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Showing posts from July, 2011

Another (hidden) gem in APEX

For one of my current project the customer had the (more than reasonable) requirement that all messages, texts on buttons etc should be displayed in Dutch. And there are really a lot of these messages: Regions, Computations, Validations, Processes etc, they all have their own messages. So that would require a lot of clicking in the APEX Development Environment....until I found out there is a very nice shortcut for that!
When you navigate to the Utilities section there is a list on the right side named "Page Specific Utilities". These utilities are subdivided by Region, Button, Item etc.. And when you click on one of those items, there is another menu where you can choose for "Grid Edit...Error Messages". And when using that, you'll be ready in no time!
I think it was worth sharing this, just to prevent someone from getting RSI...

KScope 11 - In the rearview mirror

Last Saturday afternoon I arrived back home and after two nights of (more or less) sleep, this morning I headed for the airport again to fly to Stockholm for my current project. So while sitting in my hotel room, I (finally) have some time to blog about last weeks Kscope11....
As always, this Kscope was packed with great sessions too. After Sundays symposium, complete filled by the APEX Development Team - at least for the track I was most interested in - Monday started off with "Web services for the REST of us" by Jason Straub. Jason showed how easy it is in APEX to consume (for instance) Yahoo web services and how to use APEX as a front end for Amazon's cloud storage. If you ever have trouble getting the XPath expression right, you might consider usingAltova XMLSpy. This tool (not free though!) can be used for determining the the XMLPath expression, just by clicking on the node you're interested in. And when debugging web services can be quite cumbersome, take a look…