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.
|A single word||
||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
Modify field types: Single to concatenated
Applies to User Roles:
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:
- Open the assignment dbdict.
- Make a copy of the assignment dbdict named assignment2.
- Position the cursor on the key type Nulls & Duplicates, above the key model.
- Click Edit.
- Add company in the second element of the field names array below wdManagerName.
- Click OK to close the window.
- You can now re-edit your database dictionary record, update it, or cancel without updating.
- Click OK, to close and automatically update the file. This returns the message Record updated in the dbdict file.
- 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).
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