Craig Sykes

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.

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Latest Posts

Moving from APEX 5 to 4

Back in 2014 I wrote a blog discussing what I thought was exciting about the imminent APEX 5.0 release. This year I have been developing an application in APEX 4.2 for a customer..

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Custom JSON in APEX 5

I attended the excellent Tech 15 this December and was lucky enough to be able to speak about integrating external technologies with APEX. One of the things I demonstrated was my..

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OEM Chargeback via APEX

I was recently asked to look into the possibility of building a custom front end for some of the features of OEM 12c, namely the Cloud Management Plugin.

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Upgrading to APEX 5

I have recently been upgrading our internal applications to APEX 5 and thought it would be interesting to write a blog about some of the issues that initially came up whilst doing..

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Modal Dialog Tips and Tricks

I have been developing in APEX 5 since its release and have used the new native modal popup windows in almost every application I have created. While the functionality is inbuilt..

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Calculating Mileage in an APEX 5.0 Application

As part of our recent redevelopment of our Oracle Forms expenses application into APEX 5.0, I looked into creating a mileage calculator using the Google Maps API. This blog..

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Making pie charts the same size in APEX

If you have ever created a pie chart in APEX you know how easy it is to plug in a SQL statement and get a good looking chart with a host of customization options all native within..

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The Benefits of APEX for Small Development Teams

I recently completed a piece of work which really shows the benefits of adopting APEX within a company with a small development team.

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Creating an Address Search in APEX

I recently had a request to implement a comprehensive UK address search in an APEX application without using a dedicated API such as the Royal Mail PAF. The first place I looked..

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Apex 5.0 from Early Adopter to Production

I wrote a blog in September 2014 about what I thought of the early adopter release of APEX 5.0 and have been using APEX 5.0 ever since. I thought it would be a good idea to take a..

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