>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

>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, Explorer, How to, 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, Explorer, How to, 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, Explorer, 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, Explorer, Mobile / 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, Explorer, Oracle Data Visualization, Why use APEX / APEX 5.0, Benefits, BI, Development, reporting / December 12, 2016

>Making & Consuming REST Web Services using ORDS & APEX

Making & Consuming REST Web Services using ORDS & APEX Oracle Rest Data Services (ORDS) is frequently used as a platform to access APEX applications which can be deployed in a number of ways. Other than providing access to applications & hosting APEX Page Designer; it can also produce PDFs, reports and support REST web […]

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APEX 5.0, Blog, Explorer, How to, ORDS / APEX 5.0, ORDS, RESTful / August 2, 2016

>Maximising Sub Regions in Internet Explorer

Maximising Sub Regions in Internet Explorer There have been a few small issues running APEX 5 applications in Internet Explorer since the initial release last year, but most of these have been ironed out in subsequent patches. The issues usually come from Internet Explorer handling CSS in a different way to the other main browsers. […]

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APEX 5.0, Blog, Explorer, How to / APEX 5.0, CSS, Vulnerabilities / July 27, 2016

>Building an APEX 5 Search Screen

Building an APEX 5 Search Screen Search screens have always been a standard feature of APEX applications, and there are a number of different ways they can be implemented. Creating an interactive report gives the user a huge amount of search and filter options, but can be slow and all the features may not be […]

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APEX 5.0, Blog, Explorer, How to / APEX 5.0, Search / July 13, 2016

>Customising Interactive Reports through CSS and jQuery

Customising Interactive Reports through CSS and jQuery When creating APEX Interactive Reports I regularly use CSS combined with jQuery to change the layout and display. Quite often these may be something simple like for instance disabling a particular filter so that that user cannot remove it. Time and time again I revisit my older applications […]

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Blog, Explorer, How to, JQuery / APEX 5.0, JavaScript, reporting / April 25, 2016

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