Because the Data Builder entries for the fields in a local view will normally be the same as those of the tables on which the view is based, VPM Enterprise provides a utility that will copy the Data Builder entries you have already set up for the fields in the associated tables to the Data Builder records of the view.
For example, the Update Field Info utility will automatically copy Field Descriptions, Default values, validation settings, etc. from the Data Builder records of the associated tables to those of the view. The Update Field Info utility can save you a lot of time. You will normally want to use it after you create a local view.
To run the Update Field Info utility, select a view on the Data Builder List page and click the view’s Edit page. Click the Update Field Info button. VPM Enterprise displays a message asking you to confirm that you want to update the field information for the view.
Select Yes to perform the update. VPM Enterprise copies the Data Builder Field entries for a view’s associated tables to the Data Builder records of the view.
Tip – Fields Update Lock: If you have specific view fields that you do not want to be included in the update, you can “lock” them to prevent the Update Field Info utility from changing their properties. See Field View Update Lock Property.