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Oracle® Web Application Programming for PL/SQL® Developers by Benjamin Rosenzweig, Solomon Morse, Melanie Caffrey, Susan Boardman

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Unit 6.1. An Introduction to Forms

Forms allow a Web site to interact with the user. The user can enter information or make choices. This data can be collected and processed. Processing form data usually involves inserting to or updating a database. Traditionally, the file with the processing instructions was a script file in a CGI/Bin. In our case the processing file is a PL/SQL procedure or PSP page.

What Every Form Needs

For a procedure to be able to process information submitted in a form, the following elements must be in place:

  • Form fields (where users enter data or make a choice). Each form field must have a name to enable the script to match the name with the value the user enters into the form field. It is recommended that these names ...

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