Dependencies related to materialized views are automatically maintained to ensure correct operation. When a materialized view is created, the materialized view depends on the detail tables referenced in its definition. Any DDL operation, such as a DROP or ALTER, on any dependency in the materialized view will cause it to become invalid.
I read this post about Oracle Drive. Oracle Drive is a WebDav (Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning) client for use in an Oracle Portal environment. I installed the client and used my Oracle Express (XE) database as server. I mapped the N: drive to 127.0.0.1:8080.
Since finishing my last project I have had some time on the 'bench', giving me the perfect opportunity to get some training in and up to speed for my next project, again with the same client (I must be doing something right). The project is going to predominately involve Database 10g, Apps Server 10g, Java and ApEx.
If anyone has been watching the news lately, you'll have noticed that some of us will be gaining an extra 8 days on top of our normal holiday allowance. The government has decided that companies can't include bank holidays as part of our holiday allowance.
The BBC have placed an article on their website if any of you happened to miss the news.