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About 10 years ago I tried to build APEX application on MS SQLServer. It was possible but performance was not satisfactory. (You can read this post here)...
Today I will describe how to use APEX with MySQL. Obviusly I don't think it is good idea to build APEX app only on MySQL. It can be used as part of Hybryd solution (Oracle + MySQL or Postrgres).

My description covers integration with MySQL. As a result will be APEX application with Interactive Report and CRUD form based on MySQL data.
Description contains two parts: First part is a MySQL site, Second part is a APEX application part

Oracle 11g+APEX 18.1+MySQL/PostgresRestSQL
I. MySQL Part
1. MySQL contains simple apexdb database with one apexutil table.

2. To use this database install RestSQL. What is RestSQL? RestSQL is an open-source, ultra-lightweight data access layer for HTTP clients. RestSQL is a persistence framework or engine in the middle tier of a classic three tier architecture: client, application ser…
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SQL query result as JavaScript array

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Here you have a short video with example. Changing Select List causes showing Checkboxes in rows, on which specific action can be processed.

Code of PL/SQL region, which creates array:
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JavaScript code for Dynamic Action, which uses the array:
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Oracle APEX – Amazon ALEXA integration WITHOUT Amazon Lambda ! (PART 2)

In the last blog post I prepared Oracle side. In this post I will show, how to prepare ALEXA Skill and how to integrate all layers.

Few weeks ago Amazon implemented new version of Alexa Skill Kit. Alexa Skill Kit is like a APEX builder. Low code technology, so you don't need to write any code :)

Let's start ! Go to Amazon Developer Console

1. Click Get Started on Alexa Skills Kit

2. As you can see on screen below there is already one skill on my list. Click on Create Skill to Create new one.

3. The name of my Skill will be - APEXUTIL Pizza  :) but you can name it as you wish.

4. Select Custom

5. Create Invocation. Users say a skill's invocation name to begin an interaction with a particular custom skill. For example, if the invocation name is "apex pizza", users can say: "Alexa, ask apex pizza ...."

6. One skill can have one or more Intents. An intent represents an action that fulfills a user's spoken request. For demo I'll use only one Intent: &…

Oracle APEX – Amazon ALEXA integration WITHOUT Amazon Lambda ! (PART 1)

I found few examples how to integrate Amazon Alexa with Oracle. All solutions used Amazon Lambda microservice (node.js). But it’s not necessary. You need only two elements: Oracle with ORDS and Amazon Alexa Skill.

-Amazon account ( )
-Oracle 11g +
-Oracle ORDS (accessed thru SSL)
-APEX (optionaly)

1. For demo I used only one simple table:
create table alexa_orders   (   alo_id      raw(16) default sys_guid() primary key,   alo_name    varchar2(4000),   alo_qty     number,   alo_value   number,   alo_date    date,   alo_status  varchar2(1024),   alo_ship_datedate  );
You can use these inserts to populate sample datas
insert into alexa_orders ( alo_name, alo_qty , alo_value , alo_date, alo_status, alo_ship_date) values ('Pizza Pepperoni', round(dbms_random.value(1,10),0), round(dbms_random.value(5,1000),2), sysdate-dbms_random.value(1,3),'In progress',sysdate+((1/1440)*dbms_random.value(1,120))); insert into alexa_orders ( …