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Topics that contain the literal phrase "cat food" and all its grammatical variations.
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- Methods for updating database dictionary records
- Automatic update of database dictionary records
- Automatic update of RDBMS data when database dictionary records change
- Activate a database dictionary record
- Add a field to an existing database dictionary record
- Import RDBMS columns into an existing database dictionary record
- Modify field types character (scalar) to array
- Modify field types: single to concatenated
- Regen a database dictionary
- Search for a field in a database dictionary
- Update an existing database dictionary record
- Update the data type of a database dictionary field
Add a field to an existing database dictionary record
Applies to User Roles:
This procedure assumes the Service Manager system has table create-alter-drop-rights to the RDBMS system. If the system does not have table create-alter-drop-rights, your database dictionary record remains inactive and mapped to null tables until you activate it. If your system does not have table create-alter-drop-rights to the RDBMS, we recommend you enable the option to create DDL to provide rights to your RDBMS administrator. You can then activate the database dictionary record after your RDBMS administrator has created the tables and columns specified in the DDL.
Note: If you choose to add a new column directly from the RDBMS, Service Manager will not automatically recognize the new column. You must import the new column into the database dictionary record before Service Manager can manage it.
To add a field to an existing database dictionary record:
- Log in to the Service Manager system with a system administrator account.
- Click System Definition > Tables.
- Double-click the table name you want to edit.
Note: Each table name is actually a database dictionary record.
- Click the Fields and Keys tab.
- In the Fields and keys definitions for the table, do one of the following:
- Click New Field to create a scalar field
- Click New Array to create an array or an array of structure
- Type a name for the new field.
The field name appears in the list of fields.
Select a value from the Data Type field.
Note: Each field must have a data type.
Add any optional field properties, such as data policies or editing rules.
Service Manager creates a new column in the RDBMS.
Activate a database dictionary record
Import RDBMS columns into an existing database dictionary record
Remove a field from an existing database dictionary record
Update an existing database dictionary record