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Adding custom type elements to entities


About this task

You can either add a new element of the default custom type or create a new custom type and use it in elements.

The following example shows how to add the element MoreInfo of a newly created custom type MoreInfo to the Agency entity.


  1. From the Palette, click Element and then click in the upper part of the entity.
    A dialog box pops up.
  2. Keep the default option Simple Type and click Next.
    The Create Element dialog box pops up.
  3. In the Business Element Name field, enter a name for the element.
  4. Select the Custom Type option, and enter a new name in the field to create a new custom type.
    The newly created custom type will be shown in the Data Model Types area in the upper part of the data model editor, and will be available in the Custom Type list.
  5. Click Finish to close the dialog box.


The element MoreInfo of the custom type MoreInfo is shown in the Agency entity.

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