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Oracle APEX Cookbook - Second Edition

Book Description

Get straight into developing modern web applications, including mobile, using the recipes in this brilliant cookbook for Oracle Application Express (APEX). From the basics to more advanced features, it’s a reference book and guide in one.

  • Explore APEX to build applications with the latest techniques in AJAX and Javascript using features such as plugins and dynamic actions

  • With HTML5 and CSS3 support, make the most out of the possibilities that APEX has to offer

  • Part of Packt's Cookbook series: Each recipe is a carefully organized sequence of instructions to complete the task as efficiently as possible

  • In Detail

    Oracle Application Express (APEX) is a powerful, productive tool that helps you create modern web applications. The goal is to make everything declarative so the developer can reduce the amount of coding. With the jQuery mobile templates included, it is now also possible to create web applications for mobile devices, supporting mobile specific functionalities such as touch events.

    "Oracle APEX Cookbook : Second Edition" covers all the details of Application Express, giving you complete control over the new features. It shows you how to create web applications, while explaining you the concepts and bringing out useful tips and techniques to make learning interesting for you.

    In this second edition, you will learn how to modify themes and templates and how to use the new HTML5 and CSS3 features. You will also learn how to create visual effects such as tool tips and fading options. Furthermore, topics such as web services, publishing, administration, team development, and web sheets will be covered.

    This book will show you how to be agile in the development of your web applications by using team development, debugging, and third-party tools. After reading this book, you will be able to create feature-rich web applications in Application Express 4.2 with ease and confidence.

    Table of Contents

    1. Oracle APEX Cookbook - Second Edition
      1. Table of Contents
      2. Oracle APEX Cookbook - Second Edition
      3. Credits
      4. About the Authors
      5. About the Reviewers
      6. www.PacktPub.com
        1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more
          1. Why Subscribe?
          2. Free Access for Packt account holders
          3. Instant Updates on New Packt Books
      7. Preface
        1. What this book covers
        2. What you need for this book
        3. Who this book is for
        4. Conventions
        5. Reader feedback
        6. Customer support
          1. Downloading the example code
          2. Errata
          3. Piracy
          4. Questions
      8. 1. Creating a Basic APEX Application
        1. Introduction
        2. Creating an APEX 4.0 application
          1. How to do it...
          2. How it works...
        3. Creating a simple form page
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more…
        4. Creating a simple report
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
        5. Implementing an interactive report
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. There's more...
        6. Creating a chart
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. There's more...
        7. Creating a map chart
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
        8. Creating a navigation bar
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. There's more...
          4. See also
        9. Creating a list of values
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
        10. Including different item types
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
        11. Protecting a page using an authorization scheme
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
        12. Securing an application with Authentication
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
        13. Controlling the display of regions and items with Dynamic Actions
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
        14. Creating a computation
          1. How to do it...
          2. There's more...
        15. Creating an automated row fetch with a page process
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        16. Putting some validation in a form
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. See also
        17. Creating a report with PL/SQL Dynamic Content
          1. How to do it...
      9. 2. Themes and Templates
        1. Introduction
        2. Creating your own theme
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        3. Importing a theme
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        4. Creating a custom template
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. There's more...
        5. Including images in your application
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
        6. Referencing CSS classes in your application
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        7. Controlling the layout
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
      10. 3. Extending APEX
        1. Introduction
        2. Adding JavaScript code to your application
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
        3. Creating a tag cloud with AJAX
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        4. Creating visual effects with JavaScript libraries
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
        5. Enhancing your application with the Google API
          1. How to do it...
          2. How it works...
          3. There's more...
          4. See also
        6. Including Google Maps
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. See also
        7. Embedding multimedia objects in your application
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. See also
        8. Creating a region selector
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        9. Sending mail via APEX
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        10. Uploading and downloading files
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
        11. Calling APEX from an Oracle Form
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
        12. Creating a data upload page
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
        13. Using shipped files
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
      11. 4. Creating Websheet Applications
        1. Introduction
        2. Creating a websheet application
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
        3. Creating a page in a websheet
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
        4. Adding a navigation section to a page
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
        5. Implementing a datagrid
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
        6. Allowing multiple users access to a websheet
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        7. Creating an enhanced datagrid from a spreadsheet
          1. How to do it...
          2. There's more...
      12. 5. APEX Plug-ins
        1. Introduction
        2. Creating an item type plug-in
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
        3. Creating a region type plug-in
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
        4. Creating a dynamic action plug-in
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        5. Creating a process type plug-in
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. See also
        6. Creating an authorization plug-in
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more…
      13. 6. Creating Multilingual APEX Applications
        1. Introduction
        2. Creating a translatable application
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. See also
        3. Using XLIFF files
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        4. Switching languages
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
        5. Translating data in an application
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
      14. 7. APEX APIs
        1. Introduction
        2. Updating a table with the hidden primary key
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        3. Reading a checkbox programmatically
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
        4. Creating help functionality with apex_application.help
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
        5. Counting clicks with apex_util.count_click
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
        6. Setting default item settings with apex_ui_default_update
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
        7. Creating a background process with apex_plsql_job
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
      15. 8. Using Web Services
        1. Introduction
        2. Creating a SOAP web service reference
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
        3. Creating a REST web service reference
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
        4. Building a page on a web service reference
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
        5. Publishing a RESTful web service
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
          4. See also
      16. 9. Publishing from APEX
        1. Introduction
        2. Exporting to a comma-separated file
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        3. Creating a PDF report
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
        4. Creating a report query
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        5. Creating a report layout using Oracle BI Publisher
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        6. Linking the report layout to the report query
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        7. Calling a report from a page
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
      17. 10. APEX Environment
        1. Introduction
        2. Setting up a development environment using subscriptions
          1. How to do it...
        3. Debugging an APEX application

          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. There's more...
        4. Debugging an APEX application remotely
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more…
        5. Deploying an application with SQL Developer
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
        6. Setting up version control with APEX and SVN
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
        7. Setting up a production environment using an Apache proxy
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
        8. Setting up the APEX Listener on Tomcat
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. There's more…
        9. Creating an error handling
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works...
        10. Using packaged applications
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
      18. 11. APEX Administration
        1. Introduction
        2. Creating a workspace manually
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        3. Creating a workspace by request
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. There's more...
        4. Creating a user
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
        5. Adding a schema to your workspace
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        6. Setting up a system message
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. There's more...
        7. Setting up a workspace announcement
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. There's more...
        8. Setting up news items on the home page
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. There's more...
        9. Creating a site-specific task list
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works…
        10. Creating a public theme
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
        11. Locking a workspace
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
        12. Creating table APIs
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more…
      19. 12. Team Development
        1. Introduction
        2. Creating a list of features
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. There's more...
        3. Creating and assigning To-dos
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
        4. Keeping track of bugs in the Bugtracker
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. There's more…
        5. Creating Milestones
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
        6. Using Feedback
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. There's more...
        7. Using follow-ups
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works...
      20. 13. HTML5 and CSS3
        1. Introduction
        2. Using a responsive HTML5 and CSS3 template
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. See also
        3. Creating a form with HTML5 item types
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. See also
        4. Creating a UI with drag-and-drop
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        5. Creating storage events
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        6. Geolocation – creating a tracker
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        7. Creating a video plug-in
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        8. Creating HTML5 charts
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
      21. 14. Mobile
        1. Introduction
        2. Creating a smartphone application
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
          5. See also
        3. Creating a hybrid application
          1. How to do it...
          2. How it works...
        4. Creating a list view report
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
        5. Creating a mobile form
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. There's more...
          4. See also
        6. Using mobile item types
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. There's more...
          4. See also
        7. Creating a mobile calendar
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
        8. Creating a date scroller with the Mobiscroll plug-in
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more...
        9. Uploading images using the camera on the device
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
        10. Using jQuery Mobile to fetch current GPS location
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. See also
        11. Creating swipe events
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more...
      22. Index