Creating new models
You can create new models from the:
Data model quick menu by clicking on the Add button (+)
Schema view or model records list or by clicking on the New model button.
The Create new model window is displayed as shown in the following example:
1. Enter the name you want to assign to the model in the Create new model window.
2. Specify the unique name for the model.
3. Click Create model. The model overview is opened. The unique name is assigned as the model name. The properties are automatically generated when you create a model and cannot be deleted from a model:
Using the models details pane
Once you have created a model, you can use the various tabs shown in the example below to apply details for a model:
A. The active tab, Properties, is underlined as shown in the above example. The table provides an overview of the properties that have been defined for this model. Individual table rows provide a summary of the property.
As shown in the example, there are currently 3 properties defined for this model. You can define additional properties by clicking on the:
B. The Relations tab opens a list view of relations associated with the current model.
C. The Permissions tab opens a matrix that shows permissions and roles.
You can specify the create, read, export, update and delete (CRUD) permissions for each role.
D. The Validations tab provides an overview of what kind of validations have been assigned to which property within this model.
Note: These are server side record create/update validations.
E. The Settings tab provides access for establishing the settings for the model, in this case, the ModelName model.
➝ Next article: Displaying the properties for a model