This chapter contains the following topics:
Using supplemental data, you define categories and further define information that you want to track for each category. Assume that you want to track the delivery methods for your customers. Delivery method is not a field in any of the master tables. Using supplemental data, you could define a category called Delivery Methods and then define the different delivery methods that you use.
JD Edwards EnterpriseOne software provides one supplemental database for each of these systems:
JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Address Book
JD Edwards EnterpriseOne General Accounting
JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Job Cost
JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Fixed Assets
JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Human Capital Management
JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Payroll
JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Equipment/Plant Management
JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Work Orders
JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Inventory Management
You can set up databases in addition to those provided by JD Edwards EnterpriseOne software. For each supplemental database, you can create one or more data types to organize your information. After you set up your database and data types, you can enter and use supplemental data.
Supplemental Database Setup (F00090)
Supplemental Database Data Types (F00091)
Supplemental Data (F00092)
|Narrative||Use the narrative format to enter free-form text, such as:
The system stores narrative text as generic text attachments.
|Message||Use the message format to enter narrative information about the data type. This format is similar to the narrative format.|
|Code||Use the code format to customize the form on which you enter supplemental data. For each data type that uses the code format, you can customize column headings that appear on the data entry form. For example, you can use the code format to customize column headings for:
You can attach a UDC table to each supplemental data type that uses the code format. You can use existing UDC tables or create new ones. When you create new tables, you must use system codes ranging from 55 to 59, inclusive, to protect the table from being overwritten during the reinstall process.
To enter text, you can add an attachment to data types that use the code format.
|Program||The program format enables you to access a specific program and version number from the Supplemental Data program (P00092). Instead of customizing menus, you can set up supplemental data types that use program formats to access the forms that you use most often. You can then access the forms from a single menu selection, which saves time and streamlines data entry tasks.|
Assume that you work for a construction company and the company wants to use supplemental data to track the progress of each job (or business unit). Specifically, your company wants to track this information for each job:
Daily job logs
This example illustrates the information that you want to track for business unit 5001:
You must set up data types for the legal description, general remarks, ground conditions, and so on.
Legal description. This data type contains a legal description of the job site.
General remarks. This data type describes the delays related to the ground conditions.
The data types for legal description and general remarks contain free-form text and, therefore, use the narrative format.
Daily job logs
These data types use the code format, which enables you to customize the entry form on which you enter data. With the code format, you can track additional information such as categories, dates, and amounts.
To track detailed information for ground conditions for a job, you set up these categories:
Frost greater than 20 inches