Select the Columns to Display and to Use for Identification

Use the panel to complete three definitions for this business object:

  1. Associate a database table with this business object. Many of the automatic code generation components in the VLF's common activities can then use that table's definition to generate highly functional RDMX code for you. How ….


  1. Identify what columns should be shown in lists of this business objects. For example, for an Employee business object you might show their names and phone numbers in lists. For an Order, you might show the order number, the customer name and the delivery address. How…


  1. Identify what columns uniquely identify an instance of this business object.  For an employee that might be their employee number, for an order it's probably the order numbers. How…


For more about instance lists see The Instance Lists and the Instance List Manager.



To associate a database table, enter its name at the top left of the panel or use the prompt icon to locate it:



To identify what columns should be displayed drag them from the list onto the left:

And drop them onto the 'demonstration' instance list display on the right:

You can format the demonstration instance list to define a column's order, width and captioning. Click on the column heading to further refine how the column should be handled:


To identify what columns uniquely identify a business object drag them from the list on the left:

And drop them into the identification list at the bottom right: