Generate a structure from an entity

By Fernando Santos on 15 Jul 2010
Option to create a structure with the same attributes as a selected entity. Clone the entity as a structure.
Doug Michael15 Jul 2010

Hi Fernando. I asked the same thing and the good news is that you can already do it with Copy...Paste As Structure. See comments for idea "Create structure from entity type or convert entity type to structure".

OutSystems guys: perhaps it isn't very obvious within the toolset that you can do this?
Fernando Santos16 Jul 2010
Hi Doug, you're right it does paste as a structure.

Sorry for the post guys ;)

Cheers
Doug Michael13 Jul 2010
I would like the ability to create a structure with attributes which match an entity type already defined. Also to convert an entity type into a structure. I want to retrieve information from external database tables via web services into structures and this would let me create entity definitions from the tables and then easily create the structures I really need. Or is there a better way?

Merged from 'Create structure from entity type or convert entity type to structure' (idea created on 2010-07-13 21:58:52 by Doug Michael), on 2011-03-26 15:26:50 by Rodrigo Castelo
Ricardo Araújo14 Jul 2010
Hi Doug,

i think i didn't understood your idea...If you want to create a structure that map an entity already existing, just copy that entity and paste as structure (is that what you need?)

Merged from 'Create structure from entity type or convert entity type to structure' (idea created on 2010-07-13 21:58:52 by Doug Michael), on 2011-03-26 15:26:50 by Rodrigo Castelo
Doug Michael15 Jul 2010

The best enhancement requests are the ones that have already been implemented :) I just tried that and it works. Thanks.

Merged from 'Create structure from entity type or convert entity type to structure' (idea created on 2010-07-13 21:58:52 by Doug Michael), on 2011-03-26 15:26:50 by Rodrigo Castelo