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

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Creating help functionality with apex_application.help

To support a user-friendly interface, applications can be enhanced with a help functionality. In APEX, you can easily build a context sensitive help. You can place a help link in the navigation bar so that it is available on every page in the application.

Getting ready

Make sure you have an existing application with some pages where you can show some help.

How to do it...

First, let's create the help page.

  1. In the Application Builder, click on the Create Page button.
  2. Select Blank page.
  3. Enter a page number and an alias. Click on Next.
  4. Enter a name for the help page. Click on Next.
  5. Select No tabs and click on Next.
  6. Click on Finish.

    The page has now been created. Click on the Edit page icon to continue. ...

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