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Defining the user interface through view definitions

In BMC Helix Innovation Studio, a view definition is a graphical representation of your application. You use the view definitions to design the user interface for applications. 

You can create a view definition by arranging the data items in a specific order or by showing only specific data items. For example, a view definition called Tracking Item which will be used to create and update Tracking Item records.


Application business analysts can customize the objects developed in their own applications and that are marked customizable by the developers, but cannot customize the objects developed in com.bmc.arsys. For example, objects in core BMC applications like Foundation, Approval, and Assignment cannot be customized.

Where to go from here

Use the information in the following table to navigate to the topic relevant to your goal.

Where to go
To understand the components of view definitions.

View definition components

To create view definitions or update the existing view definitions.Creating or modifying view definitions
To perform an action in a view definition such as saving a view, deleting a record instance, and launching a URL.

Configuring actions by using an action button

To define the layout for a region of a view that can include view components or nested container.

Creating a layout using Containers

To design a user interface where you can create or edit associations between the record definitions. Creating a view for associating records
To define the tabbed view layout for a region of a view that can include view components.Configuring a Tab Panel view component
To configure the responsive web layout of a view definition.Creating a responsive web layout
To create record instances or to modify existing record instances from the view definition. 

Creating a view for a record instance by using record editor

To display the record instances and fields of the associated record definitions in a tabular format on the user interface of the deployed application.

Creating a tabular view of record instances by using a record grid

To define custom filter presets to improve records search at run time.Defining filter presets to search records
To create a view definition for localized field valuesCreating a view for localized field values
To extend a view so that multiple views are displayed as a single combined view during runtime.Enabling extension of application definitions
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