Using the Formula Window
To write or edit a formula:
1. Set your effective date to the date when you want to begin using the formula.
2. To write a new formula, enter the formula's name and select a type. To edit an existing formula, query its name.
3. Choose the Edit button to open a blank Edit Formula window where you can write a new formula, or modify an existing one.
5. When you finish writing or editing the formula, choose the Verify button to compile it.
This process identifies any syntax errors in your formula.
6. When the formula is verified successfully, save it.
7. Your next step depends on the type of formula:
- If the formula is of type Oracle Payroll, you must associate it with an element in the Formula Result Rules window.
- If the formula is of type Element Skip, you select it in the Skip Rule field of the Element window.
- If the formula is of type Element Input Validation, you select it in the Formula field of the Input Values window when you are defining an element.
Test your formula in the situation you intend to use it (such as, in a test payroll run) to ensure it contains no logical errors.
- If the formula is of type User Table Validation, you select it in the Formula field of the Columns window when you are defining a user table structure.
Defining an Element
Defining an Element's Input Values
Setting Up User Tables
Oracle FastFormula Overview
Oracle FastFormula Reference