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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ORDS, OAuth2 & Web Services in APEX – Part 3

Calling Web Services from APEX The following blog will show you how to call GET method Web Service from an APEX 5.1 application and extract the response data. It will also show you how to authenticate calls to protected Web Services and how to process paginated JSON response data. Typically the Web Services would be […]

Blog, Explorer, How to, ORDS APEX, OAuth2, ORDS, RESTful / January 11, 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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ORDS, OAuth2 & Web Services in APEX – Part 2

Protecting Web Services with OAuth2 In my previous blog, I took you through how to create RESTful Web Services with ORDS and how to test them with a REST client. This blog will build on those Web Services (Fig.1) and show you how you can protect them to ensure they can only be accessed by […]

Blog, Explorer, How to, ORDS APEX, OAuth2, ORDS, RESTful / November 13, 2017

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ORDS,OAuth2 & Web Services in APEX – Part 1

Creating your first Oracle REST Web Services I recently gave a presentation on how to get started with Web Services at the UKOUG APEX SIG in London. The first half covered how to create Web Services with ORDS, how to protect them with OAuth2 and how to test them with a REST client. The second […]

Blog, Explorer, How to, ORDS APEX, OAuth2, ORDS, RESTful / October 30, 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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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 — Oracle Cloud (@OracleCloud) 20 July 2017 What […]

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

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Oracle Code – London (2017)

Last week I attended the Oracle Code event in London; a free event hosted by Oracle showcasing the latest technologies, practices and trends in development. As a developer who spends a lot of time working with the database, this event was slightly different to the ones I’m used to. The event kicked off with Adam […]

Blog, Cloud, Explorer, JavaScript APEX, Development, low code / May 4, 2017

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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 […]

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

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