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

Worst Companies I Have Dealt With

I'm sick to death of poor/low quality service from UK companies. Here is my list of companies to avoid. I will update this article every time I receive an unacceptable level of service.

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Vodafone Bloatware On Samsung Galaxy S

Some companies just don't listen. Vodafone are currently pushing out Android updates to Samsung Galaxy S mobile phones with the same buggy 360 crap as they pushed onto HTC Desire owners.

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Compliant Opening Links In New Window

The simplest way to open an HTML link in a new windows is to make use of the "target" attribute within the <a> tag. However the latest HTML standards no longer include the "target" attribute.

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Create, Delete And View Cookies In PLSQL

You can create, delete and view browser cookies within PLSQL using an Oracle Web Agent (OWA) package called "owa_cookie". This package can be used within APEX if required.

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Handling Errors And Exceptions In PLSQL

In PL/SQL, a warning or error condition is called an exception. Exceptions can be predefined or they can be user defined. This article explains how you can define and use your own custom exceptions.

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Windows XP Repair Broken File Icons

In Windows XP some program, shortcut and file icons may no longer be visible or they may not match the application that is associated with the file type. This is often caused by a corrupt icon cache.

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Windows XP Free PowerToys From Microsoft

PowerToys are free programs that provide simple yet powerful functions to Windows XP owners. The best and most useful tool in the set is Tweak UI.

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The Elusive 8mm To VHS Tape Converter

Some people have been advised that there is a converter in which you can play an 8mm tape it back in a VHS player. This device does not exist and never has existed.

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SQL Script For Tablespace Utilisation

This query will give you a basic report on the bytes used and bytes available in the Tablespaces within a particular schema. I have used it within Oracle APEX but it can be used elsewhere.

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OpenOffice Macro To Set Column Widths

I spent ages trying to figure out how to set the columns widths of all tables in an OpenOffice Writer document using an OpenOffice Basic macro. I finally worked it out and here is my solution.

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