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APEX Meetups - Calgary
One of the popular things these days in the APEX community is to have localized APEX Meetups . These are usually monthly meetings where one, or a few, people give a presentation about APEX. These are a lot more informal than traditional conferences and help...
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Help Promote Logger
Here's a snippet from a Twitter conversation today between Steven Feuerstein  and I around a user that created their own PL/SQL logging platform: Shameless self-promotion, I know. But it feels so good....I really like to help people. http://t.co/WW91NDOnN9 ...
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APEX Request: BRANCH_TO_PAGE_ACCEPT
In APEX, there's a special request type called BRANCH_TO_PAGE_ACCEPT . This can be used in the REQUEST portion of the APEX URL . The syntax for the REQUEST attribute is " BRANCH_TO_PAGE_ACCEPT| ". For example, suppose you are on Page 1 (P1) and want a butto...
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OOS Utilities Package
This is a duplicate post originating from OraOpenSource. Normally I try not to duplicate content but in this case I really wanted to get the message out. Just like any other programming language they're some common tools/features that are not offered native...
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15 Minute Timer on Mac
I need to take a small break every 15 minutes when using my computer. I looked at various timers for OS X to help notify me when 15 minutes were up. I wasn't overly impressed with any of the options that I found. Then I stumbled upon a neat feature in OS X ...
I need to take a small break every 15 minutes when using my computer. I looked at various timers for OS X to help notify me when 15 minutes were up. I wasn't overly impressed with any of the options that I found. Then I stumb...
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ODTUG Oracle Blogs - Now on Twitter
A while ago, ODTUG put a heavy emphasis on communities . As a result, 6 main communities were created: APEX , BI , EPM , Development , DBA , and ADF . Each of these communities have their own site dedicated to them along with a blog aggregator ( click on ea...
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SQLcl and login.sql
In SQL*Plus you can configure it to automatically run login scripts, typically used to configure your session. These are stored in the files glogin.sql and login.sql . Some examples that you'd find in these files are statements like:  set serveroutput on . ...
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APEX Docs for iBooks
I'm not sure if this is new news or not, but you can download the APEX documentation in ePub format which can be loaded into iBooks. To download the ebook format go to docs.oracleapex.com then click the download button for the appropriate doc and select ePu...
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APEX_JSON.PARSE Issue with CLOBs and 11g
APEX 5.0 comes with some new APIs including APEX_JSON which manages JSON files. When using APEX_JSON to consume a JSON file, the process is fairly straight forward: - Parse: This parses the JSON and stores it in a record type. - Read values in the JSON obje...
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APEX Backup Script
A long time ago (almost 3 years ago to be exact), I blogged about command line backups for APEX . The script was originally for DOS and required configurations to be stored directly in the script. Since making the script available I've had numerous requests...
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APEX 5: Creating Sub-Menus
APEX 5 has gotten rid of the old APEX tabs concept and instead replaced it with the APEX Navigation Menu. This is a very positive change and, tied in with the new Universal Theme it, certainly makes life easier. One thing that I really like is the simplicit...
APEX 5 has gotten rid of the old APEX tabs concept and instead replaced it with the APEX Navigation Menu. This is a very positive change and, tied in with the new Universal Theme it, certainly makes life easier. One thing tha...
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Installing SQLcl
SQLcl is the new command line tool from Oracle, more specifically from the SQL Developer team . It is currently an Early Adopter (EA) release and you can download it from:  http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/sql-developer/downloads/sqldev-41e...
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CTO
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Oracle, PL/SQL, SQL, APEX
Employment
  • ODTUG
    Director, 2012 - present
  • ClariFit
    CTO, 2009 - present
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Male
Other names
Giffy, Martin Giffy D'Souza
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Bragging rights
2011 ODTUG Kscope 11 Speaker of the Year
Education
  • Queen's University
    Computer Engineering, 1999 - 2003
  • John Abbott College
    Sciences, 1997 - 1999