Viewing General Information for User Data Types

From the User Data Workbench, open a user data type, or create a new user data context. The User Data Context window opens.

The following table lists descriptions of the fields in the User Data Context window:

Field Name


User Data Type

User data type name. For global user data types, this field is automatically populated. If you are creating a context-sensitive user data context, you select the type from the list.

Context Field

For user data types and user data contexts that have context scope, this field is automatically populated with the name of the context-sensitive field.

The Context Field auto-complete list is only enabled for the Environment User Data and Package User Data user data types.

Context Value

For context-sensitive user data types, this field displays the value for the context field. This field is disabled for user data types with global scope.

You can only define one context value for the context field. For example, you cannot have two context-sensitive user data types with the same context field and context value (such as a field labeled Priority with a value of "Critical").


Use this option to enable (defaults to yes) or disable the user data type in PPM.


Scope of the user data type. This field is automatically populated based on the user data type. The possible scopes for a user data type are:

  • Global. Standard user data type scope. If the scope is global, the User Data tab for every designated entity displays the defined fields.

  • Context. Indicates that this is a context-sensitive user data type. If the user data type has the context scope, the User Data tab displays the defined fields only if the designated entities have the correct Context Field and Context Value definitions.

Meta Layer View

Meta layer views relate information specific to PPM. For example, the reporting meta layer view MREQ_OPENED_CLOSED_BY_TYPE_D provides summary information for request submission and completion activity, broken down by request type and by calendar day.