Attribute Tab (Operations)
The Attribute tab contains some of the settings used to define attributes
on a selected entity.
If you've just added a new attribute
to your model, the following options will be available:
Next to the Name box, there are five
buttons that allow a user to add a new attribute, delete the current one,
check advanced attribute properties, test the selected attribute, or auto-generate
Attribute Operations Tab
The Attribute Operations tab contains the following options for configuring
operations to be executed when writing to an attribute:
- Execute operation before writing to attribute
- Select a configured operation to be executed before data is written to this
Tip: Create an operation that clears an attribute field before data is
written to it. To view an example of a Clear operation, open the Pine
model and navigate to the AddressEdit entity. Select Clear from
the Name list and view the Command list box.
- Execute operation to autotab on underfill
- Select a configured operation to be executed when attribute data does not
completely fill in the length of the selected attribute.
Tip: Create an operation that automatically tabs to the next input field
or an operation that traps an error. For example, if the data input is always
a set length, such as a social security number, create an operation that includes
an error pattern
as an operation condition. When the error pattern is recognized, the operation
Note: This option is typically used with character mode hosts. When
data doesn't fill the attribute, the behavior of a character mode host application
can often be less predictable than a block mode host application.
- Execute operation after writing to attribute
- Select a configured operation to be executed after data is written to the
In addition, the following tabs are available to configure attributes: