ddbicon.pngAdding Elements to a Data Dictionary

To add a table, column, index segment, typedef , rule, or view to the data dictionary, do the following:

  1. In the tree view, select the input position by doing one of the following:

    • For tables, typedef, rules, and views (which by nature are not order-specific), click the Tables, Typedefs, Rules, or Views icon.

    • For columns and index segments (which by nature are order-specific), click the preceding element of the same type.

  2. Do one of the following to add the element:

    • On the Edit menu, select Add.

    • Right-click to display the context-sensitive menu, and select Add.

    • On the toolbar, click the Add button: add.png

  3. The new element appears at the bottom of the list of identical elements, displaying a default name that consists of the element type and a number. For example, the first table added will automatically be given the default name TABLE1.

  4. To enter a new name, click the element, enter a name that complies with the DDBuilder naming conventions, then either press Enter or click the mouse outside of the tree view.

  5. The next time the data dictionary is opened, the tables, typedef, rules, and views will be listed in alphabetical order, but the order of columns and index segments will not change.