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Oracle APEX 4.0 Cookbook

by Michel van Zoest on January 26, 2011 · 2 comments

On December 15th my first book has been published. The title is “Oracle APEX 4.0 Cookbook” and it has been published by Packt Publishing.
The book is a collection of more than 80 recipes, that show many different possibilities of the fourth version of Oracle Application Express. I have written it together with Marcel van der Plas. It has been a big challenge in a very short time, but I’m very proud of the result.

Oracle APEX 4.0 Cookbook

Oracle APEX 4.0 Cookbook - 9781849681346

The recipes in the book range from simple examples for developers that are just new to APEX, to explanations of advanced features. Some of the topics covered are Themes and Templates, Application Translation, Websheets, Team Development, APEX Listener and the use of Webservices.

All recipes are written with the best practices for Application Express development in mind as we use them in daily practice at Whitehorses. But also the other way around; things I discovered while working on this book are now being used for Whitehorses projects.

More information on the book and how it can be purchased can be found on this page at Packt Publishing.

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Victor Bax February 19, 2011 at 6:57 pm

Very useful book, clear presentation. Definitely recommended, it fills a gap in ApEx documentation. Minor error in proposed examples. Contacted the author. No response yet.
Keep up the good work though.


SKumar June 21, 2011 at 2:52 am

I was reading the chapter on the apex 4.0 cookbook regarding the themes import and customization.

I followed thru the steps mentioned as I’m trying out a new custom theme import.

However, when I switched the newly imported theme, no images are showing up on the app.

The chapter mentioned about modifying all image references – which I did – Can you please advice why my images are not visible on the switched theme.

> I have apex 4.0.2 installed on my local machine – EPG config.
> My $apex_home/images/theme_18 and theme_115 directories are on my c:\ local drive
> Used theme 18 as baseline
> modified all references to t18 and theme_18 to t115 and theme_115 in the .css and the exported theme18.sql and saved it to theme115.sql
> created directory on my windows (local) apex installation $apex_home/images/theme_115/
> imported the theme115.sql into my apex app.
> switched the theme.

Running the test app, I’m not seeing any of the images on the page being rendered. I tested referencing
an image from theme_18 that was available during apex install, so that image gets rendered on the page.

Why is the images from the new theme_115 directory not being picked up and shown on the practice app I’m trying to build?

Can you please advice.



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