Beginning Oracle Application Express (Wrox Programmer to by Rick Greenwald

By Rick Greenwald

Oracle software exhibit is an easy-to-use software improvement surroundings outfitted at the Oracle expertise stack. There are features of that prior sentence that you could be locate jarring—that Oracle, an organization widely recognized for its database know-how, has an software improvement setting, and that Oracle, an organization considered providing high-end, enterprise-ready expertise, has something that's effortless to use.But, as this ebook will convey, the introductory assertion is totally exact. Oracle software show, generally called Oracle APEX or just APEX, does enjoy the common enterprise-class robustness that's the hallmark of Oracle expertise. The functions you construct could be capable of help hundreds of thousands of clients and plenty of terabytes of knowledge, scalability a long way past even the mind's eye of such a lot different improvement environments.And Oracle APEX, with its declarative, wizard-driven method, is really effortless to take advantage of. through the few hundred pages of this ebook, you won't basically find out about the way to use APEX, you are going to create a usable order access procedure. the quick studying curve awarded in those pages is a outcome of decades of improvement and refinement of the APEX product, which all started existence nearly a decade in the past inside Oracle.By the tip of this quantity, you'll recognize sufficient to create your personal functions, in addition to having the information and realizing of Oracle APEX and the area of Oracle know-how to discover extra refinements in your own.Best of all, you should use APEX with completely no cost—either in a hosted surroundings, as recommended in bankruptcy 1, or with a unfastened model of the Oracle database.Welcome to the area of Oracle program Express!This e-book is geared toward a specific workforce of users—those who're now not conversant in Oracle software show. The e-book assumes that you've a easy wisdom of program improvement, the kind you may get from fooling around with a private database resembling entry. in truth, this publication used to be written with an entry developer in mind—an entry developer trying to step as much as a extra scalable and trustworthy atmosphere, with lowered upkeep overhead and larger integration among program systems.This booklet covers using Oracle software convey. even if the ebook is predicated at the 3.5 model, you should use the publication with older models besides. although, because the booklet will use a hosted model of Oracle program convey, and because either the Oracle database that aid the product and the product itself can be found as unfastened downloads from http://otn.oracle.com, try to be capable of use the most recent model easily.This publication is based to provide the reader a steady creation to the necessities of improvement with Oracle software convey. The e-book includes the following:Welcome to Oracle!—This includes an outline of Oracle program exhibit, in addition to directions on the way to organize a hosted improvement setting for appearing the routines utilized in the book.Jumpstart Oracle software Express—You will jump into growing purposes with Oracle program show and end an easy program by means of the tip of this.Extending Your Oracle APEX Application—This will introduce you to the choices in Oracle APEX that allow you to make sure that your clients will input right information whereas utilizing your application.Validation, Calculation, Navigation, and Lists—This keeps the exploration of the elements of APEX that assist you to make sure that information utilized in your software is right. also, this covers uncomplicated navigation suggestions in your application.Reporting and Charting—This covers the strong and versatile studies you could create with Oracle APEX, and introduces you to the graphical functions of APEX reporting.Components operating Together—This extends your paintings with charts, displaying how one can create charts that hyperlink to a extra certain view of the knowledge they symbolize. additionally, you will how to create a calendar web page with hyperlinks to the information proven as a part of the calendar, and the way so as to add pictures taken from the underlying database to an Oracle APEX report.Customizing person Interfaces—This explores complicated strategies for customizing person interfaces, on person pages in addition to throughout all your APEX application.PL/SQL—This introduces you to PL/SQL, the underlying language used to enforce your APEX program, and demonstrates easy methods to use the facility of PL/SQL to increase the common sense on your application.Security—This covers how defense is carried out on your APEX environment.Deployment and Administration—This covers the choices you could have for deploying an APEX program to a different surroundings and walks you thru a kind of concepts. also, this introduces you to the executive performance you should use to observe and deal with your APEX applications.Packaged Applications—This provides an outline of packaged purposes to be had for Oracle program show, with a extra particular examine a opt for few.Migration—This describes the way to migrate functions from Microsoft entry to Oracle program show.

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The page includes the look and feel from the template you chose in the previous exercise, and a tab with the name of the table displayed by the page. The data in the ORDERS table is shown in a list, with an icon on the left side of the row that will take you to an edit page for that row. indd 32 11/9/08 4:21:37 PM Chapter 2: Jumpstart Oracle Application Express Figure 2-19 The page also includes built-in search capabilities, with a text box for entry of a search string. This search box does a little bit more than your everyday average search function.

You have the option of canceling or applying changes you make to the row in this page, or deleting the selected record. 8. Click Cancel to return to the previous page. 9. Return to the development environment by clicking on the Home link at the bottom of the page. Expanding Your Application The basic “work” of creating an application framework and the first few pages is done. Now you can add more data and pages to the application. For the purposes of learning about APEX development while building this sample application, your next task will be to add a table with data related to the ORDERS table.

You can explore these other options through the online help in APEX. The fastest and easiest method for table creation is to import both structure and data from a spreadsheet. You are going to use this method for one of the core tables for the application, Orders. Try It Out Importing a Table from a Spreadsheet APEX makes creating and populating a table from a spreadsheet easy — ​just a few clicks and you are done. csv file from the sample files for this book to create the core table for the sample application.

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