Setting Your Personal User Profile
You can change a user profile option value using the Profile Values window. The Menus appendix in your product's reference guide tells you how to navigate to this menu.
Using this window, you can display all your options and review the values your system administrator has set for them. You can also change those options that are updatable if you like. Changes you make to a User-level profile option take effect when you either change responsibilities or close and re-login into the application. If changes are made in character mode you must follow the same steps to apply the changes to applications running in GUI mode. Changes you make to your User-level options are still in force when you log in again.
If you never set your own User-level option values, your user profile options assume the Site-, Application-, Responsibility-, or User-level values your system administrator has set for them.
To change a profile option value:
1. Navigate to the Profile Values window.
This window displays all your user profile options and their values. If you wish to display only specific user profile options, first choose Enter from the Query menu to enter search criteria in the Profile Name field, then choose Run from the Query menu to run the search.
The name of the user profile option appears in the Profile Name field while the Default Value field displays the run-time value of that option. The System Administrator sets default values for many of the profile options. Some profile options may not display a default value.
2. Move your cursor to the User Value field of the option whose value you wish to modify.
3. Enter a new value for the option if it is updatable, or if the <List> lamp appears, choose a value from the list of available values.
If the profile option is not updatable, the message "Item is protected against update," appears on the message line when you try to change the value. You can change most of your user profile options; values you enter in the User Value field override values preset by the System Administrator. A few profile options cannot be changed, but are displayed for informational purposes only.
For most personal profile options, Oracle Applications automatically checks the value you enter to ensure it is valid.
Attention: Number or date values are not validated, therefore, you must make sure that you enter a valid value for profile options that require a number or date; otherwise, your personal profile option may not work as you expect.
Though you cannot delete a profile option from your personal profile, you can clear its value (if it is updatable) by highlighting the field and pressing [Backspace] or by choosing Clear Field from the Edit menu. If you clear the value, the change does not take effect until you sign on again or change responsibilities.
4. Choose Save from the Action menu to save your change.
Your change will take effect when you either change responsibilities or log out and log back in.
Overview of User Profiles
Determining User Profile Option Values
Common User Profile Options