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The Object Code document is used to establish new object codes or to copy or edit existing object codes. Object codes are a four character codes that represent all income, expense, asset, liability and fund balance classifications that are assigned to transactions and help identify the nature of the transaction. Examples of object codes might include travel expenditures, student fee income, accounts receivable, and invoices payable. Object codes are specific to a chart and a fiscal year and contain several attributes throughout OLE for financial reporting at the detail and consolidated levels.

Use of Object Codes in OLE sample data is based on typical reporting or budgeting requirements- monograph, serial, electronic.

All Object Codes must Report to an Object code, have an Object Type Code, Level Code, and Object Sub-Type Code. In OLE, we are using “EE” Object code to represent “Expenditure not Expense”. The Object Level code is used to maintain an attribute of the object code that is used to group similar object codes into categories for reporting. Object sub-types are used in financial rules and OLE Parameters to limit how and where an object code may be used (types of transactions, etc.).

The Object Code document comes with a global document option where you can create a group of new object codes or update the existing object codes all at once.

From the Lookup screen, enter any search criteria, such as Fiscal Year= 2012, Chart= BL, and Object Code = 71* to view existing sample Library Object codes, to edit or copy them, or create new.

The Object Code document includes the Edit Object Code tab.

Edit Object Code tab definition



Fiscal Year

Required. Enter the fiscal year of the object code or search for it from the Fiscal Year lookup .


OLE is set up so the Object Code table is based on fiscal year therefore each year can have a different set of object codes.

Chart Code

Required. From the Chart list select the chart to which the object code belongs, or search for it from the lookup .

Object Code

Required. Enter the code to identify the object code which must be unique within the chart and fiscal year to which it belongs.

Object Code Name

Required. Enter the long descriptive name of the object code which appears on the Accounting Lines tab in financial documents as well as in searches and reports.

Object Code Short Name

Required. Enter the shortened version of the object code name for use in reporting where space is limited.

Reports to Chart Code

Display-only. The value automatically defaults to the Reports to Chart of Accounts Code value associated with the Reports to Object Code's Chart Code value once it is entered.

Reports to Object Code

Required. Enter the object code that the object code reports to in the next higher chart, or search for it from the Object Code lookup . For example, the object code for book sales in an auxiliary chart might report to the object code for sales and services in the campus chart

Object Type Code

Required. Enter the code or search for it from the Object Type lookup . This is used to identify an object code as income, expense, asset, liability or fund balance. Multiple values exist for income and expense to support GL functionality.

Level Code

Required. Enter the code or search for it from the Level lookup . This is the summary code for a given range of detailed object code classifications and identifies the level to which the object code belongs.

Object Sub-Type Code

Required. Enter the code or search for it from the Object Sub-Type lookup . This is the designation assigned to similar groups of object codes. Sub-types are often leveraged in OLE to apply business rules or to help with reporting.

Active Indicator

Optional. Select the check box if the object code is active and can be used on financial documents. Clear the check box if it is inactive.

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