Difference Between KEY-NEXT-ITEM and POST-TEXT-ITEM Triggers in Oracle Forms

Several times you must have faced this tricky interview question about the difference between KEY-NEXT-ITEM and POST-TEXT-ITEM triggers in Oracle Forms. This question is also prevalent in Oracle Apps Technical interviews. Although the functions of both the triggers are same, why has Oracle given them separately? Let us understand the differences between them in this article.

Difference Between KEY-NEXT-ITEM and POST-TEXT-ITEM Triggers

KEY-NEXT-ITEM

POST-TEXT-ITEM

The key-next-item trigger fires only when pressing TAB on the keyboard.Post-Text-Item fires once you leave the current item to the next item by a keyboard or a mouse.
It fires before the cursor is focused on the next item.It fires after the cursor is focused on the next item.
Without a key event, this trigger will not be fired.This trigger fires without a key event.

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