The application provides a set of data types, data pages, and sample data, which you can use to begin implementing your application. You will need to use the data from your system of record instead of using the sample data provided by the application.
Data modeling involves creating a conceptual model of how data items relate to each other in an application. In Pega Platform, the data model refers to a set of rules that work together to populate the data in your application. The system displays this data to help you process the information and can help you make decisions in your sales processes. The following rule types constitute your data model:
- Data types
- Data type is another name for a class in your application. It holds data that the application uses. A data type has one or more data pages and several property definitions associated with it.
- Properties define the format and visual presentation of data in your application.
- Data flows
- Data flows orchestrate the movement of data from source to destination within Pega. Data flows also have the ability to transform your data. For additional information, see the Application Data Model Guide on the Pega Customer Decision Hub for Financial Services product page.
When planning your data model, work with the data modeling resource at your site to understand the attributes of the data types that need to be supported by your application.
- Adding properties to data types
Data types categorize the data that your application uses. The data types that come with your application have one or more data pages associated with them. Add properties to a data type to further customize it, for example, by adding contact information to a data type that represents a user of your application.
- Mapping your application data
The application data types provide a default set of properties for your use. You can add or remove properties from these data types depending on your requirements. You can also add new data types.