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Master KM: Guide to Descriptive Flexfields in Manufacturing (Setup, FAQ, Troubleshooting) (Doc ID 2659023.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 21, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Fusion Manufacturing Cloud Service
Information in this document applies to any platform.


 The purpose of this document is to provide a complete guide to implementers on setting up descriptive flexfields in manufacturing cloud.


 his document will guide implementation teams through setting up of descriptive flexfields in manufacturing cloud, address frequently asked questions and help troubleshoot common issues.


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In this Document
 What are descriptive flexfields?
 Value Sets
 Descriptive Flexfields in Manufacturing
 Manage Work Execution Descriptive Flexfields
 Manage Work Setup Descriptive Flexfields
 Manage Work Setup Descriptive Flexfields
 Setting up Descriptive Flexfields in Manufacturing
 Setup DFF Segments
 Create Value Set
 Deploy the descriptive flexfield
 Configuring Context Sensitive DFFs in Manufacturing
 Create Value Set for Context Field
 Create Values for the Value Set Context Field
 Create the Context Segment
 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
 Are DFF supported for work order material transactions for updating additional information through 'Report Material Transactions' UI?
 Is it possible to transfer the DFF values in item attribute DFF to work order header DFF?
 Do the DFFs(Descriptive Flexfield) and EFFs (Extended Flexfield) that are defined at the item level in PIM (Product Information Management) flow to manufacturing including work orders and work definitions?
 Is it possible to transfer DFF values in work definition/standard operations to work order?
 Tips for troubleshooting resource scheduling
 Common Issues
 Work order header operation and transaction level DFFs are not appearing in Manufacturing subject areas in OTBI though the DFF attributes were enabled for BI (BI enabled flag was checked) at time of DFF definition.
 Length issues while entering DFF segment on work order
 Error “View object OperationTransactionDFFVO does not include a discriminator column Discriminator of entity base FlexFieldDataEO”
 Unable to copy work definition DFF value from another work definition.

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