How to Add a Context Dependent Descriptive Flexfield on OAF Control Item Page
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We all know (I think) the way in Oracle Forms to create context dependent descriptive flexfields. That is displaying additional segments within the form based on some other value in the form or maybe a value on a profile option. These context dependent flexfields were at first not possible in framework because the references like BLOCK etc (which you can use in Forms) are not applicable to framework pages. Starting from release 12.0.6 of E-Business Suite there is a way to implement context descriptive flexfields on framework pages. As an example I’ll use some example we encountered during an implementation. There was a requirement that additional details should be given to a control item in Project Management. Control Items in Project Management can be used to record your issues and risk on your running projects. In this case we have 2 Control Item Types being Issue and Risk. Based on the type we need to display additional segments in a DFF for the end user to use. This DFF must change with every type of issue.