Organize your application contents with spaces

About spaces

When you create your application in Axway Decision Insight (DI), you have to build the application model from scratch. As you add more and more elements – entity attributes, rhythms, data integration routes and mappings, dashboards, etc. – to your application, a best practice is to organize all the elements that you create in your application by using dedicated spaces. 

Use the predefined spaces

Out of the box, when you create a new application, DI provides 6 different predefined spaces to help you organize your contents. In addition to these predefined spaces, you can create other spaces as needed to better organize your data. 

  • Classifiers – To store the logic for evaluations.
  • Instances – To store  the instances of entities.
  • Initializers – To store the paths to the data needed at start-up.
  • Integration – To store the paths to the data absorbed in real-time.
  • Rhythms – To store the definitions of the periodic cycles of the application.
  • Model – To store the definition of entities, attributes, and relationships.

Tip: Maintaining a good structure and consistent organization in your application will make your application easier to manage and evolve in the long run.

Data integration: Data integration items – for example, libraries, connectors – cannot be shared between different spaces. You should store all depending data integration items in the same space, and prefix them to ease their management.

Create a space

To create a space:

Step Action
1 On the main menu, click Configuration. On the left menu, click Spaces. The list of your existing spaces and dashboards is displayed. 
2 Click the New space button. 
3 In the Details area, give a Name  to your space. The Key field is filled in automatically.
4 The Key field represents the shorthand name of your space. Modify it if you like. Do not use spaces or special characters. 
5 In the Permissions area, you can define access, edit and, admin permissions for each user role in your application. Fore more information about user roles and permissions, see Managing rights.
6 Click Save.

Add a 'trash' space

As a best practice, it is recommended that you create a trash space for the sole purpose of storing the elements of your application that you want to get rid of. To create a trash space, follow the procedure for creating a space and select the Hide space and content checkbox during your space creation.

For more information about how to remove unnecessary content from your application, see Import and export an application: Clean the contents of the application.

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