Creating Structured Data Types

We need to create structured data types for the data definition of Product and Customer. Once the data type is defined, you can create a structured data of the same type.

Creating a new Structured Type

To create a new structured type:

  1. In the My Process Models panel, right-click the Structured Types node and select the Create Data Type option.

    Create Data Type
    Figure: Create Data Type

A new structured type named XSD Data Structure 1 is created and its properties are displayed.

Create Data Type
Figure: XSD Data Structure 1

Defining the Structured Data Type named Product

Now the newly created XSD Data Structure 1 structured type is visible under the Structured Type tree.

  1. Open the property panel of new structured type
  2. In the Data Structure Name text box, specify name as Product
  3. In the Configuration panel, click the Add icon to add fields
  4. In the Name field, type Name
  5. Similarly, add Synopsis and State fields
  6. For all the fields, the Type field should be Text and the Cardinality should be Exactly One

Following screenshot displays the Product structured type.

Product-Structured Type
Figure: Product-Structured Type

Defining the Structured Data Type named Customer

The next step is to create a structured type named Customer.

  1. Create a new structured type as described in the preceding section
  2. In the Data Structure Name text box, specify name as Customer
  3. In the Configuration panel, click the Add icon to add fields
  4. Add the following composite types:

Following screenshot displays the Customer structured type.

Customer-Structured Type
Figure: Customer-Structured Type

Now the data type Customer can be used for the data in our Support-Case model.