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12.2 E-Business Suite Application Object Library ITEM_CATEGORIES Flexfield Validation Fails During Fnd_flex_keyval.validate_segs Return With Error 'category is invalid, or category is invalid for the item. Cause: You entered an invalid category.' (Doc ID 2544624.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 05, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Application Object Library - Version 12.2.6 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
The client is trying to activate the BWC functionality on Purchasing, using the steps from the note:

BWC FAQ - Buyer Work Center (Doc ID 1301969.1)

The client is getting this error "Error Category is Invalid " in Buyer Work Center.


E-Business Suite 12.2 Application Object Library, Flexfields related issues




 In the Buyer Work Center (BWC), users receive the following error when attempting to enter details into the ITEM_CATEGORIES flexfield:

"category is invalid, or category is invalid for the item.
Cause: You entered an invalid category.
Action: Enter a valid category.
Cause: You entered a category that is invalid for the item that you entered.
Action: Enter a valid category for the item."


When the BWC flexfield calls "fnd_flex_keyval.validate_segs" to validate the segments of the category, it fails validation with the above error.


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