In this demonstration, I’ll create a new web application
using Oracle Visual Builder Cloud Service. I’ll create an expense tracking application. First I choose a template look-and-feel for the application. The next step is to define the main navigation components in the
application. Those are going to be the top pages in the menu. Once I create those two pages, I click Finish and
I’m taken into the visual editor of Visual Builder. Here I can choose items on the page and change them. For example, here I’m adding the logo to the application. There’s a set of components that I can drag-and-drop
to place in the visual editor. I split the editor into two areas.
I add a table in the first area. I’m creating a new business object that will
host the information that I’ll put in the table. This is going to track expenses, so I define
several fields that I want to monitor for an expense, including a name, a cost, and a date field
to record when the expense actually happened. I’ll add one more field.
This one is the approval field. This is a boolean field to indicate
whether this expense requires an approver. I can define the operations
I want to create on the business object and which unique capabilities I want to add to the table–
capabilities like sorting and searching. Now I can run the application. I have a full cloud-based application, allowing the user
to create, read, update, and delete data about expenses. I have a page that allows the user to insert new records, a page that allows a user to browse the current records, and a page that allows a user to edit a specific
record and change values for fields. For example, I can change the expense amount. Now that I’ve tested the application,
I go back into design mode. I’ll add another component to the user interface.
I’m adding a chart from the data visualization component. It’s easy to bind a chart to the business object.
The chart will show the costs for each expense as part of the overall cost. Right now I only have one expense–that’s what the chart displays. I click to go to the create page,
where I’m going to add another field. This is a combo box to identify the type of expense. I’m defining a new list of expense types.
This is going to be a look-up list. I define some of the possible values here.
Expenses can be related to lodging. They can be related to food or travel.
I also add type “other.” I can reorganize the fields in the order that I want. I run the create page again and add another expense report. This one’s for a hotel. I specify the cost and date.
Now I can use the combo box to choose the type of expense. That’s how easy it is to add another field to the table and
add a chart into the user interface to visualize data. For more information, visit us online at cloud.oracle.com/visual-builder.