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