Dictionaries are one of the types of assets that are available in ProcessMIX — a tool designed for the tabular viewing of various data.
To access them, go to the Explorer panel in the Assets section. It contains a tree of all Assets in the project and existing Dictionaries if they already exist.
The Assets tree in the Project Explorer panel may include the following:
Double-clicking on any Dictionary opens a tab with the Dictionary builder.
To create a new Dictionary, select the Assets icon on the Project Explorer panel — left end panel. It should show the Assets entity. Now create a Dictionary by clicking on the icon on the Explorer panel and selecting New Dictionary.
To create an asset in a folder, select the desired folder and after that, click on the icon. In the pop-up window, enter the Dictionary name and click the CREATE button.
The Dictionary’s name should be longer than 1 symbol and shorter than 100. It can contain the letters (Latin a-z A-Z), numbers 0-9, $, and an underscore. Beginning from a letter or underscore character. The name of the dictionary must be unique within the level where it is created (folders or tree root).
The Dictionary has been created.
Regardless of which Dictionary type is used, based on the structure of the fields created in the dictionary, a structure will be generated. This can be found in the Structures section of the Explorer panel. Also, the user can reassign the structure to be used. When changing the field structure in the dictionary settings, the referenced structure will also change.
In the platform, there are 2 types of dictionaries available:
To continue working with a specific type of dictionary, select the type in the Dictionary settings section.
To add a Description to the Dictionary settings, click on the description section and enter the value.
Preservation occurs when starting/switching work with another entity or closing a tab.
After a dictionary is created, it is classified as Custom type by default. it is possible to add additional fields and change their types.
To add a new parameter. Click on the icon in the parameter’s section, then click on the String data type and select the desired data type if required. Click on the name of the field and change the name (optional).
The parameter’s name should be longer than 1 symbol and shorter than 255. It can contain letters (Latin a-z A-Z), numbers 0-9, $, and an underscore. Beginning from a letter or underscore character.
After changing the parameters’ composition or their type, the same changes are applied to the auto-generated structure.
It is possible to change the use of an auto-generated structure in the dictionary to another one in the Structure drop-down list at the top of the Parameters section in the dictionary builder.
After cloning a dictionary, it will refer to the same structure as the main dictionary. The structure used can be changed if necessary.
Select a parameter on the Dictionary settings section. By clicking the right mouse button, a context menu opens through which a number of operations are available.
Let’s see what operations are possible:
After the type of dictionary Reason code has been chosen, a list of parameters that you must work with appears. Adding additional parameters is possible but changing the type of required parameters will result in errors.
In the central part of the Dictionary builder, it is possible to enter the necessary data into the table according to the types of parameters.