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The InfoSet display allows you to examine or change the structure of the InfoSet. There are two modes; the display mode and the change mode.


You click on the Display<-> Change icon to switch between these two modes.


From the InfoSet: Initial Screen, you get to the screen where the InfoSet is displayed

  • directly, if you choose to edit an existing InfoSet (see Selecting InfoSets for Processing).

    • Display

    • Change

  • through a series of steps, if you are creating a new InfoSet (see Creating InfoSets, Assigning Data Sources).


    If, in the Change InfoSet screen, you choose Start of the navigation path Goto Next navigation step Global Properties End of the navigation path, you get to the InfoSet: Title and Database dialog box. The only information you are able to change here is information that does not relate to the data source of the InfoSet.


The following screen shows an InfoSet displayed in change mode.

Left-hand area of the screen

The structure of the data source (logical database, table join, table) and all corresponding enhancements (additional tables, additional structures, additional fields) are displayed as an overview tree in the left half of the screen.

In logical databases the subtree corresponds to the overview tree in the logical database. The subtree contains all the tables and all the hierarchical relationships that have been defined between them. With InfoSets using logical databases from the HR application, the overview tree contains all the info types that have been copied into the InfoSet by the InfoSet Generator. These info types are also arranged next to one another on the same level.

The fields that, according to the definition in the data dictionary, belong to a table, are displayed beneath each of the tables. You can alter the way the tree structure is displayed in the following ways:

  • Expand or collapse the subtree

  • Expand all or collapse all

Each field is given a symbol:

  • For a simple field only the values of the field can be provided.

  • For a field with text a text can be provided for every value of the field.

    For more information, see Text Fields.

There are two columns assigned to each field; the technical name and the assignment of the field to a field group.

Any additional fields that have been assigned to the table are also displayed. This includes:

Right-hand area of the screen

Right-hand area of the screen

Field groups/data fields are displayed as an overview tree in the upper right-hand area of the screen. The same symbols are assigned to each of the fields as are found in the data source on the left-hand side of the screen. An additional column contains the technical names.

You use the pushbuttons in the toolbar in the upper-right part of the screen to process the field groups as follows:

  • Create a field group

  • Change a field group

  • Field group for: Delete field group

  • Delete a field from a field group for: Delete a field from a field group

There are the following options for inserting a field into a field group:

  • In the data source, select the field that you want to add to the field group. Drag this field to the right-hand side of the screen and drop it into the relevant field group.

  • Select the field group from the right-hand side of the screen. Open the context menu for the field that you want to move (right mouse click) and choose the Add Field to Field Group option.

In the lower right-hand area of the screen you can see all the technical information on a particular field. Double-click on the field in the data source or in the field group.

Under the group header Field Label you can change the long text and the header.

You set any numerical field to cannot be summarized.

From the toolbar on the right-hand side of the screen, you can use any of the following functions to display additional information:

  • Extras

  • Selections

  • Coding

  • Application-specific enhancements

You get to the corresponding tabstrip in the right-hand area of the screen.

Clicking on the Field Groups icon takes you to the field group maintenance screen.