APEX Training

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Create a Success Message using Dynamic Action

This simple example is showing how to create a success message using dynamic actions. One thing needs to be mentioned though. The last one of the three actions depends on your current template:

var success_message = $('#P299_MESSAGE').val();

$('.t10messages').empty();
$('.t10messages').append('<div class="t10messages"><div class="t10success" 
style="display: block;"></div></div>');
$('.t10success')
.append(success_message)
.slideDown('slow');

The best thing is either to open the template and have a look at the structure of the success message part or to use firebug and inspect the HTML structure on your page.

Enjoy.




Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Enable and Disable a Checkbox in a Tabular Form

This simple example is showing how to use a simple checkbox column in a tabular form to enable/disable or check/uncheck another checkbox column.


Friday, 17 May 2013

APEX Tabular Form - Instant Update

Yesterday an interesting question regarding tabular forms, collections and instant updates was asked in the Oracle APEX Forum. This example in my Demo Application shows how you can create a tabular form based on a collection and update this collection instantly. The whole example consists of three main parts:

1. save changes instantly
2. add rows and
3. delete rows

The whole code and the steps required to get it working are explained in the Code section.

Enjoy.


Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Getting Interactive Report Query

I know this is nothing new but I had a hard time to find out how to get the SQL of the currently viewed Interactive Report. In one of my projects I needed the exact query including the filtered values and sorting  in order to save the data into a PL/SQL collection and process it further. I tried using the existing IR Application Views but those do not provide all the information I needed. I stumbled upon this documentation page

http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E37097_01/doc/doc.42/e35127/apex_ir.htm#BABEFDJE

but was confused by the statement for getting the IR Query:

DECLARE
   l_report  apex_ir.t_report;
   l_query   varchar2(32767);
BEGIN     
    l_report := APEX_IR.GET_REPORT (
                    p_page_id   => 1,
                    p_region_id => 2505704029884282,
                    p_report_id => 880629800374638220);
    l_query := l_report.sql_query;
    for i in 1..l_report.binds.count
    loop
        dbms_output.put_line(i||'. '||
                             l_report.binds(i).name||
                             '='||l_report.binds(i).value);
    end loop;
END; 

If you run this statement, you will receive a concatenated string of binds used in for the filtering and the corresponding values and not the actual query (it is just not printed out). In addition to that, you need to combine this statement with the one for getting the last viewed report id:

DECLARE
    l_report_id number;
BEGIN     
    l_report_id := APEX_IR.GET_LAST_VIEWED_REPORT_ID (
        p_page_id   => 1,
        p_region_id => 2505704029884282);
END;

After talking to Patrick Wolf I realized that this statement delivers almost everything you need in order to get the complete query. I combined the two statements and created a function which you can use to get a query for any of your interactive reports including replaced binds. The function code is:

CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION get_report_sql (
   p_app_id     IN   NUMBER,
   p_page_id    IN   NUMBER,
   p_all_cols   IN   BOOLEAN DEFAULT TRUE
)
   RETURN VARCHAR2
IS
   v_report_id   NUMBER;
   v_region_id   NUMBER;
   v_report      apex_ir.t_report;
   v_query       VARCHAR2 (32767);
   v_column      VARCHAR2 (4000);
   v_position    NUMBER;
BEGIN
   SELECT region_id
     INTO v_region_id
     FROM apex_application_page_regions
    WHERE application_id = p_app_id
      AND page_id = p_page_id
      AND source_type = 'Interactive Report';

   v_report_id :=
      apex_ir.get_last_viewed_report_id (p_page_id        => p_page_id,
                                         p_region_id      => v_region_id
                                        );
   v_report :=
      apex_ir.get_report (p_page_id        => p_page_id,
                          p_region_id      => v_region_id,
                          p_report_id      => v_report_id
                         );
   v_query := v_report.sql_query;

   FOR i IN 1 .. v_report.binds.COUNT
   LOOP
      v_query :=
         REPLACE (v_query,
                  ':' || v_report.binds (i).NAME,
                  '''' || v_report.binds (i).VALUE || ''''
                 );
   END LOOP;

   IF p_all_cols
   THEN
      FOR c IN (SELECT   *
                    FROM apex_application_page_ir_col
                   WHERE application_id = p_app_id AND page_id = p_page_id
                ORDER BY display_order)
      LOOP
         v_column := v_column || ', ' || c.column_alias;
      END LOOP;

      v_column := LTRIM (v_column, ', ');
      v_position := INSTR (v_query, '(');
      v_query := SUBSTR (v_query, v_position);
      v_query := 'SELECT ' || v_column || ' FROM ' || v_query;
   END IF;

   RETURN v_query;
EXCEPTION
   WHEN OTHERS
   THEN
      v_query := SQLERRM;
      RETURN v_query;
END get_report_sql;
 
You can call this function in your application or in a PL/SQL package run from an application session like this:

DECLARE
   v_sql   VARCHAR2 (4000);
BEGIN
   v_sql := get_report_sql (:app_id, :app_page_id, FALSE);
   HTP.prn (v_sql);
END;
 
Setting the parameter

p_all_cols 
 
to TRUE would export all columns used in the IR SQL.

Enjoy.