Entity Sets

An entity set is a data object or a repository for some portion of the data managed by the application.

Establishing an Entity Set

Select ENTITY SETS from the DATABASE tab, and double click on an existing entity set or right click on the ENTITY SETS node to define a new entity set.

Fields of the Entity Set

Attributes

Description

EntName

Name of the entity set

EntType

A user-assigned description of the entity set

AvgSize

Approximate size of the document

DirName

Application directory location of the display

RemoteName

The name of this entity set as known by another database

RemoteOwnerName

The name of the owner of this entity set in another database

EntPerUser

Indicate whether this entity set is per user or not

ModTime

A time stamp indicating when it was created

ObjectKey

A unique identifier assigned by the Development Center

 

Entity Set Fields

Attributes

Description

SN

Identification number for the field

FieldName

Name of the field

OwnerName

Name of the object that "owns" the field

Type

Data type of the field's value

Length

Maximum length of the field's value

Decimals

Number of decimals in a numeric field's value

Reqd

Required status of the field

Index   

Index status of the field

Virtual

Virtual status of the field

ListWidth

Width of the field on output

FieldHeading

Heading for the field on output

FieldMask

Output mask for the field

Default

Default value for the field

BWSel, EQSel, LGSel

Index selectivity factors for the field

DirName

Application directory location of field

RemoteName

Name of the field in the remote location

ModTime

A time stamp indicating when it was created

ObjectKey

A unique identifier assigned by the Development Center