InterPlay edition model

Overview

Edition model objects

Editors

You use editors in InterPlay to create or modify data in Collections and Objects. Each editor corresponds to a Collection Type, an Object Type or a Business Element Type. You can however associate one or more editors to each type. You customize the Editors to suit your needs.

Collection Editor

The Collection Editor specifies the:

  • Objects that will be visible via this Editor. You can configure an Editor to display only certain types of Object that are referenced in the Collection.
  • Screen layout to use:
    • Table pages to display the Object lists (one table Page per type of Object ).
    • Table pages to display the list of Objects grouped into batches.
    • Form pages to display the Header, Footer and Collection properties.

A Collection Editor is identified by a name and a version. It is associated to a single type of Collection and it can be used by several versions of the same Collection Type. Several Collection Editors can be attached to the same Collection Type.

For information on how to create a Collection Editor, see Create a Collection Editor.

Object Editor

The Object Editor specifies the:

  • Screen layout to use:
    • Table pages to display the Element lists (one Table page per type of direct Sub-Element).
    • Form pages to display properties from the Object.
  • List of Element Editors.

An Object Editor is identified by a name and a version. It is associated to a single type of Object and it can be used by several versions of the same Collection Type. Several Object Editors can be attached to the same Object Type.

For information on how to create an Object Editor, see Create an Object Editor.

Object Element Editor

The Element Editor specifies the:

  • Table pages to display the sub-Element lists (one Table page per type of direct Sub-Element).
  • Form pages to display properties from the Business Element.

For more information, see Specify Element Editor details.

Page formats

Form Page

A Form page is an editor page that displays the property values of objects (Collection , Object or Element).

You can choose either one of the following layouts:

  • "2-column" layout that organizes the Fields in 2 vertical columns.
  • "Flow" layout that displays the Fields in a linear way.

Additional configuration is possible for each layout.

Zone

The Form page is made of Fields that are grouped into Zones. Fields are positioned automatically on the Form according to the configuration.

Field

A Field is a basic element of an Editor that is used to edit the properties of Objects. You can configure various attributes such as type, label, tool tip, mandatory flag, editable, width, height, and so on.

Table Page

A Table page is an editor page (Collection Editor, Object Editor or Element Editor) that displays in a grid the properties of a list of objects that all share the same type. These objects can be sorted, filtered and actions triggered from a toolbar can be applied to the objects.

You define a Table page by specifying the Columns that you want to display. These Columns are associated with a property and you can set the default position, default width and label.

Column

A Column is a basic element of a Table Page. A Column is associated with a property. You can configure the default position, width and label.

Folders

Folders are elements of a tree structure that contain Collections groups in the InterPlay user interface.

For each Folder, you can configure the:

  • Source
  • Parameter settings

Parameter settings

You can customize the:

  • Filters that enable you to categorize the Collections depending on their properties.
  • Icons that display opened and closed folders, filters.
  • Table columns that display system and user properties of the Collections. The user properties of the Collections can be defined in a file that is imported at the same time as the Collection Document.
  • Actions that can be performed in the user interface. A button in the toolbar corresponds to one action. For example, an "Archive" folder can be configured to have no "Change Status" button and to have no editing features (no "Lock", "Release", "Mass Update" buttons).
  • These settings apply to the:
    • Toolbar that is associated to the Collection list.
    • Editor toolbars once the Collection is opened.

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