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Tag: APEX 21.2

Exploring new APIs in APEX 22.1

Yay APEX 22.1 is released! There are plenty of great new features. One of my favorites is the Region Sort Page Item. Something that doesn’t get a lot of attention is new functionality in the APIs. So I have created a demo app that shows what can be done with some of these new JavaScript APIs.

Screen shot of sample app.

If you emphasize the “low” in low-code then this article may not be for you. On the other hand if you like to know how a little code can enable exceptional use cases read on. The raw info on what is new for APIs can be found in the release notes and the details can be found in the JavaScript API Reference but examples can give a better idea how these things can be put to use.

This is not a tutorial or deep explanation of every new API. It is a sample APP. To get anything out of it you will need to download the New API Features 22.1 app and read through the notes (click Notes link in top banner) on each page and also the code comments. If you haven’t installed APEX 22.1 yet you can use apex.oracle.com. First install the tables needed by this APP. Install Sample Interactive Grids app to get the EBA_DEMO_IG_PEOPLE and EBA_DEMO_IG_EMP tables. This will be fun because you get to use the new App Gallery. From SQL Workshop Utilities/Sample Datasets install Tasks Spreadsheet to get the EBA_TASKS_SS table.

Reminder: Any forward looking statements I make in this blog or the sample app is just my opinion not an official statement of product direction.

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Interactive Grid Validation

The editable Interactive Grid is intended to edit data that is already valid. This is no different from an APEX form page. The form or grid displays valid data for the user to enter/edit and validation is done when the page is submitted. A few times I have seen people ask about a different use case where the data comes from some external source and may not be valid. This came up again recently with a customer and it motivated me to work up a sample app to demonstrate some possible solutions.

Screen Shot of IG Validate app

If this use case interests you or even if you just want to learn more about client side validation and interactive grid you should download the IG Validate app. It only needs the EMP/DEPT sample data set installed and APEX version 21.2 or greater.

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APEX 21.2 New JavaScript APIs #JoelKallmanDay

It shouldn’t be long now before the next release of Oracle APEX, 21.2, is available on apex.oracle.com. There will be plenty of buzz around the big new features in 21.2 but here I’ll introduce some new client side APIs and along the way I’ll mention some of the new or recent features the APIs apply to.

This release has the biggest set of additions to the JavaScript APIs since 19.1 when the new JSDoc based API documentation became official. There is enough cool new stuff that it won’t all fit in one blog so Stefan Dobre is going to tell you about some of it.

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