Plug-in: Modal LOV
Introducing a new Modal LOV plug-in
Wait, another Modal LOV plug-in? But several others have been published over the years!
Yes, but now with support for the Interactive Grid, Universal Theme, and Modal Dialog Pages.
In my opinion a well requested feature for APEX. When I attend APEX conferences, there’s usually an opportunity to ask questions and express what you would like to see included in APEX in the future. The lack of a ‘rich’ Modal LOV is mentioned lots of times. As mentioned, great plug-ins were published over time, but as time passes, things get outdated…
How to get it
Visit the APEX World plug-in page
What does it do?
- The LOV has to open up as soon as you start typing.
- The user should be able to continue typing even when the LOV is displayed.
- The LOV should be capable to show more than just the display and return columns.
- It has to work in modal pages and the Interactive Grid.
Again, the full feature list is published on GitHub.
Is it free?
Yes, that’s the best way to let the community grow!
What about the APEX 18.1?
No worries, the plug-in supports APEX 18.1.
But they’ve updated the Popup LOV item
Yes, the Popup LOV is displayed in a modal dialog instead of a new popup window.
But selecting more than two columns results in an error.
So the request for a ‘rich’ Modal LOV is still valid.
How did I build the plug-in?
Well, most APEX item plug-ins are a combination of four things:
* CSS for styling the plug-in
* PL/SQL for getting the database values
* APEX for binding it all together
Feel free to ask me more about it or enjoy the plug-in!
Let me know about your experiences. I think I covered most use cases but that’s not the way the world works.
If something is missing, broken, strange or not working for you, add an issue on the GitHub page!