APEX IG Cookbook Update for 19.2

It’s that time again. A new release of APEX brings an updated IG Cookbook. Try out APEX 19.2 at apex.oracle.com and then download release 6 of the IG Cookbook for 19.2. If you are still using an older version of APEX you can try a previous IG Cookbook release. As always make sure you install […]

Interactive Grid Tour App

At Kscope 19 in Seattle and APEX Connect in Bonn I presented a beginners session on interactive grid where I demonstrated an app that gives a guided tour of the interactive grid features. As promised I’m making the app available. It uses the same data as the Sample Interactive Grids app so make sure that […]

APEX IG Cookbook Update for 19.1

[Update 4-Nov-2019 there is a new version of IG Cookbook here] Application Express 19.1 is now available and I have updated the IG Cookbook to reflect fixes and improvements to Interactive Grid in this release as well as adding 6 new example pages. Download IG Cookbook (release 5.0) and give it a try. If you […]

More APEX Menu Fun

During a recent APEX office hours Sven Weller asked a very interesting question about styling top navigation menus. The question was elaborated on in this forum post. There are a lot of details in that thread but the short answer is the out-of-the box top navigation menu doesn’t allow arbitrary markup or individually colored menu […]

APEX Inline Popups and Dialogs

Note this contains information about a future release of APEX and the final release may differ from what I describe. I previously described how to create inline popup regions but with the upcoming APEX 19.1 release that should no longer be necessary because the Universal Theme should have a built-in Inline Popup Region. You can […]

JET Spark Charts in APEX Interactive Grid

Today I will show how easy it is to put JET Spark Charts in Interactive Grid cells. JET Spark Charts are an implementation of the sparkline graphical style. I recommend learning about them from Edward Tufte’s books.

Thoughts on APEX Progressive Web Apps

There has been a good deal of buzz around using APEX for Progressive Web Apps (PWA) lately thanks to the excellent work and presentations by Vincent Morneau. You can and should read his Turning APEX into a PWA document. Here I want to share my thoughts on building PWAs with APEX; the possibilities, limits and […]

APEX IG Cookbook Update for 18.2

[Update 30-Mar-2019 there is a new version of IG Cookbook here] Last week I presented Interactive a Grid Deep Dive for APEX Office Hours where I demonstrated a new version of the IG Cookbook. The video and slides are now available. The presentation covered important aspects of the Interactive Grid architecture. As promised I’m making […]

APEX Media List Mega Menu

When I showed the Inline Popup Region to my coworker Shakeeb, he said he wanted to put a media list in it and use it as a navigation menu. And I said why not just use a menu. This was all theoretical at that point because as far as I know no one had done […]

APEX 18.1 New Region Features

Note this is about a future release of APEX and the final release may differ from what I describe. Last month I gave two talks at the NL.OUG APEX World conference. The first was part of the APEX 18.1 new features presentation with Anthony and Shakeeb. There I showed an app that demonstrated new region […]

APEX Inline Popup Region

Note this is about a future release of APEX and the final release may differ from what I describe. [Update: This post has been updated with information for 18.2] This article will show how to add an Inline Popup region in APEX 18.1 [Update: and 18.2]. It is similar to the existing Inline Dialog region. […]