Configuring General Information for Object Types
To configure the general information of an object type:
From the Workbench shortcut bar, select Deployment Mgmt > Object Types.
The Object Type Workbench opens.
Open an object type.
The Object Type window opens.
Type the information listed in the following table.
Object Type Name
The name of the object type.
A useful description of how the object type is used.
For object types created for an Deployment Management extension. Select the extension.
Object categories provide a way of categorizing object types in Deployment Management. The default values are Custom Object and Standard Objects. You can configure the values by changing the validation.
Validation: DLV - Object Category - Enabled
Object Name Column
When defining an object type, this field represents the name of the object in a package line. This field should link to a field defined for the object type.
Typically, selecting an entry for the Object Name column is done after all of the object type fields are created. For more information, see Setting Object Names.
Object Revision Column
If integrating with a version control system using this object type, indicates which parameter field represents the revision number for the object. The object revisions column should be set after defining the object type fields.
It is also possible to create a field in the object type to represent the revision number of the object. This field will often be a numeric text field. The deployment process can then be configured to consider the object revision number when processing the package.
Typically, selecting an entry for the Object Revision column is done after all the object type fields are created. For more information, see Setting Object Names.
Meta Layer View
Meta layer views relate information specific to PPM.
Indicates whether or not the object type is available to PPM. Selecting Yes makes the object type available to the system.
To save the changes and close the Object Type window, click OK. To save the changes and leave the Object Type window open, click Save.