In his 3 part series ending with APEX and the Order Items are Submitted, Martin D’Souza did a great job explaining how APEX page items…
Month: July 2015
The question of how to add checkboxes to interactive reports comes up often. Usually the problem is not getting the checkbox to display in a row but in how to do something useful with the checked state. There are many forum or blog posts on this topic but they all seem to be rather dated. Even when the general idea is still applicable they use outdated practices including:
- Inline event handlers using onchange or onclick attributes. These should be dynamic actions.
- Making ajax requests using the
htmldb_GetAPI. This should be replaced with dynamic actions or
So I thought I would take a stab at solving this problem.
This topic has been motivated by a few different APEX forum threads as well as direct questions from teammates. Here I will show how to add a menu button to each row of an interactive report that will open a menu and the menu item actions will be specific to the row.
Simple Popup Menu
Before going into how to create a custom menu let me make sure that we all know how to create a simple list based popup menu.