A quick introduction to Oracle Private Cloud Appliance

The Oracle Private Cloud Appliance is an Engineered System designed to simplify the installation, deployment and support of Oracle and non-Oracle Application and Database workloads on a guest OS. Built with Virtualisation and scalability in mind, the PCA is a solution for organisations that are looking to consolidate general purpose workloads and virtualise each environment […]

Blog, Cloud, Review Cloud, Cost, upgrade / September 15, 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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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 […]

APEX 5.1, How to, Review APEX 5.0, Development, Interactive Grid, reporting, upgrade / March 29, 2017

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Theme Roller not saving changes

Theme Roller not saving changes on a 5.1 ORDS standalone environment A very quick entry so we have this written down and so that it may help anyone in the future who faces the same problem.. We were having a problem on some of our new 5.1 environments where when using the theme roller and […]

APEX 5.1, Blog, Explorer, ORDS ORDS, RESTful, upgrade / March 9, 2017

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Moving from APEX 5 to 4

Moving from APEX 5 to 4 Back in 2014 I wrote a blog discussing what I thought was exciting about the imminent APEX 5.0 release. This year I have been developing an application in APEX 4.2 for a customer who has not upgraded yet and it provided me with a great opportunity to reflect on […]

APEX 5.0, Blog, Case Studies, Explorer, Upgrading to Apex 5, Why use APEX APEX 5.0, Development, upgrade / March 29, 2016

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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Upgrading to APEX 5

Upgrading to APEX 5 I have recently been upgrading our internal applications to APEX 5 and thought it would be interesting to write a blog about some of the issues that initially came up whilst doing so. To upgrade an application to APEX 5 and keep the original APEX 4 or 3 theme, it is […]

APEX 5.0, Blog, Explorer, How to, Upgrading to Apex 5 APEX 5.0, In House, upgrade, Upgrading / October 27, 2015

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Considerations Upgrading Applications to APEX 5.0

Considerations Upgrading Applications to APEX 5.0 In April 2015, Joel Kallman, the Director of Software Development for Oracle APEX, successfully upgraded the asktom.oracle.com web site to APEX 5 without making any changes. This got me thinking: What are the steps in successfully upgrading to APEX 5.0? Are all APEX 5 upgrade projects update as easy […]

APEX 5.0, Explorer APEX 5.0, upgrade / April 20, 2015

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