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Create/Edit a Field

Use the Business Object Editor and/or the Field Properties window to create and edit Fields for a Business Object. When you create a Field, you define general information such as a display name, Field type, and size. You can define this general information directly in the Business Object Editor Grid or in the Field Properties window, where you can also define the following additional properties:

Good to know:

To create a Field for a Business Object:

  1. Open the Business Object Editor.

    Business Object Editor

  2. In an empty row (marked by a Create New icon Create New Button) in the Business Object Editor Grid, provide general information for the new Field:
    1. Name: In the Name column, provide a display name for the Field.
    2. Type: In the Type column drop-down, select a Field type (Text, Number, Date/Time, or Logical).
    3. Size: In the Size column drop-down, select a Field size. This varies based on the Field type.

      Tip: You can edit general information for an existing Field directly in the Business Object Editor Grid. Or, click the Field Properties button to open the Field Properties window, where you can edit general information as well as detailed properties for a selected Field. Use the Up/Down arrows Arrow Up Green Arrow Down Green in the Business Object Editor to change the order of selected Fields.

  3. Click the Field Properties button.

    The Field Properties window opens, where you can define and edit additional properties for the Field:

    General Field properties

    1. Define general properties for a Field.
    2. Define process and procedure help for a Field.
    3. Define detailed properties for a Field.
    4. Define validation/auto-populate properties for a Field.
    5. Define Group Properties for a Field (only applicable if Field belongs to a Group Object).
    6. Define advanced properties for a Field.
    7. Click OK.
  4. Publish the Blueprint (File>Publish Blueprint) to commit the changes, or save the Blueprint (File>Save Blueprint) to continue making other changes.

To edit a Field:

  1. Select a Field in the Business Object Editor.
  2. Make changes:
  3. Publish the Blueprint (File>Publish Blueprint) to commit the changes, or save the Blueprint (File>Save Blueprint) to continue making other changes.

In This Section

Define General Properties for a Field

Define Process and Procedure Help Properties for a Field

Define Detailed Properties for a Field

Define Validation/Auto-Population Properties for a Field

Define Group Properties for a Field

Define Advanced Properties for a Field

See Also

Managing Fields