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Oracle Application Express 3.2 by Matthew Lyon, Arie Geller

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Manually building a Tabular Form

What happens if our needs demand features and attributes that the Tabular Form wizard does not support? Things like the need to have more than one Tabular Form on the page, using Primary Key with more than just two segments, or using item types that are not supported by the wizard, such as checkboxes, prevent us from generating our Tabular Form using the APEX wizard.

In this section, we will look at how to build a Tabular Form manually to overcome some of the limitations we've encountered using the wizard and also enable the Tabular Form to meet our exact requirements. Specifically, we will see how to render a Tabular Form on a page, validate any data entered, and then save any changes to the database.

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