Navigating through your data model

An overview of various buttons and icons that you use when building your data model.

Updated over a week ago

The following contains an overview of buttons and features available in the Data Model builder:

Use the:

  • Models Schema

  • Models list

buttons to quickly navigate between the various views of your data model.

Use the Add or the Create model button to create models. In the Create Model window, you assign a name to the model. The model is created and in the model pane now displayed, you can define the model’s:

- Properties

- Relations

- Permissions

- Validations

- Settings

Use the Search Model field to navigate directly to a specific model. Enter the name of the model to filter to a specific or set of names. You can select the model with which you want to work.

Note: Additional Search capabilities are available based on the view in which you are working. For example, a Search field in the Properties view for locating a specific property in a model.

When you work in the Models Schema View, you can use the mouse point to move around the canvas.

When you press right click, the mouse pointer hand changes to the grab hand icon and you can then move the canvas as required to bring specific models into focus.

You can use the:

Quick add properties to add a series of properties for adding definition to an individual model. You can edit the individual properties at any stage to apply specific the specific required settings.

New property to add a new property to a model. You can add extensive details in the property when the Properties pane is displayed.

You can continually apply changes to the Data model design as you are building your application.

Note: Once an application is in production (released for use), updates can only be applied in the lowest Sandbox of staging environment. For example, where your development approach is based on a Development, Testing, Acceptance and Production (DTAP) street, changes can be applied the Development sandbox.

Use the arrow buttons to, for example:

  • Sort information in ascending or descending order where applicable in different table views. When you hover over column heading, arrow buttons are displayed.

  • Navigate to a previous screen

Press Save to save changes. Once you have saved any changes, you can then use the Close or Cancel button to close a pane.

Press the Cancel button close the pane after saving your changes.

Press the Close button to close the active pane. This button is displayed

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