3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 18, 2012 3:36 PM by roots

    How to get/display  time with minutes in a test item

      Dear experts,
      Forms [32 Bit] Version (Production)
      Oracle Database 10g Express Edition Release - Production
      Oracle Toolkit Version (Production)
      PL/SQL Version (Production)
      I've the following requirements.

      In my form, there are three text items and one save button.

      Text items named as

      No_of_days --> Number data type
      (user will enter number of days)

      hours_limit --> Char data type with format mask (HH:MI);
      (user will enter hours with minutes)

      Upto_date_time --> date data type;
      this field calculated as (No_of_days+hours_limit+sysdate)

      User will enter No_of_days or hours_limit:

      Based on the values I've to calculate Upto_date_time

      Here is the problem:

      1) If user doesn't enter hours_limit I want to show default time as " 04:00 PM"

      2) If user enter hours_limit field we should allow them to enter in the following format
      "HH24:MI" format;

      what whould be suitable data type for hours_limit field..
      I tried with char and i've set the format mask as ,

      But I'm geeting the error

      "FRM-50027:Invalid format mask for given datatype"

      Please help to solve this problem,