Integrating a Slider Control into Oracle APEX

Oracle Application Express (APEX) doesn’t come with a built-in Slider Control widget, but it’s quite easy to integrate one of the existing Javascript libraries like the Tigra Slider Control. See there example page 1 and page 2 for how the sliders can look like. But you can also use your own images for the slider.

What are the steps to integrate it?

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Add Double Click to Oracle APEX Shuttle Widget

Do you want to improve the usability of the Oracle APEX Shuttle Widget a little bit?

Let’s enhance it by adding support for double click. It will allow users to double click on an entry in one of the two lists of the shuttle, to move the selected entry to the other list as they would normally do with the corresponding icons. I think that’s a little bit more convenient and faster than using the icons.

There comes the necessary code.
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Slightly different behavior of $x in Oracle APEX 3.0

Just noticed a slightly different behavior of $x in Oracle APEX 3.0.

Probably many of you just use it to pass the id-string of an element (eg. $x(“P4_TEST”)) to this function to get the object of this field/div/… id, but you can also call it with an object and in that case the function will just return the object which has been passed in.

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Accessing Tabular Form cell with JavaScript

Today there was a thread on the OTN forum about how to access a Tabular Form cell with JavaScript and I thought it might be of general interest.


You have a Tabular Form with 3 columns (Amount, Tax, Total) and want to populate the Total column with the sum of Amount and Tax as soon as Tax has been entered.


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One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind

Just kidding 🙂 I was just looking for an eye catcher…

Maybe you have already seen my announcement that I have released v0.17 of the ApexLib Framework, which contains a lot new features.

The previous features in the Framework mostly concentrated on improvements of Oracle APEX on the server, so that’s easier to access Tabular Forms or do automatic validation of date picker or numeric items. The main idea was to make APEX applications more secure without having to do a lot of additional coding. Continue reading