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WS: TF: Data Item Description Pulling From File Field Description (P98FFD) Not Data Dictionary (Doc ID 2829852.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 23, 2021

Applies to:

JD Edwards World Technical Foundation - Version A9.4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When inquiring on a file and data item via File Field Descriptions, V98FFD, the description for the field is not pulling from Data Dictionary but rather from the File Field Description.


  1. Go to File Field Description Window, V98FFD (G9362/7 or Hidden Selection 40)
  2. Enter file name (e.g. F4311)
  3. View fields (e.g. PDPSDJ)
  4. Compare the description in Data Dictionary (G90/4 or Fast Path DD) to that in V98FFD
  5. The description is pulling from FFD (file field description), not Data Dictionary 



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