A property provides a name and characteristics for data in an object. Because a property definition is a rule, it shares the benefits of versioning, inheritance, and access control that the Pega Platform provides to all rules.

The following tabs are available on this form:

A property has one of eleven modes, arranged in three groups. The General and Behavior tab layouts vary according to the mode and the Table Type field selected. See:

Your system includes hundreds of standard properties useful to your application. Review the relevant existing properties before creating new properties. Consult documentation and use the Pega Platform facilities to look for the ones you need.

Note: For a Single Value property, choose the wording of the Description with care. This helps you and others select the right property when using the Application Explorer, entering expressions, and elsewhere.


Use the Application Explorer to access the properties available to you.


Properties are part of the Data Model category. A property rule is an instance of the Rule-Obj-Property rule type.

Database table

Properties are normally stored in the PegaRULES database as rows of the pr4_rule_property table.