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Section 1: Building Text And Display Items > What Are Items? - Pg. 2

Oracle9iDS Forms I: Build Internet Applications­Volume B Page 2 What Are Items? Items are individual controls which are used to display data to the end user. There are several types of items, including: database items, which are data bearing items directly linked to a database column, non data bearing items, such as buttons that allow users to control navigation, and control items, which are those items whose values are not directly tied to a database column. The behavior of buttons and the control item data values must be controlled by custom trigger logic. Items may be created from the Data Block Wizard, from the Layout Editor by using tools from the tool palette, or by manually adding them from the Object Navigator by highlighting the Items node and clicking the Create button. Which Item Types Exist? The following item types are among those commonly used: