A040 – Create an object field

What you will learn ?

This procedure allows to create a new field to an existing business object with:

  • Translations
  • Its value list
  • Position in the template of the object

STEP 1: How to add a field

Select the business object:

  • Either via a search menu Administration / Business Object
  • By double-clicking on the object in the diagram
  • By using the global search of its indexed name via header search

Prerequisite: Having created the business object.



  • Open the AppClient diagram
  • Insert AppClient object
  • Double-click on the object

STEP 2: Create a field

This step allows to create a field (all properties are available at the end of the wizard):

  • Enter a unique name for the field respecting a naming convention (prefixed by a code of the object for example)
  • Enter physical name when the field must be saved in a database, if this field is left blank it will be calculated for display. The physical name must not conflict with SQL (do not use keyword such as orderfrom, etc.).
  • Select a type and a length for the field
  • Indicate whether the field is required and / or functional key (unique id of the object)
  • Indicate whether the field is visible, available in research and / or expanded in the forms or lists
  • Click on Next


  • Create a field cliCode on the object AppClient
  • Physical name cli_code
  • Size 10requiredvisible everywherefunctional keysimple search.

STEP 3: List of values

In the case of an enumerated field (single or multiple), the wizard allows to enter up to 10 possible values:

  • Complete a unique code for the list using a naming convention related to the application or the field, this list can be reused for another field

Then for each possible value:

  • Enter a unique code (respecting the field length). The code 0 is made to display an help in the first position in the list, but can’t be selected
  • Indicate whether this code will be the default field
  • Translate the code in each language

Note: The list of values can be updated via Administration / List of values.


  • Create a cliType field enumerated simple with 3 values for the AppClient object
  • Name list CLIENT_TYPE
  • Code : PRO = Lead (default), CTM = Customer, ABO = Abandoned

STEP 4: Order in an area

In this step, you must:

  • Choose an order to display the field in the object (it is better to space orders from 10 to 10 to allow insertions)
  • Indicate whether the object should be sort on this field:
    a) negative number for descending sort,
    b) to sort on multiple fields each must have a distinct order (ex. 1, 2 and -3)


  • Put cliCode field and the following in position 10, 20, 30 …
  • Sort code in ascending order
  • Put in AppClient-1 area of the AppClient template object

STEP 5: Translate field

  • Translate the field in each language
  • Click on Next to complete the wizard


  • Translate cliCode with Customer code in English, Code client in French

STEP 6: Objectfield tab

On the object form select objectField tab to check that the field has been added.
It is possible to open the definition field by clicking on its name.

STEP 7: Field definition

This field definition form is displayed :

  • When you click on the field name directly from the object field tab of the object form
  • By the Administration / Field menu
  • By double clicking on a field from the diagram
  • From a global search on the name or the translation of the field

Once opening the field form:

  • Use the More button to see all properties
  • Set various options for the field (logical name, display, search …)
  • Modify translations and help in the translation tab
  • Click on Save


  • Put the cliCode field indexable.

STEP 8: Objectfield

It is possible to override some properties of a field in the object context. The objectfield which is the relationship between a field and an object allows to do this.
The field can be used in other objects, and for each of them, it is possible to override some basic properties:

  • Visible, required, editable, search, extended …


  • Modify cliCode object field to hide the lists for AppClient object.
  • Complete the AppClient object by creating other fields:
    • a field type: cliType, enumerated type (use the wizard to create a list of value)
    • a field last name: cliNom, mandatory, text field
    • a field first name: cliPrenom, non-mandatory, text field
  • Create an AppAdresse object with:
    • a field street: adrRue, mandatory, text, 100 and key functional
    • a field postal code: adrCodePostal, mandatory, text, 5 and functional key
    • a field City: adrVille, mandatory, text, 50
  • Create an AppInteret object with:
    • a field label: intLibelle, mandatory, text, 100 and functional key
    • a field score: intScore, int, 5, mandatory

A030 – Create a business object

This procedure allows to create a business object with:

  • Translations
  • Access rights
  • Location in a domain

A050 – Create a relationship between 2 objects

The wizard Add Link allows to create a relationship between two objects.