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Get All the Cool New Features of Oracle Application Express 3.0 in Oracle Database XE

If you use Oracle Database 10g Express Edition (Oracle Database XE) you already have Oracle Application Express (Oracle APEX) release 2.1, it’s part of the XE installation. However, in order to use the many new features of the latest release of Oracle APEX, you need to upgrade APEX, within your Oracle Database XE, to version 3.0.1.

Justin Kestelyn, OTN Editor-in-Chief, blogged about this topic a couple of weeks ago. In reply to a question about the licensing fee of APEX, Justin mentioned that “you can develop a production Apex-based app on XE for free, subject to the terms of the XE license”.

A few days ago, I followed the instructions in this document to upgrade APEX within XE on my Windows Vista laptop. The upgrade was very smooth and took about 20 minutes to complete. I also wanted to test Jing, a new and simple screencasting tool, so I recorded the upgrade process as a 5 minute screencast:


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Reader's Comments

  1. |

    Nice video Eddy!

  2. |

    I like Jing. Free, very easy to use and produces high quality flash video. You can add voice to the video as well.

  3. |

    Let me explain my whole proble situation… I am building a ticket system in which when user loginsin It records its session id and login date and time and username to table. When any new issue ticket is raised i need to distributed to online user sequencely. Before assigning to user I need to check whether that has been login into application with browser ? But if the user has not properly logoff from the application. The new issue ticket will be not assign to him. Please tell me how to solve this problem ?

  4. |

    Amit, I suggest you ask APEX related questions on the OTN forum.