A Blueprint is a working copy of changes to your CSM system definitions (Business Objects, Fields, Forms, Grids, etc.) that allows you to make offline changes and then publish them to your live system at a later time. Use a Blueprint to:
- Manage System Objects: Create, edit, and delete Business Objects, Fields, Forms, and Grids (technically, you are managing their definitions).
- Manage Business Object Data: Create, edit, and delete data from Supporting Objects and Lookup Tables using the Data Editor.
- Manage CSM Items at a system level: Create, edit, and delete various CSM Items (ex: Dashboards, Search Groups, etc.) using the CSM Item Managers in a Blueprint. Managing and storing CSM Item definitions at a Blueprint level (and in a Blueprint scope) keeps them extremely secure (only administrators can access them).
- Access the following Blueprint tools/functionality:
The Blueprint Editor is the interface for Blueprints, which have their own workflow.
Because Blueprints affect system definitions, Blueprints are used and managed from within CSM Administrator. Access Blueprints and Blueprint functionality from the CSM Administrator Blueprint page.