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Oracle® Application Express Application Builder User's Guide
Release 4.2

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6.3 About the Application Home Page

To view a specific application, select the application on the Application Builder home page. The Application home page appears. The application ID and the application name display at the top of the page. To link to the application definition, click the Edit Application Properties button.

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The following large icons appear next:

About the Edit Application Properties Button

The Edit Application Properties button displays to the right of the application ID and name. Click Edit Application Properties to edit the application definition. See "Editing the Application Definition".

About the Create Page Button

Click Create Page to launch a wizard that walks you creating a page in an application. See "Creating a Page from the Application Home Page".

About the Navigation Bar

A navigation bar displays in the center of the Application home page. You can use these controls to search for pages or customize the page view.

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The Application home page navigation bar contains the following controls:

About the Tasks List

A Tasks list displays on the right side of the Application home page.

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The Tasks list contains the following links:

Understanding Page Display Alternatives

You can control how the Application home page appears by selecting the following icons: View Icons, View Report, or View Detail.

View Icons (the default) display each page as an icon.

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Report mode displays each page as a line in a report. Each line includes the page number, the page name, when the page was last updated and by whom, the page type, any associated group, and lock status. To view a page, click the page ID. Click the Lock icon to prevent conflicts during application development. Click the Run icon to run the associated page and render viewable HTML.

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View Detail displays detailed information about each page in a separate region. Click the Run icon to run the associated page and render viewable HTML. Click the Edit icon to view the Page Definition. Click the Lock icon to prevent conflicts during application development.

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About Recently Edited Pages

The Recent list contains links to recently edited pages within the current application. To link to specific page, click the page ID and name.

6.3.1 About the Developer Action Bar

The Developer Action bar displays in the upper right corner below the Search Application field on most pages in Application Builder.

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The Developer Action bar contains several icons. The icons that display depend upon the page you are in Application Builder. Note that the Run Page icon, Edit Page icon, Developer Comment icon, and Find icon display on numerous pages in Application Builder, including pages for creating and managing shared components. See "Working with Shared Components".

6.3.1.1 Run Page Icon

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The Run Page icon resembles a forward arrow. Click this icon to render viewable HTML of the current page. If no page is selected, clicking this icon runs the first page in the application. When you run a page, the Application Express engine dynamically renders the page based on data stored in the database. See "Running an Application or Page".

6.3.1.2 Edit Page Icon

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The Edit Page icon resembles a small piece of paper and pencil. Click this icon to access the Page Definition of the current page. If no page is selected, clicking this icon displays the Page Definition of the first page in the application. See "About the Page Definition".

6.3.1.3 Shared Components Icon

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The Shared Components icon resembles a small mechanical gear. Click this icon to view a list of shared components and user interface controls that can display or be applied on every page within an application. See "Working with Shared Components".

6.3.1.4 Application Utilities Icon

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The Application Utilities icon resembles four small boxes. Click this icon to link to the Utilities page. The Utilities page summarizes information across the application and provides access to useful tools. See "Using Application Builder Utilities".

6.3.1.5 Developer Comment, Bug, or To Do icon

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The Developer Comment, Bug, or To Do icon resembles a balloon with a plus sign. Click this icon to link to create a developer comment, a bug, or a To Do entry. See "Adding Developer Comments", "Managing Bugs", and "Tracking To Dos".

6.3.1.6 Find Icon

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The Find icon resembles a flashlight. Click this icon to search for items, pages, queries, tables, PL/SQL, images, and cascading style sheets (CSS) within the current application or the schemas associated with the workspace. See "Using the Find Icon".

6.3.1.7 Help Icon

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The Help icon resembles a question mark. Clicking the Help icon displays the Documentation and Tutorials page. To view the entire library, click the Full Library HTML link, or click a specific HTML or PDF link. See "About the Oracle Application Express Documentation".

6.3.2 Searching Page Metadata

The Search Application field displays above the Developer Action bar.

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Use this field to perform case sensitive searches for metadata within an application. This field supports regular expressions.

To quickly view a specific page, enter the application and page number using the format application:page or application-page and press ENTER. Consider the following examples:

4000-100
4000:100