Thursday, November 22, 2007

Oracle Application Express (APEX) 3.1 ready for your testing

As some others already blogged... APEX 3.1 beta is public now.

If you've seen the demos of the "Interactive Report Regions" you know they are worth trying ;-) You can see here an interactive report on top of the Emp table!

Warning: Use Firefox... in IE7 I still have problems! (Carl Backstrom warned us at OOW, but I thought it was bluf ;-))

You may also have had this mail from the APEX Development team:

The Oracle Application Express Team is pleased to announce the debut of our 3.1 release for public evaluation. To access our hosted instance, please register. If you have participated in a previous evaluation, you will bypass the short survey. After registering, you will be provided with access to the evaluation instance from which new accounts can be requested.

You will need to request a workspace and then wait on the email notification.

The new feature that we would really like feedback on is our new region type - Interactive Report. This is a new SQL query based region type that lets end-users customize which columns they see as well as column order. End users can also, sort, filter, break, sum, highlight, and add computed columns using simple pull down menus.

The full list of 3.1 features available with this Early Adopters release is:

  • Application Builder
    • Interactive Report Regions *
    • Templates
      • Improve Searching of templates
      • Replace Templates
      • Publish Templates
      • Bulk Unsubscribe of templates
      • 2 New Themes
    • Wizards
      • Allow for early exit when creating HTML region
      • Create Interactive Report Wizard
      • Remove 32k limit on Create Application on a Spreadsheet
    • Addition of Application Groups
    • Simplification of Page Group pages
    • Addition of Application Date Format
    • Support for Declarative Media Type
    • Can view existence of run-only application (but cannot edit them)
    • Display Application Name in App Builder footer
  • Workspace Administration
    • Workspace-specific Builder Notifications
  • Runtime Installation
  • APIs
    • Augment APEX_MAIL API to support adding attachments to e-mails
Please remember, the success of this Application Express 3.1 evaluation depends on user feedback. All participants are strongly encouraged to provide feedback using the feedback application. The link is also available from within the hosted Application Express 3.1 evaluation instance Home page.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dimiti,

What do you think about charts in new "interactive reports"?

Thanks,
Anton

Dimitri Gielis said...

Hi Anton,

I like the charts in the interactive reports, but there're still some problems with it.

I'll post something about it when I'm back from the UK.

Dimitri

Anonymous said...

i want to trnasfer login page value(s) to aother page to filter the data base.
Is any one help me please

tbl1 had two fields as userid and pwd, tbl2 also ahd the same fileds and another fields. So i want to transfer these two fileds content to form.
Thanks
Pila

john said...

anyone know if the 32k limit on reports is around in apex 4.0?