Friday, September 24, 2021

Announcing Flows for APEX 21.1

After months of hard work, we are proud to announce the general availability of the APEX extension Flows for APEX 21.1. If you are looking to model and run business processes all within the Oracle Database, make sure to check out Flows for APEX. You can download a free copy of this open source software at

Major new features of 21.1 are:

  - Model-driven approach to set process variables before and after each step

  - 3 process plugins to declaratively integrate a process model in your own APEX app

  - Auditing

  - Major upgrade of the Flows for APEX application with numerous functional, productivity and UI enhancements, like:

    - Restarting a step

    - Side-by-side view

    - Dark mode support

Have a look at the readme file in the software distribution to see a complete list of all enhancements.

Existing Flows for APEX customers can migrate to 21.1 by script, but should be aware of the fact that the transaction model has changed with 21.1, so your application might behave differently after the upgrade. The reason for this is a change in the transaction scope. Where in previous releases multiple steps were treated as a single database transaction, starting with 21.1, each step is now explicitly committed.

To give you an overview of Flows for APEX 21.1 and to get all questions answered, we invite everybody to join one of the following online sessions:

27-OCT 2021 15:00-16:30 SGT  (Asia Pacific area) / 09:00-10:30 CEST

27-OCT 2021 16:00-17:30 CEST (EMEA area)

28-OCT 2021 11:00-12:30 EDT  (America area)      / 17:00-18:30 CEST

You can register for these free sessions here:

Yours truly,

The Flows for APEX team



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