APEX & Search

Craig Sykes Nov 30, 2017 9:45:44 AM

This year, we have been looking into the best way to deliver search capabilities in an APEX application.

Customers are used to searching in Google and often want the same functionality in their business application.  While we don’t have the resources and years of research that Google have, we can take some ideas from them and develop great search mechanisms in our own applications.

The video below is a recording of a presentation we delivered at the APEX SIG in May where we talk about:

  • What search tools are available natively in APEX.
  • How we can customise these tools to deliver a much better search.
  • How we can integrate Oracle Text into our search solution.
  • How we can integrate an ElasticSearch database with APEX to deliver a fast, full-featured search solution without having to do the hard part.




Author: Craig Sykes 

Job Title: Senior Oracle Development Consultant

Bio: Craig is a Senior Development Consultant at DSP-Explorer. Craig has an MSc in Computing Science and is an experienced software engineer, utilising development tools such as PL/SQL and APEX to provide bespoke ERP software to both UK and international businesses. Craig has experience developing solutions to connect Oracle systems to a wide range of existing external applications within business environments.