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Data structures can be also described as entity-sets. While entities describe a single dimension (entity/fields), data structures allow definition of a hierarchical schema.

Usage

Types

Data structures can be defined in different ways. Either by referencing an already existing entity model or by reusing existing XSD schemas provided by other software vendors. However, defining data structures from the entity model is the easiest and allows the best results when used in sequential workflows.

Data Structure

This data structure is based on the entities defined in the entity model. 

XSD Data Structure

This data structure allows you to enter XML schema definition (XSD) manually. XSD Data Structure cannot be used as a parameter of a data service to load the data, because no mapping to the entities exists. But it can be used as a context in a sequential workflow that can be passed to external services if these require input or output parameters of such a schema.

Child Elements

Entity Mapping Data Structure can have the following child elements:

Data Structure Entity

Maps an entity so it can appear in the data structure. When filled with data (from a service or by user), it will contain data rows of either all or only of the selected columns.

Data Structure Parameter

Defines parameters specified on the data structure level that can be used e.g. for dynamic filtering.

Data Structure Workflow Method

Default Sets

Defines a set of default values that will override the default values specified in an entity.

Filter Sets

Defines a set of predefined entity filters that can be selected when loading data from a DataService.

Rule Sets

Defines a set of rules that will automatically calculate values inside the data set.

Sort Sets

Defines a list of fields by which the data will be sorted either when loaded from the database or in the front-end application.

Template Sets

MODEL STRUCTURE

Data Structures
 Data Structure
  Default Set
   Default
  Entity
   Entity
   Field
  Filter Set
   Filter
  Parameter
  Rule Set
   Rule Set Reference
   Rule
    Dependency
  Sort Set
   Sort Field
  Template Set
   Transformation Template
  Workflow Method
 XSD Data Structure



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