Objects, classes and attributes
In a newly created portal, object classes will be automatically defined
with mandatory attributes, such as the User
class with the mandatory attributes First Name
. This class possesses a number of
attributes with which a user can be described.
There is a database field for each attrivute. Here, the values
that you will enter for an object instance will be saved. You may
define an unlimited number of additional attributes for an object
class; however, the mandatory attributes of a class may not be changed.
Objects (such as a portal user based on the Users
class) will be created based on object classes. Object classes can be
viewed as a type of template for the objects. The specific values of an
object will be saved in the attributes.
The object classes Object, Container,
are so-called base classes. Their attributes will be inherited by the
classes that are created from them. So, for example, the User
class also possesses attributes of the base class Object,
which it is derived, in addition to its own attributes. In the
following image you will see a diagram of the object class hierarchy in
the Intrexx User Manager.
This class is the base class for all object classes in
the User Manager. Therefore, all other object classes possess every
attribute of the Object
This class is directly derived from the base class Object
and represents the individual users of the portal.
This class is the base class of the object classes:
Organization For objects that represent an organization or a business
Organizational unit For objects that represent organizational units
With objects of these classes, other objects can be grouped in
a 1:n relationship. This means, for example, that Guitarstore
as an Organization
object may contain the Management
organizational unit. The organizational unit Management
cannot be assigned to a second organizational unit, as long as it is contained in the Guitarstore
Likewise, for example, each employee (Users
may only be assigned to one organization, one organizational unit, or
This class is the base class of the object classes
Distribution list For objects that represent a distribution list
Group For objects that represent groups
Role For objects that describe specific roles in an organization
With the Set
class, a m:n relationship
can be created. This means, for example, a user may be both a member of
the group object Press
as well as the group object Partners
Creating a new class
In the Schema Manager, which you can reach from the menu User / Schema Manager
, you have the ability to define your own object classes.