Create an inactive database dictionary record

Applies to User Roles:

System Administrator

This procedure assumes the Service Manager system does not have table create-alter-drop-rights to the RDBMS system. If your system does have table create-alter-drop-rights to the RDBMS system, then Service Manager automatically creates any necessary tables, columns, and indexes required by your database dictionary records.

We recommend you enable the option to create DDL to provide 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: You must use the Windows client whenever you need to add a new field/key to a database dictionary table.

To create an inactive database dictionary record:

  1. Log in to the Service Manager system with a system administrator account.
  2. Click Tailoring > Database Dictionary.
  3. Type the table name in the File Name field, and then click New.
  4. In the Fields tab, click New Field/Key to add one field for each RDBMS column you want to add.
  5. In the Keys tab, click New Field/Key to add a unique key to the database dictionary record.
  6. Click OK.

    Service Manager creates the database dictionary record and maps each field to a null table alias.

The database dictionary record remains inactive until you activate it and remap the fields to actual RDBMS tables and columns.

Related topics

Database dictionary
Database dictionary records
Data persistence

Activate a database dictionary record
Enable DDL logging of database dictionary changes