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Recently I was asked during an interview how I would approach adopting new features in Oracle as part of an upgrade. At the time I feel I gave a pretty cursory reply and I just explained how I’d performed an upgrade (migration) across platforms and had implemented new...

How to Connect Qlik Sense to Oracle

How to Connect Qlik Sense to Oracle

I'm lazy, why doesn't anyone have instructions I can follow already! I guess it's time to give back to the Google seekers of this world. After going through the process I can understand why no one has written a guide, it's not a straight forward process. As this sort...

Oracle Apex 5 on AWS Linux

Oracle Apex 5 on AWS Linux

It's always nice to dip your toes in the familiar with Oralce Apex 5 being out for over a year now I thought I'd validate an old blog I wrote about running Apex in the Cloud. Oracle do provide cloud options if you just want to try it out but like any tech geek I...

Oracle Data Visualisation Desktop

Oracle Data Visualisation Desktop

Oracle have been catching up in the analytics space. One of the features they had been lacking was in regards to self-service analytics. Basically, the ability for a user to mashup their own data with corporate data. I believe it's the reason why they didn't feature...

Oracle Apex Dynamic Page Item Help

Oracle Apex Dynamic Page Item Help

I'm Ben Lee I'm into report development, data integration and data modelling. In this blog I explain how I helped a customer manage their own help text. Recently I had the scenario where a customer wanted to be able to manage their own help text for a page in an...

PL/SQL Parameters

In Clean Code, Martin recommends that: The ideal number of arguments for a function is zero (niladic). Next comes one (monadic), followed closely by two (dyadic). Three arguments (triadic) should be avoided where possible. More than three (polyadic) requires very...