Properties list

Pentaho Metadata Editor

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The middle panel in the Properties dialog box is the Properties list. This is the list of currently applied metadata properties for the object that is selected in the Subject list. The properties are sorted into their appropriate categories for organization. At the top of the Properties list, there are two icons. The Plus Sign is for adding new metadata properties to this business table's self concept. The X icon is for removing properties from the self concept. Note that the remove button is disabled until a property is selected in the Properties list.

There are four ways a property can show up in the Properties list:

  1. The property is a default property for the associated business object, and thus cannot be removed.
  2. The property was inherited from the business object's physical ancestor.
  3. The property has been set as part of the self concept.
  4. The property has been set as part of the object's parent concept.

The following color codes alert you to what concept level is in use:

  • Yellow icon: This property is inherited from the object's physical ancestor.
  • Blue icon: Pentaho sets the property on the object's own concept. This could be overriding an inherited property.
  • Orange icon: This property is set as a result of the parent concept applied to the object.
  • Purple icon: This is a special icon reserved for security properties.