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Oracle Apex Basics: Conditional Formatting

Our Objective: Here I will be outlining how to apply conditional formatting to your grids and reports in oracle apex, for instance shading highly positive figures as green or negative figures as red. This can be especially helpful when creating end user reports. Lets Begin: First you will need the report you're applying the formatting to, to have an SQL query as it's source. Once you have the query you want, we need to add an additional "Conditional_Formatting" column, and for that column to be populated with 'Green' should a certain column's data meet a criteria. Here I have made the 'Conditional_Formatting' column populate with 'Green' when the figure in the 'Likes' column is greater than or equal to 2. This will have added an extra column to our report, one which you will probably want to hide from view as it is only used in deciding the color of the conditional formatting.  From here we need to write t