Creating basic reports with APEX


Some of you may not even realize that by installing Oracle database will also install a free tool to build web applications. The name of that tool is APEX (stands for Application Express) and I will try to show you some of its basic functionalities. Just by looking at the Sample Application (created by default during the creation of the development environment) you can see what APEX is.

I will show you how to build a basic chart using APEX’s wizards, and how to choose a checklist as a filter for report’s parameters. You will also see how to overcome one of APEX’s issues. We will start from the point that you already have a new application with one empty page created.

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Multi user development using SVN in OBIEE


In many of our projects we need to involve several consultants working on the same OBIEE repository. To cover this necessity OBIEE admin tool traditionally offered the Multi User Development option (MUD) that many of us equally hate and love.

However, since the release there is a new option available to achieve similar functionality and allow teams of OBIEE developers to work concurrently on the same repository. It’s based on the use of a source versioning control tool to track the new developments and highlights the conflicts that might arise.

Apart from being able to use this way to manage our OBIEE repository, this is not a replacement of the old MUD option as each one of these approaches has its unique pros and cons.

In this article I explain how you can have your dev team working on the same RPD using subversion instead of the MUD approach and also what features we gain and lose along the way. Continue reading this post >

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