Jul 30, 2008

Why Apex is there to stay

Some people asked me recently how sure it is Oracle will continue support and developement of Apex. Never say never, but the fact that it comes pre-installed with XE and the 11g database tells already something.

But the most striking fact for me is that Oracle development uses Apex themselves as part of their database solutions. Oracle Vault, the build-in auditing tool, uses Apex as reporting layer. Just have a look into the online documentation. Interactive reports, someone?

Jul 24, 2008

One click slip

We just implemented a solution, based on Forms Personalizations, so you can launch a payslip for a given employee and given period, by one single click.

The Forms Personalization adds an entry to the menu, and starts two more actions. The first action launches a plsql program that starts the actual concurrent program of the payslip, stealing the parameters from the Quickpay form or the Assignment Actions form.

The second action launches an url that opens the pdf payslip in the browser. The url is generated via plsql, and i blogged about that some time ago.