Oracle APEX 4.0: Cascading LOVs/Select Lists

One of the new features of Early Adopter 2 are Cascading LOVs/Select Lists. I’m pretty sure that almost every APEX developer had already the requirement to refresh a child select list when a parent select list was changed. For example you pick a department in the first select list and the second should just show employees of that department. There are two solutions to solve that: Continue reading

Oracle APEX 4.0 Early Adopter Release 2 available! has just been updated to our new Oracle APEX 4.0 Early Adopter Release 2. Have a look, there are many new features, like WebSheets for example. A detailed list will be made available on Monday. I have also updated my plug-in example application with new plug-ins. Tutorials will follow soon. You can check it out at To sign up for a new workspace go to!

Follow Oracle APEX on Twitter!

For a long time I didn’t see any use case why I should use Twitter. A friend even registered an account for me more two years ago, but I never used it. Why should I write 140 char messages what I’m currently doing? That’s really not that interesting! But since I joined the Oracle APEX team a year ago it’s different. Continue reading

Oracle APEX helped to win the America’s Cup!

I’m sure we can argue how big it’s share was but I still find it interesting at which places Oracle Application Express is used. Charlie Berger mentioned on this Oracle Data Mining blog, that the BMW Oracle Racing team was heavily using Oracle Data Mining to analyze all the sensor data and that they used Oracle APEX to present the result in real time. Cool! I think that’s another great example how well different Oracle technologies can be combined and used with an APEX front end!

Get the full story at Oracle Data Mining Races with America’s Cup. Visit the BMW Oracle Racing Team web site for pictures, videos and more information about the race.