Basic Form (Page)
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Information Entry Forms Pattern Set
 
Description
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Use the Basic Form (Page) patternĀ to present a simple data entry form where all fields are contained on a single page. This pattern is appropriate when the number of fields is too large to display within a table without horizontal scrolling.
 
Pattern Set Decision Table
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Basic Form
(Dialog Box)
Basic Form
(Page)
Complex Form
Guided Process Pattern Set

What is the user type?

Casual

Casual

Experienced

Any

How many steps does it take to complete the transaction including a review page?

1

1-2

1-2

2+

How many editable fields does the page contain?

~10 or less

~ 30 or less

~ 40 or less

40+

How many sections are needed to logically group the fields in the form?

Usually 1 to 2

Usually 1 to 4

Usually 3 to 7

7+

Does the user-entered data need to be persistently shown (that is, for comparison, context, or sense of completion)?

Yes

Yes

No

No

Is the object being created or edited large, complex, or hierarchical (requires tabs, tree tables, master/detail)?

No

No

Yes

Maybe


Note: The number of fields and sections are recommendations only for optimum usability and are not a coding restriction.
 
Key Considerations
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The same look and feel for information entry forms can be used to show read-only details if a user does not have privileges to perform updates to the form. Guided processes are an exception to this because they are used exclusively for entering data. The review step of a guided process is commonly displayed as a single form in read-only format.
 
Pattern Sample
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In page view, all form fields are contained within a single page. The pages can be divided into groups of related fields, which makes the page easier to read.
Figure 1. Basic page divided into groups of related fields
Required Screen Elements
Component Type Required Components Customizable or
Extendable Components
Page Title

Use this format: <Action> <Object Type>

For example: Edit Employee Information

Create, Edit, and other page actions can be used in the page title.

NA
Page Buttons
  • Save: Saves changes and keeps users in the same page so that they can continue editing
  • Save and Close, Publish, Submit, or Finish: Commits the transaction, returns the user to the previous page, and displays a confirmation message (see Save Model guidelines to select the appropriate button label)
  • Cancel: Cancels the transaction and returns the user to the previous page
NA
Layout

Use one-, two-, or three-column layouts for label or data pairs. The column layout selection is based on the number of form fields in the section. Align columns across sections.

 NA
 
Related Guidelines
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Form Layout Guidelines for organizing content in a form
Page Actions Usage information and design guidance for buttons at the page level and on secondary windows
Save Model Save model information and design guidance for Oracle Fusion applications
Tabs The primary user interface (UI) method used to organize large amounts of content in a transaction
 
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