The Flexfield chartfield is an optional value for departmental use designed to track information not captured by other chartfields. Flexfields have a maximum length of six-characters and are alphanumeric. Flexfields used with the Medical Center Business Unit must start with a zero, and Flexfields used with Business Units other than the Medical Center cannot start with zero.
Before creating a Flexfield, a department should determine whether or not it is possible to track the activity using the other chartfields, or combinations of chartfields, in the new COA such as Account, Fund, Dept ID, Project, Activity Period, or Function. Use of Flexfield is optional.