I have several (15 or more) entities in the Schema Modeller. Each is a join on several tables (so not Auto-SQL) and each has a lot of field properties set – I use the field custom attributes a lot in order to drive the display of data in the client.
I need to create a load more entities that are extended versions of the ones that exist (in other words, adding fields by adding more table joins in the SQL).
(Ideally SM should have a “Copy table…” function here)
I really do not want to have to create all these entities by hand again - SM is very painful & non-keyboard friendly when there’s lots of fields to edit (constantly having to switch between keyboard & mouse and no ability to add custom attributes to multiple fields at once, hence a lot of copy/pasting).
My thoughts were to copy the entire schema component to a new data-service and make the necessary changes, but ideally I’d like to have all the entities in the same schema.
Is it possible to create a copy of the .daSchema file and then somehow merge the two back together again? (Seems like it would be a painful process through a text editor)?