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Oracle APEX Meetup in Stockholm 16.08.

Von Tobias Arnhold → 7.19.2016
In my summer holiday, this year in Stockholm (Sweden), I will make a stop and present two APEX topics in the "Stockholm Oracle Meetup group".

The topics will be:

Working with interactive SVG graphics in APEX 
Adding SVG graphics inside individual business applications is quite in common. Because those graphics can increase the usability and even more important it creates a completely new way to visualize data inside a browser app. In this presentation he will show us how one can integrate SVG charts and how to use the possibilities of SVG elements to make every static image interactive with only a few lines of code.

APEX Dashboard Competition 
At the beginning of the year the German community announced the "APEX Dashboard Competition". The goal was to create a nice looking dashboard application. This presentation will give you an impression about the best 10 applications and their individual solutions.

If you are interested to see what APEX is capable of then join the presentation on
Thanks to Mathias Magnusson for organizing this great event. Hope to meet as much APEX enthusiasts as possible. :)

Interactive Report with a Font Awesome edit icon

Von Tobias Arnhold → 7.01.2016
Most of you know the default APEX edit icons you can choose from inside your Interactive Report.
Basically you use them to link to a detail page.

The icon source looks like this.

A typical result page.

Two things I would like to change:
 1. The Icon should be a nice looking car symbol from the Font Awesome library.
 2. The column width should be as small as the icon and not relative to the page width.

We change the pencil.png towards the nice looking automobile icon from Font Awesome.
<span class="fa fa-automobile"></span> 

Then we add a little CSS snippet to the page inline CSS.
.minimize-first-table-col td:first-child{
  width: 1%;
  overflow: visible;
  padding: 8px;

And as a last step we add the class minimize-first-table-col inside the Interactive Report > Appearance > CSS Classes.

The result will looks like this.