APEXblog.nl - Tips and Tricks

About This Blog:
I (Richard Weug) started this blog primary for myself to save all kinds of Apex tips and tricks in one place. To use it as a place to write down how I used some coding in my own projects, but also to copy and paste all kinds of articles I find on the Internet. (So I never have to wonder on what website did I read about??? When I see something interesting I collect the content so I have my own archive/knowlegde base.

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May

Include Images with Supporting Objects on APEX Export/Import

Written by Richard Weug on Tuesday, 28 May 2013 10:37. Posted in Tips and Tricks

If you have a logo or some other custom icons that you have uploaded in the 'Shared Components' of the application, there is an easy way to include these with your application export, so they will be automatically imported when you install your app elsewhere.

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26
May

Count URL clicks

Written by Richard Weug on Sunday, 26 May 2013 15:10. Posted in Tips and Tricks

This is a demonstration of using a two-step dynamic action to track how recently link columns from an APEX report have been clicked, based on a request from a lady I met at the KScope11 conference. The report is based on the following table:

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16
Apr

New book: Oracle Application Express for Mobile Web Applications

Written by Richard Weug on Tuesday, 16 April 2013 13:20. Posted in Apex

Very recently a new book came out: "Oracle Application Express for Mobile Web Applications". This book is aimed at developers with some knowledge of APEX and want to know more about building web applications with APEX (of course) especially aimed at mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, and other brands of smartphones and tablets).

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16
Apr

Paper "Professional Software Development using APEX"

Written by Richard Weug on Tuesday, 16 April 2013 13:16. Posted in How to - Apex Explained

As announced on Twitter yesterday, my paper titled "Professional Software Development Using Oracle Application Express" has been put online. I'm copying the first two paragraphs of the summary here, so you can decide if you want to read the rest as well:

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16
Apr

Logger 2.0.0 Alpha

Written by Richard Weug on Tuesday, 16 April 2013 12:58. Posted in PL/SQL

Logger is a PL/SQL logging and debugging framework. It's used in many organizations to instrument code in their Oracle applications. Tyler Muth created Logger a few years ago and has since released several upgrades, the last being 1.4.0.

I contacted Tyler a few months ago about the possibility of working together to upgrade Logger and expand on its capabilities. Since then we've been busy working on Logger on our spare time (which isn't much these days). That being said, I'm pleased to announce that Logger 2.0.0.a01 (Alpha) is now available to download!

Besides some underlying changes, such as moving to GitHub and a new build script, the following things were added to Logger: