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LOV Not Searchable with % Wildcard When Using New LOV Definition in APEX 19.2 (Doc ID 2663204.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 18, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Application Express (APEX) - Version 19.2 to 19.2
Information in this document applies to any platform.


A LOV is not searchable with % wildcard when using new LOV definition in APEX 19.2. 

To reproduce the problem: 

LOV 1:
Contains a Legacy SQL definition in the shared components.
The LOV is searchable with % - e.g.: '%<sometext>%' returns some rows

LOV 2:
Contains a new definition created with APEX 19.2 - same query as LOV 1.
LOV is not searchable with % - query '%<sometext> %' does not return any rows.
- This is the same search text used for LOV1. 

LOV 3:
Contains a SQL query in the item definition - same query as above.
LOV is searchable like LOV 1

In this case the LOV 1 and 3 are searchable but not the LOV 2. 

It works with LOV 3 - so we have to use the SQL query directly in the item definition and we are no longer able to use the shared component definition?


 A page item of type Popup LOV uses LIKE as search operator for Inline and Legacy Shared LOVs, but uses INSTR for newly defined Shared LOVs.


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