Creating a dictionary entry

You can create a WFA dictionary entry when you want to define a new object type and its relationship in your storage environment.

Procedure

  1. Click Data Source Design > Dictionary.
  2. Click New icon on the toolbar.
  3. In the New Dictionary Entry dialog box, enter the required details in the Name of object type and the Description fields.
  4. For the Scheme field, perform one of the following actions:
    • Select one of the available scheme from the list.
    • Click Add New Scheme, enter the required Scheme Name in the New Scheme dialog box, and then click Add.
  5. Click Add row, and perform the following steps to describe the attribute:
    1. Click the Name column and enter the name of the attribute.
    2. From the Type column, select the required type.
      The String Length column is populated and is editable if you selected string as the type. Also, the Values column is editable if you selected enum as the type.
    3. Select the appropriate check boxes for the attribute from the Natural Key, To be Cached, and Can be Null columns.
      If you have selected the Natural Key check box, you cannot select the Can be Null check box.
    4. Add the required attributes for the dictionary object.
    5. Optional: Select the Values in natural key columns are case sensitive check box if you want the natural keys to be case-sensitive.
  6. Click Save.