1 About Oracle Application Express

1.1 Browser Requirements

Oracle Application Express supports the current and prior major release of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.


 Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 is the prior major release, with Microsoft Edge being the current Microsoft browser.

1.2 About Oracle Application Express

Oracle Application Express is a rapid web application development tool for the Oracle Database. Through wizards or direct input, developers can assemble an HTML interface (or application) on top of database objects. Each application is a collection of linked pages using tabs, buttons, or hypertext links.

By creating an application, users can manage, manipulate, and display data in the Oracle Database. Using Oracle Application Express, developers can build two types of applications:

  • Websheet applications

  • Database applications

1.3 About Database Applications

A database application is an interactive user interface (UI) that enables users to display information stored in the Oracle Database and optionally to add, update, or delete data. This UI can display information in many formats, including static and interactive reports, interactive grids, forms, charts, and maps.

Using only a web browser and with limited programming experience, Oracle Application Express enables developers to create powerful database applications.

This guide explains how end users can customize interactive grids and interactive reports. With an interactive grid or report, end users can customize the appearance of report data through searching, filtering, sorting, column selection, highlighting, and other data manipulations. Plus, end users can save their customizations and download the report locally.

This guide also explains how to import data into an Oracle Application Express application using an existing application Data Loading Wizard.

1.4 About Websheet Applications

Websheet applications are interactive web pages that combine text with data. These applications are highly dynamic and defined by their users.

Websheet applications include navigation controls, search capabilities, and the ability to add annotations such as files, notes, and tags. Websheet applications can be secured using access control lists and several built-in authentication models.

See Also:

"Using Websheets"