Mx Model Reflection

Last update: Edit

1 Introduction

The Mx Model Reflection module allows you to access information about the domain model of your app from your app. For example, you can loop through all the attribute names of an entity type in a microflow.

1.1 Typical Use Cases

The typical usage scenario is selecting and showing entities from your domain model to use for another configuration.

2 Configuration

After importing the module, add USE ME > MxObjects_Overview to the navigation of your app. Run your application for the synchronization. You are able to enable synchronization for each module. For both security and performance purposes, you do not want your entire domain model structure available in your app.

2.1 Token Configuration

The token configuration used in the Email with Templates module now also allows you to specify the display pattern. This allows you to configure how the attributes are shown rather than relying on the defaults of the module.

The display pattern in the token is optional. If you do not specify a value, the module will use the original behavior.

For attributes of the decimal type, the display pattern DecimalFormat is used (for more information, see Class DecimalFormat).

For dates, the SimpleDateFormat is used (for more information, see Class SimpleDateFormat).

For all other attributes, the functions from java.util.Formatter are used (for details on the patterns, see Class Formatter).

All the patterns use the locale from the context. Based on the user’s language, the pattern will change its behavior if necessary.

2.2 Display Pattern Example (Using En_US Lanuage)

  • Long attribute with a thousand separator:
    • Pattern: %,8d%n
    • Value: 12345678
    • Result: 12,345,678
  • Date attribute:
    • Pattern: MM/dd/yyyy
    • Value: 2nd of July 2016
    • Result: 7/6/2016
  • Decimal attribute with a thousand separator of 2 decimals:
    • Pattern: #,##0.0
    • Value: 12345,678
    • Result: 12,345.68

3 Read More