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Oracle APEX Cookbook - Second Edition by Marcel Van Der Plas, Michel Van Zoest

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Creating an enhanced datagrid from a spreadsheet

In one of the previous recipes we created a datagrid, by defining all columns by hand. In that recipe we called datagrids a "weapon" for the "Excel-killer", as websheets are called.

Well, if normal datagrids are weapons, then this recipe will show you a thermo-nuclear device.

We will create another datagrid, but this time we will base it on an existing Excel sheet, and therefore, adding many more possibilities.

How to do it...

The company that we used as an example in the datagrid recipe has decided to add two new products to their portfolio. This means that they have to do a bit more administration. Sales people will be able to sell more types of products and this has to be recorded. Also the company ...

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