Dependent Value Set Information Window
Define your independent value set. You should not define individual independent values for the corresponding independent value set before defining your dependent value set. See: Defining Value Sets.
To define dependent value set information:
1. Enter a default value for your dependent value set.
This value is the default for any segments that use this dependent value set. Usually, you enter zero. You must make sure that the value you enter here fits the value set information you enter. For example, if this dependent value set does not allow alphabetic characters, your default value may not contain any alphabetic characters.
For example, suppose you have an independent value set called "Account" with a dependent value set called "Sub-Account." You may wish to create a new independent value, 99, for "Account" with description "Receivables" without creating any associated sub-account values. Since your flexfield requires a dependent value of some sort to go with the independent value, it uses the default value you enter here, such as 00 with description "No Sub-Account."
2. Enter the name of an independent value set on which this dependent value set depends.
You can only enter the name of a value set you have already defined. You must save the value set definition of your independent value set before you can select it in this field. An independent value set may have more than one dependent value set depending upon it, but a dependent set cannot depend on another dependent set.
The Segment Values window automatically creates your dependent default values at the time you create your independent values. To ensure that the Segment Values window creates a dependent default value for each of your independent values, you should create the values in your independent value set only after you create all of the dependent value sets that depend on that independent set. If you create a new dependent set for an independent set that already contains values, you must manually enter the dependent default value for each existing independent value using the Segment Values window.
Suggestion: First define all of the independent value sets your application needs, then define all of your dependent value sets. Create all of your value sets before you create any of your values.
See: Segment Values Window
3. Enter a description for your dependent value set. The Segment Values window creates this description with the dependent default value it creates whenever you create a new independent value. For example, suppose you have an independent value set called "Account" with a dependent value set called "Sub-Account." You may wish the "Sub-Account" default value 00 to have the description "No Sub-Account." See: Segment Values Window.
Overview of Values and Value Sets
Decide What Your User Needs
Choosing a Validation Type for Your Value Set
Relationship Between Independent and Dependent Values
Value Set Windows
Defining Segment Values