Wednesday, July 25, 2012

ODTUG APEXposed 2012!

Three important questions for you:

  1. Did you want to go to the ODTUG Kscope12 conference but couldn't make it because of "[insert excuse here]"?
  2. Do you have an interest in learning about Oracle Application Express 4.2, APEX Listener 2.0, HTML 5, jQuery, plug-ins and more?
  3. Have you always wanted to visit the beautiful city of Montreal, Quebec, but never had a good reason?

Well...have I got the conference for you!  ODTUG is sponsoring another APEXposed conference.  The next one is scheduled for September 11/12 2012 in Montreal, Quebec.  If you've been around Oracle Application Express for even a short period of time, you'll surely recognize the names of these presenters.  And the content for this conference is very strong (as is the case for all of the ODTUG conferences that I've been to).

I thoroughly enjoy the ODTUG conferences for Oracle Application Express - very little fluff, all worthwhile technical content and education.  Until August 15, 2012, registration is 399 USD.

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.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Partners Being Contacted

A number of partners have been receiving letters from a company named Advanced Dynamic Interfaces LLC.  Although Advanced Dynamic Interfaces LLC has not contacted Oracle, we are aware of, and are currently investigating, this matter.   Letters received from ADI can be forwarded to the following address:

Oracle Legal Department
Patent, Trademark & Copyright Group
500 Oracle Parkway, M/S 5OP7
Redwood Shores, CA 94065

Monday, July 16, 2012

APEX 4.2 EA2 coming, APEX 4.2 EA1 going away

Within approximately the next 5 - 10 days, the instance of Application Express 4.2 Early Adopter 1 ( will be decommissioned.  It will be replaced by the second Early Adopter release of Application Express 4.2.

Nothing will be migrated from APEX 4.2 EA1 to APEX 4.2 EA2.  The entire database will be recreated, and all workspaces will be removed.  Additionally, there is a strong likelihood that anything exported from EA1 may not be import-able into APEX 4.2 EA2 or APEX 4.2 production.

As always, the APEX community has been extraordinarily helpful with the review and feedback of this early release.  There are over 1,100 workspaces participating in EA1 and the feedback has proven invaluable.