Oracle Application Express 20.1 Version Released

Oracle continues to support the ongoing improvement of Application Express (aka APEX). This application building tool is a low-code environment that makes building database-driven applications easier than writing all of the HTML and SQL code from scratch. Also, because it is embedded within the Oracle database, there is no need for add-on reporting tools. This low-code development tool saves hundreds of hours in development time and is very versatile.

For example, NC DPI uses APEX for the development of its EDDIE system.

This new version includes an enhanced search feature for its reports, responsive report widths in its interactive reports, and an expanded library of graphing and charting types.
To see more about its features go to this URL.

Data Smart LLC uses APEX to build custom student reporting systems for school districts. Other applications created include a student performance recording for direct daily measurement (DDM), a team meeting recording system, and a curriculum development tool. Within the “family’ of applications, all data can be combined and accessed for reporting and analysis.

New Version of Application Express

Application Express

Oracle has released an update (version 18.1) for its Application Express (ApEx) which is a web-based application development tool. ApEx is a rapid development tool which can be used to create a wide variety of web-based productivity applications. Data Smart LLC uses reporting and charting development environment to create its longitudinal data marts. Due to the flexibility of ApEx it can be used to develop custom applications, report pages and all sorts of charts.

Charting Capabilities

There are many charting possibilities for data in APEX. The list is too long to print here, so look at this website which has a sampling of the types of charts available.

A feature of these charts is the ability to filter the data by using drop-down select parameters.

Reporting Capabilities

Reports which have most of the features of Excel are a standard method for presenting data in the Data Smart LLC data mart.  Tables are created in “interactive reports” and then the user can manipulate the data to provide just what is needed.

See for a description of Application Express or to “test drive” your own ApEx workspace.

APEX Applications

Data Smart LLC also creates applications for tracking daily student behavior, student performance on instruction record, collaborative meeting notes, and curriculum pacing guides to name a few.  The NC Department of Public Instruction uses APEX for managing testing irregularity reporting.     

Learn More

If you would like to learn more about how you can have a trained ApEx developer build and host a data system and other productivity applications contact