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Oracle Application Express (APEX)

This course provides students with product knowledge and skills needed to develop database driven web applications with Oracle Application Express (APEX).

At the end of the course, students will:

  • understand the APEX architecture (instance - workspace - application);
  • be able to use the 'SQL Workshop & Utilities' component of APEX;
  • be able to develop data(base)-centric web applications - focusing on the development of new, full-functioning APEX applications;
  • be able to build and use application components to be integrated in APEX applications;
  • be able to build and use navigation components integrated in APEX - including the use of Shared Components in an APEX application;
  • understand workspace management - manage workspace users and groups; import/export workspaces and applications.


Momenteel zijn er voor deze cursus geen publieke sessies gepland. Graag organiseren we een bedrijfssessie voor u of een extra publieke sessie (bij voldoende belangstelling). Geïnteresseerd? Laat het ons weten.

Intended for

This course is intended for web application developers in an Oracle APEX context who want to build data(base) driven websites. Reference Oracle APEX versions: 18.1 and 19.1.


Before attending this course, students must have a working knowledge of relational databases and SQL (see SQL and relational databases fundamentals); some experience with PL/SQL (see PL/SQL database programming) might come in handy. For more advanced topics - typically beyond the scope of this text - it is recommended, that students have basic knowledge of HTML and CSS (see HTML en CSS).

Main topics

  • Introducing APEX
  • Architecture: instance - workspace - application
  • Managing Workspaces - managing users
  • Starting with Oracle APEX
  • Building an Application
  • Basics of APEX application development
  • From scratch - (From Spreadsheet - Building WebSheets)
  • Import and Export (Workspaces, Applications)
  • About Pages and Regions:
  • Pages: Page Definition, Page rendering and Page processing, Page manipulations, Page Zero
  • Regions: Region Definition
  • About Themes and Templates - and overruling settings and attributes
  • Application components (I) - Creating Reports
  • Creating reports from scratch
  • Creating distinct report 'types' (classic, interactive, subtype and special reports)
  • Report headers - report templates - break formatting - column formatting
  • Navigation and Layout
  • The APEX List Manager: Lists, List regions, Trees
  • Application Navigation Interface
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Session management - State management
  • Application components (II) - Creating Forms & Items
  • Creating forms from scratch
  • Creating distinct form 'types' (procedure, table, master detail, interactive grid, SQL based, ...)
  • Editing form attributes - form specifics
  • Items
  • Buttons
  • Buttons
  • Shared components
  • List of Values - Types of LOVs
  • Lists
  • (substitution) variables

Training method

Class training alternated with exercises (60% of the allocated time is dedicated to exercises). Each student receives and individual APEX environment.


3 days.

Course leader

Kris Van Thillo.