Last year, Craig Sykes and I were discussing ideas for presentations at Tech16 and one idea made us quite excited to turn in to a paper for submission.
We hadn’t seen a presentation on a complete coverage of all the Dynamic Actions available in APEX 5 – yet alone attempted to demonstrate every single event, action and property in 50mins.
Dynamic Actions are a feature we use every single day; we knew a lot about it and we had some creative implementations we’d take from projects to demonstrate. It was also an opportunity to learn a thing or two whilst investigating the more underused features.
The premise is that APEX developers regularly use the Click, Change or Page Load events; but how often would you use Resource Load for example? and what could it be used for?
We start simple with an implicit Dynamic Action, the Cascading LOV, which gives the impression of a Change event with a Refresh action – however no explicit Dynamic Action is created, making pages more lightweight to maintain.
Moving on in to more detail; we covered:
For those developing mobile applications; a new range of Dynamic Actions are available such as Swipe, Touch, Tap and more are available.
We concluded the presentation with some upcoming features in 5.1 and a summary.
Please see our video below:
Author: Matt Mulvaney
Job Title: Senior Oracle APEX Development Consultant
Bio: Matt is an experienced APEX solution designer having designed numerous complex systems using a broad range of Oracle Technologies. Building on his previous experience of Oracle Forms & PL/SQL, he is entirely focused on providing functionally rich APEX solutions. Matt promotes APEX as a software platform and openly shares best practises, techniques & approaches. Matt has a passion for excellence and enjoys producing high quality software solutions which provide a real business benefit.