I first blogged about build options three years ago while still using APEX 3.x - I can tell by the green ;-)
I still use them regularly, but not often for versioning as they're allocated at a component level and not for attribute modifications - perhaps in later releases we'll see an extension of their use.
I find build options as nifty tools to not only categorise components for the very purpose build options are documented for, but to help inform developers & testers of applications.
Here I've added a region on the global page to inform users of the status of the page - based on it's allocation to a build option.
In a recent post I showed how to determine the APEX region title on load of the page. This post will show how to change the region title dynamically - without submitting the page, and still in three steps.
1) Add a static ID to the region you want to change, this helps the jQuery selector identify the component to change. I set mine to edit_emp
At this year's Australian Oracle User Group Insync13 conference series I conducted a half-day workshop in Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth called "Spice up your APEX application with third party plug-ins"
I selected some commonly used plug-ins that I thought would be interesting and showed attendees how to download, configure and use them. I hoped this would build further awareness of the usefulness and expandability of APEX 4.x
From my employer's perspective we had a very successful year at the Perth Insync13 conference. Sage had 7 papers from 4 of our team, and as usual our exhibition booth was very popular.
We were pushing the mobile theme this year to help stand out to enter our giveaway you needed to use an APEX application, instead of the usual business card in a bowl. It seemed we were going against the grain of some old habits, but this is 21st century IT so we encouraged all visitors to give it a go.
At this week's Perth Insync conference I attended a great session comparing Oracle Glassfish Server (OGS) with Web Logic Server (WLS), only to find out that Oracle will discontinue future commercial support of the OGS product as of 4th November 2013.
This instigated a great flurry of discussion as one of our current clients is on the way to deploying a server dedicated to APEX using one of the Glassfish products.
"which I repeat here for everyone that find's this page"
Well Morgan, I found the page.
Anyway, he referenced a book dedication from Isaac Asimov which I thought was a little terrific.
I saw a forum post recently asking how to dynamically change the region title.
This is a little ambiguous - is this dynamic to the value set in APEX meta-data, or dynamic as a result of user events on the page?
Here is the instructions for the former. Soon I will post how to modify the title after the page has rendered - often useful for modal dialogs.
1) Create new hidden item called P6_REGION_TITLE. I placed it on the same region as my form items.
This post covers one way of customising the declarative sum totals on classic APEX reports.
Dynamic actions are awesome.
Let's so you have a scenario where after you change the value of one item, you would like to validate it or perhaps calculate the value of a separate item - or both!
Given an entry of Radius, I would like to calcular Sphere area.