Pager Designer Plugin Xplug

The new APEX Page Designer is a great tool in doing your development work faster then ever. Actually I only discovered two more or less annoying things so far.

1. Doing "mouse miles" from the left side to the right side.
The new Grid Layout takes much space especially on the big screens. When you access an item on the left side you need to move your mouse to the right and edit the stuff (more...)

Was ist Oracle JET

Oracle JET ist das neueste Oracle Development Werkzeug mit dem Ziel moderne Webapplikationen auf Basis von Javascript zu bauen.

Die Grundlage dafür bildet ein eigens dafür entwickeltes JavaScript Development Framework das zusätzlich um mehrere mehr oder weniger bekannte OpenSource JS Frameworks (jQuery, RequireJS, Knockout und weitere) erweitert wurde.

Witzigerweise scheint Oracle JET nicht allein zu sein, denn die Abkürzung bezeichnet innerhalb des Oracle Toolsets zwei unterschiedliche Technologien.
Das neue Oracle JET (JavaScript Extension Toolkit) und (more...)

Page Designer bug in combination with APEX plugin settings

Yesterday evening I struggled with a strange issue inside the Page Designer.

One APEX application created on each page of the Page Designer the following javascript parsing error:

Error: parsererror - SyntaxError: JSON.parse: unexpected end of data at line 1 column 1 of the JSON data

It only happened in 1 of several applications I currently check after an APEX 5.0.2 migration.

What I did to find the issue (Thanks to Denes (more...)

Custom jQuery dialog and APEX 5 z-index bug

After migration to APEX 5.0.2 I got an issue with a custom jQuery dialog (similar to this one).

The modal dialog wasn't accessible because the overlay effect was on top of my dialog as well.

Luckily some CSS code fixed the issue:

body div.ui-widget-overlay {
    z-index: 1;

Btw.: The return to page function didn't work in the "edit page" view.

Custom CSV Export as ZIP file

At the beginning of this year I wrote an article about "Custom CSV Export in APEX".

Now I want to extend the solution by an optional ZIP export.

You can not export several files at the same time with standard APEX features. For that you have to create a ZIP file including all the files you want to download.

I made an example application "Multi CSV Download as ZIP file" where you see a (more...)