7 Next Steps

Now that you have completed this guide, you are ready to take advantage of other resources to expand your knowledge of Oracle Application Express and boost your productivity. This section describes those resources.

This section contains the following topics:

Downloading Public Packaged Applications and Sample Code

If you are using Oracle Application Express 2.2 or higher, you can download packaged applications and sample code from the Oracle Application Express Web site. Packaged applications are fully functional applications that you can view, use, and customize. Sample code is provided as packaged applications that contain code examples to explain a solution.

To download public packaged applications and sample code:

  1. In a Web browser, go to the following Web sites:


  2. Scroll down to review the available applications or code.

  3. Click the link for the file you want to download, and save the file to your computer.

  4. Unzip the file.

  5. Log in to the workspace in Oracle Application Express where you want to use the packaged application or code.

  6. Import and install the application.

    Follow the same steps you performed when installing the sample objects for this guide. See "Importing the OEHR Sample Objects".

Additional Resources

To continue learning about Oracle Application Express, review these additional resources designed for Application Express users.

Advanced Tutorials

This guide provides exercises to expand your understanding of Oracle Application Express. See Oracle Database Application Express Advanced Tutorials.

Training Courses

You can attend training courses for Oracle Application Express.

To review the training courses:

  1. In a Web browser, go to the Oracle Application Express Web site:


  2. Under More Information, click the Oracle University Training link.

Oracle Technology Network

Oracle Technology Network (OTN) is a central Web site for Application Express resources and information. In addition to downloading the latest product version, sample code, and packaged applications, the OTN site includes:

  • Discussion forum, where you can post questions and search for solutions

  • How-to documents, which are technical notes written by subject matter experts

  • Quick tour of the product

  • Oracle by Example provides step-by-step tutorials which demonstrate common tasks

  • News and magazine articles related to Application Express

To access OTN for Oracle Application Express:

  1. Log in to Oracle Application Express.

  2. On the Workspace home page, click Oracle Technology Network or Discussion Forum in the Links section on the right side of the page.


    If you are not currently using Application Express, you can go directly to this OTN Web site: http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/database/application_express/index.html