JasperReportsIntegration – Full path requirement and workaround

I have just posted an answer to a question that seems like a bug in the JasperReportsIntegration toolkit, that you have to use absolute paths for referencing images or subreports, which is typically a bad thing.

Don't know exactly why it doesn't work, but there is a workaround for that: http://www.opal-consulting.de/site/jasperreportsintegration-full-path-requirement-and-workaround/

Hope that helps,
~Dietmar.

First blogpost at my own hosted wordpress instance

I have been blogging at daust.blogspot.com for quite some years now ... and many people have rather preferred wordpress to blogspot, I can now understand why :).

It is quite flexible and easy to use and there are tons of themes available ... really cool ones.

The main decision to host my own wordpress instance was in the end motivated by different means. I have created two products and they needed a platform to be (more...)

Oracle APEX Listener – support for Apache Tomcat

The Oracle APEX listener is one possible gateway to run Oracle Application Express besides the Oracle http server (OHS), the embedded pl/sql gateway (which is the http server included in the Oracle database as part of the XML DB) and other open source alternatives.

Being implemented as a J2EE application it needs a servlet container to be deployed in. Finally, due to popular customer demands, the Apache Tomcat servlet container is (again) supported. Many customers (more...)

Upgrading the JasperReports libraries to 5.2.0

Would you like to upgrade your existing JasperReportsIntegration with the 5.2.0 libraries of JasperReports?

As of now this already seems to be not the most current version, JasperReports has already moved on to 5.5.0. But since I have already created the 5.2.0 package a (more...)

Oracle APEX 4.2 New Features und Tipps aus der Praxis – Neuer Kurs am 11.11.2013

In diesem November werden Denes Kubicek und ich wieder einen Kurs zu Oracle APEX in Bensheim abhalten:

Oracle APEX 4.2 New Features und Tipps aus der Praxis


Wir werden diesmal viel über den APEX Listener, Einsatz von jQuery und über Restful Web Services reden und natürlich, praktisch üben.

Darüber (more...)

DOAG 2013 Development in Bonn am 19. Juni


Am 19.Juni 2013 findet die nächste DOAG Development Konferenz in Bonn statt, diesmal mit dem Thema:

„Agile and Beyond – Projektmanagement in der Oracle-Softwareentwicklung“

Das Motto der zweiten Auflage der Community Konferenz steht fest: Die effektive Durchführung von Softwareprojekten steht thematisch im Zentrum der Konferenz für Entwickler, Softwarearchitekten und (more...)

How to locate all interactive reports in my application?

Today my client decided to remove the email functionality from all interactive reports in their APEX application.

I could step through all the pages of my application and check whether there are any interactive reports used. This very manual approach can take some time and I can make mistakes by (more...)

Oracle Application Express 4.2.2 Patch released

Just yesterday, the most recent APEX patch set has been released. It is Release 4.2.2.00.11. The full version just as well as the patch set to apply to a 4.2.0 or 4.2.1 instance can be downloaded from here.

The full details can (more...)

Join me at ODTUG’s Expert Panel – Oracle Application Express

In May, I will take part in one of ODTUG's webinars:

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

ODTUG's Expert Panel - Oracle Application Express
 

Panelists: Dietmar Aust (Opal Consulting), Roel Hartman (APEX Evangelists ), Dan McGhan (Enkitec)
Moderator: Patrick Cimolini (Patrick International APEX Consulting) 


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How to make your browser save your password

Typically and for good security reasons the password manager from either Firefox or any other browser will not prompt you to save the password for the login screen of the APEX workspace or any of your own APEX applications.



Why? The APEX team implemented the login page with the HTML (more...)

APEX Training 15.04. – 17.04.2013

Wie jedes Jahr in den letzten sechs Jahren, veranstalten wir (Denes Kubicek und ich) unser

Oracle APEX: Knowhow aus der Praxis

Training in Bensheim an der Bergstrasse. Wir werden unsere bisherigen Themen überarbeiten und einige neue Themen hinzufügen. So werde ich auch folgende neue Themen in das Programm der (more...)

Upgrading the JasperReports libraries to 5.0.1

Would you like to upgrade your existing JasperReportsIntegration with the latest 5.0.1 libraries of JasperReports?

Here you go ...

Step 1: Download the files for 5.0.1


You can download the files here:


 

Step 2: Shutdown the Apache Tomcat J2EE server

 

Step 3:  Remove the (more...)

Presentation available for download

In November I have been presenting at the last DOAG conference in Germany about documentation in APEX projects ( http://daust.blogspot.de/2012/11/presenting-at-doag-next-week.html ). The presentation (only in German) is now available for download.

Cheers,
~Dietmar.

APEX 4.2.1 Patchset released

Two days ago on Friday, the APEX 4.2.1 patch set has been released.

Although the quality of APEX is really high compared with other products, I tend to ALWAYS wait for the first patch set.

Ok, no more excuses for not upgrading to APEX 4.2 :).

Cheers and enjoy,
~Dietmar.

Speaking at ODTUG’s KScope 13 in New Orleans

My abstracts for Oracle Application Express have just been accepted for presentation at ODTUG Kscope13, June 23-27, at the New Orleans Sheraton in New Orleans, LA:
  • APEX + XE: a cookbook for a secure setup 
  • A spotlight on the smaller improvements of APEX 4.2 
This is THE (more...)

Oracle ACE Award received!

Dear all, I have just received the Oracle ACE award for my contributions to the community and my knowledge about Oracle technologies, in particular with regards to Oracle Application Express and Oracle XE.

Thank you Oracle!

This is quite an honor since there are only 15 active Oracle ACEs in (more...)

DOAG2012

Yesterday was the second of three days of the DOAG conference in Nürnberg. Once again this was a huge event for Oracle APEX.

We had lots of good APEX presentations from Patrick Wolf, Marc Sewtz, Christian Neumüller Carsten Czarski, Niels de Bruijn, Christian Rokitta, Peter (more...)

Presenting at DOAG next week

Whow, time is passing by so fast ;).

The DOAG conference 2012 is only a few days away. And there will be 26 presentations around APEX alone!



So come by and experience the APEX enthusiam! Make sure to attend the sessions presented by Marc Sewtz, Patrick Wolf, Christian (more...)

APEX Listener 1.1.4 on Windows … ILLEGAL_CHARACTER problems

I am currently setting up the APEX Listener at a new customer. Unfortunately they are running Windows ;).

To be more precise, they are running Windows 2008 Server R2 (64bit). I have installed Apache http server 2.2.22 and Apache Tomcat 7.0.30.

Everything went fine so far. (more...)

Clarification on Oracle XE licensing – really free for any usage?

Since Oracle XE was initially released in January 2006 I believed there was no usage restriction whatsoever with regards to the type of application you could build with Oracle XE and especially in combination with Oracle Application Express (Oracle APEX).

Just recently a customer of mine was told by an (more...)