5 Things I wish I knew about APEX when I just started (part 5)

Using Advisor to increase the quality of your application.

For the last post in this series, I want to end with something that will help you improve the overall quality of your apex applications. That something is called: “advisor”.

The easiest way to access advisor is through the edit page. If you press the “utilities” button, and then select the option “check”, you will end up in an advisor report for the current page.

The report will – for example – tell you when you are using page items that don’t exist, or when some of your processes have invalid code in them.


The other method to get to advisor is through the application page overview screen.

Click the utilities button and then advisor and you will end up on a page with all the checks that can be performed on your application.


It’s useful to run advisor every once in a while, especially when you are making or modifying applications to maintain the quality level of your application.

Pre-Apex 4.0

The built-in advisor is only available in Apex starting from version 4.0. However, for older versions of Apex there is an alternative, viz. a tool made by Patrick Wolf, called… “advisor” 😉 .

You can download this tool and find some more information about it on: http://essentials.oracleapex.info/


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