Last month was the annual election for the Board of Directors of ODTUG. And just like the year before, I was one of the 19 (!) candidates for one of the 5 spots.
During the campaign and election periods I received a lot of positive feedback and my hopes were high - but the competition was extremely strong. During Oracle Open World the results were announced and I was notified I hadn't made (more...)
Apart from the Current Record Indicator in your APEX Reports
, another question often pops up at my client sites. A lot of functionality is implemented using a Report and a (Modal) Form. But to access that Form, the user has to click exactly on the small link icon in the first column of the report. So can that be changed, making it more "accessible"?
Set the Link Attributes of the column you're using for (more...)
Developers with an Oracle Forms background might still remember this nice feature: If you click on a row in an Oracle Form "report" then it can be highlighted - either the full row or just a small first item of the row. The main difference with the Oracle Forms "reports" and the APEX Reports is that in Forms a "report" is usually comparable to an APEX Tabular Form. But a similar feature is frequently asked (more...)
Recently at a client site I ran into a strange issue. There was an APEX page where you can set some parameters and then a report would refresh according these new settings. But the strange thing was: Sometimes it worked perfectly, but sometimes it didn't. In the latter case one or more of the parameters seem discarded... WTF ??
So I dived into it and looked at the code. The parameter / refresh mechanism was implemented (more...)
APEX 5 comes with Modal Dialogs out of the box. Very neat. Especially for adding and changing data. And to minimise the number of time a user has to click, it could be useful to add a "Close Dialog
" process after the actual data processing. When the data processing fails, the Dialog stays on top showing the error. When data processing runs fine, the Dialog is closed ... without any confirmation. And this might (more...)