David Peake

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Product Manager for Oracle Application Express (APEX), formerly HTML-DB.
Updated: 2 weeks 4 days ago

Updating apex.oracle.com Side-effects

Mon, 2010-06-21 13:37
As Joel Kallman posted apex.oracle.com upgraded to APEX 4.0, version To do this we ran a one-off patch on apex.oracle.com.

This patch caused the Websheet Data Grids and Reports to be lost.
Therefore, if you had defined a Data Grid or SQL Report previously, you will need to recreate them. This information can't be recovered.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Rest assured that this was caused by the one-off patch and will have no impact on the APEX 4.0 Production Release once available, or any future patches or releases.


New APEX Listener Forum Now Available

Fri, 2010-06-18 12:44
We have created a new OTN Forum just for the APEX Listener: http://forums.oracle.com/forums/forum.jspa?forumID=858&start=0

We thought it best to separate this forum from the regular APEX Forum as the APEX Listener will have unique posts and to make it easier for all to review.


APEX 4.0 Oracle-By-Examples now available

Fri, 2010-06-11 16:55
Our curriculum development team have been very busy of late developing new Oracle-By-Examples (OBEs) for Oracle Application Express 4.0.

These include:
  • Getting Started with Application Express {Updated from previous versions to include APEX 4.0 content}

  • Interactive Reports (x 3) {Updated from previous versions to include APEX 4.0 content}

  • Building a Websheet in Application Express 4.0 {New}

  • Building Dynamic Actions in Oracle Application Express 4.0 {New}

  • Extending your Application Using Plug-Ins in Oracle Application Express 4.0 {New}

  • Building Charts, Gantts and Maps with Oracle Application Express 4.0 {New}

Please go the Oracle Learning Library to teach yourself how to use many of the new features in Oracle Application Express 4.0: Oracle Learning Library
{If you look at the URL you may have noticed this site is written in APEX :)}

Happy learning!

APEX 4.0 Sample Applications

Fri, 2010-06-11 16:43

Included within the pre-production APEX 4.0 build on http://apex.oracle.com is a revised Sample Database Application and a brand new Sample Websheet Application. Simply go to Application Builder and then Create > Sample Applications and install or re-install.

The Sample Database Application has new (less dated) clothing products and new features such as dynamic actions, plug-ins, maps, etc. Download the application and see working examples of many of the new features.

The Sample Websheet Application is all about big cats and shows how multiple pages can be constructed incorporating information from data grids.

FREE event in Reston, Virginia - June 15

Fri, 2010-06-11 16:29
The OTN Develop Day is coming back to Reston: See details here.

The event we ran last time in Reston led us to completely change the way we organize and run these days. Since then we have created a new VM for running on Oracle Virtual Box: Download from here. These days are designed as BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop) days so we can run the events more frequently and at the end you have a fully configured laptop. This also alleviates the issue we had last time in Reston where we didn't have enough machines for the participants.

Hope to see you in Reston!