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Using Shorthand Aliases in a Key Flexfield

If your organization enables shorthand data entry for a key flexfield and you set the user profile option Flexfield:Shorthand Entry to Yes, a shorthand alias window appears for a key flexfield when you choose Edit Field... from the Edit menu. You can do one of the following in that window:

Entering an Alias

If you enter an alias to represent a complete key flexfield combination, your application automatically closes the shorthand alias window and displays the equivalent concatenated segment values in the flexfield display. See: Shorthand Flexfield Entry.

If you want to force the key flexfield window to appear after the shorthand alias window closes, you can set your user profile option Flexfield:Show Full Value to Yes. When you activate this user profile option, the key flexfield Edit window automatically appears after you enter a valid shorthand alias. The default for this option is No. See: Setting Your Personal User Profile.

If you enter an alias that represents a partial key flexfield value, your application displays the key flexfield Edit window and inserts the partial values into the appropriate segment fields, positioning the cursor on the first segment field that does not have a value.

If you enter an invalid alias, your application displays a list of valid aliases for you to select from.

Choosing a Valid Alias from a List

If you do not know what alias to enter in a shorthand alias window, you can display a list of valid aliases by choosing the List of Values button.

Canceling the Shorthand Alias Window

You may bypass shorthand flexfield data entry by choosing OK or Cancel in the shorthand alias window without entering a value. The key flexfield Edit window appears instead, containing separate prompts and fields for each of the key flexfield segments.

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