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System Definition utility

The System Definition utility is a graphic view of existing table elements and properties and a quick way to define new tables. It enables you to accomplish the tasks traditionally handled by the database dictionary utility. The System Definition utility has two tabs: tables and fields. Service Manager displays SQL mapping information only when mapping information is available. Each time you double-click any table in the System Definition area of the System Navigator, the System Definition utility displays the Table tab first. You can access the other tabs by clicking the labeled tabs or links in the Editor.

If you change a table element, an asterisk marks the table and the element in the System Navigator until you click Save.

Related topics

System Definition
Table tab
Table definition
Table management
Forms, triggers, and links
Fields and Keys tab

Access the System Definition utility
Add a field to a table
Edit a field in a table
Edit a record key
Update a form
Edit a record key
Edit a trigger
Access field help from the System Navigator