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Oracle® Application Express Application Migration Guide
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Oracle Application Express is a hosted declarative development environment for developing and deploying database-centric Web applications. Oracle Application Express turns a single Oracle database into a shared service by enabling multiple workgroups to build and access applications as if they were running in separate databases.

Oracle Application Express Application Migration Guide describes how to convert applications from either Microsoft Access or Oracle Forms to Oracle Application Express.

This preface contains these topics:

Topic Overview

This document contains the following chapters:

Title Description
Getting Started with Application Migrations Workshop Provides an overview of the steps needed to migrate a Microsoft Access application or Oracle Forms application and generate an Oracle Application Express application.
Overview of the Migration Process Explains how specific types of logic is handled in Oracle Application Express.
Migrating a Microsoft Access Application Explains how to migrate a Microsoft Access and generate an Oracle Application Express application.
Converting an Oracle Forms Application Explains how to migrate an Oracle Forms application and generate an Oracle Application Express application.
Oracle Forms Generation Capabilities and Workarounds Describe how objects are generated during the conversion process, or alternatively how the same functionality can be implemented post-generation if necessary.


Oracle Application Express Migration Guide is intended for application developers who are building database-centric Web applications using Oracle Application Express. The guide describes how to migrate a Microsoft Access application and generate an Oracle Application Express applications

To use this guide, you must have a general understanding of relational database concepts and an understanding of the operating system environment under which you are running Oracle Application Express.

See Also:

Oracle Database 2 Day + Application Express Developer's Guide

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