|Oracle® Application Express Application Builder User's Guide
Part Number E21674-05
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Oracle Application Express Application Builder User's Guide describes how to use the Oracle Application Express development environment to build and deploy 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.
This document contains the following chapters:
|What's New||Describes new features available in this release of Oracle Application Express and documentation updates to this document.|
|Quick Start||Offers a quick introduction to using the Oracle Application Express.|
|Application Builder Concepts||Provides basic conceptual information about Application Builder. Use Application Builder to assemble an HTML interface (or application) on top of database objects such as tables and procedures.|
|Reviewing Sample Applications||Describes how to install and run the sample applications provided with Oracle Application Express.|
|Managing the Development Process||Describes how to use Team Development, a built-in development management tool, to manage the development process by tracking new features, non-feature related tasks (or To Do tasks), bugs, and milestones.|
|About Websheet Applications||Describes how to use Application Builder to create and add content to a Websheet application.|
|Using Application Builder||Provides important background information about using Application Builder to build dynamically rendered applications.|
|Working with Database Application Pages||Provides important background information about creating and managing pages within an application.|
|About Database Applications||Describes how to use Application Builder to build a database application and manage application components.|
|Working with Database Application Pages||Describes important background information about working with pages within a database application.|
|Creating Reports||Describes how to create interactive reports and classic reports in a database application.|
|Adding Database Application Components and Controls||Describes how to use Application Builder to create various application components (such as forms, calendars, maps, and charts) and page controls (such as buttons, list of values, shortcuts, and trees).|
|Adding Navigation||Describes how to implement navigation in your database application using different types of navigation controls, including navigation bar entries, tabs, breadcrumbs, and lists.|
|Controlling Page Layout||Describes different ways you can customize your database application's page layout by customizing regions, editing item attributes, and incorporating images.|
|Managing Themes and Templates||Describes different ways you can alter your database application's user interface and page layout through themes and templates.|
|Debugging an Application||Describes approaches to debugging an application including running Oracle Application Express Advisor (Advisor), viewing Debug Mode, enabling SQL tracing, and viewing page reports.|
|Managing Application Security||Describes how to provide security for an Application Builder application by understanding security best practices, securing file uploads, authentication, and authorization.|
|Deploying an Application||Explains how to package an application built within Application Builder as well as how to export, import, and install an application and related files.|
|Advanced Programming Techniques||Provides information about advanced programming techniques including establishing database links, using collections, running background SQL, utilizing Web services, implementing plug-ins, creating dynamic actions, using screen reader and high contrast modes, and creating applications that load data.|
|Managing Application Globalization||Explains how to translate an application built-in Application Builder.|
|Appendix A: About Item Types||Describes available item types and important item attributes that control item behavior.|
|Appendix B: Oracle Application Express Limits||Lists limits associated with Oracle Application Express development environment and application components.|
|Appendix C: Available Conditions||Describes many Application Builder conditions.|
|Appendix D: About Granted Privileges||Describes grant privilege in Oracle Application Express.|
|Appendix E: Accessibility in Oracle Application Express||Provide information for users who are accessing Oracle Application Express utilizing only a keyboard or Freedom Scientific's screen reader JAWS.|
Oracle Application Express Application Builder User's Guide is intended for application developers who are building database-centric Web applications using Oracle Application Express. The guide describes how to use the Oracle Application Express development environment to build, debug, manage, and deploy 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.
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