Records can be created in various ways. You can add a new record to your application or copy an existing one. You can specialize existing rules by creating a copy in a specific ruleset, against a different class or (in some cases) with a set of circumstance definitions. You can copy data instances but they do not support specialization because they are not versioned.
Based on your use case, you use the Create, Save As, or Specialization form to create the record. The number of fields and available options varies by record type. Start by familiarizing yourself with the generic layout of these forms and their common fields using the following articles:
- Creating rules
- Creating a rule specialized by circumstance
- Creating a rule or data instance
- Creating a specialized or circumstance rule
This information identifies the key parts and options that apply to the record type that you are creating.
Create a data transform rule by selecting Data Transform from the Data Model category.
A data transform rule has two key parts:
Select a class that this data transform applies to.
The list of available class names depends on the ruleset that you select. Each class can restrict applying rules to an explicit set of rulesets as specified on the Advanced tab of the class form.
Enter a name that is a Java identifier. Begin the name with a letter, and use only letters, numbers, and hyphens. See How to enter a Java identifier.
A conventional name for the initial, and typically the simplest, data transform in a class is