Oracle APEX Consulting

Oracle Application Express (Oracle Apex) is a tool for developing web applications using SQL and PL/SQL. The applications can be well designed for desktops as well as mobile applications using a web browser. Apex installed in all Oracle Database applications and fully supported. These applications have various packages like Survey Builder, Customer tracker, and P-Tracker and are using by people who do not have the technical knowledge of SQL and PL/SQL.

This data base-centric tool can be used to build a broad range of applications. For example, using Oracle APEX you can easily convert a complex spreadsheet into a form. Creating large complex and multilingual applications is also possible. Using Oracle APEX, it becomes easy to create simplified applications with unique security features.

    The advantages of Oracle APEX:

    • Formerly known as HTML DB, is now a fully supported, with no cost option.
    • Even a person, who has limited technical knowledge, can easily develop applications quickly.
    • The web browser is used to develop applications on the computers.
    • Robust reporting and data entry applications can be developed using simple wizards.
    • Includes SQL workshops to create and manage database objects.


The following are the components of Oracle APEX:

  • Database Application Builder: This wizard helps to assemble applications to organize pages. Texts, reports, maps, calendars, and forms are converting into applications using built-in features like text fields, text areas, radio groups, select lists, check boxes, date pickers, and pop-up lists.
  • Web sheets Application Builders: These applications can help the users manage both structured and unstructured data without the assistance of developers. In these applications, all information are completely controlled by end users. Data grids, adding columns, removing columns, adding annotated files, tags and notes can be done easily by the user.
  • SQL Workshop: This is a tool that enables you to manage database objects. You can easily view objects properties as well as create new objects. Landing and uploading of texts and spreadsheet can be done using Data workshop.
  • Team Development: This helps the user manage the entire life cycle of the application development. Produces tracking and management of applications simple and enables ‘to do entries, bugs, and user feedback.'
  • Administration: This tool allows workspace management like available schemas, space requests, and preferences, page views, and login attempts.
  • Forms: Forms can be easily created and stored using wizards. This tool provides automated management of insert, delete, and update of tables. It becomes easy to create a form, rearrange them, and quickly develop an efficient layout.
  • Interactive Report: Reports can be generated that enables functionality like highlight and save custom views.
  • Session State: Oracle APEX can easily manage session state in the database. Using SQL bind variable syntax, application developers can easily access session state.

The Application Requirements:

  • Oracle Database and above.
  • Web listener options like APEX listener, Oracle HTTP Server, Embedded PL/SQL Gateway.
  • A single database that acts as a Paas. (Platform as a Service).
  • Four major roles of Instance Administrator, Workspace Administrator, Developer, and End user.
  • Different environments for development, testing QA and production.
  • Database backup and recovery techniques of Standard Oracle.

Some of the new features of the new Oracle APEX 4.2:

  • Provides declarative support for mobile applications.
  • Supports mobile and responsive designs.
  • Includes HTML5 charts.
  • New features like Slider, HTML5 Date Picker, and Yes/No Flip Toggle Switch.
  • Mobile friendly Calendars.
  • RESTful Services.

At DESSS, we have expert Oracle APEX Consultants who can help you with the installation, deployment, and maintenance of the application procedures. If you are in need of Oracle APEX Application services call us @ (713)589-6496


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