / January 13, 2016

>Oracle Forms Item Placement in APEX

Oracle Forms Item Placement in APEX When I first started looking at APEX one of the early challenges I encountered was how to place items exactly where I wanted them on the screen. In Oracle Forms, this is achieved by setting canvases at specific dimensions, placing items on screen at specific X, Y locations with […]

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APEX 5.0, Blog, Explorer, How to, Oracle Forms, Why use APEX / APEX 5.0, Development, Oracle Forms, upgrade / January 4, 2016

>Oracle Forms Tabular Data-Blocks in APEX

Oracle Forms Tabular Data-Blocks in APEX Your browser does not support HTML5 video. I’ve worked with Oracle Forms for about 13 years and so when I first looked at learning APEX my thought process was “I used to do this in Oracle Forms, how do I do it in APEX?”. My early learning consisted of […]

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Blog, Explorer, How to, Oracle Forms / APEX 5.0, Oracle Forms, upgrade / December 22, 2015

>The (continued) future of Oracle Forms…

The (continued) future of Oracle Forms… Our previous blog about “The future of Oracle Forms” was published in August and the response and acknowledgement from the Oracle development community proved that we had struck a nerve with many of you. This blog is a follow up and in light of the facts around the recently […]

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APEX 5.0, Blog, Cloud, Explorer, Oracle Forms, Why use APEX / APEX, Cloud, Oracle Forms / December 10, 2015

>Default Hidden Components

Default Hidden Components One thing I liked from Oracle Forms, which is not available in APEX, is the ability to set a Data Block Item’s Visible property to No. In Oracle Forms it meant that the page item would never show unless the developer programmatically set the item visible property to True at run-time using […]

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Blog, Explorer, Oracle Forms / APEX 5.0, component, Oracle Forms / October 20, 2015

>Calculating Mileage in an APEX 5.0 Application

Calculating Mileage in an APEX 5.0 Application As part of our recent redevelopment of our Oracle Forms expenses application into APEX 5.0, I looked into creating a mileage calculator using the Google Maps API. This blog explains what I found and how I implemented the new feature into the application. First of all I looked […]

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Blog, Explorer, How to, Oracle Forms / Plug-ins / August 18, 2015

>The future of Oracle Forms

The future of Oracle Forms Explorer is known in the UK as a leading APEX development consultancy, so you might be wondering why I’m writing a blog about Oracle Forms. Before working with APEX I was an Oracle Forms developer, having used the technology from version 2.3 through to still using the technology today, albeit […]

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Blog, Explorer, Oracle Forms / Oracle Forms / August 3, 2015