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Oracle Developer Courses

Oracle® Application Express - APEX

A Four-Day Training Course

Course Content

Course Aims

The Oracle Application Express course introduces delegates to Oracle's Application Express version 4 software. It is designed to give delegates practical experience in using Application Express version 4, also known as Apex, for building web-based applications for an Oracle database and websheets for managing structured and unstructured data.
By the end of the course delegates will be able to use the Oracle Application Express development environment for functional application development for the Web. They will gain practical experience in building and deploying applications for the Web, in using Application Express to manage database objects and in administering the Oracle Application Express environment.
Apex version 4 includes all the features of Apex version 3. This course covers all the features of Apex version 3 and the new features introduced in version 4. The course is suitable for both Oracle Application Express version 4 and Oracle Application Express version 3 users. The course will be delivered using Apex version 4 software.

Who Should Attend

The Oracle Application Express course is aimed at Application developers, software developers, Web developers, Oracle Forms and Reports developers and technical support professionals who wish to develop interactive applications on the Web for end users.
A working knowledge of SQL and a basic knowledge of PL/SQL is required. Some knowledge of HTML would be beneficial but is not essential.
Pre-requisite courses would include:

  • Oracle SQL
  • Oracle PL/SQL

Course Outline

Introduction to Oracle Application Express
• APEX Concepts  • APEX Main Components  • Workspaces, Database Applications and Websheet Applications  • Creating a Workspace  • The Workspace Administrator  • Upgrading APEX  • Logging into APEX  • Running an Application 
Sql Workshop
• Use APEX to Browse, Create and Modify Objects  • Process Ad Hoc SQL Statements  • Manage Scripts in APEX  • Create, Run and Save SQL Queries 
Build a Database Application
• Application Components  • Create an Application  • Create an Application from a Spreadsheet 
Create Reports
• Create Reports Using Wizards  • Edit Report Attributes  • Add Links to Reports  • Create a Link to a Printer-Friendly version of a Report  • Save and Print Reports in Different Formats 
Pages and Regions
• View Page Definitions  • Edit Page Definitions  • Create a Page Zero  • Create a New Region  • View Region Attributes  • Add Comments  • Add a Title  • Add a logo 
Introduction to Shared Components
• Overview of Application Express Shared Components  • Standard Tabs  • Dynamic and Static Lists of Values  • Create a Dynamic List of Values  • Create a Static List of Values  • Use a List of values to Control Data in a Report  • Create a Cascading List of Values 
Create Forms
• Web Form Behaviour in APEX  • Create Forms of Different Types  • Format a Form  • Add a List of Values to a Form  • Locking in APEX Forms 
Items and Buttons
• Create Items  • Edit Item Attributes  • Create Buttons  • Edit Button Attributes 
Page Processing
• Page Rendering and Page Processing  • Create Computations  • Validate Input Data  • Process Data  • Create Application Branching 
Add Shared Navigation Components
• Overview of Application Express Shared Components  • Parent and Standard Tabs  • Navigation Bars  • Lists  • Breadcrumbs 
Other Shared Components
• Text Messages/li>  • Trees  • Shared Component Reports  • User Interface Defaults 
Display Dynamic Content
• Filter Reports with Dynamic Queries  • Create Charts with a Wizard  • Format Charts  • Create a Calendar 
Dynamic Actions and Plug-In Components
• Understand Dynamic Actions  • Understand Plug-in Components  • Plug In a Component  • Create a Dynamic Action  • Use a Plug-in in a Dynamic Action 
Session State and Debugging
• Understand Session State  • Set a Session State Value  • Clear the Session State  • Review the Session State  • Review the Messages in Debug Mode 
Themes and Templates
• Switch to a Different Theme  • View Existing Templates  • Manage Templates  • Create a new Template  • Template subscription  • Add a Reference to a Cascading Style Sheet  • Add a reference to a Javascript file 
Build a Websheet Application
• Websheet Components  • Create a Websheet Application  • Run a Websheet  • Add a Section to a Websheet  • Add a Page to a Websheet 
Websheet Data Grids and Links
• Add a Data Grid to a Websheet using Copy & Paste  • Add a Data Grid from Scratch  • Link a Data Grid to a Websheet Page  • Link a File to a Websheet Page 
Administer Apex Workspaces
• Manage Users  • Request a Schema or Storage  • Purge Session State  • Monitor Developer Activity Log  • Monitor Workspace Activity  • View Activity reports  • Import a Workspace 
Implement Security
• Authentication and Authorization  • Provide an Authentication Scheme  • Create an Authorization Scheme Using Access Control  • Enable and Configure Session State Protection 
Deploy An Application
• Define Supporting Objects  • Package an Application  • Export an Application  • Import an Application  • Install Supporting Objects 
Utility Programs
• Import and Export Data  • Generate DDL Statements  • View Objects Reports  • Monitor the Database 
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