Application Model Editor

This chapter described the tabs of the application model editor. This allows better understanding of the settings and the impact of the different configurations on the generated collect files.

Application Model Wizard Tab

This first tab displays a reminder of the information provided during the setup wizard dialogs.

Application model wizard tab

Once the setup wizard dialog has been validated, the identifier used to create folders, to patch files...

The only way to change the identifier to delete the application model and create a new one.

The Description field is used in the documentation that can be automatically generated. The best practice is to fill out this field with a description of the desired data model.

Please see here for more information.

Silo tab

This tab is used to define the main silo settings:

Each application model will generate a silo file, called identifier_master.silo. The identifier used to create this file is the application model identifier.

In this tab you will find all fields that are in the standard silo editor including :

  • The silo parameters: Identifier, Display name, Silo type and dependencies
  • The importfile iteration parameters
  • The silo constants

Application model main silo

Associations tab

This is the main tab and allows the user to configure the associations between the application model and the ledger identities loaded.

The editor is separated in fields that allow the user to:

  • Associate all the pre-configured mappings to the application model
  • Set the application model variables values
  • Preview the data model schema
  • Consult the user guide

Application model associations

Application Model Schema and User Guide

This field provides the user with documentation on the requirements of the application model.

It includes:

  1. A PDF user guide to help configure the application model step by step
  2. An illustration of the application model schema providing a global view of the data model and the different relations included in the application model

Application model schema


In this section variables used in the application model are set. These can be set to static values or a project variables.

Application model main silo

Application Model Mapping

This section show the different discovery mappings that should be associated with the application model entities. For each association section you have to:

  • select the discovery file that contain the mapping
  • choose the correct mapping type

Application model main silo

Build Tab

The build tab is to be used once all the configuration of the application model is finalized. This tab allow you to perform the following actions:

  • Generate the application model files necessary to launch an execution plan.
  • Generate a facet based on the configured application model
  • Generate a html documentation of the configured application model

Generate Application Model Files

This tab is used to build all files necessary to run the execution plan. In the editor the following elements are displayed:

  1. The list of files that will be generated by the product when building
  2. The button used to generate and build all files
  3. The button used to delete currently generated files
  4. The button that is used to refresh files state

Application model files

Generate Facet Files

This section allows the user to generate the files necessary to build a facet based on the configures application model.

Application model facet

Once all files generated please refer to the following pages to build the facet:

Creating add-ons

Generate documentation

The possibility to automatically generate the documentation of the configured application model has been added to help the integrator. This generates an html file that includes the configuration of the mappings implemented through the application model.

The language in which the documentation is generated is dependent on the language of the Studio.

Application model documentation

The documentation includes the discovery mappings and application model configuration used by the user.

To improved the quality of the generated documentation it is necessary to fill out the descriptions of the following items:

  1. Discovery mapping name and description

Discovery mapping description

  1. Attribute mapping description

Attribute mapping description

  1. Application model description

Application model description