We help IT Professionals succeed at work.
Get Started

Format mask - oracle forms- Forms [32 Bit] Version 11.1.1.4.0 (Production)

anumoses
anumoses asked
on
248 Views
Last Modified: 2016-09-14
I have a multi item block and the dsp_values is 60 characters. (character field)

Now I am trying a put a new value that is number. I need to have a format mask. In oracle forms there is not set_item_instance_property for Format Mask.   I have 2 functions

select case when trim(TRANSLATE('99','0123456789', ' ')) is null
            then 'numeric'
            else 'alpha'
       end
from dual

SELECT CASE WHEN INSTR('-1.-2','-')>1 THEN 'alpha' --if minus is not the very first symbol then ‘alpha’
WHEN '-1.-2' LIKE '%.%.%' THEN 'alpha'--if more than 1 period then ‘alpha’
WHEN '-1.-2' LIKE '-%-%' THEN 'alpha'--if more than one minus then ‘alpha’
WHEN REGEXP_LIKE('-1.-2','^[-0-9.,]*$') THEN 'numeric' --if all symbols are digits, a period, or a minus then ‘numeric’
ELSE 'alpha'
END is_numeric
FROM dual

Open in new window


How can I use this for the new value . No decimals allowed. Other values in that field are character. Enclosing the screen print. When I put the value 80.0 the other values change to #####
two.jpg
one.jpg
Comment
Watch Question
Information Technology Specialist
CERTIFIED EXPERT
Commented:
This problem has been solved!
Unlock 1 Answer and 6 Comments.
See Answer
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE