Sections - Completing the Create or Save As form
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.
> Key parts:
A section has two key parts:
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
In special cases a section can apply to a class derived from the
base class. For example, a section may display properties of the class Embed-OrderDetails, where the work item contains a
|Identifier||Enter 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.
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
- 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.
- Presentation Tab
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.
Sections are the building blocks of your user interface. You can populate a section with components, such as fields and controls, to create a functional chunk of user interface that can be reused in different contexts for improved consistency and efficient development.