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APEX Copying (exporting) pages (screens) between applications

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HTMLDB does not support exporting of pages (screens) from one application to another.   With a little hacking, a way has been found!   The only problem with this method is that the regions, reports, items and buttons lose their template definition.   These will have to manually corrected.   This is a small price to pay considering the time savings of being able to copy pages.

First step involves exporting the source page.   This can be done by first going to the application and then hitting the Export/Import button as shown below in Figure 1. 


Then from the Export/Import page, click on the Export, Figure 2.

Next step is to click on the Export Page task on the right side of the screen, Figure 3.

The Export Page will be shown.

You can also access this Export Page from the Page Definition screen by using the View dropdown.



Now choose the page you wish to export from the Page drop down list.   Also choose the file format you wish to down load the file.   Click the Export Page button.   The system will ask to Open, Save or Cancel the file.



Save the file.   Now you will need to open the file using an editor, use WordPad or TextPad if you have it.   Notepad does not work will because the file does not have carriage returns after the end of the lines.

After you have opened the file, look for 3 lines such as these:

   wwv_flow.g_flow_id := 520;
   wwv_flow_api.g_id_offset := 0;

They are only about 30 lines down in the file.    Now you need to edit these lines to where you want to install the page.   Change the g_flow_id equal to the application id where you are installing the page.   For example, if I want to install the page into application 700, I will set the g_flow_id equal to 700:

   wwv_flow.g_flow_id := 700;
   wwv_flow_api.g_id_offset := 0;

Now you must change the g_id_offset to a number other than 0.   If you get an error on installing the page, keep changing this number.   Eventually the page will install.

   wwv_flow.g_flow_id := 700;
   wwv_flow_api.g_id_offset := 1;

Now simply Import and Install the page.   Again, remember to correct the templates on the Regions, Items, Report and Buttons. 

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