Assign/Edit Block Attribute dialog box

In the Assign Block Attribute dialog box, add a multifield multivalue attribute for an object type. You can assign an existing block attribute, or define a new one and assign it.

Note: If a block attribute contains multivalue (MVA) attributes with values defined as mandatory, each populated row must have values assigned to those mandatory attributes when the user enters them. This default behavior is different from earlier releases. To revert to earlier behavior, set the parameter DM_MANDATORY_MVA_ANY_ROW in the dm.cfg file. For details, see Administration.

Field Description


Enter a name for the block attribute.

When editing an attribute, you cannot change the name.

User prompt Enter the attribute's field label to be used in interactive dialog boxes, up to 50 characters long.

Block Update Type

Select the block update entry method:

  • Allow users to add, modify, and delete rows.

  • Do not allow user to modify, or delete rows; only append new rows.

Attributes in block

Define the fields within the multifield multivalue attribute.

Insert rows and select a single-field, multivalue attribute for each row.

Each attribute is associated with a column number.

Avoid using the same attribute for more than one field.

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