Oracle 2 Day + Application Express Developer's Guide introduces you to application development using Oracle Application Express. This guide shows you how to set up development environment or access a hosted demonstration environment to use with this guide. It then walks you through building an initial application, modifying it, and previewing it.

Through a series of exercises, you become familiar with the Oracle Application Express user interface, basic product functionality, and some underlying concepts that enable you to develop professional, fast, and secure applications.


Topic Overview

Topics in this help set include:

Title Description
Introducing Oracle Application Express
Describes Oracle Application Express, its architecture and the environment for using the product. It also introduces you to some concepts and terms used in this guide.
Accessing Your Development Environment
Leads you through the steps to access a development environment for your use.
Getting Started with Oracle Application Express
Introduces you to areas of the user interface. It also leads you through installing the sample objects to use with this guide.
Building Your Application
Leads you through the steps for building an application, modifying it, and previewing it at different points during the development process.
About Deploying Your Application
Describes some basic information about deploying your application. It also leads you through the steps to create end users and to determine the URL of your application.
About Globalization
Describes some basic information about globalization. It also leads you through the steps to specify how the application determines global identification.
Next Steps
Describes additional resources to expand your knowledge of Oracle Application Express and boost your productivity.


Oracle 2 Day + Application Express Developer's Guide is intended for:

To use this guide, you must have a general understanding of relational database concepts and the operating system environment under which Oracle Application Express is running.

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Related Documents

For more information, see these Oracle resources:

For additional documentation available on Oracle's Technology Network, visit the Oracle Application Express Web site located at

For additional application examples, visit the Oracle by Examples (OBEs) Application Express page, located on Oracle's Technology Network. The OBEs provide step-by-step examples with screen captures on how to perform various tasks within Application Express.

For information about Oracle error messages, see Oracle Database Error Messages. Oracle error message documentation is available only in HTML. If you have access to the Oracle Database Documentation Library, you can browse the error messages by range. Once you find the specific range, use your browser's "Find in Page" feature to locate the specific message. When connected to the Internet, you can search for a specific error message using the error message search feature of the Oracle online documentation.

Many books in the documentation set use the sample schemas of the seed database, which is installed by default when you install Oracle. See Oracle Database Sample Schemas for information about how these schemas were created, and how you can use them yourself.

For additional application examples, go to the Learning Library. Search for free online training content, including Oracle by Example (OBE), demos, and tutorials. To access the Oracle Learning Library, go to:,IR_P

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If you have a user name and password for OTN, then you can go directly to the documentation section of the OTN Web site at


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