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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 27, 2020

Allowing extensions for preferences

on 11.4 workbench, we had a way to enable extension by overriding "extendableInline=true" as indicated bellow. In 11.6 workbench, we tried the same but were not able to get around the restriction.

We are in upgrade process and this has become a sticking point for us. In order to maintain the backward compatibility, having this ability is essential.

4. Resolving the compilation issues related to XPrivPref:

1. Extract the contents of stored in the\server_bundles\mdm folder that the Workbench specifies for Preferences->MDM->Application location.

C:\IBM\SDP11\\server_bundles\mdm (ie

2. Back up

3. Using a text editor on BusinessService.mdmxmi, locate the line containing type="mdm:MDMEntity" name="PrivPref" . Setting extendable="true" extendableInline="true" would allow side-table extensions. Having made this change update the JAR file with the modified mdmxmi file.

4. After above change, close and reopen RAD.  Then you should be able to create data extension of privpref

Needed by Date Mar 6, 2020