A quick tip for the lazy apex developers like me.
If you manage many workspaces on different machines and servers, you may want to create several bookmarks to quickly preset the workspace name and the workspace administrator name or an application developer name if you prefer.
Being Apex a tool written with Apex itself, it's easy to preset the page items in the following fashion:
http://hostname/path/f?p=4550:1:::::F4550_P1_COMPANY,F4550_P1_USERNAME:WORKSPACE,USERNAMEjust replace the various the parameters like hostname, path, WORKSPACE and USERNAME with the corresponding values.
http://localhost/apex/f?p=4550:1:::::F4550_P1_COMPANY,F4550_P1_USERNAME:INTERNAL,ADMINthe bookmark works for the standard apex super administrator in a typical Oracle XE installation and it is practically equivalent to:
http://localhost/apex/apex_adminIf you have an account on apex.oracle.com, supposing you have a workspace named ACME with an administrator called CERBERUS, then your bookmark becomes:
If you manage a single workspace this is of little use, but if you deal with dozens of them it can definitely help.
Do not use this method to store the password in clear text inside the bookmark, if you don't want to type the password every time, then turn on the password wallet feature of the browser.
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PS: if you ever watched looney tunes cartoons, then you'll remember that ACME was the brand printed on any box of any item handled by bugs bunny, wil coyote, duffy duck, speedy gonzalez and so on. I read somewhere (on IMDB perhaps?) that ACME stood for "A Company that Makes Everything" :-)