User-Defined Elements

Many elements in Financial Management are user-defined. For example, when you create a journal, you specify a label and description.

User-defined elements, the minimum and maximum length for each element, and additional restrictions are listed below. The table groups the elements by the modules in which they are found.

Table 1. Requirements for User-Defined Elements

Element

Min. length

Max. length

Restrictions

Application Profile

Language

1

20

None

Period label

1

80

  • Must contain only alphanumeric characters.

  • Cannot contain spaces, symbols, or diacritical marks such as umlauts.

View label

1

10

  • Must contain only alphanumeric characters.

  • Cannot contain spaces, symbols, or diacritical marks such as umlauts.

View description

0

40

Cannot contain an ampersand ( & ).

Period description

0

40

Cannot contain an ampersand ( & ).

Create Application

Application label

1

10

  • Must contain only alphanumeric characters.

  • Cannot start with a number.

  • Cannot contain spaces, symbols, or diacritical marks such as umlauts.

Note:

Application labels are not case-sensitive. For example, App1 and APP1 are considered the same application label.

Application description

1

255

Cannot contain an ampersand ( & ).

Metadata Manager

Member label

1

80

Must be unique. The label can contain up to 80 characters including spaces, but cannot start with a space.

You cannot use these characters in the member name:

  • asterisk ( * )

  • at sign ( @ )

  • comma ( , )

  • curly brackets ( { } )

  • double quotation mark ( " )

  • forward slash ( / )

  • minus sign ( - )

  • number sign ( # )

  • period ( . )

  • plus sign ( + )

  • semicolon ( ; )

Note:

You cannot use ALL as the name of an entity.

Member description

0

40

Cannot contain an ampersand ( & ).

Alias label

0

80

Cannot contain an ampersand ( & ).

Security

Security class

1

80

None

Journals

Journal label

1

20

Cannot include these characters:

  • asterisk ( * )

  • at sign ( @ )

  • comma ( , )

  • curly brackets ( { } )

  • double quotation mark ( " )

  • forward slash ( / )

  • minus sign ( - )

  • number sign ( # )

  • period ( . )

  • plus sign ( + )

  • semicolon ( ; )

Journal description

0

255

None

Journal group

0

20

None

Journal line item description

0

50

None

Load/Extract

Delimiter character

1

1

Must be one of these characters and cannot be used in the file or in the file name:

  • ampersand (&)

  • at sign ( @ )

  • backslash (\)

  • carat ( ^ )

  • colon ( : )

  • comma ( , )

  • dollar sign ( $ )

  • line ( | )

  • percent sign ( % )

  • question mark ( ? )

  • semicolon ( ; )

  • tilde ( ~ )

Note:

You must use the same delimiter character throughout the file. Using different delimiter characters within the same file causes an error when you load the file.

Data grids

Cell description

1

1900

None

Line item detail

1

80

None

Annotation

0

255

None

Decimal character

1

1

These characters are invalid decimal characters for data grids:

  • backslash ( \ )

  • forward slash ( / )

  • minus sign ( - )

  • plus sign ( + )

Documents

Document names

(including folder and report names)

1

16

These characters are invalid characters for document names:

  • asterisk ( * )

  • at sign ( @ )

  • backslash ( \ )

  • colon ( : )

  • comma ( , )

  • curly brackets ( { } )

  • double quotation mark ( " )

  • forward slash ( / )

  • greater than sign ( > )

  • less than sign ( < )

  • line ( | )

  • number sign ( # )

  • period (.) at the end of a document name

  • plus sign ( + )

  • question mark ( ? )

  • semicolon ( ; )

Note:

Document names also cannot contain trailing or leading white space.