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OCA Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I: A Real-World Certification Guide by Steve Ries

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Appendix B. Getting Started with APEX

Throughout this book, we have used the SQL Developer tool for our SQL statement examples. This appendix covers the use of another tool that can be used—Oracle Application Express, or APEX.

Oracle Application Express

While the SQL Developer tool used in this book is a robust tool for writing and executing SQL, it has the disadvantage of requiring the reader to have direct access to a database. If you already have a database that you can use to run the examples, you need not concern yourself with using APEX. However, if you do not, you would need to install the Oracle software and create a database before being able to connect using SQL Developer. While we briefly covered the steps in making a database connection ...

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