There are two kinds of segments in descriptive flex fields: global and context-sensitive. On your types, descriptive flex fields provide adjustable expansion space. Descriptive flex fields may be used to monitor extra information that is relevant and unique to your company but would otherwise be missed by the form, A descriptive flex field is generated by adding columns to a database table. A descriptive flex field needs one column for each possible segment and another column for structure details
- Context-Sensitive: A context–sensitive section is one that appears or does not appear based on the other details in your form.
- Global: A global section is one that appears in the descriptive flex field pop–up window all of the time.
To build a descriptive flex field in Oracle Fusion, follow the steps below
For example, We will show you how to create descriptive flex field under contracts
Step1: Navigator > Setup and Maintenance > Search (‘Manage%Descriptive%Flex%Field%’)
Step2: Click on option Manage Contract Descriptive Flexfields
Step3: Listed tasks are available under contracts, Click on Manage Contract Descriptive Flexfields option to add new additional field
Step4: Click on Search button with blank value.
Step5: Choose from the search item list in which you want to add descriptive flexfield and then click on Pencil icon to edit DFF, we have selected ‘Contract Headers‘ to create DFF
Step6: Click on Pencil Icon to Edit existing DFF and Click on Plus Icon to Create new Descriptive Flexfields under Contract Headers task
Step7: We clicked on Plus Icon to create new DFF, fill the required information and click on Save button to create DFF as shown
Step8: Once DFF is created it will reflect on Contract page under Additional Information as shown below