Searching the Help
To search for information in the Help, type a word or phrase in the Search box. When you enter a group of words, OR is inferred. You can use Boolean operators to refine your search.
Results returned are case insensitive. However, results ranking takes case into account and assigns higher scores to case matches. Therefore, a search for "cats" followed by a search for "Cats" would return the same number of Help topics, but the order in which the topics are listed would be different.
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||Topics that contain the word "cat". You will also find its grammatical variations, such as "cats".|
You can specify that the search results contain a specific phrase.
Topics that contain the literal phrase "cat food" and all its grammatical variations.
Without the quotation marks, the query is equivalent to specifying an OR operator, which finds topics with one of the individual words instead of the phrase.
Two or more words in the same topic
|Either word in a topic||
|Topics that do not contain a specific word or phrase||
|Topics that contain one string and do not contain another||
|A combination of search types||
- 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
Update the data type of a database dictionary field
Applies to User Roles:
This procedure assumes the Service Manager system has table create-alter-drop-rights to the RDBMS system. If Service Manager does not have table create-alter-drop-rights, your database dictionary record changes 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 to your RDBMS administrator. You can then activate the database dictionary record changes after your RDBMS administrator has created the tables and columns specified in the DDL.
To update the data type of a database dictionary field:
- 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.
- Click the field name you want to edit.
The General properties pane opens.
Select a new value from the Data type field.
A confirmation window opens.
Note: You cannot use the drop-down list to change a scalar field to an array or structure. Instead, you must add a new array or structure.
- Click OK to verify the data type change.
- Click Save to update the database dictionary record.