Application Express version 4.0.2.00.07.
In apex I am trying to accomplish the following:
1. create a link to a pdf or Word document stored on local network using the file browse button.
2. store the link to that file in my table but not store the actual document in the oracle table.
3. open the document from link in interactive report.
My dba does not want to store anymore documents into oracle because of performance issues we are experiencing with current applications that do this. Does anyone know the where to find sample code that will accomplish this task or will load the linked document into the oracle table but delete the document from the blob when the document is closed.
You're probably looking to use the BFILE functionality - a pointer to a LOB on the filesystem.
Try looking at some of the following sources for guidance
http://docs.oracle.com/cd/B10501_01/appdev.920/a96591/adl12bfl.htm APEX BFILE