Marquee Feature:

(+) APEX 4.2 Early Adopter1New Features in Oracle Application Express 4.2
... (+) APEX 4.2 Other Features941Numerous features and performance improvements
... (+) Application Builder Enhancements968Improvements made to the Application Builder
... (+) Data Upload Enhancements981Enahancements made to Data Upload
... (+) Dynamic Action Enhancements965Dynamic Action enhancements
... (+) HTML 5 Charts856Integration of HTML5 charting capabilities
... (+) HTML 5 Item Types858Incorporate HTML 5 attributes into existing and new item types
... (+) Interactive Report Enhancements964Enhancements to Interactive Reports
... (-) JavaScript / API Enhancements967Enhancements made to JavaScript and associated APIs.
...... API to check status of build option957EA2Build options are shared components in an APEX application used to enable / disable functionality. In APEX 4.1.1, there was an API added to set the build option. In APEX 4.2, we need to also provide an API to get back the status of a specified build option.
...... Provide application configuration for inclusion of legacy JavaScript functions927EA1In development of a cut-down JavaScript library for 4.2, we have moved many old JavaScript functions out to a legacy JavaScript file. This is currently 23KB, and ever increasing as we continue work on the library. This feature will allow the customer to control whether they want to include these legacy functions in their applications, and also how we deal with migration and defaulting.

"Include Legacy JavaScript" option in Application Properties - If set to "Yes", we will include the legacy JS functions in our combined JS deployment file for that application. If set to "No", we will include a different combined JS deployment file that does not include these functions.
Existing applications will default to "Yes" for backwards compatibility, in case the customer may have used some of these functions in their own applications.
New applications will default to "No".
Customers will then be able to configure this in their applications, such that if they are happy that existing applications do not contain any references to these functions, they can switch this to "No". Alternatively of course, if a customer wants to build a new application, and perhaps still include the legacy functions, they can set this to "Yes".
...... Write better AJAX functions (htmldb_Get is outdated)870EA1Added the following methods to the APEX JavaScript library

apex.server.plugin: Used to call the AJAX callback function of a plug-in
apex.server.pluginUrl: Used to return a URL, that can be used to issue a GET request to the PL/SQL AJAX function which has been defined for a plug-in.
apex.server.process: Used to call an on-demand process on page or application level
apex.widget.util.cascadingLov: Helper function for easier handling of cascading lov item type plug-ins

See API documentation for details.
... (+) Mobile Application Building855Enhance the Application Builder to enable developers to declaratively build mobile applications
... (+) Mobile Calendars857Enhancements made to Calendar to support mobile application deployment.
... (+) Mobile Themes and Templates854Development of themes to support the development of mobile applications
... (+) Packaged Applications866A set of business productivity applications, easily installed into your workspace or Database Cloud service. Also includes a set of sample applications which demonstrate specific capabilities of Application Express.
... (+) Plug-In Enhancements893Plug-In enhancements
... (+) Websheet Enhancements980Websheet Enhancements
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