Starting the View Editor

Creating a View for a Data Entry Point

Creating a view for an entry point creates a new view for a type and connects it to the given entry point. To activate the view ediort this way:

  1. Select the data entry point tab in the structure panel.
  2. Select New Viewnew view icon from the context menu (right mouse button).
  3. When your data entry point is connected to a view then the Edit View action starts the editor for this view.
  4. When your data entry point is connected to a view then the Delete action deletes this view.
  5. Data entry point which are connected to a view are shown with blue icons.

The View Editor

The view editor is shown when you create or edit a view.

View Editor

  1. The tree structure of the view is shown in the right pane. Each nested view and each collection used in a view create a new branch.
  2. The fields you can insert into a branch are shown in the fields tab of the structure pane.
  3. Use the buttons to add/delete/compute fields.
  4. The properties of the view or the fields in the view appear in the property sheet. Click into the value fields to edit those values.
  5. This indicates an inner view for a single object (1:1 relationship/link). Inner views for single objects are optional.
  6. This indicates a field that is defined by a path expression. It is displayed using the dot notation. getData is the link and getArea is the field in the target object. This is the same value that is displayed as the first field in the nested view above. Wether you use nested views or path expressions is purely a matter of convenience.
  7. This indicates a nested collection view. Fields in nested collections always appear in nested views, because they will become the columns of a nested table.

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