Editing data type
You can assign a value type to a configuration object property in the Edit data type dialog box. To open this dialog box, click the selection button in the Type property field.
The dialog box contains a hierarchical list of types where you can select the required type.
If you select String, Number, Date, or BinaryData type, you can provide further details for type description. For a String you can specify its length (zero stands for unlimited length) and whether the length is fixed or variable; for a Number you can specify the total number of digits, precision (the number of decimal digits), and whether the number can be negative; for a Date you can specify its parts (date, or time, or both); and for BinaryData you can specify its length (zero stands for unlimited length) and whether the length is fixed or variable.
Depending on specific configuration tasks, you can specify a composite data type for an attribute by selecting the Composite data type check box. Then you have the option to select multiple types.
Note the type grouping, such as the Data analysis group.
Quick search for data types by multiple substrings separated by spaces is available. Enter the substrings in the search field at the top of the type selection dialog box. The search by data type name is started once you enter two characters that are not spaces.
When the quick search is in effect, the list only shows data types that match the search criteria, with matching data type name parts displayed in red.
To clear the search string, click the Clear button or press Esc.
You can switch to the search field by pressing Ctrl+Alt+M.