Public Function AddItem( _ ByVal ItemData As Variant _ ) As Object
There are three options for ItemData:
- Null. Creating a virtual Req object with Null ensures that you cannot then Post until all required fields are initialized.
- The parent requirement ID (Variant).
- An array consisting of the following elements:
(0) FatherID - The parent requirement ID (long or string, required).
(1) Order - The new requirement position in the children list (long, optional).
Order is either:
- A number representing the requirement position.
- TDPOSITION_LAST [-4] - Default. Indicates that the requirement is inserted last.
Passing NULL as the ItemData argument creates a virtual object, one that does not appear in the project database. After creating the item, use the relevant object properties to fill the object, then use the Post method to save the object in the database.
This is the recommended technique for creating most objects that will be saved in the database. Exceptions are noted where appropriate in the specific factory object descriptions.
You can also pass an ItemData argument identifying the item to be added. When this syntax is used, no check is performed on whether all required fields have been initialized. This is safe when the item is never going to be added to the database, as in populating a list for display.