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Container Data Model

Updated on July 20, 2021

View the structure of a container in the container data model. This structure comprises the type of the container, its access order, and its items.

This contains the data context associated with container items opened in the application.
This contains information about the usage and contents of each container used in the application.

Each container contains the following entries:

  • Type
  • accessedOrder
  • Items


This represents the type of the container.

There are two types of containers:

  • Single containers that contain only one item.
  • Multiple containers that contain multiple items.


This is an array that contains the fully qualified names of container items in the order they were accessed. This order is used to activate the most recently used container item when the current active item is deleted.

Note: The accessedOrder array contains the container item names in the order where the first entry in the array is the first item accessed and the last entry in the array is the most recently accessed item.


This is a map containing the information about the specific items in a container. Each entry in the map contains the root view information of the corresponding item, a semantic URL which contains the unique ID of the item, and the data context from the primary data entry of the Store for the corresponding item.

Usage example

In this example, there are two containers, app/primary and app/primary_2/workarea. The app/primary container has been used to access the app/primary_1 and app/primary_2 items. Since the app/primary_2 item was most recently accessed, it appears last in the accessedOrder array.

You can view the contents of the app/primary_2 item from its entry in the app/primary item structure. The app/primary_2 item is associated with a view containing the pyDetails information about the content of a caseInfo object. This is represented with a semantic URL RequestApproval/ RA-123.

The information about the caseInfo object can be found in the information of the app/primary_2 item found in the data key of the Store.

  data: {
    app: {      

    'app/primary_1': {
    'app/primary_2': {
      pxRequestor: {
        pxUserName: 'abc',
        pxUserIdentifier: '[email protected]'
      caseInfo: {
        content: {
  containers: {
    'app/primary': {
      type: 'multiple',
      accessedOrder: [
      items: {
        'app/primary_1': {
        'app/primary_2': {
          view: {
            type: 'reference',
            config: {
              name: 'pyDetails',
              context: 'caseInfo.content',
              type: 'view'
          semanticURL: 'RequestApproval/{workID}',
          key:'OE7UD6-SPACETRAVEL-WORK RA-123',
          context: 'app/primary_2'

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