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Oracle APEX Best Practices by Learco Brizzi, Iloon Ellen-Wolff, Alex Nuijten

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User Interface Defaults

After creating the workspace and users, it's the moment to use the User Interface Defaults possibilities in APEX—do not start building applications immediately. This option isn't used very much in practice, but it's a very useful utility. With User Interface Defaults, we populate initial values and control the appearance and behavior of items when using them in reports and items (in forms). User Interface Defaults can accelerate your development and result in less repetition of tasks in APEX. You can compare its possibilities with table and column properties in Oracle Designer.

User Interface Defaults don't work retroactively; they only apply to newly built objects. User Interface Defaults can provide consistency across ...

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