Modify field types: Single to concatenated

Applies to User Roles:

System Administrator

Example Modify the single key wdManagerName in a copy of the assignment database dictionary record to make it a concatenated key comprised of the fields wdManagerName and company.

To modify field types: single to concatenated:

  1. Open the assignment dbdict.
  2. Make a copy of the assignment dbdict named assignment2.
  3. Position the cursor on the key type Nulls & Duplicates, above the key model.
  4. Click Edit.
  5. Add company in the second element of the field names array below wdManagerName.
  6. Click OK to close the window.
  7. You can now re-edit your database dictionary record, update it, or cancel without updating.
  8. Click OK, to close and automatically update the file. This returns the message Record updated in the dbdict file.
  9. When an IR key is added or updated, then Service Manager prompts you to regenerate the file. You can either click OK (regen file) to continue with the regen, click Cancel (F3) to abort the regen and restore the database dictionary record to the version prior to the latest changes, or schedule a time for the file regeneration, using Schedule (clock button).

Related topics

Arrayed structures
Adding a key
Alias fields
Changing data types
Database dictionary

Access the Database Dictionary utility
Change data types: Character to number
Copy a database dictionary only
Modify field types: Character (scalar) to array
Open a database dictionary
Regen a database dictionary