Colin Archer

Colin is a Senior Development Consultant at DSP-Explorer with 20 years’ experience of analysis, design, and development of bespoke Oracle applications for a wide variety of business functions. Building on his previous experience of Forms and PL/SQL he is now focusing on developing high quality fit for purpose solutions using APEX.

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Latest Posts

Native Maps in APEX 21.1

Find out how we can help you build solutions using Oracle APEX with our award winning application development and consultancy services .   Version 21.1 of APEX has recently been..

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APEX 20.2 New Reporting Features

Find out how we can help you build solutions using Oracle APEX with our award winning application development and consultancy services . A pre-production version of APEX 20.2 has..

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APEX REST Enabled Forms

Find out how we can help you build solutions using Oracle APEX with our award winning application development and consultancy services . Following on from my previous blog, today..

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Using REST Data Sources for APEX List of Values

There have been many new REST features and improvements added to APEX over the past few releases, so I thought now would be a good time to take a look at some of the newer REST..

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How Do I Access My Free Oracle Cloud Database

If you have created a free database in the new Always Free Oracle Cloud Tier, you can use the provided web version of SQL Developer to gain access to your schemas for development.

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Creating & Consuming Web Services in APEX

Last December at Tech 18 and then again at this year’s UKOUG Midlands Tech Event, I gave a presentation (including live demos) on how to create and consume Web Services in APEX.

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What is the Oracle Forms Standalone Launcher?

I recently attended the Tech 18 conference in Liverpool and sat in on a few Forms presentations where the new Oracle Forms Standalone Launcher (FSAL) was mentioned. As an Oracle..

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Making an APEX Wizard Clickable

Recently I was at the Tech 18 conference in Liverpool where I went to an APEX presentation by Adrian Trotman on the power of lists. During his presentation (which was good by the..

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Adding an Auto Save Feature to an APEX Page

Recently I was tasked with adding an auto save feature to an APEX page for a questionnaire style application I was developing for a customer.

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