A flexfield is a field comprised
of sub-fields, or segments. There are two types of flexfields: key
flexfields and descriptive flexfields. A key flexfield appears on
your form as a normal text field with an appropriate prompt. A descriptive
flexfield appears on your form as a two-character-wide text field
with square brackets [ ] as its prompt. When opened, both types of
flexfields appear as a pop-up window that contains a separate field
and prompt for each segment. Each segment has a name and a set of
valid values. The values might also have value descriptions.
Descriptive flexfields provide
customizable "expansion space" on your windows and pages. You can
use descriptive flexfields to track additional information, important
and unique to your business, that would not otherwise be captured
by the window. Descriptive flexfields can be context sensitive, where
the information your application stores depends on other values your
users enter in other parts of the window.
A descriptive flexfield appears
on a form as a single-character, unnamed field enclosed in brackets.
Just like with a key flexfield, a pop-up window appears when you move
your cursor into a customized descriptive flexfield. Like a key flexfield,
the pop-up window has as many fields as your organization needs.
Each field or segment in a descriptive
flexfield has a prompt, just like ordinary fields, and can have a
set of valid values. Your organization can define dependencies among
the segments or customize a descriptive flexfield to display context-sensitive
segments, so that different segments or additional pop-up windows
appear depending on the values you enter in other fields or segments.
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