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Populate a Custom Model

After creating a custom model , you populate a custom model just as you would a glossary by creating a model in a folder in the repository and including it in configurations.

Information note

Object types associated with custom models can have any number of attribute (types) associated with them . However, these function differently from custom attributes on imported models . Unlike custom attributes, attributes on custom model objects are always considered available to edit. Thus, you do not have to “attach” them to each instantiated object .

For these objects, what this means is that the ALL of the attributes available will show in the object page for every instantiated object, not just the ones you attached a custom attribute to.

Information note

With custom models, some attributes may be mandatory attributes (required by the user interface). Thus, these attributes are required to be entered as soon as an instance of the object is created.

The mandatory requirement of an attribute is not a property of the attribute itself, but of each object that it is an attribute of. Thus, while Policy Number is an attribute of both Business Policy and Business Rule , it is only mandatory for a Business Policy but not for a Business Rule .


  1. Sign in as a user with at least Metadata Editing capability object role assignment for that new model on the custom model you wish to edit.
  2. Create a new custom model instance or navigate to the object page of an existing one.


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