Oracle Application Express 4 (APEX)
 
 

Oracle Application Express 4 (APEX)

Course Code: OAE4

Duration: 4 days

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Oracle Application Express 4 (APEX) Course Overview

This Oracle Application Express 4 (APEX) course introduces the delegate 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.

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 4.2 software.

Users of APEX 5 should attend the Oracle Application Express 5 (APEX) course.

The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

  • Developing an Apex Web Application
  • Using the Apex SQL Workshop
  • Creating Reports
  • Creating Forms
  • Managing Web Pages and Regions in the Apex Application
  • Using and Managing Shared Components in an Application
  • Using Cascading Stylesheets and Javascripts in Apex Applications
  • Adding graphs and charts to an Apex Application
  • Adding Page Processes to the Apex Application
  • Adding Dynamic Actions to the Apex Application
  • Developing an Apex Websheet
  • Creating Data Grids and Links in an Apex Websheet
  • Managing Database Objects from within Apex
  • Building Queries of Database Objects
  • Deploying an Apex Application as a Packaged Application
  • Managing Apex Users and Groups
  • Authorising and Authenticating Apex Users
  • Administering Apex Workspaces
  • Loading and Unloading Data or Application Components
  • Deploying an Apex Application

Who will the Course Benefit?

The Oracle Application Express 4 (APEX) 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.

Course Objectives

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.

Examinations

This Oracle Application Express 4 (APEX) course will teach the major topics required for the delegate to work towards achieving the Oracle Application Express 4: Developing Web Applications (1Z0-450) exam.

Before taking any exam, ensure you have the recommended experience. The Oracle website lists all exam requirements and these are updated regularly.

Exams are not included as part of the course.

Requirements

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

Follow-On Courses

Notes:
  • Course technical content is subject to change without notice.
  • Course content is structured as sessions, this does not strictly map to course timings. Concepts, content and practicals often span sessions.


 

Course Contents

Oracle Application Express 4 (APEX) Training Course

Course Introduction

  • Administration and Course Materials
  • Course Structure and Agenda
  • Delegate and Trainer Introductions

Session 1: 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

Session 2: 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

Session 3: BUILD A DATABASE APPLICATION

  • Application Components
  • Create an Application
  • Create an Application from a Spreadsheet

Session 4: 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

Session 5: USING FILES

  • Uploading Images
  • Creating Cascading Stylesheet Files
  • Uploading Static Files
  • Adding an Image as an Application Logo
  • Adding a Reference to a Javascript File

Session 6: PAGES AND REGIONS

  • View Page Definitions
  • Edit Page Definitions
  • Create a Global Page
  • Create a New Region
  • View Region Attributes
  • Add Comments
  • Add a Title
  • Add a logo

Oracle Application Express 4 (APEX) Training Course

Session 7: CREATE FORMS

  • Web Form Behaviour in APEX
  • Create a Form Based on a Table
  • Create a Form Based on a Procedure
  • Create a Form with a Report
  • Create a Tabular Form
  • Format a Form
  • Locking in APEX Forms

Session 8: CREATING LISTS OF VALUES

  • Overview of Application Express Shared Components
  • 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

Session 9: ITEMS AND BUTTONS

  • Understand the Different Types of Items
  • Create Items
  • Understand and Edit Item Attributes
  • Use Javascript with Item
  • Manipulate Items in Tabular Forms
  • Add Dynamic Items to a Report
  • Create and Edit Buttons

Session 10: PAGE PROCESSING

  • Page Rendering and Page Processing
  • Create Computations
  • Validate Input Data
  • Process Data
  • Understand Application Branching
  • Create Conditional Branches

Session 11: SHARED COMPONENTS

  • Overview of Application Express Navigation Components
  • Manage Parent and Standard Tabs
  • Create Navigation Bar Entries
  • Create and Use Lists and List Items
  • Manage Breadcrumbs
  • Create Shortcuts
  • Shared Component Subscription
  • User Interface defaults

Oracle Application Express 4 (APEX) Training Course

Session 12: DISPLAY DYNAMIC CONTENT

  • Filter Reports with Dynamic Queries
  • Create Charts with a Wizard
  • Format Charts
  • Create Calendars
  • Add Links to Calendars
  • Create Hierarchical Trees

Session 13: 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
  • Enabling Feedback
  • Managing Feedback and Team Development

Session 14: THEMES AND TEMPLATES

  • Switch to a Different Theme
  • View Existing Templates
  • Understand and Manage Templates
  • Create a new Template
  • Add References to Cascading Stylesheet and Javascript Files

Session 15: DYNAMIC ACTIONS AND PLUG-IN COMPONENTS

  • Identify Plug-in Components and their Types
  • Plug In a Component
  • Create Dynamic Actions
  • Use a Plug-in in a Dynamic Action

Oracle Application Express 4 (APEX) Training Course

Session 16: BUILDING WEBSHEET APPLICATIONS

  • Websheet Applications and their Components
  • Create a Websheet Application
  • Enable SQL and PL/SQL in a Websheet Application
  • Add Sections and Pages to a Websheet Application
  • Add Links on a Websheet Page
  • Add a Data Grid to a Websheet Application
  • Create SQL Reports ion Websheet Applications
  • Add Annotations to a Websheet Application

Session 17: IMPLEMENTING SECURITY

  • Authentication and Authorization
  • Provide an Authentication Scheme
  • Create an Authorization Scheme Using Access Control
  • Enable and Configure Session State Protection

Session 18: DEPLOY AN APPLICATION

  • Define Supporting Objects
  • Package an Application
  • Export an Application
  • Import an Application
  • Install Supporting Objects
 

Oracle Application Express 4 (APEX)

Duration: 4 days

RRP: £1,795.00 exc. VAT 


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Was very friendly and informative as a trainer. He explained the different sections of the training very well and helped to keep the group interested and focused on the course. He engaged well with all those attending and helped out with any problems that arose during the workshops.

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