Entering Data in a Descriptive Flexfield Window
You enter data into a customized descriptive flexfield by using its flexfield window. Your organization can customize a descriptive flexfield to display default values in any of the segments.
To enter data in a descriptive flexfield:
1. Move your cursor into a customized descriptive flexfield to display the flexfield window. If your profile option Flexfield:Open Descr Window is set to No or if you are in a folder, choose Edit Field... from the Edit menu to open the flexfield window.
When the window appears, the cursor moves to the first segment that does not contain a default value.
2. Enter a value in each segment.
3. If you wish to edit a default value, simply move your cursor into the segment you wish to edit and type over the default value.
5. Choose OK when you are done to close the flexfield window.
The segment value(s) you enter are concatenated in the two character descriptive flexfield display. The concatenated segment values in the descriptive flexfield are separated by a special character called a segment separator that is specified in the descriptive flexfield definition.
Note: If you display a customized descriptive flexfield in a folder definition, you are able to move the cursor into the flexfield so you can use folder functions. You cannot, however, update or insert values directly into the descriptive flexfield; you must use the descriptive flexfield window.
Customizing the Presentation of Data in a Folder