Oracle Flexfield Interview Preparation Guide
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Oracle Flexfield Interview Questions and Answers will guide us now that Flexfield in Oracle is a database field that has flexibility built into it so that users can define reporting structures that are relevant to their specific organizations. Two types of flexfields are provided. Key flexfields and descriptive flexfields, which are user-defined. So learn Oracle Flexfield with the help of this Flexfield Interview Questions with Answers guide

20 Flexfield Questions and Answers:

1 :: What is the significance of structure id in key flexfields?

A Key-Flexfield may be associated with single or multiple structures. This is specified when creating a new flexfield.

This can be clearly understood when defining a new key flex field. Note that All the fields expect description and Structure column are optional.

If you want to enable a multi-structured flex-field you need to assciate the corresponding back-end column
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2 :: What is the maximum number of segments that can be defined for KFF?

Once can compile a KFF without any segments defined within. There is no lower limit.However there is limit on the maximum number of segments to be used and that is 30 as rightly said by my friend.
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3 :: Do we need to register Standard DFF?s?

Stndars DFF's are given by Oracle.We need not register.We can register CustomDFF's
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4 :: Are the value sets mandatory for DFF segments?

Valuesets for the segments in DFF's are not mandatory.

If require you can change as mandatory. In this Dff form on check box as unable/ disable you can using as require.
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5 :: How do I enable a database column to use it in a DFF segment?

Open Flexfield => Descriptive=>Register and query required DFF. Click on "Columns" button enable/disable required columns there.
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6 :: What is the use of Group Flex field and where exactly we use?

Group Flexfield is Used in Oracle Payroll. This Group Flexfield catches the information to which the employee belongs. eg : Regular then the employee belongs to Regular payroll Group.

Based on our requirements we categorize the employees in to groups for easy identification purpose.
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7 :: How many flexfields are there in total modules?

There are Two types of flexfielld they are

1. Descriptve flexfield(which is optional)

2. keyflexfield

IN keyflex thereare 33 key flexfilds which are used in varios modules of oracle application package.
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8 :: Is it possible to enable/disable only few fields of any DFF?

Yes, it is possible to enable or disable few fileds in DFF by usning Check Box
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9 :: What is the purpose of a flexfield qualifier? Why is it needed when you can have a unique name for a segment?

Flexfield qualifiers are basically used to identify the nature of the segment at the flexfield level. Qualifiers like Balancing,Cost Center, InterEntity,Natural Account etc..indicates the type of segment.

For Ex--> Normally company segment is qualified as Balancing, which will intimate that the debits should balance the credits for a particular account for a specified company. i.e for a specific GL code combinations.

Hence having unique names to the segments/flexfield has no connection with this as the purpose of the above is totally different.
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10 :: Can we disable/enable a whole DFF not few Attributes?

Yes this can be done with Custom.pll It has a procedure call Event.In this procedure you can capture events like when-new-form-instance,when-new-item-instance etc So capture tht event on which you want to disable your DFF and use name_in('system.current_form/item') to know the name of your DFF and then using form built-in set_item_property disable that field. Same way we can do enable the DFF.
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