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Updating an entity/element from the Properties view


About this task

When designing a data model using the Design tab, you may need to change the definition of entities in the data model or elements in an entity. For example, to change the name of an element in an entity, in the Data Model Entities area, you can click twice the element of interest to make it editable, enter a new name for the element, and then press Enter to save your changes.

There is a Properties view which details all the properties of the currently selected entity or element in the editor. From this view, you can easily edit any of these properties and see the change in the data model on the fly.

The following example shows how to update the element AgencyId you have added in Adding simple type elements to entities from the Properties view.


  1. In the Data Model Entities area, click the element AgencyId.
  2. In the Properties view, select the Main tab.
  3. In the Name field, enter a new name for the element.
    The change is reflected in the Data Model Entities area immediately.


You can also change other properties of the element according to your needs.

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