Category Archive for "New Features"

APEX 5 New Static File Features

In APEX 4 you could upload files – like CSS files, JavaScript files, Images and whatever else you like – into the APEX Repository. When you navigate to Shared Components, there is a Files section that offers three different options:

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APEX 5 New Package Features

To get a proper list of the new packages and API’s APEX 5 provides us, we have to wait for the documentation of course. But if you’re impatient and want to now more, you can get a list of all

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APEX 5 New Authorization Evaluation Point Features

In APEX 4 you can define Authorization Schemes. This is a very useful feature to prevent code repetition all over the place. For instance and Authorization Scheme “Is Admin” might use a select on one or more tables (or web

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APEX 5 New Substitution Syntax Features

You’ve probably all heard about XSS, a.k.a. Cross Site Scripting. One of the ways you make yourself vulnerable to XSS is by creating JavaScript in your APEX applications that accepts unescaped user input – either direct or data retrieved from

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APEX 5 New Runtime API Lockdown Features

In APEX 4.x the developer could implement a feature that involves a call to the APEX API. E.g. you could create new pages on the fly if you would like to (just examine an export file for the how-to). You

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APEX 5 New Password Reset Features

Now and then it happens when we’re logging in into our APEX instance: We have to change our password again …. And that means, typing it in an awful number of times: 1. Current Password 2. New Password (and of

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APEX 5 New Developer Preferences Features

As a lot of the new APEX 5 features are “by developers for developers”, this one is also a nifty little thing that make our lives easier. Only the developer part of our lives of course…. In the upper right

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APEX 5 New Column Link Features

In the current version of Oracle Application Express you could use up to three items in a Column Link. Most of the times that is enough. But there were always some use cases where you needed four or even five.

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APEX 5 New Supporting Objects Features

In the current version of APEX the Supporting Objects feature is undervalued. You can create (sort of) self installing applications with it, but it is not widely used. Why? Because people don’t realy know the feature or people do and

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APEX 5 New Calendar Features

While playing around in the APEX 5 EA2 environment I discovered a few neat little features for Calendar regions. First of all you can export the data of the calendar – only the data that’s currently visible – to four

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