More undocumented new features in Oracle APEX 3.1

In one of my last posting I wrote about some undocumented new features in Oracle APEX 3.1, but there are more of them. I’m really short with my time, because I have to pack and get ready for my vacation, but

  • have you already tried to enter
    PCT_GRAPH:777777:111111:200

    into the format mask property of a report column? Try it out! There is also an equivalent PL/SQL function called

    apex_util.html_pct_graph_mask
  • Did you know that you can double click a Shuttle entry in 3.1 to move it to the other side?
  • Or that there is a package to handle JSON communication? Have a look at the apex_util package.
  • An On-Demand process will return an error message when it’s called in debug mode, currently it just returns a blank page if an error occurs (because of security reasons). Note: I couldn’t try this feature on the Eval Instance, because there seems to be a problem with the debug mode in general.
  • Last but not least, Carl did a complete rework of the APEX Javascript libraries, have a look! Ok, now you can’t have a look, because they a minified, but I’m sure they will still deploy a readable version for us developer so that we can have a look.

That’s it for now. I have to continue packing…

2 thoughts on “More undocumented new features in Oracle APEX 3.1

  1. Hello,

    I wouldn’t call it ‘a complete rework’ but it is the beginning of one and sets us up for some exciting things in the future.

    Carl

  2. Are you able to give me a working example of using the

    apex_util.html_pct_graph_mask command? I don’t seem to be able to get it working within my PL/SQL

    Thanks

    Richard

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