Philip Ratcliffe

Philip is a Development Consultant at DSP-Explorer. Building on considerable experience in development including using Oracle PL/SQL and supporting Oracle EBS, Philip is employing APEX to provide quality, bespoke software solutions to a range of organisations.

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Latest Posts

APEX Automations

As part of the release of Application Express 20.2, Oracle announced the inclusion of APEX Automations. But what are they? And are they any good?

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APEX Native Mega Menu

Oracle has recently released APEX version 20.2. But it is only recently that I have had the opportunity to explore the native APEX Mega Menu that was available with the release of..

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Loading Excel into APEX 19.1

Loading Excel Into APEX Applications Update

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UK OUG Tech18 APEX State Of The Union

If, like me, you attended UK OUG’s Tech18 conference at ACC Liverpool  and have a particular interest in Application Express, you may well have attended Joel Kallman’s “State Of..

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Options For Loading Excel Data Into APEX Applications

Excel is still widely used across many organisations as a standard reporting tool, often being used as a substitute for small databases. As a consequence, it has become necessary..

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Oracle Data Visualization Update

Throughout 2016, I posted a series of blogs introducing Oracle’s recent additions to its Data Visualization portfolio – Data Visualization Cloud Service (DVCS) and Data..

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APEX 5.0 Desktop Universal Theme vs Mobile Theme

I was recently asked by a customer to create a small application for use on mobile devices, to record attendance at certain events.

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Oracle Data Visualization

Since Oracle has expanded its Data Visualization portfolio, (particularly with the launch of Data Visualization Cloud Service (DVCS) and Data Visualization Desktop (DVD)), I have..

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Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service – Introduction to Visual Analyzer

Since Oracle has expanded its Data Visualization portfolio, (particularly with the launch of Data Visualization Cloud Service (DVCS) and Data Visualization Desktop (DVD)), I have..

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Dynamic Selection of Tabs and Region Display Selectors in APEX

I was recently working on a project for a customer who had a requirement for a form to display a tab region (tab container template) with two tab pages, and for the correct tab to..

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