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Apr

Drag and Drop into Oracle APEX Application

Written by Richard Weug. Posted in Tips and Tricks

This is a nice demo I found quite some time ago (2010). Recently I looked for this demo, and could hardly find it, so I added it to my website.

Demo on Drag and Drop into Oracle APEX Application. (Excel, upload, file, validate, before, commit)
 

Original article:

We were recently approached by APEX Home to produce a solution for them, using Oracle APEX, which allowed users to drag data from a spreadsheet into an Oracle APEX application. The solution we developed uses Oracle APEX 3.2.1 and jQuery functionality to detect when data is dragged onto a Drag and Drop zone from a spreadsheet, CSV file or HTML table. Users can also copy and paste their data if preferred.

Take a look at this functionality in action:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVImw73sVYE&feature=player_embedded 

Key features
•Dragged data is highlighted and ordered at the start of the report for easy identification.
•Dragged data that amends original data is highlighted in blue and the old record is hidden.
•The user can edit and delete both dragged and original data from the same location, prior to saving dragged data to the database.
•Any errors that occur when saving dragged data are highlighted in red and all other records are successfully saved.
•The functionality has been tested successfully with FireFox, IE7 and IE8.
•There is no limit to the amount of data that can be dragged into the application, other than the inherent memory limitations of your browser and hardware.
•Drag and drop reports can be easily integrated into any Oracle APEX application by changing the report template and can be to be themed to requirements.
•The solution is highly customisable with the ability to add bespoke validation and error messages.
 

Link to the original article:  http://www.silvercore.co.uk/117-drag-and-drop-into-oracle-apex-application/