>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

>Customising chart colours in APEX 5.1

Customising chart colours in APEX 5.1 One of the new features of APEX 5.1 is the introduction of Jet Charts which are highly customisable using JavaScript and CSS. One particular issue I recently came across was the removal of two chart region attributes that allowed easy customisation of a chart, namely COLOR SCHEME and CUSTOM […]

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APEX 5.1, Blog, JavaScript, Uncategorized / Charting, JavaScript, reporting / March 13, 2017

>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, Oracle Data Visualization, Uncategorized, Why use APEX / APEX 5.0, Benefits, BI, Development, reporting / December 12, 2016

>Oracle Data Visualization

Oracle Data Visualization Since Oracle has expanded its Data Visualization portfolio, (particularly with the launch of Data Visualization Cloud Service (DVCS) and Data Visualization Desktop (DVD)), I have written a few blogs providing an overview of the two products’ key features, an overview of access controls in DVCS, an overview of how to manage data […]

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Blog, Cloud, How to, Oracle Data Visualization, Reporting, Uncategorized / BI, Business Intelligence, Charting, Cloud, Development, Discoverer, reporting / December 9, 2016

>Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service – Managing Data Sources

Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service – Managing Data Sources Since Oracle has expanded its Data Visualization portfolio, (particularly with the launch of Data Visualization Cloud Service (DVCS) and Data Visualization Desktop (DVD)), I have written a couple blogs providing an overview of the two products’ key features and, more recently, an overview of access controls […]

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Blog, Cloud, Oracle Data Visualization, Reporting, Uncategorized / BI, Business Intelligence, Cloud, Oracle Data Visualization, reporting / August 19, 2016

>Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service – Controlling Access

Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service – Controlling Access Last month, I provided an overview of Oracle’s growing Data Visualization portfolio, particularly with the launch, in recent months, of Data Visualization Cloud Service (DVCS) and Data Visualization Desktop (DVD). I promised to investigate specific areas of functionality over the coming months, and this month I will […]

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Blog, How to, Oracle Data Visualization, Reporting, Uncategorized / BI, Charting, Data visualizations, reporting / 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, How to, JQuery, Uncategorized / APEX 5.0, JavaScript, reporting / April 25, 2016

>OEM Chargeback via APEX

OEM Chargeback via APEX I was recently asked to look into the possibility of building a custom front end for some of the features of OEM 12c, namely the Cloud Management Plugin. The customer in question is planning on using the Oracle Cloud (Database-as-a-Service) and on-premise Database instances to deliver a hybrid Cloud service to […]

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Blog, Cloud, How to, Reporting, Uncategorized / Charting, Cloud, Database Objects, reporting / November 10, 2015

>BI for small businesses: be clued-up or get slowed-down

BI for small Businesses: be clued-up or get slowed-down Business Intelligence is vital for growing businesses. Developing businesses need to sort through, categorise and understand data very quickly, in order to make the right decisions, in the right time. However, before tackling the issue of how business can make sense of their data, the first […]

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Reporting, Uncategorized, Why use APEX / BI, Business Intelligence, reporting / January 26, 2015

>Replacing Discoverer with APEX and BIP – A Perfect Match

Replacing Discoverer with APEX and BIP – A Perfect Match I have already looked at the fact that APEX is a perfect replacement for Discoverer in an earlier blog post and that inbuilt tools such as the powerful APEX interactive report give an update to what can be done with Discoverer.  The fact that your […]

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Reporting, Uncategorized, Why use APEX / BI, BI Publisher, BIP, Disco, Discoverer, reporting / December 4, 2014

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