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APEX Plugins for Beginners

One of the great features of APEX is the possibility to import JavaScript plugins and css libraries into the application, just by referencing an external link or uploading a .js file. There are several JavaScript plugins available online that can be used to easily add...

When Forms to APEX Projects get thorny

Oracle Forms and Oracle Application Express (APEX) are both technologies used to build data centric applications. APEX uses the best of the modern web to create native web applications. Oracle Forms uses NPAPI plugins relying on Java technologies to render the page....

Undocumented IG Features

I’ve blogged quite a bit on the Interactive Grid and the vast array of features; some features are technically available for use in your applications however they are not documented – more on what this means later. Before I dig in, let’s not forget the Interactive...

APEX Splitter Plugin

You’ve been using the Splitter plugin for maybe years without realising it. No? Well if you’ve used APEX Page Designer on version APEX 5 and above you’ll notice the page is split in to several resizable panes.Below is my APEX Page Designer view. You can see that it...

Anchoring Links in APEX 18.1 Page Designer

APEX 18.1 page designer now includes a new “Advanced” setting called Anchor in the Link Builder Modal. The Link Builder Model can be accessed in several places, but must noticeably in the Target Section of Template Options. So what’s this all about, and how to use it?...

Cross Row Interactive Grid Cascading LOVs

One of my main gripes about the Interactive Grid is that it performing cross row validations is quite a painful process. By this I mean, the user can modify various records and add their own; but I want to check if the entries are valid in relation to each other...

Adding an Auto Save Feature to an APEX Page

Recently I was tasked with adding an auto save feature to an APEX page for a questionnaire style application I was developing for a customer. The application itself was straight forward but contained a significant amount of data entry for the users. The aim was to...

Disabling Interactive Grid Columns

I’ve seen various information about how to disable IG columns, either through read-only attributes, using special classes and other nifty tricks. But thinking simply about this ... a column should either be conditionally removed at page load or dynamically controlled...

Explorer Wins 2 Prestigious UKOUG Oracle Partner Awards!

Leading Oracle Platinum Partner, Explorer, were awarded ‘Database Partner of the year - Gold’ and ‘Systems Partner of the year - Gold’ by the Oracle community at the annual UKOUG Partner Awards, held at The Honourable Artillery Company, London on Thursday 4th October...

APEX Plugins for Beginners

One of the great features of APEX is the possibility to import JavaScript plugins and css libraries into the application, just by referencing an external link or uploading a .js file. There are several JavaScript plugins available online that can be used to easily add...

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