This Oracle Apex tutorial shows you, how to create a checkbox of Yes/No type. To demonstrate this example I am using Oracle Apex version 19.1.
Mostly, we used to create checkboxes to indicate and store flag values, such as Y/N for Yes/No, T/F for True/False, etc. Similarly, for this example, I will create a checkbox for a field
ACTIVE_CUSTOMER having data type
Varchar2 size 1, to store Y if checkbox checked and to store N if unchecked.
Create Checkbox in Oracle Apex to Store Y/N for Yes/No Values
In Oracle Apex page designer, select or create a new page item for a flag field for which you want to create a checkbox. Then change the type of the item as Checkbox and set the following property settings:
- Settings > Number of Columns: 1
- List of Values > Type: Static Values
- Display Extra Values: No
- Static Values: Then click on the button for static values and add the values as shown in the below image:
Now we have specified the checkbox checked value as Y. But what if the user will uncheck the checkbox, we need to store the value N for it. To do this follow these steps:
Do the right-click on the checkbox item and select Create Computation and set the following properties:
- Point: After Submit
- Computation > PL/SQL Expression:
Below is the screenshot of the above settings:
The above PL/SQL expression will execute at the time of page submit and will assign the value N if the checkbox is unchecked means the value of page item
P20_ACTIVE_CUSTOMER is null.
Save the changes and run the page to test.