Author: Jorge Rimblas
Hi, I'm Jorge Rimblas. Father, husband, photographer, Oraclenerd, Oracle APEX expert, Oracle ACE, coffee lover, car guy, gadget addict, etc... I'm a Senior APEX Consultant with Insum Solutions, a consulting firm specialized in Oracle databases and the APEX development tool. I have worked with Oracle since 1995 and done eBusiness Suite implementations and customizations. Nowadays I specialize almost exclusively in Oracle APEX.

How to Hide & Show a region’s TIMING during development

You may be familiar with the handy Substitution String #TIMING# in Oracle Application Express (read more about TIMING and other Substitution Strings). When you add it to the footer (or header) of a region you get to see how long

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Warn on Unsaved Changes for APEX_ITEM

APEX 5.1 introduced native functionality for warning the user when they attempt to navigate away from a page when the page contains unsaved changes. However, this feature doesn’t track items created via the APEX_ITEM API. Which brings me to the

Single Item CSS Grid Alignment

I often need to have a single item on a page (think a search item above a report for example). I would like this item’s label to still align to the right, but be flush with the left side of

Kscope Submission Ideas

Have you been thinking about submitting an abstract for Kscope? The submission deadline for Kscope18 is fast approaching! Submissions close on January 5, 2018! Some of you may still be struggling to think of some topics. I’ve asked Dietmar Aust

What is Multi-Cursor Editing?

This little question on Twitter prompted me to record this brief video. > “multi-cursor edit” …do tell!? — Cary Millsap (@CaryMillsap) December 9, 2017 Some useful links: Sublime Text for Oracle Apex Developers Go ahead, share…

Freeze Column & Headers Plugin

I recently had this requirement for freezing the column and header on a Classic Report, just the way you can with Excel. The report had too many columns and once you scroll horizontally or vertically you would loose track of

Warn Before Closing APEX Modal Dialogs

As you may already know, APEX 5.1 implements native Warn Before Exit functionality. Basically, if the user makes changes on a page and tries to navigate away before they save their changes, they get a warning. Modal Pages also get

Dynamic Modal Dialog Titles in APEX5

Modal Dialogs in APEX5 use the Modal Page Title attribute as the Title of the dialog. Often, I wish this valuable area of the page could convey more information. So, I thought I could use a Substitution String in the

OTN Appreciation Day : Pre-Built Developer VMs

I have something to confess, but it shouldn’t come as a surprise – I’m not a very good DBA. … but I’m not supposed to be… I’m a developer! Sure, I can discuss configuration options and architecture, but don’t ask

Video: 006 – Substitution Strings, Bind Variables, and APEX Links

“Substitution Strings, Bind Variables, and APEX Links” oh my. Have you ever build an APEX link manually and perhaps it looked something like this:

We should talk. I used to make this mistake and I’ve seen it made too