Chapter 5. Visualizing Your Data

One of the key areas in which APEX really shines is its ability to create many different views to visualize the data in your database. If you have at least one numerical field in your table, you can massage your data to create vivid pie, doughnut, bar or candlestick charts that are either static or animated. If you have at least one date or time field in your table, you can magically populate your records on a calendar using that field. If you have a bunch of sales data, you can display it on top of each country on a beautiful high resolution map.

The rich platform that is APEX allows you to create (in a matter of minutes) hundreds of new ways to look at your data—something you wouldn't usually be able to pull off ...

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