10.7. Manage attributes

10.7.1. About attributes

You can use metadata attributes to add additional information to metadata objects. In addition to the standard attributes for each of these objects it may be useful to store information for additional attributes, for example the collection method for a data element.

In the Maintenance app, you manage the following attribute objects:

Table 10.14. Attribute objects in the Maintenance app

Object type

Available functions

Attribute

Create, edit, clone, delete, show details and translate


10.7.2. Create an attribute

To create a new metadata attribute and add it to an object:

  1. Open the Maintenance app and click Attribute.

  2. Click the add button.

  3. In the Name field, type the name of the attribute.

    Each attribute must have a unique name

  4. (Optional) In the Code field, assign a code.

  5. Select a Value type.

    If the value supplied for the attribute does not match the value type you will get a warning.

  6. Select an Option set .

  7. Select the options you want, for example:

    • Select Mandatory if you want an object to always have the dynamic attribute.

    • Select Unique if you want the system to enforce that values are unique for a specific object type.

  8. Click Save.

    The dynamic attribute is now available for the objects you assigned it to.

10.7.3. Edit metadata objects

  1. Open the Maintenance app and find the type of metadata object you want to edit.

  2. In the object list, click the options menu and select Edit.

  3. Modify the options you want.

  4. Click Save.

10.7.4. Clone metadata objects

  1. Open the Maintenance app and find the type of metadata object you want to clone.

  2. In the object list, click the options menu and select Clone.

  3. Modify the options you want.

  4. Click Save.

10.7.5. Delete metadata objects

  1. Open the Maintenance app and find the type of metadata object you want to delete.

  2. In the object list, click the options menu and select Delete.

  3. Click Confirm.

10.7.6. Display details of metadata objects

  1. Open the Maintenance app and find the type of metadata object you want to view.

  2. In the object list, click the options menu and select Show details.

10.7.7. Translate metadata objects

  1. Open the Maintenance app and find the type of metadata object you want to translate.

  2. In the object list, click the options menu and select Translate.

  3. Select a locale.

  4. Type a Name, Short name and Description.

  5. Click Save.