Monday, October 8, 2007

Getting Started

Hello, I am brand new to Oracle Application Express. This blog is designed to keep a journal of the things I have learned, and the things I would like to learn. So, as with everythign, the first thing to learn is how to get started. You will need Oracle 10g Database, which comes bundled with APEX. But of course, then you will need to upgrade APEX to 3.0.1.

Step 1: Go Here to download and get more information on Oracle APEX. http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/database/application_express/html/doc.html

Step 2: Review these steps....if you are like me, it will take a couple of tries and a couple of hours before things start working.
http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/B32472_01/doc/install.300/b32468.pdf
http://download-uk.oracle.com/docs/cd/B32472_01/doc/install.300/b32468/trouble.htm

The most important Gotcha: once you download Oracle APEX, it will need to be unzipped, when this is done, you will have one file folder titled APEX that contains all of your data. This file folder needs to be placed inside the OracleXE folder residing on your harddrive. From there, you can start your install.