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User-defined Tables

You may need to set up your own tables in your Oracle HRMS system, to hold data such as wage codes, shift differentials, or the amounts of certain deductions. You can set up all the tables you require using the Table Structure window. Using Oracle FastFormula, you can write simple formulas for validating entries made in table columns.

Notice that the Oracle HRMS user-defined tables are different from the database tables of the Oracle Relational Database Management System. When you set up a user table, you define the rows as well as the columns, like a matrix. For example, you could set up a table showing bonus amounts (the column) against years of service (the rows).

Entering and Accessing Table Values

To enter values in tables, you use the Table Values window. Table entries and rows are both datetracked, so you can delete existing entries or rows, and add new ones, as of an effective date.

Oracle HRMS provides the GET_TABLE_VALUE function to access table values. You can yourself write formulas that include calls to this function, perhaps for QuickPaint inquiries. Also, it is easy for MIS personnel to write PL/SQL statements that call this function, to include in the code for a form or report process, for example.

See Also

Setting Up User Tables

Entering Table Values


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