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Techniques, code snippets, examples and information relating to PLSQL, Javascript and APEX

APEX Built In Substitution Strings

Application Express includes a list of built-in substitution strings. These can be used in HTML regions or blocks of PLSQL code. This article lists all the substitution strings.

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Encode Video For Orange San Francisco

The Orange San Francisco is a rebranded ZTE Blade and is capable of playing a wide range of video formats. This guide explains how to encode video to playback on the Orange San Francisco ZTE Blade.

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Recommended Free Multimedia Tools

Here is a list of free, zero cost software tools that I use in various multimedia projects. This includes creating websites, video productions, managing music as well as text and video editing.

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Windows Powershell To Create Shares

Windows PowerShell is Microsoft's task automation framework, consisting of a command-line shell and associated scripting language. PowerShell enables administrators to perform administrative tasks.

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Left And Right Pad A String With JS

The following functions allow you to Left or Right pad a string with a specified number of characters. Lpad(pStart,pTotalSize,pPad) Rpad(pStart,pTotalSize,pPad)

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Get Windows Username In IE With JS

The following script allows you to extract the user name of the current Windows user within an HTML page using Javascript. Unfortunately it only works within Internet Explorer.

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Remove Hyperlinks From Spreadsheet

With the default settings Excel will replace text with a hyperlink whenever it thinks you have entered a URL, email address or network path. This feature can be extremely annoying.

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Word Macro To Replace Template Documents

If you need to bulk update a whole directory of Microsoft Office Word documents to point them to a new template then the following macro allows you to set the template to 'Normal.dot' in bulk.

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OpenOffice Draw Export Bitmap Resolution

OpenOffice doesn't let you specify the resolution of exported bitmap images. I wanted to specify the resolution of the resulting image file myself. Then I discovered the solution ...

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Vodafone Gives Up Your Personal Data

Vodafone have been giving out personal information. On their "Forgot My Details" page. You can then put in a phone number and Vodafone will tell you the email address of the customer with that number.

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