Friday, December 17, 2010

New Plug-in in the Wild! SkillBuilders Super LOV

The built-in Popup LOV item in APEX can be a powerful tool when the number of possible selections is too high for other item types that use LOVs, such as a select list. However, people often wish to display more information when making a selection than this item type allows. In the past, developers worked around this issue by either concatenating values in the display column or by creating a custom solution.

Custom solutions provided the ultimate flexibility but required a lot of knowledge and were not always easily transferable to other items, pages, or applications. The SkillBuilders Super LOV plug-in is designed to make these issues a thing of the past while providing a rich, web 2.0 experience.

Click here to view more information. You’ll find a link to a demo on that page.



  1. Hi Dan

    This is great. I use jquery UI extensively so this fits in seamlessly. I like the fact that you have the selected row highlighted if the values already been set. Nice anmiation too.

    I've got a jquery UI menu plugin and theme switcher in the works, so hopefully I can return the favour of some free code soon. Time's just my enemy at the moment.

    Thanks again

  2. Hi

    Great LOV but does not work with Google Chrome.


  3. Great plug-in. On Safari I also have a problem with the demo.

  4. Dan,

    Great plugin. I think a lot of people will find this useful.


  5. Good start of a great plugin ;-).
    Works on FF, but alas not on Chrome and Safari (didn't even try it on IEx).
    So, you'll need to spend (another) weekend ...or the upcoming holidays ;-)
    Good luck!

  6. @mnolan Thanks! Still trying to figure out the best way to handle UI themes in APEX... Time is always the enemy ;)

    @habib @Learco @Martin @anonymous
    Thank you all for the feed back. I fixed the bug related to Webkit browsers and updated the download.