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Feature Request FR-1902
Product Area Application Builder

78 Voters

Highlight changed items for "Warn on Unsaved Changes"

hhudson Public
· Sep 2 2021

Idea Summary
The user needs item-level feedback on which page item holds the "unsaved changes" that trigger the alert "Leave Site? Changes you made may not be saved." A page-level alert is not enough. 

Use Case
If the user attempts to leave a form which unsaved changes, the user may be prompted with the alert "Leave Site? Changes you made may not be saved." The user wants to know which of the form fields contains said-unsaved change.

Preferred Solution (Optional)
For example, the message "This item has unsaved changes" can be added inline next to the offending item in question. Perhaps something like this: 

I wrote a plugin to do exactly this :

This is currently on the roadmap for a future release of Oracle APEX.



  • chris.shannon OP 2.3 years ago

    Excellent idea. But sometimes hidden items are the cause of this “unsaved changes” message. So perhaps a session state interface for developers, or a simple popup list of all the changed items from the developer tool bar, would save hours of detective work.