Creating Entity / Lookup Entity

Data model section. Data administrator interface

To create an entity / lookup entity:

  • Make sure that draft mode is enabled and draft is selected.
  • Make sure that the “Entities / lookup entities” tab is active in the “Data Model” section. The tab is located at the top of the “Data Model” list.
  • Click the “Create entity / lookup entity” button at the bottom of the “Data model” list.
  • A menu opens above the button - select a type of the object to be created: entity or lookup entity.
  • As a result, the selected object will be created. It will open on the right side of the screen (in the general area of the section). The entity / lookup entity contains a number of tabs.
  • Fill in the required fields in the "Properties" tab.
  • Create at least 1 attribute in the "Attributes" tab.
  • If necessary, create links between entities / lookup entities in the "Relations" tab.
    • The “Relations” tab is not available when working with lookup entities.
  • If necessary, create rules to consolidate original records into the etalon one in the "Consolidation" tab.
    • The “Consolidation” tab is not available when working with lookup entities.
  • If necessary, in the "Layout" tab, configure the appearance of the record card (only for Unidata EE).
  • After all the data is entered and saved, publish the draft:
You must save changes in all the tabs you have worked with. Unsaved changes to any of the tabs will be lost.

To copy an entity / lookup entity:

  • Click the “Create entity / lookup entity” button at the bottom of the “Data model” list.
  • From the menu that appears above the button, select “Copy from…”.
  • This will open a pop-up with a list of existing entities / lookup entities.
  • Select the required one and click “Continue” in the lower right corner of the window.
  • Enter a name for the new entity / lookup entity, make additional changes if necessary, and click “Save” in the upper right corner.
Copying includes all attributes (simple, complex, code, array-attributes, alternate-code), relations (for entities), consolidation info (for entities), and display type. Not included: quality rules, matching rules, and workflows related to the entity / lookup entity being copied.

To delete an entity / lookup entity:

  • Click “Delete entity” located in the upper-right corner of the screen.
  • The entity/lookup entity will be deleted without confirming the operation.

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