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jQuery in APEX

Updated: Feb 12, 2023


People who work with jQuery already know about the benefits of using it. But most of the APEX developers finds it difficult to get maximum benefits of having a jQuery code in APEX application.


Today in this blog I will discuss about jQuery.



What is jQuery ?

jQuery is a fast, small, and feature-rich JavaScript library. It makes things like HTML document traversal and manipulation, event handling, and animation much simpler with an easy-to-use API that works across a multitude of browsers. With a combination of versatility and extensibility, jQuery has changed the way that millions of people write JavaScript.



Why we should use jQuery in APEX application ?

jQuery is used in Oracle APEX because it provides a number of benefits and makes it easier to create dynamic and interactive web pages. Some of the reasons for using jQuery in Oracle APEX are:


  1. Ease of use: jQuery provides a simple, concise and easy-to-learn syntax for writing JavaScript code, making it easier for developers to write complex JavaScript functions.

  2. Cross-browser compatibility: jQuery takes care of cross-browser compatibility issues, allowing developers to focus on creating functionality rather than worrying about compatibility issues.

  3. Faster development: jQuery provides a number of pre-built functions and plug-ins that can be used in your application, which speeds up the development process.

  4. Interactivity: jQuery can be used to add dynamic elements to your pages, such as animations, dropdown menus, pop-up windows and more, making your application more interactive and engaging for users.

  5. AJAX Support: jQuery provides an easy way to make AJAX requests, which can be used to retrieve data from the server without refreshing the page.


Overall, jQuery makes it easier to create dynamic and interactive web pages in Oracle APEX, making it an essential tool for APEX developers



How to integrate jQuery in Oracle APEX application?

To integrate jQuery in Oracle APEX, you can follow these steps:


  • Download the jQuery library file and upload it to the Static Files section in your APEX application.

  • In the page where you want to use jQuery, go to the "Page Attributes" section, select "JavaScript" from the left menu and include the following code:


Replace "x.x.x" with the version number of the jQuery library you uploaded.

  • You can now use jQuery in your APEX page by adding the script to the "Execute when Page Loads" section in the Page Attributes, or by adding it to a dynamic action.

Note: Make sure to use the correct path to the jQuery library file, and to include it in a way that it won't conflict with other libraries being used on the same page.



Some Examples where jQuery can be used in APEX application


  1. Dynamic Show/Hide of Items: jQuery can be used to show or hide items based on user interactions such as selecting an option from a select list.

  2. Dynamic Tabs: jQuery can be used to create dynamic tabs that change based on user interactions, making it easier for users to navigate complex pages.

  3. Interactive Charts: jQuery can be used to create interactive charts with drill-down capabilities, making it easier for users to view and analyze data.

  4. Image Sliders: jQuery can be used to create image sliders that can be used to display images in a rotating or sliding manner.

  5. Dynamic Calendar: jQuery can be used to create dynamic calendars that can be used to schedule events, appointments, and tasks.

  6. Dynamic Modal Pop-ups: jQuery can be used to create dynamic modal pop-ups that display additional information or form inputs.

  7. Dynamic Form Validation: jQuery can be used to validate form inputs in real-time, providing instant feedback to the user.

  8. Dynamic Auto-Complete: jQuery can be used to create dynamic auto-complete functionality that makes it easier for users to find and select items from a list.

  9. Dynamic Tooltips: jQuery can be used to create dynamic tooltips that display additional information about an element when the user hovers over it.

  10. Dynamic Accordions: jQuery can be used to create dynamic accordions that can be used to display a large amount of information in a compact and organized manner.


I hope that was useful read about using jQuery in APEX application.


Thanks for reading my post !!!

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