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Managing application cases and data

Updated on May 31, 2022

Explore the application definition to gain a holistic view of data in your application and cases that are available for creation at run time. As a result, you can globally manage resources in your application from one place.

For example, you can select which cases users can create at run time and disable the cases that are not required for your business scenarios. Consequently, at run time, users have a more relevant choice of cases to create. To speed up application development, you can also provide a more relevant Data Explorer by adding necessary data types and removing data types that are not required.
  1. In the header of Dev Studio, click the name of the application, and then click Definition.
  2. Click the Cases & data tab, and then manage any of the relevant settings for your application:
    Enable creation of selected cases at run timeIn the Case types section, select the check box in the row of the case type that you want to enable for run-time creation.
    Change the prefix of run-time case instances of a case typeIn the Case types section, in the Work ID prefix field of the selected case type, enter a new value.

    By default, the prefix is the first letter of the name of a case type. If you have multiple case types that start with the same letter, you can change prefixes so that users can conveniently distinguish cases at run time. The following figure shows an example of how changing the prefix can help you differentiate between cases at run time:

    Changing case prefix
    Section of an application definition that defines case prefixes at run time, with default and changed values
    Change the scope of resources that are available for a case typeIn the Case types section, in the Implementation class field, enter a new class to store the case type.

    For more information, see Understanding class layers.

    Manage data types in your Data Explorer
    1. In the Data section, in the text field, enter the class of the data type that you want to add to your Data Explorer, and then click Add.
    2. Optional: To remove a data type from the Data Explorer, click Delete in a row of the data type.
    Change how your application stores information by associating new classes with main application elements
    1. In the Associated classes section, in the UI class field, provide the default class for UI rules.
    2. In the Associated classes section, in the Integration class field, provide the default class for integration-related rules.
    3. In the Associated classes section, in the Data class field, provide the default class for data-related rules.
  3. Click Save.

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