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Ted Struik - Oracle Development

Mnemonics for Oracle SQL, PL/SQL & Apex

A collection of notes, ideas, solutions, bug fixes, best practices, thoughts and reminders, related to Oracle SQL, PL/SQL & Application Express (Apex).
I couldn't resist putting in some hobbies as well.
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IT became a hobby of mine around 1980, and turned into a profession in 1994. Oracle came into view around 2000.
Based in The Netherlands, I'm involved in various Oracle related projects all over the world.
After running my own company for the past few years, I now have a permanent job with Itium. More details can be found in my Curriculum Vitae.
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  • VMware ESXi 6.7u3
  • Oracle Linux 8
  • Oracle Database 21c Express Edition Release - Production Version
  • Apex 22.1.3 (patch 3)
  • ORDS 22.1.0.r1051723
  • Tomcat 9.0.62
  • Database is up since 2022-09-20 16:38:34
In October 2021 I moved this website back to my VMware ESXi server, after running for about 18 months on a VPS at That VPS worked fine, but VMs on my own server make things more flexible, and the site performs better as well.
I also changed the OS (from CentOS to Oracle Linux), and updated the XE database, Apex, ORDS and Tomcat, so it''s all brand new and shiny.
More info on my setup: database VM on VMware ESXi, and a reverse Apache proxy VM handling SSL.