As a big fan of APEX Packaged Applications I always wanted to have a real life usecase for the Survey Builder.
Use a directory structure as Image Prefix in APEX
Usually the APEX images reside in a directory on your server called /i/, which can be changed on instance or application level.
In 95% of all cases I saw, the image prefix is /i/, sometimes it is extended by a version number like /i501/ or /i181/. Continue reading
The Oracle APEX Reverse Proxy Guide using NGINX
Just recently I talked about changing the /ords URL to something else, now I want to show another way to manipulate the URL.
I always disliked deploying multiple ORDS instances, just to provide different paths to the same DB. This happened out of legacy or SEO purposes so far.
Now let’s set up a simple reverse proxy to achieve any URL structure you want for your APEX server.
Deploy ORDS on tomcat in a subdirectory
Usually ORDS is deployed on Tomcat simply as /ords, right?
What do you do, if you want a different name than ords, let’s say you would like to see “bruce” in the URL? Simple solution: just rename ords.war to bruce.war before deploying to Tomcat.
But what if you want to have “mod/plsql“, as in http://myserver.tld:8080/mod/plsql ?
Why the Trim Spaces setting on APEX items is important
Oracle APEX offers a declarative setting for Text and Textarea items to “Trim Spaces”, which would remove leading/trailing spaces from the user input before saving the value to the database.
Package API and View changes in Oracle APEX 18.2
A few days ago (Friday, of course) apex.oracle.com has been upgraded to APEX 18.2. As widely know, once apex.oracle.com is upgraded the general availability of such a release is very close.
For me it is a stable enough release, to have a look what changed in terms of packages and views.
APEX Static Files not served, ORDS returns 404 or why reading logfiles help
On a recent installation we had problems serving APEX static files (application and workspace), they would always report a 404 not found back from ORDS.
Installing APEX Packaged Applications – the easy way !
When installing Oracle APEX you also get a wealth of additional resources to explore: Packaged Applications.
Behind the scenes of an all APEX organized conference
Recently we held the very first edition of the “APEX Alpe Adria” conference in Graz, Austria (see this old post about how it started). This conference is meant for everyone in the Adriatic Region, and everyone willing to travel there.
With more than 180 attendees it was a huge success for the first edition. Today I want to share how we managed the conference, website, call for papers, selection, name tags, and so on.
Hint: With Oracle APEX you can do just about everything.
Why you should sponsor an event
I love to go to Oracle meetings, conferences, trainings, and all that. Why? I actually like my job and I want to get better at it. Also I’m very lazy and always look for shortcuts and easier ways to do things. Continue reading