You can enter a value directly to a date field or use the calendar facility in APPS. Calendar lets you the following needs.
Represent date and time graphically so that you can make a quick selection without typing.
Select only those dates or date ranges that are suitable for the current field.
How to invoke a calendar in a form
To invoke a calendar in a custom form you need to do the following.
- Create a text item with data type DATE in the form.
- Set the LOV of the text item to ENABLE_LIST_LAMP in the property sheet.
- Set the LOV for Validation property of the text item to FALSE.
- Create an item level trigger KEY-LISTVAL as CALENDAR.SHOW