Business central layout

After logging in, you see a layout of 4 groups by functionality:

Open the projects view

Open MENU at the top and select:
  • DESIGN -> PROJECTS

Open the rewards project

Select the REWARDS project:

Adding a new asset

Open new assets view:
  • click on ADD ASSET button

Add new data object

Select new data object from list:
  • click on DATA OBJECT

Employee - create new data object

Create Employee:
  • Fill out pop-up as shown and click on OK button:

Employee - add label property

Add label Employee to general properties and click SAVE and again on confirm pop-up SAVE:

Employee - adding property fields

Add the first property 'name' to employee object by clicking on ADD FIELD button to open pop-up editor:

Employee - add name property

Fill out fields for name property as shown by clicking on CREATE button to add field to object:

Employee - results so far

Employee object should look like the following:

Employee - add department property

Now add DEPT as shown using ADD FIELD button:

Saving your work

  • Be sure to SAVE your work by clicking button top right
  • Optionally add a comment and click SAVE WITH COMMENTS
  • This completes the Employee data object for now...

Creating the next data object

Finished Employee object in our domain model for now. Later we'll add an Award field, but first we need to create the Award object:

Returning to Asset view

To add an Award data object, first we have to return to Asset view by clicking on rewards project in bread crumb menu at top. (Returning to Asset view can be done at any time)

Award - create data object

Click on ADD ASSET -> DATA OBJECT to open data modeling pop-up and create Award object as shown:

Award - add label property

Add label Award to general properties and click SAVE and again on confirm pop-up SAVE:

Award - add award property

Click on ADD FIELD and add AWARD property:

Award - add explanation property

Click on CREATE AND CONTINUE to add second property EXPLANATION:

Award - the finished data object

Finished Award data object for our domain model:

Browsing data objects

Another way to work with the data objects; open the side menu, click on the left most arrow '>' to expand the side menu, then click on DATA OBJECTS to view, note the lock indicates working on AWARD data object:

Employee - add Award data object

Finalize employee by adding Award object as property:
  • Click on Employee object to open in left side menu
  • Click on ADD FIELD button for new field pop-up
  • Fill fields as shown and click on CREATE button to add:

Employee - verify final data object

Saving your work

Be sure to SAVE your work by clicking button top right:
  • Optionally add a comment and click SAVE WITH COMMENTS
  • This completes the Employee data object for now...

Returning to Asset view

Finally, we return to Asset view by clicking on rewards project in bread crumb menu at top. (Returning to Asset view can be done at any time).

Lab completed - Results

Eric D. Schabell
Portfolio Architect Director
@ericschabell
http://schabell.org
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