Oracle Application Express 5.1 is now generally available! This release is a great leap forward in end-user productivity and introduces powerful new declarative features, enabling you to develop, design and deploy beautiful, responsive, database-driven desktop and mobile applications using only a browser.
The marquee features of Oracle Application Express 5.1 include:
Interactive Grid is a new fully featured grid component that provides powerful reporting and editing capabilities. It includes all of the features you would expect for displaying data, including frozen columns, scroll pagination, filtering, sorting, aggregations, charting, and more. With an editable Interactive Grid, users can add, modify, and delete data directly within the component. Additionally, Interactive Grid is designed to support all item types and item type plug-ins, enabling easy editing of columns with a variety of input controls. Finally, with Interactive Grids, developers can now easily render master-detail-detail relationships that can be n-levels deep or across.
Oracle Application Express 5.1 builds on the success of the Universal Theme and introduces new templates, theme styles and Live Template Options. Just like Theme Roller, Live Template Options enables you to customize your application in real time, allowing you to try out various template options to get the perfect UI for your application. This release includes Font APEX, a new icon library with over 1,100 icons, which has been specifically designed to complement the development of business applications with Oracle Application Express and Universal Theme. Universal Theme now provides declarative support for right-to-left languages, modal dialogs that will automatically grow or shrink in height to fit their contents, and over 100 other enhancements. You can learn more in the Universal Theme Sample Application which has been updated to provide better examples, more documentation, an icon and button builder, and a whole lot more!
In Oracle Application Express 5.1, wizards have been streamlined with smarter defaults and fewer steps, enabling developers to create components quicker than ever before.
There have also been a number of enhancements to Page Designer, including the integration of Component View, layout customizations, property filtering, and more. Page Designer can now be customized to be displayed in two or three columns, and individual tabs can be reordered using drag and drop. Property Editor now features a live search filter enabling developers to quickly find properties. These features, along with improved page navigation and refined user interface, are designed to enhance the overall developer experience.
Oracle Application Express 5.1 includes enhancements to all existing productivity and sample apps, and also introduces three new productivity apps - Competitive Analysis, Quick
Improvements have been made to all of the Sample and Productivity apps, capitalizing on the new functionality of Oracle Application Express 5.1. The Sample Charts app has been completely revamped to showcase the all new Oracle JET Charts and is an outstanding demonstration of the data visualization capabilities in Oracle Application Express 5.1. The Sample Master-Detail app now highlights the different ways related tables can be displayed using a marquee page or different combinations of Interactive Grids. This release also includes three new Sample apps: Sample Interactive Grids, Sample Projects, and Sample REST Services. The Sample Interactive Grids app demonstrates the rich functionality of Interactive Grids including read-only, editable, and advanced capabilities.
"Oracle Application Express will allow you to build any data-driven web application with less effort as compared to traditional programming languages. The added Interactive Grid component in APEX 5.1 will extend the capabilities of Application Express, thereby covering even the most complex requirements for dialogs out-of-the-box.
Oracle Application Express is a high productivity platform for creating declarative, low code Web applications on the Oracle Database and in the Oracle Cloud. To learn more about Oracle Application Express, visit apex.oracle.com. To learn more about Oracle Database Cloud, visit cloud.oracle.com/database.