After reading this article you’ll know:
The ways of setting up your first data model
How to add new properties to the model
Data models define and store your application's data. It consists of multiple models, properties, and their connections (relations). In this article, we will learn how to create a new model for your application.
Open your applications dashboard and go to the data model quick sidebar menu. Click on the
It’s also possible to create a new model from the list overview. To do this, choose the
By default, the following properties are included in all models:
You can use the
Tips for building your data model
We recommend to not use more than 20 properties per model
We recommend to not have more than 5 relations per model (to other models)
Try to keep your data model permission levels filtered on max 2 layers. If you filter data over more than 2 layers your data handling will get slower.
In your property settings you have the option to turn on the “index values” option. This allows you to load in a set of your property data when loading in the page. This allows for faster search results when searched for.
Make sure to turn on the index values option when you expect a property to be searched for often (think of names and email addresses), don’t use it on items not searched for often, causing it to make the page you are using data on much heavier (specific dates, ID’s. descriptions as example).