Context sensitive segments

What are context sensitive segments in descriptive flexfields?

- Context Sensitive segments in descriptive flexfields are segments which can be made available or cannot be made available in a Descriptive flexfield window depending on the values entered by the Users in a Context' field.

- This helps in building a value based logic for the descriptive flexfields.

- If there is a context-sensitive segments, the descriptive flexfield needs context information (a context value) to determine which context-sensitive segments to show.

- A descriptive flexfield can get context information from either a field somewhere on the form, or from a special field (a context field) inside the descriptive flexfield pop-up window.

- If the descriptive flexfield derives the context information from a form field (either displayed or hidden from users), that field is called a reference field for the descriptive flexfield.

- A context field appears to an end user to be just another segment, complete with its own prompt.

- However, a context field behaves differently from a normal flexfield segment (either global or context-sensitive).

- When a user enters a context value into the context field, the user then sees different context-sensitive segments depending on which context value the user entered. It defines a context field differently.

- Use a context field instead of a reference field if there is no form field that is a suitable reference field, or if you want your user to directly control which context-sensitive segments appear.

- A context-sensitive segment appears once the appropriate context information is chosen.

- The context-sensitive segments may appear immediately if the appropriate context information is derived from a form field before the user enters the descriptive flexfield.

- For a descriptive flexfield with context-sensitive segments, a single "structure" consists of both the global segments plus the context-sensitive segments for a particular context field value.

- That is, a structure consists of all the segments that would appear in the pop-up window at one time (after the structure has been chosen).
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