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fnacer
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Do custom objects need to be defined as categories as well?

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02-05-2013 03:31 PM

In his blog, 'Vault is “Insanely Configurable” Too', Doug outlined the steps for creating a custom object and assigning it properties. But even though I followed the exact steps he described, I am unable to assign new properties to the custom objects Foo and Bar because they do not appear on the list as shown in the screenshot below.

 

Do custom objects also need to be defined as Categories in order for them to behave as described in the blog? Or am I missing something? Thanks.

 

F.

 

 

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Although defining a category isn't required. I highly recommend creating at least one catgory per custom object definition.  If you have more than one custom object defintion, categories allow you to group the properties for each type.

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paul.gunn
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02-06-2013 06:06 AM in reply to: fnacer

Hi,

 

I don't think you need a new category here. However I think you do need to check the 'base' category nested unter the 'custom object' selection you already have checked.

 

Paul

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02-06-2013 06:25 AM in reply to: paul.gunn

Although defining a category isn't required. I highly recommend creating at least one catgory per custom object definition.  If you have more than one custom object defintion, categories allow you to group the properties for each type.



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02-06-2013 06:29 AM in reply to: fnacer

And by the way, I  love your choice of Custom Object names for testing.  Made me laugh!

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02-06-2013 08:00 AM in reply to: fnacer

Thanks all. By the way, the creative names are the ones Doug Redmond used. That's one of the many reasons I enjoy reading his blog. :smileyhappy:

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