Clone Dictionary Entry dialog box

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The New Dictionary Entry <EntryName_copy> dialog box enables you to copy a dictionary object and edit the definition of the cloned dictionary object.

  • Name of object type

    Enables you to specify a name for the cloned dictionary object.

  • Description

    Enables you to provide a description for the cloned dictionary object.

  • Scheme

    Enables you to select a scheme that should be associated with the cloned dictionary object. You can add custom dictionary entries to the certified schemes.

  • Entity Version

    Enables you to enter the version number for the cloned dictionary entry in major.minor.revision format—​for example, 1.0.0.

Attribute table

Enables you to specify a list of attributes that define the cloned dictionary object.

  • Name

    Enables you to enter the name of the attribute.

  • Type

    Enables you to select the type of the attribute—​such as string, boolean, and integer—​for type checking. You can also reference a dictionary entry from the selected scheme.

  • String length

    Enables you to specify the length of the string in numerals, if string type is selected for the attribute.

  • Values

    Enables you to specify a list of comma-separated values, if enum type is selected for the attribute.

  • Natural key

    Enables you to specify whether the dictionary attribute is part of the dictionary object’s natural key.

    A natural key is the unique identifier of a dictionary object. For example, qtrees are identified by the qtree name, the volume name, and the array IP address.

  • To be Cached

    Enables you to specify whether the attribute should be cached.

    A dictionary entry can include both attributes that are cached and attributes that are not cached. A cache table is created and populated with the attributes that are marked for caching during the cache acquisition of the scheme. A cache table is created for a dictionary object when at least one attribute is selected to be cached.

  • Can be Null

    Enables you to specify whether the value of the attribute can be null. This setting is valid only for attributes that are selected to be cached.

  • Description

    Enables you to specify a description for the attribute.

  • Values in natural key columns are case sensitive

    Enables you to specify that the natural keys are case-sensitive.

  • Command buttons

    • Add row

      Enables you to add a row to the table that is used to specify an attribute.

    • Remove row

      Enables you to delete the selected row.