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Authenticate E-Business Suite Users in Apex 3 Comments

If you use Oracle’s Application Express (Apex) as part of an E-Business Suite implementation (not a common setup, but I think it’s an awesome combination ), you’ll be faced with some basic questions on integrating Apex user authentication and authorization into the existing E-Business Suite.…


Application Express and the E-Business Suite

Oracle’s E-Business Suite is a powerful enterprise business system right out of the box, and is highly configurable to fit many business models. However, there is a limit to what mere configuration can accomplish, and ultimately most E-Business Suite users must resort to some level of…


That Report Isn’t Dense Enough

Recently I have written several SQL reports where there were just not enough rows. No, I wasn’t getting paid by the word, but the reports were misleading. Data is stored as a result of something happening, not when something doesn’t happen. Sometimes those missing rows are very interesting…


BI Publisher Graph Values

I was writing a sales report to be published through BI Publisher (a.k.a. XML Publisher on our E-Business Suite), and in addition to a simple table of the sales numbers, I added in one of those nifty bar graphs. Oracle’s BI Publisher Desktop plugin for Word makes writing nice looking reports very…