I had a great time at APEX World in Rotterdam, it was a wonderful event. I could meet up with my friends and learn a few new tricks, too :).
Here are the slides from my presentation about the many smaller new features of Oracle APEX 5.0. And I could only cram like half of the good stuff that I found into this 45 min. session.
It is time to get used to the new APEX builder interface. apex.oracle.com has been upgraded to the latest pre-production version of APEX 5.0. Some functionality like "Administration" are not visible any more and you have to search a bit. The overall impression is good and my old demo application seem to still work in the most of the cases.
The possibility to set the items conditionally to read only is one of the important security features in APEX. Using this feature you can secure your applications and it will not be possible to manipulate the protected item (region or page). The downside of this feature is that it will change the layout of the protected items to some kind of standard, ignoring the previous formatting in the "normal" mode.
Wir alle wissen wie schnell es möglich ist mit Hilfe von Oracle APEX professionelle Anwendungen zu bauen.
I searched the net for a problem in finding a way to calculate the workdays between two date values. After I tested a couple of solutions I focused to one where I didn't necessarily need a extra select to solve that issue.
I found a post at asktom.oracle.com
The described function itself looked like that:
-- Created by Sonali Kelkar from Newton, MA USA
When you create a new application in APEX 5.0, the login page probably looks like this:
APEX Connect in Düsseldorf in June 2015 is going to be the biggest APEX-only event in Germany so far. You should consider joining us.
APEX Connect in Düsseldorf im Juni 2015 wird der größte APEX-Treffen bisher sein. Meldet euch und hilft uns es noch erfolgreicher und größer zu machen. Viele interessante Vorträge und vor allem viele interessante Persönlichkeiten aus der APEX-Welt werden dort sein. Das ist eine ausgezeichnete Gelegenheit viel Neues zu erfahren.
I often need to load the data of Excel or CSV files into the Oracle Database.
Ever got those annoying question marks when you try to load the data? or instead of question marks you just get empty blanks when the file is using special characters? Here's an example: