16 Managing Computations, Validations, and Processes
Enhance your application by including computations, validations, and processes.
Computations enable you to assign values to items.Validations are edit checks on specific items, pages, or columns. A page process performs an action at a specified point during the rendering or submission of the page. Application processes are blocks of PL/SQL logic that are set to run at specific points using processes from multiple pages of an application.
Understanding Page Processes
Create page processes to perform an action at a specified point during the rendering or submission of the page.
A branch is an instruction to go to a specific page, procedure, or URL. For example, you can branch from page 1 to page 2 after page 1 is submitted. When you create a branch, you specify a Branch Point and Branch Type.
Understanding Application Processes
Create an application process to run a block of PL/SQL logic at a specific point from multiple pages of an application. By default, application processes execute at the same point for every page in the application. However, you can apply conditions for specific pages to control when the process executes.
Understanding Application Computations
Create an application computation to set the value of a single page or application-level item. Application computations run at the same point across multiple pages in an application.
Using the Attribute Dictionary
Use the Manage Attribute Dictionary page to update values on the current page with those in the Attribute Dictionary, or to update the Attribute Dictionary with the values on the current page.