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Defining record definitions to store and manage data

A record definition is a collection of the data required for building the application for your business process. A record definition is made up of specific record fields. For example, a task can be stored as a record definition. 

Important

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.

Where to go from here

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

ActionReference
Understand the concepts related to a record definition and a record field, and types of record definitions.Record definition concepts
Create a regular record definition and modify record definitions to add or update record fields, permissions, or record indexes or include record data with the bundle.Creating or modifying regular record definitions
Create a join record definition to combine data from multiple record definitions. Join record definitions are similar to database joins.Creating join record definitions
Create an external record definition.Creating external record definitions
Inherit or extend an existing record definition to a new record definition.Inheriting an existing record definition to a new record definition
Define a relationship between the record definitions.

Creating record associations

Encrypt or hide the field data.

Encrypting fields

Create record instances.

Creating record instances

Create security labels to provide a series of groups, roles, users view and edit access to record instances using a rule or a process.

Enabling row level security by defining security labels

Select from multiple, row level security (RLS) algorithms to enhance row-level access control and improve server performance by retrieving the record data faster.

Improving data retrieval performance by selecting a row level security algorithm

Create hierarchical groups by using security labels.Creating hierarchical groups by defining security labels
Enable auditing of record definitions.Enabling record auditing
Customize the record definitions, view definitions, process definitions, rule definitions, named list definitions, and association definitions created for an application.

Customizing definitions

Use shell to:

  • create the application UI having navigation bar without writing code
  • customize the list of navigational links and the list of actions
  • provide permissions to views

Creating and customizing application views by using Shell

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