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Sections - Completing the Create or Save As form

Updated on November 15, 2021

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.

To create a section, click Create User InterfaceSection.

> Key parts:

A section has two key parts:

Apply to Select a class that this section applies to. In most cases, select the name of the class that contains the work items that the section supports. Choose the class that is most specific to the application and its work items, rather than a general Work- class.

In special cases a section can apply to a class derived from the Data-, Embed- or Assign- base class. For example, a section may display properties of the class Embed-OrderDetails, where the work item contains a Page List property named CustomerOrder that applies to the Embed-OrderDetails property.

IdentifierEnter a name for this section. Begin the name with a letter and use only letters, numbers, the ampersand character, and hyphens to form a Java identifier. See How to enter a Java identifier.

Additional creation options

Create Section using a Design Template Select this check box to apply a predefined template instead of designing the layout on your own.

When you select this option, the Design tab provides you with the option to select a design template. However, if you want further changes to the template, you must switch to full editor view.

Rule resolution

When searching for instances of this rule type, the system uses full rule resolution which:

  • Filters candidate rules based on a requestor's ruleset list of rulesets and versions
  • Searches through ancestor classes in the class hierarchy for candidates when no matching rule is found in the starting class
  • Finds circumstance-qualified rules that override base rules
  • Finds time-qualified rules that override base rules
  • Adding an action to an included section

    You can include one section inside another section while you are working in design template mode or in full section editor mode. You can also add an action to an included section. This capability makes it possible for you to reuse sections, within a single application or across applications, and define different actions to support the specific use cases.

  • Converting sections to full section editor

    Sections based on design templates, as well as sections created in App Studio, can leverage the full set of editing capabilities available in Dev Studio if you convert them to use the full section editor.

  • Harness and section forms - Adding a section

    Harness and Section forms - Adding a section

  • Displaying a list of recent items in your application

    You can display a list of the most recently accessed cases, rule or data instance records, Create New and Save As forms, landing pages, wizard items, and instance lists in your application. Displaying a list of recent items gives your application users a quick way to view and open recent items.

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