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Challenge

Adding data records to a data object

3 Tasks

10 mins

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Beginner Pega Platform 8.7 Data Integration English

Scenario

When creating an application, it is important to consider the data model. The data model defines how the data in your application is stored and retrieved. In this application, we will need a data object for a person that submits a request and a data object with the details of the request. Create a data object for the submitter with name, address, and phone number. Create a data object for the request type with records for Type, Description, and Department.

The following table provides the credentials you need to complete the challenge.

Role User name Password
Application Developer author@mytown pega123!

Challenge Walkthrough

You must initiate your own Pega instance to complete this Challenge.

Initialization may take up to 5 minutes so please be patient.

Detailed Tasks

1 Create a Person data object

  1. In the navigation pane of App Studio, click Data to display a list of existing data objects in the application.
  2. In the upper right, click New to open the Create data object dialog box. 
    Data objects and integrations page
     
  3. In the Create data object dialog box, in the Data object name field, enter Person
    Person data object
  4. Click Next to display the data object connection details.
  5. In the System list, keep the default value of Pega, and then click Submit to create and display the new Person data object.
  6. On the Data model tab, click Add field to create a new field for the Person data object.
  7. In the Field name field, enter First Name to name the field.
  8. Verify that Type defaults to Text (single line).
  9. Click Submit & add another to create a new field.
  10. Repeat steps 7-9 to add three more fields Last Name, Address, and Phone as shown in the following image. 
    Fields in Person data object
    Note: The address is captured in one Text (paragraph) field to keep this challenge brief. In a real-world application, an out of the box Address data object would be used to promote reuse.
  11. In the upper right, click Save to commit the fields to the data object.

2 Create a Request type data object

  1. In the upper left, click the back arrow. 
    Back to data objects
  2. In the upper right, click New to open the Create data object dialog box.
    Add new data object
  3. In the Create data object dialog box, in the Data object name field, enter Request type.
    Request type data object
  4. Click Next to display the data object connection details.
  5. In the System list, keep the default value of Pega, and then click Submit to create and display the new Request type data object.
  6. On the Data model tab, click Add field to create a new field for the Request type data object.
  7. In the Field name field, enter Type to name the field.
  8. Verify that Type defaults to Text (single line).
  9. Click Submit & add another to create a new field.
  10. Repeat steps 7-9 to add two more fields Description and Department as shown in the following image. 
    Request type fields
  11. In the upper right, click Save to commit the fields to the data object.

3 Add records to the Request type data object

  1. In the Request type data object, click the Records tab to display a table that uses the Request type fields (Type, Description, and Department) as the table headers.
  2. On the Records tab, under the Type column, click Add record to add a new record to the data object.
    Add records
  3. In the Type field, enter Park maintenance.
  4. In the Description field, enter Damaged or broken park or playground equipment.
  5. In the Department field, enter Parks and Recreation.
  6. Repeat steps 2-5 to add three more records to the data object by using the information from the following table.
    Type Description Department
    Pothole Pothole in public parking lot or road Public Works
    Road debris Downed trees, power lines, or other traffic impediments Public Works
    Traffic signal Traffic signal not working properly Traffic Management
  7. Click Save.
    Added records

Confirm your work

  1. In the upper left, click the back arrow. 
    Back to data objects
  2. In the Integration map section, click View to open the Integration map. 
    Integration map
  3. Verify your Integration map has both data objects. 
    MyTown integration map

This Challenge is to practice what you learned in the following Module:


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