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New View Element

The New View Element dialog helps you to add a new view element into a business view. It appears when you,

  • Do any of the following in the Business View Editor:
    • Select Menu > New > Group/Aggregation/Detail.
    • Select New Group, New Aggregation or New Detail.
    • Right-click the business view or a category and select New View Element from the shortcut menu.
  • Right-click a business view or a category and select New View Element on the shortcut menu in the Catalog Manager resource tree.

The dialog consists of two tabs: General and Security.

OK

Applies all changes and closes the dialog.

Cancel

Does not retain changes and closes the dialog.

Help

Displays the help document about this feature.

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General

Specifies properties of the view element.

New View Element - General

Display Name

Specifies the display name of the view element. An intuitive display name can help end users easily understand the element.

Mapping Name

Specifies the mapping name of the field to which the view element is mapped. Select Choose button to select the field.

Type

Specifies the type of the view element: Group, Aggregation or Detail.

By Expression

Available only when the type of the view element is defined as Group. It specifies whether to use an expression to retrieve values for the group element. When the option is selected, Mapping Name is disabled.

Aggregate Function

Available only when the type of the view element is defined as Aggregation. It specifies the function for the aggregation object. When DistinctSum is selected, the following option is available and should be set:

  • Distinct On
    Specifies the fields according to whose unique values to calculate DistinctSum. Select Choose button to select the required fields in the Select Fields dialog.

Customized

Available only when the type of the view element is defined as Aggregation. If the option is selected, you can create a custom aggregation by writing a formula.

  • Settings
    Opens the Formula Editor to compose a formula using resources in the current business view, which can return an aggregation.

Tip

Specifies the tooltip of the view element, which will be shown when end users hover the mouse pointer over it in the business view resource tree at server runtime.

Description

Specifies the description of the view element.

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Security

Specifies user accessibility to elements of the business views in the current catalog data source. For details about options in the tab, refer to the Edit Business View Security dialog.

New View Element - Security

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