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Manage global entities within your app

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Written by Jason Liang
Updated over a week ago

This page presents a comprehensive list of all global entities associated with your current application. Through this page, you can

  • View the list of all the global entities with a type filter and sorted by various fields

  • View the details of each global entity

  • Edit the details of each global entity

  • Create new global entities

  • Clone the existing global entities

  • Delete the global individual entity

  • Export/import global entities

Click the drop-down menu beside the [Filter by Type] label to filter the list of displayed entities based on the selected type. Alternatively, you may choose Show All Types to view all entities. By default, the entities are listed in descending order according to their creation time. The entities may be reorganized based on the column headings that were clicked.

Click an individual entity row from the list to View, Edit, or Clone it.

On the global entities list page, you can create a new entity by selecting the [Create] button located in the upper right corner of the list screen.

  • You will see the Create Global Entity window pop up.

  • Complete all required fields on the Meta tab for your global entity.

    • Entity Indexed ID - This is the field in which you can define an index for fast searching.

    • Entity Type - Categorize your global entity with a new or existing type.

    • Owner ID - Set the owner of this entity. (You can call MakeSystemEntity API to clear the owner of this entity, which will make all users have the same level of persimmon to this entity. )

    • ACL - Set the access control level for this entity. (If the entity is a non-owned entity, ACL must be set to public)

    • Time To Live - Determine the duration of existence for this entity in milliseconds.

  • Next, navigate to the Data tab and record the desired data to be stored in this entity using JSON format.

    Pro-tips: By clicking the {Retrieve Example} button, you can get reference data from other entities of the selected type if you have chosen an existing type for this entity.

You can also export/import/delete the whole entities from the entities list page by selecting the options from the Bulk Actions.

Pro-tips: Note that for these three types of JSON files, their name ends up with filename_line.json, filename_obj.json and filename_row.json. The name does matter when uploading them via Bulk Action -> Import operations, so make sure the name matches its type.

This is what the import entities window looks like:

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