Data Field Settings builder inputsAdded by IBM on August 31, 2010 | Version 1 (Original)
|This topic describes the inputs for the Data Field Settings builder.
This topic describes the inputs for the Data Field Settings builder.
|Name||Enter a name for this builder call. The WebSphere® Portlet Factory Designer displays this name in the builder call list.|
The builder supplies a default name based on the column or field that was initially modified.
|Default RDD File||Specify the relative path to the Rich Data Definition (RDD) file to be used to set properties and validation for page automation fields in the model. For example:|
If you specify multiple paths separated by commas (,), the first file found is used.
If the field is left blank, the first file found in those defined by the following property in the bowstreet.properties file is used.
|All Pages||Set this input to have the field settings apply to all pages in the model. If this input is not set, the Choose Pages input is made available for you to specify the individual pages to which the settings are applied. |
|Choose Pages||Specify the individual pages to which the settings are applied. This input is available if the All Pages input is not set. |
|field display settings||In this table, you can change the display behavior for each named field in the model on all the pages (if the All Pages input is set) or on the selected pages (if the Choose Pages input is available). Click in the cell and specify your settings as indicated. |
Note: A value within square brackets ( [ and ]) shows you the current value as a convenience. The value is not effected by this builder and this builder will not change the value. If you change that same value (for example, in an earlier builder, in an RDD file, or in the schema that is the source of the value in the first place), the new value from your change is the final result. If you then open this builder again after your change, you see the new value displayed in square brackets. Therefore, the square brackets indicate that this builder is not modifying that value, but you can see the value that is currently set.
Do one of the following:
- Enter the label to be used for this field.
- Set to [Do not change] to let this field retain the value that it already has.
- Set to [Blank] to cause this field to have no label.
Control whether the field does not display all the time (Hide Always), displays all the time (Show Always), or does not display only when it is in a table (Hide in tables only). Sort
Control whether sorting is enabled (On
) or disabled (Off
) for the column or field.
The type of sorting to be used is determined by the RDD file in use.
Select the new value from the list. The values for this setting come from the file specified in the default RDD file used for the project. Lookup Table / Choices
Select the new value from the list. Default values come from lookup tables in the model and in the default RDD file. You can also enter multiple values, each separated by a semicolon (;). These values also apply to select or radio buttons if the field is data entry, or the lookup table is used to translate the field if the field is set to Display Only.
|field validation settings||This table is available only if data entry fields are in the model. |
In this table, you can change settings for only data entry fields in the model on all the pages (if the All Pages input is set) or on the selected pages (if the Choose Pages input is available).
Note: If you choose a value for Field Type in the table of field display settings, the selection might already indicate a validation operation. So, only choose a validation operation in this table to specify other than what the Field Type in the table of field display settings indicates.
Determines whether the end user must enter a value in the field to allow the form or data page to be submitted. Validation Op
Determines the operation to be used to validate the value that the end user enters in the field. Argument
Specifies an argument to the validation operation. The value is ignored if the operation does not accept an argument. Error Message
Specifies text to override the default message that is used if the validation operation fails. You can set this input even if you are using default values for other settings in the row.
Parent topic: Data Field Settings builder: wpf7