About Managing Data

Most business applications require users to create and manipulate data. For example, in a travel request application, a user enters data related to the request which includes information about the employee, to and from destinations, and other types of data.

Data is stored within a data or a business object. Create simple data and business objects from scratch using the Data pane from the process editor. Complex business objects are also auto-generated when designing forms using the form-first design methodology and when importing services into an application. In these situations, business objects are referenced by forms and services, and can only be deleted if the artifacts referring them are deleted. Business objects can be hierarchical - attributes can be simple or point to other business objects.