Add a UDP in a SQL Server Physical Property Editor
Use the UDP tab in a SQL Server physical property editor to add a user-defined property for an object in a SQL Server physical model.
To add a UDP in a SQL Server physical property editor
- Open the property editor for the object for which you want to add a UDP and select the object in the Navigation Grid.
- Click the UDP tab and then click the User Defined Properties Editor button.
The User Defined Properties : Physical dialog opens.
- Enter the user-defined property information in the following columns:
Lets you specify the name of the UDP.
Lets you specify the UDP data type. Click the cell and select one of the following data types from the drop-down list:
Creates a UDP that launches a file or application.
Creates a UDP to allow dates in MM/DD/YYYY format.
Creates a UDP so you can enter an integer (whole number).
Creates a UDP so you can enter a real number (with decimal).
Creates a UDP so you can enter ASCII text.
Creates a UDP so you can create a list box with user-defined choices.
Lets you specify a UDP default value when applicable.
Lets you enter a description for the UDP.
- Database Property
Lets you specify whether to allow forward engineering of the UDP to the database as an extended property. Select True from the drop-down to include the UDP in forward engineering, or False to not include it. The default setting is False.
Note: To ensure the UDP is included in the forward engineering action, you must also select the User Defined Properties option in the Other Options section of the Forward Engineer Schema Generation dialog.
- Click OK.
The UDP is added, the User Defined Properties : Physical dialog closes, and you are returned to the UDP tab in the property editor.
- Click Close.
The property editor closes.
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