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Oracle APEX 4.2 Reporting by Vishal Pathak

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Understanding the APEX URL

The URL in APEX is related to sessions, debugging, caching, requesting actions, and passing variables. The URL is also closely coupled with the architecture of APEX and is dependent on the server configuration. So let's see it all.

Tip

Colons are a part of the URL and hold special meaning in the URL. Hence, the values passed by the developer cannot contain colons. We will see more on this in the Passing values and navigation section.

A typical URL is as follows http://<hostname>:<port>/dad_name_or_web_context/f?p=app_id:page_no:session_id: Request:Debug:ClearCache:Params:ParamValues:PrinterFriendly.

Let's dissect this URL in the following sections.

The protocol

Consider the following example:

http://<hostname>:<port>/dad_name_or_web_context/f?p=app_id:page_no:session_id:Request:Debug:ClearCache:Params:ParamValues:PrinterFriendly ...

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