Creating new reference lists

You can create business objects that store items in a list, for example Title (Mr, Miss, Mrs and so on), Department, Location and so on. You create the reference object using Object Designer, create a window using Window Manager, then populate the list using the Administration component.

To create a reference object:
  1. On the Business Objects tree of the Object Designer component, select the relevant module folder, then on the Actions list, click New Business Object.
  2. Type a name for the business object, for example Location, then alongside the Behavior property, select Reference.
  3. Complete any remaining properties as required.
  4. Click .
  5. On the Attributes tree, select the business object, then on the Actions list, click New Attribute.
  6. Type a name for the attribute, for example, Location ID, then alongside the Is Name? property, select True.
  7. Set a Max Length if required, and complete any remaining properties as required.
  8. Add any other attributes if required, then save the changes you have made.
  9. You now need to create a window for this object. For information about creating windows, see Window Manager.

When you have created the window, you can then use the Administration component to create the required items for this object.

For more information about creating the items within the list, see Reference Lists in the Administrator Guide.