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2011

Note: Flexfield Qualifier
Note: Flexfield Qualifier

Arideep Mukherjee ERPWebTutor

11/14/2011

Note: Flexfield Qualifier

Note: Flexfield Qualifier What are flexfield Qualifiers used for? A flexfield qualifier identifies a particular segment

What are flexfield Qualifiers used for?

A flexfield qualifier identifies a particular segment of a key flexfield. Usually an application needs some method of identifying a particular segment for some application purpose such as security or computations. However, since a key flexfield can be customized so that segments appear in any order with any prompts, the application needs a mechanism other than the segment name or segment order to use for segment identification. Flexfield qualifiers serve this purpose. You can think of a flexfield qualifier as an "identification tag" for a segment.

For example, your Oracle General Ledger product needs to be able to identify which segment in the Accounting Flexfield contains balancing information and which segment contains natural account information. Since you can customize the Accounting Flexfield so that segments appear in any order with any prompts, Oracle General Ledger needs the flexfield qualifier to determine which segment you are using for natural account information. When you define your Accounting Flexfield, you must specify which flexfield qualifiers apply to which segments. Other applications, such as Oracle Human Resources, also use flexfield qualifiers. Oracle Human Resources uses flexfield qualifiers to control who has access to confidential information in flexfield segments. A segment qualifier identifies a particular type of value in a single segment of a key flexfield. In the Oracle Applications, only the Accounting Flexfield uses segment qualifiers. You can think of a segment qualifier as an "identification tag" for a value. In the Accounting Flexfield, segment qualifiers can identify the account type for a natural account segment value, and determine whether detail posting or budgeting are allowed for a particular value. It is easy to confuse the two types of qualifiers. You should think of a flexfield qualifier as something the whole flexfield uses to tag its pieces, and you can think of a segment qualifier as something the segment uses to tag its values.

Some more details of Flexfield Qualifier in Oracle Human Resources:

As mentioned earlier, Flexfield Qualifiers in Oracle Human Resources is used to control the access of

information across various HR setups. In this case let’s take the setup for our Demo Business Group.

As we can see in the screenshot below, cost allocation key flexfield has 6 segments defined for it.

Note: Flexfield Qualifier What are flexfield Qualifiers used for? A flexfield qualifier identifies a particular segment
Note: Flexfield Qualifier What are flexfield Qualifiers used for? A flexfield qualifier identifies a particular segment

Note: Flexfield Qualifier

Note: Flexfield Qualifier Here are the Flexfield qualifier details for the Account Segment of the Cost

Here are the Flexfield qualifier details for the Account Segment of the Cost Allocation Flexfield segments for our Demo Corporation Business Group:

Number

Segment Name

Name

Description

Enabled

Notes

   

Assignment

Limits segments displayed on the Employee Assignment screens

No

No change; Global

Balancing

Limits segments displayed in the balancing flexfield on the Define Element screen

Yes

No change; Global

2

Account

Element

Limits segments displayed in the costing flexfield on the Define Element screen

Yes

No change; Global

Element Entry

Limits segments displayed on the element entry screens

No

No change; Global

Organization

Limits segments displayed on the Define Organization screen

No

No change; Global

Payroll

Limits segments displayed on the Define Payroll screen

Yes

No change; Global

As suggested from the table above the Account segment should be visible from the following screens only:

  • Balancing

  • Element

  • Payroll Let us take a look at the assignment screen first:

Navigation:

(R) Demo US Super HRMS Manager > People > Enter and Maintain > Person > Assignment > Others

Note: Flexfield Qualifier Here are the Flexfield qualifier details for the Account Segment of the Cost

Note: Flexfield Qualifier

Note: Flexfield Qualifier We see the following: This indicates that the ‘Account’ segment is NOT displayed
Note: Flexfield Qualifier We see the following: This indicates that the ‘Account’ segment is NOT displayed

We see the following:

Note: Flexfield Qualifier We see the following: This indicates that the ‘Account’ segment is NOT displayed

This indicates that the ‘Account’ segment is NOT displayed at the Assignment level Costing information.

Now let’s take a look at the Element Link Screen for our element ‘Demo Mileage Allowance’. Navigation (R) Demo US Super HRMS Manager > Total Compensation > Basic > Link

Note: Flexfield Qualifier We see the following: This indicates that the ‘Account’ segment is NOT displayed

Note: Flexfield Qualifier

Note: Flexfield Qualifier Costing field As set up on the flexfield qualifier, we can see that
Costing field
Costing field

As set up on the flexfield qualifier, we can see that the Account flexfield appears on the Element (link) level costing information.

This way, we can validate for the other segments as well.

Note: Flexfield Qualifier Costing field As set up on the flexfield qualifier, we can see that