Viewing object types - BlueCat Address Manager - 9.2.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

Locale
English (United States)
Product name
BlueCat Address Manager
Version
9.2.0

Objects are arranged as a hierarchy or tree structure that defines their parent-child relationships.

To view object types:

  1. Select the Administration tab. Tabs remember the page you last worked on, so select the tab again to ensure you're on the Administration page.
  2. Under Data Management, click Object Types.
  3. Use the Object Categories drop-down menu to filter the list of object types, or click on the object types to open and close the object categories. The object types for the selected category appear.
  4. To view details for an object type, click the name of the object type.
    • The General section displays the following information:
      • Nestable—shows whether the object can be nested to build a hierarchical structure with objects of the same type as a parent or child.
      • Parent—shows the possible parent objects, or None if the object doesn't have a parent. Click the name of a parent object to view the details page for the parent object.
      • Inherits Parent Fields—shows if the object inherits information from its parent object.
    • The Fields section displays the following information:
      • Display Name—the user-friendly name for the field. This is the name that appears to users.
      • Field Name—the internal database name for the information field. This name doesn't normally appear to users.
      • Type—the data type for the field, such as text string or integer.
      • Editable—shows whether the field can be edited by users. Typically, standard system fields aren't editable, while user-defined fields are editable.
      • Required—shows whether the field is required or optional information for the object.
      • Inherited—shows whether information in the field is inherited from parent objects.
      • Default Value—shows the default content for the field.
    • The Child Object section lists object types that may be children of the current object type. Click the name of a child object to view its details page.
  5. Under Fields, perform the following:
    • Click New to add a user-defined field to the object. For more information, refer to Object types and user-defined fields.
    • To view details for an object type field, click the name of the field.
      • The General section may contain the following details:
        • Field Name—the internal database name for the field. This name doesn't normally appear to users.
        • Display Name—the user-friendly name for the field. This is the name that appears to users.
        • Default Value—shows the default value for the field.
        • Type—the data type for the field, such as text string or integer.
        • Editable—shows if the field can be edited by users. Normally, standard system fields aren't editable. User-defined fields are usually editable.
        • Required—shows if the field is required or optional information for the object.
        • Hide from Search—shows if the information in the field is available to the Search function.
        • Predefined Values—lists predefined values that can be selected from the field.
        • Validator Properties—shows validation rules assigned to the field.