In my work among other things I tune and tweak solutions for EXADATA. Today I’ll write about a big improvement we achieved with a process that moves data from the operational tables to the ones where the history is stored.
This will not be a technical post. While I (more...)
At this point we have a working report that links to a form. The report is based on a view and the form is based on a procedure. At this point the form is only loading the record in using a procedure that uses a record in its signature. In this post we’ll complete the functionality by using the same form for insert, update, and delete functionality.
Let’s start with adding a (more...)
I have hidden my previous post on the explicit request by Oracle Security Team. If you did read it or have it in your RSS, please do not forward or talk about it online until further notice. I’m not sure it is the right thing to do, but I have promised Oracle to not publish it for now. Please help me keep that promise.
In this post I follow up on the post where I started talking about records in APEX. In this post I’ll show how to add a page in front of the form created in that post. Thus this post will show a report and let you navigate to the form where the selected record is displayed. Pretty basic stuff, but it allows better testing of the form and it sets the stage for showing how to make the form used for insert, update and delete in the third post on this subject.
An interactive report is based on a report. (more...)
That was essentially reader Gabriel posted on my post Suppressing repeating values in SQL.
At first my reaction was just to ignore it as I felt it was too odd. But then use FarMan posted a complete opposite “Dude, you just saved my life. Thanks so much!”. Could the same post really get so different reactions?
Gabriel’s question was:
“The above is a neat trick, but only for the purpose of showing off. What’s the use? Please enlighten me, because I’m totally missing the point why you would waste your time and talent on this.”
At first I (more...)
Do you use forms based on procedures in APEX? If not, why not?
Do you use records in the procedures you use for forms in APEX? If not, why not?
I like procedures and records and with APEX I like them even more. Why you say? Should you not just point forms against tables and let the APEX magic take care of it all? No, I do not think you should.
The reason is that I love that feature for prototyping, but not for production quality code. The reason is that I think the classic design pattern of separating presentation (more...)
Sometimes you my find a need to suppress repeating values in SQL. One case is when your reporting tool does not have such a feture or you just cannot find it fast enough. That happened to me with a report that was to be converted to APEX from Oracle Reports the other week.
I could not find an option in APEX to suppress repeating values, and I did not want to make them all control breaks as that would chop up the report too much.
Let’s begin with a real simple SQL that shows the departments different employees work in.
Quite a while ago I wrote about how to seup the alert log as an external table. Since then 11g has been introduced and is now widely used. It of couse changes the location and makes the alert log an xml file.
Tanel Poder (@TanelPoder) found a nicer way by using X$DBGALERTEXT which does a really nice job of parsing the xml-file into a lot of different columns. A friend at work, Daniel Ekberg, let me (more...)
At the start of the Christmas break I decided to get started with Oracle VirtualBox 4.0. To get up an going faster with an 11g database I opted to download the pre-made image (called appliance by Oracle) that they use during Developer Days. It has a lot of things preinstalled and ready to go.
- Oracle Enterprise Linux 5
- Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Enterprise Edition
- Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database Cache
- Oracle XML DB
- Oracle SQL Developer
- Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler
- Oracle Application Express 4.0
- Oracle JDeveloper
- Hands-On-Labs (accessed via the Toolbar Menu in Firefox)
This is (more...)