Monday, July 23, 2012

Application Express 4.2 Early Adopter 2 now available

Oracle Application Express 4.2 Early Adopter 2 is now available at  If you previously participated in Application Express 4.2 Early Adopter 1, you'll need to sign up for a new workspace.

You can get the updated feature list at, but some notable introductions in APEX 4.2 EA2:

  • You can now create multiple user interfaces in the same application
  • You can unlock and download Packaged Applications
  • Team Development now supports file attachments for bugs, features and todo's.
  • You can define a "Global Page" per user interface, instead of relying upon page 0
  • You can "grid edit" the translation repository
  • The User Interface of the Application Express applications has been further improved.  Note - if you used EA1 previously, you may need to clear your browser cache or Shift-Reload on many of the pages in the Application Express applications
  • You can enable cascading LOVs for Select Lists, Checkboxes and Radio groups in mobile user interfaces
  • There are two new application-level Globalization attributes to control character value comparison (for those wishing to do accent-insensitive searching).  For now, this applies only to classic reports and Interactive Reports.
  • Existing item types were modified so they work with jQuery Mobile when used with dynamic actions
  • And many more....

The response for Oracle Application Express 4.2 Early Adopter 1 was overwhelming.  We are completely appreciative of the time and effort spent by over 1,000 people, helping to improve this release of Oracle Application Express.  You'll see that a large number of the great suggestions from the APEX community have been added to Application Express 4.2 Early Adopter 2.  Thank you for all of your invaluable feedback.

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