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

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Chapter 7. APEX APIs

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Updating a table with the hidden primary key
  • Reading a checkbox programmatically
  • Creating help functionality with apex_application.help
  • Counting clicks with apex_util.count_clicks
  • Setting default item settings with apex_ui_default_update
  • Creating a background process with apex_plsql_job

Introduction

APEX comes with a set of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). These APIs help the APEX developer to programmatically change the settings you would normally do in the APEX builder. The APIs offer a lot of flexibility and speed in developing web applications. Especially when you have to do a lot of repeating actions in the APEX builder, the APIs can be very useful.

In this chapter, ...

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