Getting started with oracle-apex

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Oracle Learning Library

Oracle Learning Library gives you idea about how to use oracle apex in Real world.

Site Built With Apex

Site Built With Apex which shows list of application built with Oracle application express.

Hello World application

Steps to create “Hello, World!” application in Oracle Application Express:

  1. Log in to your workspace.
  2. Click Application Builder. Application Builder page opens.
  3. Click Create. Page with 4 application types appears. Page contains short help text about each application type.
  4. Click Desktop. Page with some application properties appears. Choose:
    • Schema: default database schema for the application.
    • Name: the name of your application. By default it will be displayed in the page header on all pages.
    • Application: ID number, which have to be unique through all workspaces. By default APEX suggests next free number.
    • Theme and Theme Style: define appearance of application pages.
  5. Click Create Application. Application is ready to launch.
  6. Click Run Application. Login page of your application appears.

Created desktop application have two pages by default: login page and Home page. Home page have restricted asccess, to see it enter login and password for your APEX workspace.

Try for free

You can request free Oracle Application Express workspace on official site:

Installation or Setup

When you install Oracle 11g or 12cR1, an older version of Apex is pre-installed. It is highly recommended to upgrade it to the latest version.

  1. Go to and download the latest version of Apex.

  2. Follow the documentation for the specific version to install it.

  3. Important Documentation Link for Recent Three Release

  4. Oracle Application Express Release 4.1

  5. Oracle Application Express Release 4.2

  6. Oracle Application Express Release 5

  7. Oracle Application Express Release 5.1

  8. If you are Oracle Apex Developer then visit Denes Kubicek Demo Application once which solves your many problems.