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Oracle Application Express - APEX
Oracle Application Express - APEX


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Full details of modules and topics covered in this four-day course


This is a four-day training course structured into 21 modules


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.


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
MODULE 1:  Introduction to Oracle Application Express
Topics covered:
  • 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
MODULE 2:  Sql Workshop
Topics covered:
  • Use APEX to Browse, Create and Modify Objects
  • Process Ad Hoc SQL Statements
  • Manage Scripts in APEX
  • Create, Run and Save SQL Queries
MODULE 3:  Build a Database Application
Topics covered:
  • Application Components
  • Create an Application
  • Create an Application from a Spreadsheet
MODULE 4:  Create Reports
Topics covered:
  • 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
MODULE 5:  Pages and Regions
Topics covered:
  • 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
MODULE 6:  Introduction to Shared Components
Topics covered:
  • 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
MODULE 7:  Create Forms
Topics covered:
  • 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
MODULE 8:  Items and Buttons
Topics covered:
  • Create Items
  • Edit Item Attributes
  • Create Buttons
  • Edit Button Attributes
MODULE 9:  Page Processing
Topics covered:
  • Page Rendering and Page Processing
  • Create Computations
  • Validate Input Data
  • Process Data
  • Create Application Branching
MODULE 10:  Add Shared Navigation Components
Topics covered:
  • Overview of Application Express Shared Components
  • Parent and Standard Tabs
  • Navigation Bars
  • Lists
  • Breadcrumbs
MODULE 11:  Other Shared Components
Topics covered:
  • Text Messages/li>
  • Trees
  • Shared Component Reports
  • User Interface Defaults
MODULE 12:  Display Dynamic Content
Topics covered:
  • Filter Reports with Dynamic Queries
  • Create Charts with a Wizard
  • Format Charts
  • Create a Calendar
MODULE 13:  Dynamic Actions and Plug-In Components
Topics covered:
  • Understand Dynamic Actions
  • Understand Plug-in Components
  • Plug In a Component
  • Create a Dynamic Action
  • Use a Plug-in in a Dynamic Action
MODULE 14:  Session State and Debugging
Topics covered:
  • Understand Session State
  • Set a Session State Value
  • Clear the Session State
  • Review the Session State
  • Review the Messages in Debug Mode
MODULE 15:  Themes and Templates
Topics covered:
  • 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
MODULE 16:  Build a Websheet Application
Topics covered:
  • Websheet Components
  • Create a Websheet Application
  • Run a Websheet
  • Add a Section to a Websheet
  • Add a Page to a Websheet
MODULE 17:  Websheet Data Grids and Links
Topics covered:
  • 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
MODULE 18:  Administer Apex Workspaces
Topics covered:
  • Manage Users
  • Request a Schema or Storage
  • Purge Session State
  • Monitor Developer Activity Log
  • Monitor Workspace Activity
  • View Activity reports
  • Import a Workspace
MODULE 19:  Implement Security
Topics covered:
  • Authentication and Authorization
  • Provide an Authentication Scheme
  • Create an Authorization Scheme Using Access Control
  • Enable and Configure Session State Protection
MODULE 20:  Deploy An Application
Topics covered:
  • Define Supporting Objects
  • Package an Application
  • Export an Application
  • Import an Application
  • Install Supporting Objects
MODULE 21:  Utility Programs
Topics covered:
  • Import and Export Data
  • Generate DDL Statements
  • View Objects Reports
  • Monitor the Database


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