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1. What are the Long-Term Prospects for Oracle Application Express?

In David Peake’s blog, he asks “What are the Long-term prospects for Oracle Application Express?”

He says that the simple answer is that Oracle is committed to the ongoing development and support of Application Express. Oracle itself utilizes Application Express extensively to meet business requirements and improve business processes.

In his conclusion, he says “I can’t guarantee that Oracle Application Express will always continue to have the incredible popularity, inside and outside Oracle, which it enjoys today. However, the above should give you confidence that Application Express has a very solid and promising future, and that Oracle will continue to invest in the tool’s ongoing development.”

Read his full and detailed blog post here.

2.  Tooltip On Column Headers : OBIEE 11g

In this blog by Just Analytics, they describe how in one of their projects, they had a requirement of putting tooltip on column header without losing the data format of the column values.

They describe the process, step by step:

  • Open an analysis in OBIEE 11g
  • Go to column format of the column where tooltip is required
  • Put HTML tag in column Heading and check Contains HTML Markup tag
  • Go to Results tab and check

See their blog post for further details and instructions.

3. Bad BI Form

In this blog post, Jeff McQuigg demonstrates visually how circles can not be compared easily but in a vertical bar, comparison is visually better. He says to keep this in mind when dealing with comparisons using area based visuals.


Read the full blog post here.

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Karen Smith posted 4 days of Oracle BI content at UKOUG Tech13, hear from users, Oracle and industry experts, check out the agenda today! 1st – 4th December, Manchester

Sachin J shared Oracle Database Version Suffix

Ruben Visso asked, “Does anyone know where I can find a metric reference guide for Oracle BI Apps? I just found one but is from June 2009.” Answer his question here

Join the LinkedIn Oracle Business Intelligence group here.

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Oracle Blogs tweeted Translating Your Customizations and Critical Patch Update for Oracle Fusion Middleware – CPU October 2013

Oracle Magazine posted Start to finish, ADF Essentials deployment on Amazon EC2  by Wes Fang

Oracle Analytics shared In the Know – “Expanding the range of enterprise analysis puts new insight into workers’ hands” by Alison Weiss

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Oracle Financial Analytics Mobile Application Demo was posted by biecuador_chanel

“Rich Wilkie of Oracle talks about Oracle Financial Management Analytics” was posted by Oracle Business Analytics