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Creating the definitions for a tailorable application

In BMC Helix Innovation Studio you can create definitions (data, user interface, and business logic) required for applications using the various available designers.  

Definitions play an important role in making your application tailorable. By using definitions, you can develop an application that can be customized without coding. After an administrator develops and deploys an application, a persona like an application business analyst can customize the application by modifying definitions of the application by using BMC Helix Innovation Studio.

You must consider the following points when you create definitions for your application:

  • As an administrator, you must decide whether you want to create customizable, non customizable, or extendable definitions in the your applications.
  • Application business analysts can customize the objects developed in their own applications, if the objects are marked as customizable by the developer. 


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. 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.

This section provides information about how you can create definitions and use them in your application.

Create or modify a record definition for an application.Defining record definitions to store and manage data
Create or modify a view definition for an application.Defining the user interface through view definitions
Create or modify a named list for an application.Facilitating data entry through named lists
Create or modify a process for an application.Defining the application business logic through processes
Create or modify a rule for an application.Adding rules to validate data or trigger events in a process
Understand the Expression Editor available in the View designer, Process designer, and Rule designer.Expression Editor
Design a special configurable view for an application.Creating and customizing application views by using Shell
Create or modify a configuration or setting for an application.Creating configuration settings for your Digital Service application

Switch from one customization layer to the other customization layer from the BMC Helix Innovation Studio.

Accessing customization layers from BMC Helix Innovation Studio
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