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Create Data Objects and Configure Value Help for a Data Object
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Create Data Objects and Configure Value Help for a Data Object

September 29, 2021
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September 19, 2019
Create data objects that hold employee and equipment details, and create value help for a data object attribute.

You will learn

  • How to create data objects for a scenario
  • How to configure the value help for a data object
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Data objects are the building blocks of a project. They store the input as well as output data of a rule. Data objects consist of attributes that store the data within a data object.

In this tutorial, we will create data objects which hold the employee details and the equipment details. We will also model value help for a data object attribute to choose the values while modeling rules.


Step 1: Create data objects
  1. Choose Data Objects > Local Data Objects.

    create data object
  2. In the Local Data Objects section, choose +.

    new data object
  3. In the New Data Object screen, provide the following details for the output data object as shown:

    Name Label Description Type
    EquipmentInfo EquipmentInfo Equipment Information Structure

    You can leave the other fields as it is.

    data object details
  4. Under Attributes tab, choose + in the Simple Attributes table to create a new attribute for the data object EquipmentInfo.

    Attributes for EquipmentInfo
  5. Enter the following details in the new row:

    Name Label Description Business Data Type
    ProductDesc Product Description Product description String
    Attributes for EquipmentInfo
  6. Similarly, create five new attributes with the following values:

    Name Label Description Business Data Type
    Price Price Price of the equipment Number
    EquipmentType Equipment Type Type of equipment String
    ProductID Product ID Product ID String
    Currency Currency Currency String

    Then, choose Activate.

    Five new attributes

    Activating will also save and validate the data object.

  7. Similarly, create and activate EquipmentApproval data object and its attribute with the following values:

    Data Object:

    Name Label Description Type
    EquipmentApproval EquipmentApproval Approval required for the equipment list selected for the new hire. Structure

    Simple Attributes:

    Name Label Description Business Data Type
    ApprovalNeeded ApprovalNeeded Is approval needed for the equipment? Boolean

    Then, choose Activate.

    EquipmentApproval data object
  8. Similarly, create and activate Equipment data object and its attribute with the following values:

    Data Object:

    Name Label Description Type
    Equipment Equipment Details of the equipment opted for the new hire. Structure

    Simple Attributes:

    Name Label Description Business Data Type
    TotalAmount TotalAmount Total amount of all the selected equipment Number

    Then, choose Activate.

    Equipment data object
  9. Similarly, create and activate Employee data object and its attributes with the following values:

    Data Object:

    Name Label Description Type
    Employee Employee Details of the employee Structure

    Simple Attributes:

    IsFullTimeEmployee:

    Name Label Description Business Data Type
    IsFullTimeEmployee IsFullTimeEmployee True if the employee works full time or else false. Boolean

    countryofCompany:

    Name Label Description Business Data Type
    countryofCompany Country or Region of Company Country or Region of company String

    company:

    Name Label Description Business Data Type
    company company Company name String

    jobTitle:

    Name Label Description Business Data Type
    jobTitle jobTitle Job title of the recruit String

    Then, choose Activate.

    Employee data object

  10. Navigate to the Local Data Objects tab to view the list of data objects.

    List of data objects
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Step 2: Configure value help for an attribute of Employee data object
  1. Choose Employee data object.

    Create value help
  2. Choose Edit and then choose countryofCompany attribute.

    countryofCompany attribute
  3. Choose Value Help tab and then choose Edit.

    New value help
  4. Choose +.

    Add value help
  5. Choose Value List from the dropdown list.

    Create value list

    Select the newly created Value List.

    Value list
  6. In the Details section, choose + to add a Value-Description pair and then provide the following values:

    Value Description
    USA United States
    DEU Germany
    IND India
    AUS Australia

    Then, choose Save.

    Save value help
  7. As you edited the data object to configure value help, the status will change to Inactive. To activate the data object, choose Employee in the breadcrumb navigation.

    Activate Employee data object
  8. Choose Edit.

    Choose Edit to activate

    Then, choose Activate.

    Activate data object
  9. Choose DetermineEquipment01 in the breadcrumb navigation to navigate to the Data Objects tab.

    Breadcrumb navigation
For which of the following entities, can you configure value help?
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