APEX shuttle item with one direction

In one application I had the requirement to set up a shuttle item to be half readonly. All you should do was to add new values from the left to the right side. You should not be allowed to remove values from the right side.

The result should look like that:
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Show all views including a specific string

Seems to be a simple problem and easy to fix. Actually it is not because if you try one of these examples then you will fail:
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Oracle Database 12c Features Now Available on apex.oracle.com

As a lot of people know, apex.oracle.com is the customer evaluation instance of Oracle Application Express (APEX).  It's a place where anyone on the planet can sign up for a workspace and "kick the tires" of APEX.  After a brief signup process, in a matter of minutes you have access to a slice of an Oracle Database, Oracle REST Data Services, and Oracle Application Express, all easily accessed through your Web (more...)

Switching Interactive Report to Icon or Detail View in APEX 5 using Javascript

At yesterdays APEX Meetup in Vienna someone asked if there is a way to switch an Interactive Report programmatically (using Javascript) to Icon / List / Report – View in APEX 5, since gReport doesn’t exist anymore (which could do the job before APEX 5).

Application_BuilderAbove 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...)

Stinkin’ Badges

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...)

Oracle Spatial (Teil 3) – Entfernung von Punkten berechnen

Im heutigen Blogpost möchte ich kurz anhand eines Beispiels aufzeigen, wie Sie die Entfernung von SDO_GEOMTRY Punkten berechnen können. Hierbei gehe ich auch konkret auf das Problem des Verbindens von zwei Datenmengen anhand einer definierten Entfernung ein.
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Is Oracle Application Express Secure?

Is Oracle Application Express secure?  That's the question I received today, from the customer of a partner.  The customer asked:
"Do you know if Oracle or a third-party has verified how secure APEX is against threats or vulnerabilities? It would be nice to have something published saying how secure APEX is and how it’s never been compromised."
Now I imagine smart people like David Litchfield or Pete Finnigan or Alexander Kornbrust would hope that (more...)

UILayout for Universal Theme

Some of you may know the plugin "UILayout for APEX" I developed in 2011. It is based on the jQuery plugin called "UI Layout"

I'm currently develop a new version running only inside the Universal Theme (UT).  This version is completely redesigned and focused only to work with the UT.

Actually it is quite cool because it supports some really handy features:
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APEX Dashboard Competition News

In this blog post I will provide news, questions and problems about the dashboard competition which were published by Twitter.
You can follow Twitter yourself searching for this hash tag: #apexcompetition




Formatting a Download Link

Providing file upload and download capabilities has been native functionality in APEX for a couple major releases now. In 5.0, it's even more streamlined and 100% declarative.
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...)

If you use Internet Explorer, change is coming for you in Oracle Application Express 5.1

With the ever-changing browser landscape, we needed to make some tough decisions as to which browsers and versions are going to be deemed "supported" for Oracle Application Express.  There isn't enough time and money to support all browsers and all versions, each with different bugs and varying levels of support of standards.

A position that's been adopted for the Oracle Cloud services and products is to support the current version of a browser and (more...)

Oracle APEX development and multiple developers/branches

Today, I observed an exchange inside of Oracle about a topic that comes up from time to time.  And it has to do with the development of APEX applications, and how you manage this across releases and a larger number of developers.  This topic tends to vex some teams when they start working with Oracle Application Express on broader development projects, especially when people are not accustomed to a hosted declarative development model.  I thought (more...)

Highlight numbers in an APEX Report (SQL and Class)

Last year I blogged about highlighting negative numbers in an APEX Report, the CSS only way.
At that time I gave two alternative approaches; by using JQuery or SQL, but it looks like I didn't do those posts yet, till somebody reminded me. This post is about using SQL to highlight something in a report.

Let's say we want to highlight negative numbers in a report (as in the previous post):


We have some (more...)

Language forwarding on apexcompetition.org

The APEX page apexcompetition.org was developed using two pages.
One for the German speaking community and one for the English speaking APEX developers.

Normally you would create an application and translate the text parts after you finished the development. With apexcompetition.org we developed a one page application. Instead of translating the page we decided to create a copy of the page and translate this one instead. In the end we had one for (more...)

Denes Kubicek ApEx BLOG 2016-01-17 14:01:00

APEX Dashboard Competition initiated by Tobias Arnhold is now online. If you want to compete against your colleagues all you need to do is to create a nice looking dashboard based on the prepared set of data, crate a packaged application and send it to the jury. You can apply here: Submit your application and win some nice prices. Hurry up. The closing is on Friday the 1st of April 2016.

APEX Dashboard Competition

Liebe APEX Community,

ich bin froh nun endlich die nächste große Sache präsentieren zu können. Wir veranstalten eine APEX Competition nach dem Vorbild der APEX Gaming Competition.

Erschafft eine APEX Dashboard Anwendung.

Kurz zusammengefasst:
Erstellt bis zum 01.04.2016 eine APEX Universal Theme Anwendung mit einer Seite die auf Basis eines vorgefertigten Sets von Daten, die ultimative Dashboard Erfahrung liefert.

Was bringt euch die Teilnahme?
Es gibt geniale Preise vom ersten bis zum zehnten (more...)

Importing XML file with invalid character 22 (U+0016)

I have to import a set of XML files from time to time. Most of those XML files can be imported with out any problems. But at least one file includes a special character U+0016 which occurs randomly some where inside the file.

When I try to import that file I get this ORA- error message:
ORA-31011: XML-Parsing nicht erfolgreich
ORA-19202: Fehler bei XML-Verarbeitung
LPX-00217: Ungültiges Zeichen 22 (U+0016)
Error at line 39409 aufgetreten

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APEX Developer Addon for Firefox 43+ – now signed

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 2.0.0.49. No changes for Chrome.

Apologies for the inconvenience and thanks for all those mails I got.

New Website for FOEX online

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...)

APEX 5 Migration – Part 3 – The Universal Theme Migration

The last part of my APEX 5 migrations series:

- APEX 5 Migration - Part 1 - Requirements and Installation
- APEX 5 Migration - Part 2 - Common application issues after the migration
 
This part is about the best and hardest migration:
The Universal Theme migration (UT)!

Most of the developers love the new theme and its functionality but what makes it so different to the old ones? What is the value of (more...)