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Adding new fields to the overlay

After you build the database union structure, you add any new fields to the SHR:Union_OverviewConsole overlay.

To add new fields to the overlay

  1. Open BMC Remedy Developer Studio in Best Practice Customization mode.
  2. In the Form list, locate the SHR:Union_OverviewConsole form.
  3. If an overlay has not yet been created for the form, right-click the form name in the list and select Create Overlay.
    The form opens automatically.
  4. If you did not create the overlay in the preceding step, double-click the form name in the Form list to open it.
  5. In the view that you are customizing, select Create View Overlay from the Form menu.
  6. If you need to include a new custom field on the form, copy the field from the source field into the overlay.
  7. Position the field in the view.


    This is a back-end form and is not visible to end users.

  8. On the Properties tab, change the View Information attributes of each field to match the union field — for example, CUSTOM_CHAR_FIELD and CUSTOM_SELECTION_FIELD.
  9. If the field ID number is within the reserved range of field ID numbers, change the field ID number.
  10. If the fields that you are copying come from the base layer (that is, they are out-of-the-box fields), modify the database name to include a prefix or suffix to ensure that the name does not conflict with any out-of-the-box fields that might be added by subsequent system upgrades.
  11. In a localized environment, if you are implementing selection fields, ensure that the localized alias values are set as required.
  12. Modify the additional field attributes, permissions, and so on, as required.
  13. Save the form.

Where to go from here

Adding new columns to the table in the overlay

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  1. Jef De coster

    PT. 8. Remarks 

    You could also copy paste an existing field of the correct data type on the Form itself.

    You could use add field from source form, but it'll only work for non-date fields.

    As the date fields are really integers and if you use add field from source form the data type is read only so unchangeable.

    Thus you should note down the Field names (following this example  CUSTOM_DATE_FIELD) and manually change the View Information to that field name. Especially when doing these steps for Date Fields.


    Apr 02, 2014 06:52