Property Creation - New Property

Users can create new properties using various methods, depending upon their active license codes and needs. You can create a new property using the standard SID insert. In ORS, ASP mode, or when the add-on license code OPP_MHOT (Multi-property) is active, you can copy a property and create a new property based on it. Another option is to export a property from another schema into the current schema and create a new property from it. Each is briefly described here with more details that follow.

Creating Properties in the Same Schema

Exporting a Property from One Schema to Another

Creating a New Property within OPERA

To create a new property, select Configuration > Property > Property Details > New. The Property Configuration - New screen appears.

Selection Criteria

You have two options when creating a new property from this screen. You can create a new property with standard SID data, or you may copy an existing property in the schema for the new property. You may also copy reports, if desired, from another property.

Property Code. A unique 8-character maximum identifier for the property. The property code enforces upper case characters.

Property Name. The property's full name.

Chain Code. (Visible in ORS or ASP mode) The alphanumeric identifier for the chain for which the property is associated.

Note: Depending on the user's permission group, the default chain code for the default property will be:

- When a user logs into a chain as SUPERVISOR (member of the OPERA SUPERVISOR Group), the default chain code is CHA for the default property (access to all profiles and properties in the chain).

- When a user logs in and is not a member of the OPERA SUPERVISOR Group, the default chain code is that of the default property.

- If the SUPERVISOR changes the chain code for the default property from CHA to another chain code (i.e. FARB01), when another SUPERVISOR logs into that chain (FARB01), the default property will still have CHA as the default chain code for that SUPERVISOR.

Chain Name. (Visible in ORS or ASP mode) The name of the chain.

Copy from Property. (Visible in ORS, ASP mode, or when the add-on license code OPP_MHOT (Multi-property) is active) Select this radio button if you want to copy a property in the schema to create a new property. The Property Selection screen appears where you can select an existing property from within the schema or from one that has been imported from another schema. Those properties that have been imported are listed as Shell Property (Yes). The properties in the list that are existing properties are identified as Shell Property (No). Highlight the property and select OK. All information from Item Inventory, AR Account Types, AR Aging Level, Payment Types, Smoking Preference, Field and Button Defaults, Transaction Diversion Rules, Transportation, Pre and Post Charging Rules, and Service Requests is copied to the target property. For information on configuration data that will be copied from the shell property and existing property, refer to Configuration Data Copied, below.

Note: For special considerations regarding copying configuration data from one property to another, refer to Considerations for Copying Configuration Data.

Create Property with standard insert. Select this radio button to create a new property in your schema. After you have completed the required fields on the Property Configuration - New screen, select OK. The appropriate insert SID files will be executed (you will be prompted to continue to add configuration data). Upon completion, the following message appears.

Copy Reports from Property. (Visible in ORS, ASP mode, or when the add-on license code OPP_MHOT (Multi-property)is active) Select this check box to copy reports from another property in the multi-property cluster (including any customized reports). When you make this selection, the Property field becomes available. Select the down arrow to display the Property list of values; from this list, choose the property from which you wish to copy reports.

Exporting/Importing Property Configuration

You can export and import the configuration data for a property from one schema into another schema using the OPERA SMT Tool. This tool is initially installed on the application server in the Tools directory (OPERA.SMT.exe). The configuration data is exported and imported through a Property Shell.

Note: When using the SMT Tool to Export/Import Property Shells, OPERA.SMT.exe must be located on the application server.

Considerations for Copying Configuration Data

Properties Copied from ORS to PMS

Importing/Exporting the OPERA Property Shell

New properties can be created simultaneously when using an already existing Shell record in the Copy from Property option. If a property is created as a copy of another property and then another one is created as a copy, the already existing Shell record can be used to save time because the records no longer need to be collected/uploaded.

Configuration Data Copied

The following list contains configuration menu options for the associated configured data that will be copied to the new property from a property (either via a Shell Property export or from an existing property within the schema).

Main Menu

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Sub Menu 1

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Out of Order Reasons




Room Conditions




Room Maintenance




Facility Management

Facility Tasks




Facility Codes



Reservation Types




Deposit Rules




Cancellation Rules




Deposit/Cancellation Rule Schedules








Move Reasons




Discount Reasons




Cancellation Reasons




Origin Codes




Trace Texts




Waitlist Priorities




Waitlist Codes




Alert Definition

Alert Messages




Global Alerts




Guest Status




Guest Type




Country Entry Point




Purpose of Stay


Room Classifications

Room Classes




Room Types



Business Blocks

Booking Types




Reservation Methods




Block Cancellation Reasons




Block Lost Reasons




Block Refused Reasons




Destination Codes




Status Codes



Function Space Classifications


Function Space Types








Preference Groups







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Birth Country




ID Country




ID Type




Tax Category




Tax Office




Tax Type







Extended Title



Relationship Types













Transaction Groups




Market Groups




Rate Groups







Communication Types




Address Types




Address Formats




Mailing Action Codes








Account Types




VIP Levels




Business Segments




Company Types




Travel Agent Types




Keyword Types




Inactive Reasons




Sales Information









Room Potentials








Scope Cities








Industry Codes




Competition Codes




Influence Codes



Direct Bill Batch Types





Request Definition



External IFC

TAP Configuration Codes


Rate Management






Market Groups




Market Codes




Turnaway Codes




Source Groups




Source Codes



Rate Classifications

Rate Classes




Rate Categories




Rate Tiers




Rate Codes




Rate Info Template




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Forecast Group



Property Calendar

Day Type Codes




Event Codes




Marketing Programs




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Sub Group




Transaction Codes







Foreign Currencies

Foreign Currency Codes




Exchange Codes



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Adjustment Codes




Payment Types




Revenue Buckets

Bucket Types




Bucket Codes



Tax Types








Account Types








Commission Codes




Bank Accounts




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User Configuration

Job Titles







Application Settings




Report Setup

Report Groups








Shift Reports



Note Types








Message Formats




Definable Managers Report




End of Day Sequence


Interim Reports




Final Reports




Interim Procedures




Final Procedures




Mandatory Procedures


Property Interfaces

Credit Card Interface

Functionality Setup






Activity Types Setup




Activity Priorities




Activity Results




Snapshot Types




Snapshot Setup








Marketing Region




Marketing Cities




Communication Methods








Catering Codes




Revenue Group Setup




Revenue Type Setup




Event Types Setup




Catering Meal Type Setup



Comp Accounting





Comp Transactions




Comp Revenue Buckets




Comp Type



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