How to Find APEX Built-in Substitution Strings

APEX has a set of built-in substitution strings which allow developers to reference things such as the current application ID, page number, date format, etc. For more information about how to reference substitution strings read Variables in APEX.

Finding the list of built-in substitution strings can be a bit difficult for new users to APEX (thus this article). To get the complete list of built-in substitution strings:

  • Got to apex.oracle.com/shortcuts
    • Find your documentation for your version of APEX
  • View the Oracle Application Express App Builder User's Guide
  • Search Table of Contents for Using Built-in Substitution Strings

You’ll find a complete list along with description and usage examples. If you’re new to APEX or didn’t know about all the substitution strings I suggest scanning through it so you know which ones are available and what they contain.