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What are JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2 User Defined Objects (UDOs)?

With the release of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2, citizen developers can now create user defined objects (or UDOs) or web-based objects to personalize the E1 user interface for their own use or to share with others.  Using the Security Workbench in E1 9.2, the security and administration of UDOs is now consolidated in a single application, establishing which users have access to which UDOs and what they can do with them.  The major types of UDOs encompass the following areas.

Composite Applications Framework (CafeOne)

Allows users to consolidate content from multiple sources, including internal (E1 forms, OBIEE objects) and external (3rd-party website pages) sources, in a single browser window.

Form Personalization

Users can personalize the user interface of their E1 application forms, requiring no form design aid (FDA) modifications. With proper permissions, users can create, modify, delete and save personalized forms using the Personal Form Manager, which is available with Find/Browse, Fix/Inspect, Search/Select, Header Detail, Headerless Detail, and Power forms and subforms

Form Extensions

Using the extensibility framework, citizen developers can extend their E1 forms dynamically without customizations including:

  • Add business view columns as additional form controls
  • Add available table columns from a business view as additional form controls
  • Invoke orchestrations from a form or control events.

Citizen developers can also personalize the form extensions by using them with the personalization frameworks including advanced queries, watchlists, personal forms, CafeOne layouts, and grid formats.

Orchestration Components

Using Orchestrator, business analysts can build orchestrations, that capture the steps involved in key business processes used in JD Edwards EnterpriseOne applications, eliminating repetitive work, costs and errors. These orchestrations can also automate the collection, processing, and exchange of data in EnterpriseOne as well as between external systems and devices.

  • Orchestration for System Administration Video


Learn how to create, save and manage queries in EnterpriseOne using the Query Manager, using flexible search criteria including conditions, QBE columns and fields.

Grid Formats

Using the Grid Format Manager, users can customize the grid layout to display data, including table and list views. Users can select which columns to display as well as the order to display them.

EnterpriseOne Pages

Composed EnterpriseOne page allows citizen developers to design and create user layouts without any HTML coding, enabling them to work with multiple content items from a single page as well as work more efficiently and effectively. Active Contents pages are prebuilt pages designed for specific types of users (industry specific content).

One View Reports

Users can easily design, personalize and share transactional data into robust, real-time and interactive reports, charts, graphs, table, lists, etc.

One View Watchlists

A collection of items that match a user’s defined criteria that they would like to be alerted on. They can also share with other users.


Users can add custom or a user defined graphic to various components (i.e. E1 applications, batch versions, tasks, ADF applications, and Watchlists) in the Designer Pane of Page Composer.

EnterpriseOne Search

Users can search across multiple tables or business views for data that contains their search criteria without navigating to multiple applications, as well as drill into additional data from the search results window. Search groups and AIS data service is used to easily search across business data.

Other UDO Resources

Oracle Help Center – Understanding User Defined Objects (ODOs)

LearnJDE – User Defined Objects (UDOs)

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