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Interpreting Messages

When your application needs to give you a hint or a basic error (such as the current field is not updatable) it displays a short message in the message line, as shown in the Oracle Applications window in Figure 1 - 38.

Figure 1 - 38.

When your application needs to inform you of something more significant (such as you entered an end date that precedes the start date) it displays an error dialog, as shown in Figure 1 - 39. Choose OK to close the error dialog.

Figure 1 - 39.

A History button may also appear in the error window if an error of a more serious nature occurs. Choose History to view more details about the current error and about recent errors you got in other error windows. Your application saves a history of your five most recent error messages and displays them when you choose History.

Note: After you view you error history, the next error will start a new blank history list. It also clears previous messages when you change your responsibility.

Attention: Often, messages and errors are preceded by a message or error code. Codes that contain the preface FRM- arise from Oracle Forms, the underlying product that provides Oracle Applications with its graphical user interface. Codes that contain the preface ORA- arise from the Oracle database. Codes that contain the preface APP- arise from Oracle Applications. These codes help your system administrator or Oracle Customer Support expert diagnose the errors you may encounter.

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