As announced on Twitter, Oracle APEX Patchset 5.0.4 is released. Download the full release or get the Patch 23192730 from support.oracle.com.
What’s new/changed, besides the obvious listed in the Patch Release notes?
- got an improved security check. They now look for read privilege on the apex-admin-role instead of full admin privileges.
- APEX_DEBUG_MESSAGES finally lists the Call Stack where a message was written (level 9 debug, only)
- new View APEX_INSTANCE_PARAMETERS
Just a quick note: I’ll be holding a 1-day APEX training class on April 21st in Vienna, Austria.
In this training I’ll teach you how to debug your APEX applications, how to find problems and bugs and how to speed up your application.
Interested? Go here and sign up: http://www.aoug.at/Event/413
In the last post I showed how you can upload a custom theme to the instance repository so that all your developers can choose that theme within the create application wizard. And more importantly, subscribe that theme from the theme repository.
Now the next question is how to update that public theme so that all applications can inherit the changes.
My first attempt was to simply go to Instance Administration – Manage Instance – Public (more...)
The Universal Theme introduced with APEX 5 is immensly good looking and comes with a powerful Theme Roller to customize it.
With that new theme most, if not all, older themes are obsolete.
That leaves us just with a few corporate designs which can’t (or don’t want to) be replaced by the UT.
Now ideally you want your developers to use that custom theme in all applications and also subscribe to that.
Historically I recommended (more...)
Are you in Vienna/Austria on February 25th 2016 and interested in APEX?
Then you have to come and join us at the “APEX in the Cloud Day” – reserve your seat right away!
Above you see an example of an Interactive Report everyone should know: this is the Application Builder listing all pages of an application.
The task at hand is to call (more...)
Quick note: I finally managed to get the APEX Developer Addon signed by Mozilla and therefor working again in Firefox 43 upwards.
Please re-download and install, version of the Addon in Firefox is now 220.127.116.11. No changes for Chrome.
Apologies for the inconvenience and thanks for all those mails I got.
Last year was very eventful at FOEX, which kept me occupied and kept me from blogging. Thankfully I managed to attend a few conferences and stay in touch with the community through Twitter and Slack on apex.world.
FOEX is growing a lot and needed a new website design, so we had a brainstorming meeting and decided to again build it in APEX.
Last week we finally decided everything for the website was ready (more...)
One of many small enhancements in Oracle APEX 5.0 is a small utility that can be used to help debugging an APEX application from SQLPLUS or sqlcl.
When you download and unzip APEX 5 you’ll find a utilities directory which includes a debug directory:
The debug directory contains 4 SQL scripts:
Now lets take a look at what those scripts are doing:
With d0. (more...)
If you haven’t heard: APEX 5.0 is out !
And I finally got some time on my hands to do my usual “diff” between the new and previous version to point out all API and View changes.
To me this is a very valuable exercise to absorb all new information and to get to know all new Features of a version. Because everything I find in View and API changes, must also be reflected in (more...)