Oracle APEX 4.2 Reporting

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  • Get to grips with the APEX architecture, its configurations, and how to set up an APEX environment on Weblogic
  • Explore the uses of the very old Classic reports and learn to implement almost all possible reporting requirements using Classic reports
  • Understand and work with a number of technologies that can be freely used with APEX to help you reduce your licensing cost
  • Discover how to do a lot of new things using a combination of JavaScript, HTML, and Interactive reports
  • Get to know the advanced features of APEX along with a few Oracle 11g database features
  • Learn about a number of techniques to tune an APEX application that will improve your customer satisfaction

The biggest challenge in the reporting world is to reduce the overall project cost by picking a tool that minimizes effort and time and to ensure an enriching user experience. Oracle APEX, a 4GL technology, with its unique features such as low implementation time and flexibility, aids us in creating performance-tuned applications with minimum hassle.

"Oracle APEX 4.2 Reporting" is a unique blend of fascinating solutions and intriguing integrations which gives you a 360 degree view of the reporting solutions available to you on the market. It showcases advanced APEX solutions that will empower you to fulfill all kinds of tricky requirements of the reporting world. Live applications support the discussions in the text, enabling you to perform your own experiments on prebuilt applications to take your learning to new heights.

"Oracle APEX 4.2 Reporting" will help you build a well-founded understanding of Oracle APEX along with most of the reporting technologies used today. It is written with the idea of being as practical as possible so that you reap the benefits from day one.

Starting with a brief introduction to the architecture of APEX and installation to enable you to see the applications provided with the book in action, we then move on to the uses of Classic and Interactive reports and explore the advanced features of APEX. We will also explore the most widely used reporting solutions, which is then followed by a brief discussion on BPEL, which is like the glue that can gel any number of tools together. Oracle 4.2 APEX Reporting concludes with several ways of tuning an APEX application, as good performance is the heart of customer satisfaction.

  • Provides an introduction to the APEX architecture and is a step-by-step guide to setting up the APEX environment on Weblogic
  • Integrations of the reports with the most popular reporting technologies and generation of exotic and typical reports alike
  • Packed with complex APEX applications to help you learn newer ways of fulfilling reporting requirements in APEX
Page Count 428
Course Length 12 hours 50 minutes
ISBN 9781849684989
Date Of Publication 25 Aug 2013


Vishal Pathak

Vishal Pathak is an IT professional with over six years of experience of working in the BI space. He is specialized in Oracle APEX and integrating technologies on a heterogeneous system. His skills include an array of technologies such as Oracle APEX, Oracle BI Publisher, OBIEE, BPEL, PL/SQL, JEE, Jasper Reports, jQuery, and HTML 5. He has a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra. He has worked with multinational giants such as TCS, Wipro, Capgemini, and CTS. He has led and worked on many huge Business Intelligence implementations across diverse industry sectors. Some of the major clients that he has worked with include British Telecommunications, Uninor, Department of Social Services (LA DPSS), Marriot and Sony DADC. He is also a Sun Certified Java Programmer and an Oracle Certified Associate and blogs about his technical thoughts at He lives in India and he loves to trek frequently. Sitting in a secluded part of his garden, thinking about the world and its numerous complexities, and appreciating its beauty is one of his favorite activities.