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Data Dictionary

The Data Dictionary is used to internationalize your system, by using this feature, you can create a data repository and associate it too one or more tables.

To access this functionality, you need to access it from the main menu Tools > Data Dictionary.

Creating a Data Dictionary

Inform all the necessary date for the creation of the repository. the files with an asterisk ar required.

Initial page data dictionary

The option Associate dictionary with connection, define a connection to associate with the repository data, allowing that the new applications, created using the tables associated with the repository, have indexes in the language files with the field labels from the tables.

Add tables to the Data Repository

Here we need to select the tables that’ll be added to this repository. After selecting the desired tables click on next.

sync tables

After selecting the desired tables, you should choose whether or not to create the indexes (langs) on the field labels of the existing applications of the project.

Generate index files

  • Generate the indexes in the language files of the table fields - On this option the field labels are replaced with he indexes that can be edited in one place when accessing Locales > Application Language.

An example of an index created by the Data Dictionary: Field label with index

  • Overwriting the indexes in the language files - On this option, the existing indexes will be overwritten with new data based on the database.

Next, we can view a list of tables added to the repository data, where we can view a couple of information about these tables, like the name of the table of the database and the index created for each table, on the label field, and the version of the Data Dictionary of each field.

Synced tables

The tables that weren’t added can be viewed when accessing the Dictionary tables, the process of including these tables to the repository of data is the same.

When doing a modification to the structure of the database tables, the same should be updated using the option SYNCHRONIZE DICTIONARY.

Table status

Next to the name of the tables there’s an icon that indicates the status of the tables.

  • Green - Indicates that the tables and the repository are updated.
  • Red - Indicates that the tables don’t exist in the database, in this case you should delete it from the repository.
  • Yellow - Indicates that the tables aren’t updated because of some modification in its structure. In these cases, you should click o the link edit referring to the table and click on update, so that the data of the repository could update.

Edit Tables

Can be found on the right side, in the list of tables.

Editing tables of the repository

This option allows you to edit the fields from the chosen table, like the data types and the indexes created by the repository for example.

Table edit options

Other properties of the fields can be accessed when clicking the more icon on the right side of the field list.

More Properties

Syncing Dictionary

This option is activated when selecting one or more tables, on this option we’ll update the data dictionary according to the database.

Generate indexes in the files

When synchronizing the tables, a yellow icon will be displayed on the side of the updated tables, Se how to remove it. In case of change the structure of the tables, then you need to resync them again.

Synchronizing Applications

After doing all the desired configurations on the tables and fields, you need to sync the changes to the existing applications, so that the changes can be applied.

First, you need to select the tables that’ll be synchronized.

Tables that'll be synchronized

Next, you can define what will be done and which applications will suffer the modifications. A list of applications, that received the changes, are based on the tables that they used.

Applications that were updated

When clicking on synchronizing, when finishing the process, you’ll see a summary of the procedure done.

log

Clicking to show the log, you can view all the modifications done, where it’ll display the previous state (blue) and the result of the modification (red)

Modification Log

Clicking on Back you’ll return to the Page of definition of modifications.

To finish the process, click on the Close.

Editing the Data Dictionary Properties

On the top part, we can view the dictionary properties, informed when created.

Data Dictionary Properties

You have three possible actions, Edit, Reload and Close.

  • Edit - Allows you to change the properties of the data dictionary, like the modification of the connection used to associated with repository for example.

Editing Data Dictionary Properties

  • Reload - Updates all the information of the Data Dictionary, like the status of the table for example.
  • Close - Closes the current data dictionary and you are redirected to the list of dictionary.

Editing Indexes

To edit the created indexes in the repository, access Locales > Application Language.

On the side panel is possible to view all the lang from ScriptCase. The langs referring to the data dictionary will be in the folder Project Messages.

edição dos índices