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Friday, August 24, 2007

Un-riching Rich Text Format

Let's just call it Legacy because I'm not going to say what the source is. It is a single-user desktop application that after a little investigation (i.e. searching the online forum for the app) was found to be storing its data in tables readable by MS Access. I wanted to get at this data, analyze it, maybe do some smart things to it, and then present it via Apex.

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  1. For future reference (and for anyone who ends up here from a search) Tom Kyte covered something similar once, with a solution involving Oracle Text built-in functionality.
    http://asktom.oracle.com/pls/asktom/f?p=100:11:0::::P11_QUESTION_ID:25695084847068

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  2. Thanks very much Gary, I hadn't come across that in my search. If I was doing some serious RTF stuff I'd definitely go with the Oracle-provided features if possible.

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