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Link objects in your application conveniently with fields to capture data (8.6)

Suggest edit Updated on July 19, 2021

You can now create references between data objects in your application more conveniently with four specialized fields that replace data relationships. When you want to create references between elements in your application, you can select one of the following options:

  • a case reference that loads data from a case type that you select
  • a data reference that loads data from a data object that you select
  • a query that loads data from a selected data page
  • embedded data that embeds data in a case

With a wider selection of options, you do not need to know exactly how your system stores data, which saves you development time and costs.

For example, in a banking application, you can create a field that stores the customer account details. To promote reuse, you can source data by referencing an Open new account case type that stores all relevant information. You do not need to know how the case type stores the data, and as a result, you build and deliver your application faster. The following figure shows how to reference a case:

Dialog box with configurations to reference a case to source data for a field
Referencing a case

Additionally, by querying a data page, you reuse resources in your application in an efficient way, because you can reference a data page in interfaces that typically do not work with data pages. For example, you can add a field that references a data page to a decision table or a condition builder. As a result, you can flexibly reuse information in multiple places in your application.

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