Using Property Groups and Types
Properties have to belong to a Group and Type. These help to define and categorise the properties.
An example of a Property Group could be “GHS Hazards” and within it are Property Types such as “GHS Pictograms”, “GHS Signal Words” and “GHS Precautions”. Then within these groups would be the individual properties such as “GHS_Flame”, “GHS_Danger” and “P102”.
When you add a new property you can select which group and type it goes into, or you can add a new property group and/or type.
Adding a New Property Group:
Enter the Sequence number for the Property Group. Sequence number relates to the order Property Groups appear in lists, for example in the Property tab of Raw Materials. (To view or change the order of Property groups go to ‘Organise Property Groups’ within in the application) Enter the chosen Name for the New Property Group. Enter a Description if wanted. Indicate if it is Visible and if it is possible to edit the property. Add Properties to the New Property Group if required. Save when finished. You can view, modify and delete Groups – but be cautious as deleting a whole Group and its contents may cause issues with calculated properties and affect documents.
Further Information: ‘Can edit’ is important! When ‘Can edit’ is selected, it allows Users to add or change the property value for items. If ‘Can edit’ is not selected, then only the application can determine the value of the property.
Adding a New Property Type:
Enter your chosen Name for the New Property Type. Enter a Description if wanted. Select to which Item Classes the Property Type should apply, or select All Item Classes (For example Food Information may apply to Flavour Formulations but not Fragrance Formulations, and a Physical Property Type might apply to All Item Classes). Select any existing properties which should be included in the Property Type. Save when finished.
You can view, modify and delete Groups – but be cautious as deleting a whole Group and its contents may cause issues with calculated properties and affect documents.
TIP: Properties can be included in more than one Property Type or Property Group.