Ever since APEX 5, the poor Navigation Bar has taken a back seat to the Navigation Menu. And for good reason, as the Navigation Menu offers a much more intuitive and flexible way to provide site-wide navigation that looks great, is responsive and just plain works. However, the Navigation Bar can and does still serve a purpose. Most application still use it to display the Logout link and perhaps the name of the currently signed (more...)
In the interest of saving screen real estate, I wanted to represent the download link in an IR with an icon - specifically fa-download. This is a simple task to achieve - edit the column and set the Download Text to this:
<i class="fa fa-lg fa-download"></i>The (more...)
Here it is:
RMOUG - Denver, CO
One of the larger conferences, the year usually starts out in Denver for me, (more...)
If you've been using APEX long enough, you've probably used a PL/SQL Region to render some sort of HTML that the APEX built-in components simply can't handle. Perhaps a complex chart or region that has a lot of custom content and/or layout. While best practices may be to use an APEX component, or if not, build a plugin, we all know that sometimes reality doesn't give us that kind of time or flexibility.
While the (more...)
Not to be outdone, I created a cheat sheet for the APEX 5 Keyboard Shortcuts. Not only can you view it online, but you can also download a PDF version of it. Check it out and let me know if there's anything that you'd like to see added.
In migrating SERT from 4.2 to 5.0, there's a number of challenges that I'm facing. This has to do with the fact that I am also migrating a custom theme to the Universal Theme, as almost 100% of the application just worked if I chose to leave it alone. I didn't. More on that journey in a longer post later.
In any case, some of the IR filters that I have on by (more...)
However, as much as you change the colors, the look and feel still largely looks the same, since the base font is unchanged.
So if you're around Reston on November 12th from 7-9PM (or so), feel free to stop by. Here's the MeetUp. (more...)
FOR x IN (SELECT table_name FROM user_tables)
EXECUTE IMMEDIATE('DROP TABLE ' || x.table_name || ' CASCADE CONSTRAINTS');
FOR x IN (SELECT sequence_name FROM user_sequences)
EXECUTE IMMEDIATE ('DROP SEQUENCE ' || x.sequence_name);
FOR x IN (SELECT view_name FROM user_views)
EXECUTE IMMEDIATE ('DROP VIEW ' || x.view_name);
About a month ago, I left my position at Accenture Enkitec Group. I had a couple of ideas as to what I wanted to do next, but nothing was 100% solid. After considering a couple of different options, I'm happy to announce that together with Doug Gault & Tim St. Hilaire, we're re-launching Sumner Technologies.
Much like last time, the focus will be on Oracle APEX; but we’re going to refine that focus a little (more...)
Like all good things, that run has come to an end. Last Friday was my final day at Accenture, and I am once again back in the arena of (more...)
Despite this bit of (more...)
Improve your programming with a daily regimen of situps (or anything you can do to strengthen abs), walks in the woods, and lots of water.Which in turn, inspired me to quickly write this post.
— Steven Feuerstein (@stevefeuerstein) July 14, 2014
The combination of being in IT and working from home leads to lots of hours logged in some sort of chair, whether its in (more...)
We're going to try the "Open Mic" format that has been wildly successful at KScope for the past few years. The rules are quite simple: anyone can demonstrate their APEX-based solution for up to 10 minutes. No need to reserve a spot or spend too much time planning. And as (more...)
For the upcoming inaugural ORCLAPEX NOVA MeetUp on May 29th, not only will we have Mike Hichwa, Shakeeb Rahman and David Gale from the Reston-based Oracle APEX development team present, but we will also have the entire Columbus, OH based APEX team in attendance, as well: both Joel Kallman and Jason Straub will be in town and have RSVP’ed to the MeetUp!
Outside of major conferences such as KScope or OpenWorld, there is (more...)
Recently, I was working with one of our customers and ran into a rather unique requirement and an uncommon constraint. The customer - Storm Petrel - has designed a grant management system called Tempest. This system is designed to aid local municipalities when applying for FEMA grants after a natural disaster occurs. As one can imagine, there is a lot of old fashioned paperwork when it comes to managing such a thing.
Thus, the (more...)
Following in the footsteps of a few others, I’m happy to announce the formation and initial meeting of the ORCLAPEX NOVA (Northern Virginia) group!
As Dan McGhan and Doug Gault have mentioned in their blogs, a bunch of us who are regular APEX users are trying to continue to grow the community by providing in-person meetings where we can meet other APEX developers and trade stories, tips and anything else. Each of the groups (more...)