Extensible Flexfield (EFF) is a new feature added in Fusion Application with existing Descriptive & Key Flexfields. It is similar to descriptive flexfield, but with the ability to add as many context-sensitive segments (attributes) to a flexfield as they need.
Some of the key benefits using Extensible Flexfields are
- Number of configurable segments are not fixed unlike fixed number of segments in DFF
- Attributes can be grouped into one or more attribute groups (ie contexts) rather than only one in DFF
- EFF supports one-to-many relationships between the row and the extended attribute rows
- Improved access controls than using DFF. It is possible to control the view and edit the attributes based on the context configurations.