Month: June 2010

A feature that hasn’t been highlighted much is the Quick Pick functionality with items of type “Popup LOV” and “Select List”. This features enables you to make a quick choice from the the list values in the LOV. Only downside is that you can’t use a query or function that returns the Quick Picks. However […]

Last year on ODTUG I did a presentation where I showed my own implementation of region tabs. These are extra buttons to display regions in a more user friendly way. Suppose you have a lot of regions on your page then you could present a list of buttons, each button will show/hide a region. I’m […]

ApEx 4.0 has been released. You can download the new version of ApEx on the website of Oracle. You can read about the new features of Application Express 4.0 here. Please mind that the requirements are changed: Oracle Application Express 4.0 is supported on all Editions (SE1, SE, EE, and XE) of the Oracle database, […]

Last Thursday (17/06) Oracle Benelux User Group, aka OBUG, organised his first APEX SIG, an initiative of Dimitri Gielis and Roel Hartman. Even though the new version of the product is not yet “in production”, the theme of the day was APEX 4.0. We, at iAdvise, are one of the early promoters of Oracle Application […]

Usability Usability or easy-of-use has been around for a long time, but recently it is popping up in discussions more and more. Some customers need to use it, some want to use it and some should use it … But how can we advise our customers to implement usability if we don’t do just that […]

Forms 11g holds a lot of interesting new features focused on event-driven architecture, one of these is javascript integration. There are two ways of using javascript with Forms 11g: “call others” and “let others call you”. Javascript can call code in Forms(“Let others call you”) using the new forms trigger “when-custom-javacript-event”. This post is going […]

In the first part of our seminar we discussed some topics that forms customers want to change today. These changes are mostly focussed on the island most forms applications and teams are working on today, such as: 1) Internal services that are provided within the enterprise that could uplift the provided functionality to the end […]