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

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Chapter 5. APEX Plug-ins

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Creating an item type plug-in
  • Creating a region type plug-in
  • Creating a dynamic action plug-in
  • Creating a process type plug-in
  • Creating an authorization plug-in

Introduction

In APEX 4.0, Oracle introduced the plug-in feature. A plug-in is an extension to the existing functionality of APEX. The idea behind plug-ins is to make life easier for developers. Plug-ins are reusable, and can be exported and imported. In this way it is possible to create a functionality which is available to all APEX developers. And installing and using them without the need of having a knowledge of what's inside the plug-in.

APEX translates settings from the APEX builder to HTML and JavaScript. For example, if you created ...

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