Tuesday, May 26, 2015

APEX 5: Add Spinner to Classic Reports Plugin

I've created a little APEX5 Dynamic Action plugin that adds spinner on dynamic refresh of classic report regions (like you have for Interactive Reports).

You can see info and download it here: https://goo.gl/84ITaV

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Tabular Form Bug

I found bug in tabular forms created over tables that have columns with timestamp datatype (datepicker fields).
If you try to update any column value you'll get error message like this one:

Current version of data in database has changed since user initiated update process. current row version identifier = "CB89E9B0740B64051B6CA00FD81E58166C2288FA" application row version identifier = "3641B87EB52532E016A0D8377AA8F181A6E2FBCA" (Row 1)

I'm getting same error on APEX and (apex.oracle.com).

The bug was reported to APEX team and it will be fixed in future releases (5.1).

Quick fix for this is applying explicit format mask for timestamp datepicker columns.

Thanks to Robert and Valentino Orehoci for pointing this out and Marc Sewtz for quick fix.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

APEX 5: Issues with configuration of Static Files (ORDS)

If you're getting this alert window when going to your APEX 5 login screen:

after upgrading from older versions of APEX you're probably missed this paragraph in installation documentation:
When using Oracle REST Data Services as your web listener, static files are served using RESTful service module built into Oracle Application Express. Therefore, you must configure RESTful Services in new installations and in upgrade installations when RESTful Services were not configured in a previous release.

To fix it don't forget to configure Oracle REST Data Services by executing this script @apex_rest_config.sql.