Tuesday, September 24, 2013

APEX book: Oracle APEX 4.2 Reporting

A few weeks ago a new Oracle APEX book was released called Oracle APEX 4.2 Reporting by Vishal Pathak.

I was one of the reviewers of the book and I really liked the content. The book covers many different areas of APEX and combines it with other knowledge (SQL, BI, ...). Although most focus is on reporting (Classic, Interactive Reports, Charts, PDF printing, ...) and getting most out of that, it also covers the history and architecture of APEX, the integration with other platforms (OBIEE, webservices) and some options to improve performance.

You find more info about the book on the Packt website.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

APEX 4.2.3 available for download

A new patch set of Oracle Application Express (APEX) is available for download, the latest version of APEX is now

As we are used to patch releases; it contains bug fixes, updated external libraries and updated or new packaged applications. This release is not different; for example Twitter Bootstrap 3.0 and AnyGantt 4.3 are now included and two new packaged app called Data Reporter and Opportunity Tracker are available.

What's new in this release is that there's special attention to Oracle Database 12c and the new CDB/PDB architecture. You can now upgrade the APEX version in the CDB. You can read more about the upgrade in the Multitenant Installations section.

Don't forget to read the entire patch set notes as they always contain important information about bug fixes, installation tasks, changes in behaviour, known issues etc.

Happy patching!