B.2 Understanding the Differences Between Later Oracle Application Express Releases

Learn about Oracle Database 11g Express Edition that includes Oracle Application Express 4.0 and the difference between 4.0 and later releases.

Oracle Database 11g Express Edition includes Oracle Application Express 4.0. This section describes the differences between Oracle Application Express release 4.0 and later releases.

B.2.1 User Interface Differences

Learn about the differences between Oracle Application Express release 4.0 and later releases.

This section describes the differences between Oracle Application Express release 4.0 and later releases:

  • Workspace Home Page - The Workspace home page displays differently in newer versions of Oracle Application Express. In the newer versions of Application Express, the components displayed on the Workspace home page are App Builder, SQL Workshop, Team Development, and Packaged Apps .

  • Administration - In the newer versions of Oracle Application Express, Administration appears as a menu on the Workspace home page.

  • Account - In the newer versions of Oracle Application Express, the Account Menu appears at the top of the Application Express home page and allows you to set the following preferences:
    • Default Schema

    • Default Date Format

    • Enable Legacy Component View

    • Run application in new window - Specify how Application Express manages windows or tabs when running applications from Application Builder

    • Use single window to run all applications - Specify whether different applications reuse the same application runtime window or tab

  • Accessibility Mode - In the newer versions of Oracle Application Express, the Workspace home page includes Accessibility Mode list that allows you to select either Standard or Screen Reader mode.