APEX Packager Utility
Posted by Tyler Muth on February 2, 2010
APEX Packager WILL NOT generate your DDL scripts for you or reverse engineer a schema. This process is better suited for tools like SQL Developer or Data Pump Export.
This utility consists of 2 perl files: apex-packager.pl and config.pl. apex-packager.pl takes in 1 argument which is the config file. This allows you to create different config files for different applications / scenarios and simply pass in the config file when you run the script.
It’s definitely not for everyone. I suspect the primary audience will be the APEX Team and any of the APEX experts that are producing example applications or applications delivered to customers. If you’re new to APEX, this is not for you. There are a million other resources and utilities you should focus on first.
As a final thought, keep in mind this was my first adventure in Perl. Please don’t use the code as an example of best practices. If you know Perl, I’d love to get your feedback and suggestions. Even better, please join the project and contribute! I can honestly say this will not be my last Perl utility. It was such an easy language to learn and there are so many CPAN modules I’d love to explore…