This documentation supports the 23.3 version of BMC Helix Innovation Suite (AR System and BMC Helix Innovation Studio).

To view an earlier version, select the version from the Product version menu.

Creating record instances

A record instance is the data created by the application for which the structure of the data is specified by the record definition. You can create a record instance by using any of the following methods:

  • The Data editor available on the Records tab.
  • An application itself. For example, use the Record editor component in Create mode. For more information, see Creating a view for a record instance by using record editor.
  • The Record Service via the Record Instance Resource, with a REST client such as POSTMAN. 


Application business analysts can customize the objects developed in their own applications and that are marked customizable by the administrator, but cannot customize the objects developed in com.bmc.arsys in Best Practice Customization mode. For example, objects in core BMC applications like Foundation, Approval, and Assignment cannot be customized in Best Practice Customization mode. For more information, see Customization layer.

To create a record instance by using the Data editor

  1. Log in to BMC Helix Innovation Studio and navigate to the Workspace tab.
  2. Select the application or the library for which you want to add or modify data.
  3. On the Records tab, select the record definition, and click Edit data.
    The Data editor page is displayed.
  4. Click New.
  5. In the New record window, enter the required information, and click Save.

A record instance is created for the specific record.

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