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Can an Enumeration list stored in database be populated automatically?


Michelle Stein (1579) | asked May 29 '14, 11:53 a.m.
I'm lazy. I have a custom enumeration list with many values, to be stored in the database so non-admins can be given permission to edit. Don't want to retype them all.

Is there an import or other function I can use to automate the initial creation of the list? I can do this by editing the XML for process-stored enum lists, but I don't see a way to do this for db storage.

Thanks.

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Krzysztof Ka┼║mierczyk (7.4k475103) | answered May 30 '14, 3:26 a.m.
Hi Michelle,
We really do not recommend to modify data directly in the database. I would advise you to modify XML for process template here.

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Michelle Stein commented May 30 '14, 6:24 a.m.

I agree, I don't want to modify the database directly. But I do want a controlled and approved method for importing data to an Enumeration list. Retyping the values is error-prone and time consuming. And would have to be repeated for migrating to production. Modifying the XML would be possible if I didn't want the enum list stored in the database for reasons stated above.

Thanks.

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