Sangam 2013

Just read about event has been cohosted by AIOUG and India OAUG

Such events are indeed rare and few in India. Really hope this to be a trendsetter.

Sangam has been instrumental in introducing Jonathan Lewis, one of the most credible voices on Oracle, as (more...)

ESRI map with Google map and map viewer in APEX

This article is in continuation of my previous workon Oracle Map Viewer/Map Builder and Oracle 12c database.

This article demonstrates the conversion of ESRI maps to datatype (SDO_GEOMETRY) that can then be used in Map Viewer. The article ends with an HTML code that can be put in APEX's HTML region to display the map with ESRI info on it.

Let’s start

1.    Get an ESRI map. I got it from http://www.mapmakerdata. (more...)

My take on using Mapviewer with Oracle 12c and Google maps API

Map viewer is a kool technology and I wanted to write about it for a long time. 

Let me first chalk the steps that we will follow. We will

1. Download Map Viewer and Map Builder.

2. Create a pluggable database (pdb), create a pdb user and grant the (more...)

Description of my book on Oracle APEX 4.2 reporting

Oracle APEX 4.2 reporting is designed to bring the best of the reporting world for intermediate –advanced readers. The book is available at It is designed to expose APEX developers to other reporting solutions, inform them about the strengths of each of these and to enable them (more...)

My upcoming book – Oracle APEX 4.2 reporting

I have finally finished writing my book on Oracle APEX reporting. The book will be  is now available at

Although the book primarily projects Oracle APEX as a reporting solution, it also speaks about the integration of APEX with a number of other technologies such as Apache (more...)