This documentation supports the 9.0 version of Remedy Action Request System.

To view the latest version, select the version from the Product version menu.

Database requirements for view forms

Before creating a view form, identify the database table to use and verify that the following requirements are met:

  • The database table must reside on, or be accessible to, the database that AR System is using.
  • The ARAdmin user must have read and write access privileges on the database table.
  • The database table must have a column (field) that enforces non-null and unique values. This column acts as the Request ID. If the administrator chooses a column that is not unique or that allows nulls, data corruption might occur. The Request ID field must be an integer or character field with 6-15 characters. Otherwise, the Key Field list is empty, and you cannot create the view form. If the administrator chooses a character column for the Request ID, then the field length must be the same as the column length.
  • You can use a view form to access BLOBs on a remote database, but not CLOBs.
  • Long columns (that is, text or clob ) must allow null values.

There are additional configuration requirements if the table to be used with the view form is on a remote database. See Setting up a remote database for view forms.

AR System requirements for view forms

A view form can be manipulated as a regular form type with these exceptions:

  • You can add only Required and Optional fields that correspond to actual columns in the data source. You can add a Display Only field only when the column name does not correspond to a column in the data source.
  • After you attach an AR System field to a column in the database table, you cannot reattach the field to a different column, but you can change other field properties.
  • Status history, diary, currency, and attachment fields are not supported on view forms.
  • You cannot change the type of a text field or change the length of any field after initial creation.
  • BCE dates are not supported in date fields in a view form.
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