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Defining Segments

Use the Segments window to define segments for your flexfield. The window title includes the current flexfield's name. If your flexfield definition is frozen (that is, the Freeze Flexfield Definition check box is checked), this window prevents you from invalidating your existing flexfield data by not allowing you to enter the Enabled field or the Value Set field.

You can define as many segments as there are defined segment columns in your flexfield table. You can create a new segment for your flexfield by inserting a row.


   To define segments:

Suggestion: To protect the integrity of your data, you should not disable a segment if you have already used it to enter data.

Suggestion: If you are defining more than one segment in the same structure at one time, ensure that you use unique columns for each segment. If you attempt to use a single column for more than one segment in the same structure, you cannot save your changes or compile your structure. Columns you choose for your segments do not disappear from your list of values until you save your work.

Suggestion: For most flexfields, if you give your segments widely spaced numbers (such as 10, 20, 30...) to indicate their relative positions, you can add segments to your structure more easily. Adding segments still disables all your existing cross-validation rules and shorthand aliases for this flexfield structure, however. Note that the Accounting Flexfield requires consecutive segment numbers beginning with 1 (such as 1, 2, 3, ...).

Warning: Changing the order of your segments invalidates all existing cross-validation rules and shorthand aliases for this flexfield structure.

Warning: If you are defining the Accounting Flexfield, you must display all segments. Hiding segments will adversely affect your application features such as Mass Allocations.

Attention: All segments in your Accounting Flexfield must be required.

See Also

Key Flexfield Segments Window

Defining Key Flexfields

Defining Key Flexfield Structures

Descriptive Flexfield Segments Window

Flexfield Qualifiers

Defining Descriptive Flexfield Structures

Context Field Values

Choosing Your Value Set

Defaulting Segment Values

Segment Prompts and Display Lengths

Accounting Flexfield: page

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