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 or the database tables underpinning your APEX applications.

The video attached is a recording of the presentation given at TECH17.

The options covered by the presentation and demonstration is not an exhaustive list, with other tools available. However, it introduces a combination of options that between them provide a variety of load capabilities, including:

  • Ability to load vanilla Excel files or those first converted to csv
  • Options for manual loading or automation
  • Tools that can be used ad-hoc or options for scheduling
  • Solutions more appropriate for smaller files or high performing tools for high volumes

Philip Ratcliffe Contributor
Oracle APEX Development Consultant , Explorer UK Ltd

Philip is a Development Consultant at Explorer. Building on considerable experience in development including using Oracle PL/SQL and supporting Oracle EBS, Philip is employing APEX to provide quality, bespoke software solutions to a range of organisations.