Designer basic creation procedure

Each entity of the configuration model is defined as an Object that is stored in a collection just like in a standard InterPlay application.

The Designer groups the configuration objects into 6 types of collections:

  • Formats contains Collection Types and Object Types.
  • Editors contains Collection Editors and Object Editors.
  • Dictionaries contains InterPlay Dictionaries.
  • Libraries contains Functions and Rules.
  • Datasources contains InterPlay Datasources.
  • Settings contains:
    • Object Editor Selections
    • Object Type Selections
    • Collection Editor Selections
    • Collection Type Selections
    • Global Settings
    • Global UI Settings
    • Collection States
    • Object States

You can store all your configuration objects of one type in the same collection or dispatch them in several collections. You can for instance create a collection set per release of your configuration.

Create a new Collection

To create a new collection:

  1. From the main toolbar, click Create collection.
    Designer displays the Create a Collection panel.
  2. Select an Editor and click Create.
  3. The collection opens.
  4. Create the configuration objects.
    Each configuration object is structured as a tree of nested Elements characterized by a set of properties.

For more information about Object Types, refer to Define an Object Type

Create a new configuration object

Once you have opened the collection of your choice, the right panel displays a page per type of object the collection can contain.

To create a new Configuration object, you can either click Add on the editor page or click in the main toolbar and select the appropriate editor in the panel that is displayed then click OK.

For instance, to create an Object Type:

  1. Select the Object Types page.
  2. Click Add in the table page toolbar to open the Object Type Editor.
    Alternatively, you can click in the main toolbar and select the appropriate Editor (“OBJECT_TYPE” in this example).
  3. Enter the object general information on the Details tab.
  1. Click Add in the in the various Table pages of the editor to create the sub-elements.

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