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Release 4.2

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

To learn more about developing Oracle Application Express applications, see Oracle Database 2 Day + Application Express Developer's Guide and "Quick Start" in Oracle Application Express Application Builder User's Guide.


Topic Overview

This document contains the following chapters:

Title Description
Changes in This Release Describes changes in this document for Oracle Application Express, release 4.2.
Getting Started with Application Migration 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 convert 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. This guide describes how to migrate a Microsoft Access application or Oracle Forms application and generate an Oracle Application Express application.

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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