As John Scott and Dimitri Gielis mentioned on their blogs I did a video for them for the Apex Evangelists European Training days. At one point I was planning on going there and helping out but that just didn't work out, so I did this video for them instead.

And then one of the boss's asked to see it after reading about it, and thought it was pretty nice and said I should post it. I'm a little rough around the edges with the whole vidcasting/vblogging thing , nothing a little practice won't fix, but I had alot of fun doing it and am planning on more of them in the future.

So here it is in all it's grainy Google video goodness.

If you want to watch the higher definition version you can download from here but on Windows I can only get it to run using vlc , my favorite cross platform video player.

I did the whole thing on Linux and the programs I used, while lacking a little polish, were very easy to use.


And finally as an OOW note , John and Dimitri , I like my beers tall , cold and plentiful :)


  1. Dimitri Gielis said...
    >I like my beers tall, cold and plentiful

    Like here?:

    You forgot to ask for a nice looking waitress ;-) (oh boy! was that waitress in Las Vegas so ...)

    Thanks again Carl,
    Patrick Wolf said...

    thanks for sharing it with the public!

    Looking forward to see this feature in action in the upcoming version!

    Carl Backstrom said...
    Yup I think those beers will fulfill the billing requirement.

    Anonymous said...
    Super cool video. Also Kudos to your boss for this openness.
    Anonymous said...
    Hey Carl,

    very very very nice features!

    I am so excited about 4.0...

    Just a quick question:
    When I want to export a report with sorting, grouping and some coloring are those things be available in the pdf or the excel export?

    Byte64 said...
    Great video and great features Carl.

    Anonymous said...
    I watched that demo, wow.

    Oracle DB, App Express, and Web 2.0, and persistent end user customization. The perfect storm.

    My customers are gonna LOVE this.

    You didn't demo 4.0 App Express forms, security, or web services. Do you have any updates or demos on those topics?

    Oracle Forums: danusgov
    Mark Lancaster said...
    Great video Carl

    Users will love the filtering and group by features, not to mention the improved responsiveness.

    Developers will love the JSON api - can't wait to get my hands on 3.1.

    Mark Lancaster
    Carl Backstrom said...
    coloring are those things be available in the pdf or the excel export?

    that's something we are looking into
    Carl Backstrom said...
    Do you have any updates or demos on those topics?

    That's why it's a sneak preview you never know what you get.

    Clay Newton said...
    Carl, this is great stuff.
    Paulo Vale said...
    Hello Carl,
    I can see in the newly updated Statement of Direction for Oracle Application Express 3.1 that the "Interactive reporting region types which natively integrate Web 2.0 features to filter, break, sort data, etc." is there.
    I'm desperate :) for this new feature.
    In this video you state that this version is just around the corner...
    Can you tell how much time we'll have to wait to have this great functionality?
    Also I saw in a PDF somewhere (don't remember where) an added functionalitie to obtain a custom chart using this reporting feature. Will this also be available in 3.1

    Thank you,
    Carl Backstrom said...
    Can you tell how much time we'll have to wait to have this great functionality?

    Unfortunately I can't be specific, I can say you will be seeing/hearing much more about this feature and associated features in the next few weeks

    Charting is being investigated
    Niels de Bruijn said...
    Hello Carl,

    just wanted to say that you did a great demo there! The features you presented are really what my customers are looking for, so can't wait to get my hands on 4.0.

    Kind regards,

    Niels de Bruijn
    MT AG, Germany
    Stew said...
    Coming to this party late, but enjoyed the video none the less.

    BTW, the high-quality video displays just fine in Miro, a fairly-new, free video player that was listed as one of the best open source viewers recently.

    Check it out at
    Carl Backstrom said...
    Yeah Miro is awesome I've been using it for awhile, it has a bunch of science and technical vidcasts that I follow.
    Anonymous said...

    thats great.

    Looking forward to see this in future also.

    Mlebbai said...
    All these features explained are already there at APEX 3.2. I was really looking for some real peek-ins of upcoming APEX 4.0?

    Good explanation, though.
    Juan Esteban said...
    Great, users could benefit from collaborative sharing of application filters and views of reports. i.e. filters could be private or public. Nice 4.0.
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