Interactive Reports (and Grids in 5.1) are one of the nicest features of Oracle Application Express (APEX) as it allows an end-user to look at the data the way they want, without needing a developer to change the underlying code. End-users can show or hide columns, do calculations on columns, filter etc.
Here's an example of an interactive report where highlighting, computation and aggregation is used.
It is incredibly quiet around APEX release 5.1. Just a couple of days ago I was talking to Dietmar and we were asking ourselves when is APEX 5.1 going to be released because of our training schedule for the rest of the year. On Tuesday this week Markus visited the EA site and this is what he found there. Many exciting things to appear in the next versions.
It’s here! Oracle Application Express 5.1 Early Adopter 1 is available at https://apexea.oracle.com/ and we are really looking forward to get your feedback (via the Feedback “Bubble” icon in the top right of the Builder)!
Inside an Interactive Report (IR) I had a comment column. The comments in this column could become really large and the users wanted the comments to be automatically trimmed if more then 60 characters were displayed. If the user moved the mouse above a trimmed comment then a tooltip should be display including all comment text.
Yes, you read that right - it's not a typo, nor did one of my kids or wife gain access to my laptop. It's part of a "blog hop" - where a number of experts made recommendations about KScope sessions that are "must attend" and are not in their core technology. I picked ADF/MAF, as I don't have any practical experience in either technology, but they are at least similar enough that I would not be totally lost.
In any case, the following sessions in the ADF/MAF track are worth checking out at Kscope 16 this year: