Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Unable to Select or Edit a Field on a Page in Application Designer

On a very long page, we were not able to select the fields towards the bottom of this page. We found the following in PeopleBooks

Home -> PeopleSoft PeopleTools 8.53 -> PeopleSoft Application Designer Developer’s Guide -> Understanding Page Controls -> Data Entry Controls

Note: PeopleSoft Application Designer allows you add up to 405 fields on a page. When you reach this limit, typical system behavior includes being unable to select, move, or edit the page fields with an order number exceeding the 405-field limit. While this limit has no effect on the page at runtime, it has the potential to disrupt productivity during design time. If you find a page nearing the 405-field limit, you should use subpages to decrease the number of fields on a single page.

Below PeopleSoft resolution describes the same issue which is there since Version 8.2

E-AD Is there any limit on the number of fields on a Page Definition ( Doc ID 648823.1 )

Using Sub pages is the easiest way to resolve this issue. However this require changing the code.

The below query can be used to identify any such pages

select pnlname,count(*) from pspnlfield group by pnlname order by count(*) desc