To block potential security threats such as cross-site scripting and SQL injection, the security framework has a powerful mechanism to validate all user input and values passed to reports.
Input validation prevents values with dangerous side-effects such as malicious scripts and queries.
: To validate forms, you need a Netscape browser version 3.0 or later, or an Internet Explorer browser version 5.0 or later.
Browsers must be Java Script-enabled and have Flash Player 5.
If that is not feasible, administrators can configure the security framework to modify security rules or turn off the security restrictions, based on their perceived threat level.
Input validation rules were added to comply with security guidelines for web applications.
In particular: If users see recurring errors, administrators can examine logs to determine what input is not allowed.
An example of using a hint in a layout: supplies the text that will be displayed in the Edit Text control when it is empty: Input filters are more complex and give the developer a way of formatting the data in a editable widget as the user enters it.Administrators can monitor the server logs to search for evidence of attempted security breaches.However, input that was allowed in previous version of the server may be blocked, and users may see errors when entering values.If you want to show a longer message, download the Long Message sample file. NOTE: For a similar technique, that shows a message when non-data validation cells are selected, download the Selected Cells Message sample file, in the Downloads section. Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) code is required to make the text box appear when you select a cell that contains a data validation input message.