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Oracle Application Express 3.2 by Matthew Lyon, Arie Geller

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Shortcuts

Shortcuts can be considered as a private case of substitution strings, or an extension of them. Shortcuts are included in the Shared Components module, and they are defined as part of the User Interface section.

Shortcuts act in a similar manner to substitution strings — special string notation, in this case, is an all capital letters string wrap in quotation mark ("), which is being replaced, by the APEX engine, with a content associated with it. However, shortcuts allow us a greater degree of flexibility than plain substitution strings with regard to their content options and its functionalities. When we are using substitution strings, the APEX engine replaces the substitution string with its exact content. While using shortcuts, the ...

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