Default: False
Range: True or False

The suppress_new_columns parameter indicates that the redefine command sets the active columns to 0 in the DATAITEMS and DATATABLES entries resulting from DMSII reorganizations that add DMSII items. The suppress_new_columns parameter is useful when you want to keep updating your relational database tables after a DMSII reorganization instead of being forced to reclone the entire data set when new items are added that you are willing to discard. If this is the case, set suppress_new_columns to True.