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Sumneva Live!

Early this morning we turned the switch on our site with the message that APEX Evangelists will join forces with Sumner Technologies in a new company called Sumneva.

Sumneva Launches - APEX Evangelists & Sumner Technologies join forces

Two and half years ago, I formed APEX Evangelists together with Dimitri Gielis because we both had a passion about Oracle Application Express. For the last two and half years we have been extremely successful providing training and consultancy around the Oracle Application express product. In the United States, Scott Spendolini and Doug Gault have [...]

OBIEE: ORA-12154 could not resolve connect identifier

I'm playing around with OBIEE using the SH schema (sample schema). I've imported the tables successfully, created the logical and presentation layer when I decided to change the driver from ODBC 3.5 to the OCI driver. When I went to run a simple report to test the Times dimension, I received this:

Answers ORA-12154

APEX 4.0: Dynamic Actions - Part 1

So what is all that about Dynamic Actions in APEX 4.0?

OBIEE: Tooltips in Answers

The title was OBIEE: Hack The Gibson...I didn't hack the Gibson nor I am I 733t.

But I did manage this little trick.

answers tooltip

I have involved myself in a situation where we don't change the column names in either the logical or presentation layer. Instead, we use a database (Oracle) table and pull in the values using a row-wise repository variable.

Multi touch and web applications

The award for the "worst kept secret of the last 12 months" will no doubt be awarded to Apple later this week after the unveiling of the iThingamy this Wednesday (27th).   As I said in an earlier post, this is likely to herald the start of the era of the ubiquitous tablet computer, in part thanks to the success of the iPhone.

Application Express 4.0 Early Adopter Refresh is coming

The Application Express 4.0 Early Adopter's program at has been a smashing success, so far. 2,440 workspaces have been requested and created on this instance, and a plethora of feedback has been received. Our customers have reported both bugs and made numerous feature suggestions, some of which you will see implemented in Application Express 4.0 production. So thank you for this tremendous amount of participation - this is further proof that Application Express has such a vibrant community.

The Long Drive Home

So I am starting to understand why people who travel don't have a lot of time.

For the past 3 weeks I have driven back and forth to Greenville, SC, a round trip of 1200 miles. That's 600 miles on Sunday and 600 miles on Thursday. My record so far is 7 hours and 45 minutes, approximately 75 MPH.

Tomorrow I will be flying and will be there in 1.5 hours. Much better.

My reasoning for driving is multi-fold:

Shop 'til ya drop, Apex 4 style.

Bad title I know, but it's late here in the UK, so I hope you'll cut me a little slack?

Now I said I would update you on my progress with creating an online shop for my wifes business.  So, this is what I have so far.

ODTUG 2010 Registration Open

ODTUG 2010 promises to be the best ever, with close to 40 APEX sessions - many of which will focus on APEX 4.0!

There's also a lot of new & innovative ideas this year that have not been done in the past:

  • APEX Sunday Symposium

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