Flexfield? $FLEX$ bind variables? Are you talking about Oracle Forms here? Or is this maybe part of the E-Business Suite? Can you be more specific, this doesn't sound like standard Oracle Forms.
Yes, I am talking about EBS forms.
I posted the question in EBS general:
But I was advised to move the post here. Is it here the correct place where to post this question?
I am talking here about EBS table-validation flexfields.
The answer you will get in the general Oracle Forms forum is this: for EBS questions you'd better post your question in the EBS forum. There are some users here that know EBS, but most don't. This is a typical EBS question.
In any case, whatever you do, always mention versions, OS etc: which EBS version, what Forms version? In your post you never mentioned EBS, nor Forms. It could have been a .Net question for all we know.