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 Create > User Interface > Section.

> Key parts:

A section has two key parts:

Field Description
Apply to 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 Work- class.

In special cases a section can apply to a class derived from the Data-, Embed- or Assign- base class. For example, a section may display properties of the class Embed-OrderDetails, where the work item contains a Page List property named CustomerOrder that applies to the Embed-OrderDetails property.

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

Field Description
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.

Rule resolution

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