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How to code in LOV in oracle forms 9i

Posted on 2009-07-16
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I have a form as shown in the figure below. I want to attach an lov for the SHIP_TO_ZIP item.
As I am new to Oracle forms, could you please let me know the step-by-step process.
when I press a button, then an LOV should pop-up containing zipcodes, city name etc.

The record group query is as below:
select unique zip_code, city_nm, state_id, fips_code
from geo_data
order by 1

Please tell me how to develop this part.
Any kind of help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
 Vishal
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The first step is to create a record group (which you have apparently done already).  The next step is to create an LOV that uses this record group and indicates which values (columns) from the record group should be assgined to which screen fields.  (If you use the LOV wizard in Oracle Forms, that will lead you through both of these steps, but you may also do them separately.)  The third step is to write a when-button-pressed trigger (if you want the users to have to click a button to display the LOV) or a when-new-item-instance trigger (if you want the LOV to be automatically displayed).  Either of those triggers then need to include a call to the built-in: "show_LOV" to display the LOV.

Or, you can just train the users to bring up the LOV manually, since Oracle Forms includes the ability to do this either via the menu, the toolbar or a hotkey.  Personally, I find it annoying in Forms if the Form alsways throws an LOV up in my face when I navigate to a field, so I prefer to allow the users to bring up the LOV manually when they want it.  But, if you want Forms to display it automatically, Forms supports that.
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