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Application Express – the PSE update

I published a post a couple of days ago about how due to the architecture of PL/SQL and hence Application Express, we can rapidly deliver and deploy updates to the core APEX product to deliver timely fixes to the APEX community.

Because a single patch may now evolve over time to contain additional fixes, long time friend of the APEX community Peter Raganitsch then made the following observation on Twitter:

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External table preprocessor on Windows

There are plenty of blog posts about using the pre-processor facility in external tables to get OS level information available from inside the database. Here’s a simple example of getting a directory listing: