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Reference: Data Designer Properties

You can modify the format and behavior of data by setting the value of properties in the Properties window. The following tables describe each property.

Name

Description

Default Screen

If more than one Details screen is defined in the application, this property specifies which screen appears by default when a user opens a detail view of an item of data.

Plural Name

The name used to describe a collection of the current type. This name appears in Solution Explorer. This name also appears in IntelliSense when you refer to the collection by using custom code.

Is Computed

Indicates whether the value of the field is computed. For more information, see How to: Add a Computed Field.

Is Searchable

Indicates whether the contents of this field to be searchable.

Name

The name of the field, table, or entity.

Choice List

A list of name value pairs. Create a choice list to enable users to select a value from a drop-down list. For more information, see How to: Create a Drop-Down List of Values for a Field.

Include in Unique Index

Ensures that the value of this field combined with the value of other fields in the unique index are unique. For more information about unique indexes, see Unique Index Design Guidelines.

Default Email Domain

Applies to the EmailAddress business type. Appends an email domain to the end of a valid email address alias.

Name

Description

Description

The text that appears as the default tooltip for this item in a screen. If you add text to the Description property of a control that displays this item, then that description is used as the tooltip instead.

Display Name

Enter the name that is displayed on a screen for the field, table, or entity.

Summary Property

When the entity or table appears in a group that uses the Summary control type, this property specifies which field of the entity or table appears in each row of the group. For more information about the Summary control type, see Reference: Screen Designer Properties.

Display by Default

Specifies whether the currently selected field appears in screens. If you clear the Display by Default check box, and you want this field to appear in a screen, you will have to drag this field from the screen members list to the screen content tree in the screen designer.

Currency Symbol

Applies to the Money business type. The name of the locale for the currency. For example, if your currency is listed in United States Dollars, specify en-US.

Decimal Digits

Applies to the Money business type. The number of decimal digits to display. For example, specify 2 to display two digits after the decimal.

Is Formatted

Applies to the Money business type. Specifies whether to display the currency symbol, digit grouping separator, and custom decimal digits. You can then decide which of these three items you want to display by modifying the Symbol Mode, Is Grouped, and Decimal Digits properties.

Is Grouped

Applies to the Money business type. Displays a digit grouping separator. For example, if you select this option, a monetary value will display as 1,234.56 rather than 1234.56.

Symbol Mode

Applies to the Money business type. Displays the currency symbol from this dropdown list. To display the currency symbol, select Currency Symbol or ISO Currency Symbol. To not display the currency symbol, select No Currency Symbol.

Phone Number Formats

Applies to the PhoneNumber business type. Specifies how you want to validate and display phone numbers. You specify the format for the phone number using the letters C for country code, A for area or city code, and N for local number, and any symbols that are currently used to display phone numbers, such as +, -, (, ), ., and spaces. For example, to display a North American phone number, you specify any of the following formats:

  1. C-AAA-NNN-NNNN

  2. AAA-NNN-NNNN

  3. (AAA) NNN-NNNN

  4. AAA.NNN.NNNN

When users type a phone number, the application first tries to validate the phone number against the first format in the list. If the digits match the format, then the phone number appears in that format. Otherwise, the application tries to validate the phone number against the remaining formats in the list until a match is made.

Name

Description

Is Required

Indicates whether the field must have a value. If a value is required, select this check box.

Maximum Length

Specifies the maximum length of the field in characters.

Maximum Value

Specifies the maximum value of the field.

Minimum Value

Specifies the minimum value of the field.

Precision

Specifies the maximum number of digits for the value of the field. This includes digits both left of and right of the decimal point.

Scale

Specifies the maximum number of digits to the right of the decimal point for the value of the field.

Require Email Domain

Applies to the EmailAddress business type. Indicates whether the user must provide an email domain as part of an email address that they type into a field of type EmailAddress.

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