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Oracle APEX Reporting Tips & Tricks - Book Review

Just after my not-so-positive previous book review, another author dared to ask me for my review. I asked him whether he was sure, and he - confidently - answered positive. This book, written by George Bara from Romania, is called "Oracle APEX Reporting Tips & Tricks", so - from the title -  it seems to be covering similar subjects as the previous one. 
Chapter 1, "Introducing APEX", covers the install of APEX and the creation of a first application. The good thing here is that the author doesn't rewrite the docs, but just links to them. Right after that he introduces the two main report types: the Classic Report and the Interactive Report.
Chapter 2, "Interactive Reports Basics", covers the cool options from the Action menu as well how a developer can dis- or enable these options. Also the Alternate and Icon view is explained, followed by a brief example on styling an IR using CSS. After that multiple download options are covered, including an ext…