Apex: Show/Hide report column with Radio Button

I was asked how to hide/show a column via a radio button in a classic report in Apex.

In order to do this you need a dynamic action triggered on change of the radio group, and a small change to the report template.

First, identify the column you wish to hide. For example empno.

Create a radio group with two buttons (P10_HIDE_SHOW), with values “hide” and “show”. Select “None” for the Page Action when Value Changed.

Create a dynamic action on the radio group (Hide Show Empno):


For the action select: Execute JavaScript Code.


The dynamic action has to do two things: hide the column heading, then the column values. In order to hide the report column values we need to change the report template and add a rel attribute to all the column values.


This allows the JavaScript to reference the column values.

That’s it. The radio button should now hide/show the empno column.

You can see a demo on my apex.oracle.com page.

3 thoughts on “Apex: Show/Hide report column with Radio Button

  • May 17, 2013 at 10:29 am


    just a small optimization to your code, you can use


    to read the current value of the radio group. That’s a little bit shorter than the jQuery selector.


  • May 20, 2013 at 9:12 am

    Thanks Chrisss…Cheers…\m/


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