Creating a custom public workspace theme

The Universal Theme introduced with APEX 5 is immensly good looking and comes with a powerful Theme Roller to customize it.

With that new theme most, if not all, older themes are obsolete.

That leaves us just with a few corporate designs which can’t (or don’t want to) be replaced by the UT.

Now ideally you want your developers to use that custom theme in all applications and also subscribe to that. Continue reading

Switching Interactive Report to Icon or Detail View in APEX 5 using Javascript

At yesterdays APEX Meetup in Vienna someone asked if there is a way to switch an Interactive Report programmatically (using Javascript) to Icon / List / Report – View in APEX 5, since gReport doesn’t exist anymore (which could do the job before APEX 5).

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New Website for FOEX online

Last year was very eventful at FOEX, which kept me occupied and kept me from blogging. Thankfully I managed to attend a few conferences and stay in touch with the community through Twitter and Slack on apex.world.

FOEX is growing a lot and needed a new website design, so we had a brainstorming meeting and decided to again build it in APEX.

Last week we finally decided everything for the website was ready (as much as possible) and we released it. Please go to www.tryfoexnow.com and tell me if you like it.

In this post I want to give some background info how we built it and why we decided to do it this way.

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Differences between Oracle APEX 4.2 and 5.0

If you haven’t heard: APEX 5.0 is out !

And I finally got some time on my hands to do my usual “diff” between the new and previous version to point out all API and View changes.

To me this is a very valuable exercise to absorb all new information and to get to know all new Features of a version. Because everything I find in View and API changes, must also be reflected in the APEX UI (Builder, Settings, …), right?
Well, lets say this is right most of the time. Sometimes I also stumble across hidden gems, which makes this even more valuable to me. Continue reading

APEX Meetup Vienna/Austria

Hi everyone and happy “new” year!

This year’s resolution is to do even more APEX. Is this possible, you might ask?

Sure, for example on Feb 19 2015 at our next orclapex Vienna Meetup.

Hope to see you there. Patrick and Christian will provide us with the latest news of APEX 5 and tell us more about Early Adopter #3.

Don’t waste any more time: RSVP yes.