0 Replies Latest reply: Nov 6, 2013 12:41 PM by B.Delmée RSS

    displaying long text fields gracefully

    B.Delmée

      Hello, I have a collection of forms that gather data in a questionnaire-like manner.

      Many fields are more or less free text, often collected using a textarea.

      Modern browsers allow the use to resize the field when more room is needed, fine.

      Now in other parts of the application I need to produce reports that display this information and I am wondering how to best do this.

      If I use text/textarea items, I must either oversize to support the maximum permitted field length, or risk truncating.

      Can someone suggest a way to show all content in a space-efficient way?

      Perhaps using some javascript to resize the item according to content,

      or if needs be, by calling PL/SQL procedures that should emit HTML to embed in regions...