Usage of Descriptive Flexfield (DFF) in Financials for India (Doc ID 382829.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 08, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Financials for India - Version 11.5.3 to 11.5.10.0 [Release 11.5]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This problem can occur on any platform.

Symptoms

On applying patch 5498551(IN60107) - Oracle Financials for India patch to an existing system, a precheck message as follows is seen :
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Checking whether Attributes 1 through 5, 14 and 15 are in use by Global Data Elements..
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This Check is mandatory since Oracle Financials for India patchset installation scripts will delete any previous registrations of attributes 1 through 5, 14 and 15 with Global Data Elements in the DFFs :
AP_INVOICES,AP_INVOICE_DISTRIBUTIONS, FA_ADDITIONS,FA_MASS_ADDITIONS, FND_COMMON_LOOKUPS, MTL_SYSTEM_ITEMS, PER_ORGANIZATION_UNITS, RCV_TRANSACTIONS, RCV_SHIPMENT_HEADERS and PO_LOOKUP_CODES.

You are recommened and must move the data to another attribute not in (1-5,14,15) since the above mentioned attributes are required by Oracle Financials for India product. Please refer to User Manual for details.

Cause

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