Creating Data models
There are plenty of ways to create Data models. You can always make one from scratch but then, if you already have an existing model, it would be wiser to just generate them from the original source. Fortunately, Gloop is capable of generating Data models provided that the source is:
- an existing Data model
- a JSON string or file
- a JSON schema
- an XML string or file
- an XML schema
- a YAML string or file
Regardless of your Data model's source the process for creating a model remains the same; that is:
- Launch the Data model wizard. To do this, right click on the
codefolder (or any folder which is a child of it) of the Martini package where you would like the model to reside, then select New > Gloop Model.
- Enter a name for the Data model, choose the model's source type, and then click Next.
- Provide the source's content if you're not going to create a model from scratch and then click Next. Different source types will have different requirements.
- Click Finish.
Launch the wizard using keyboard shortcuts only
You can open the Gloop model wizard using the wizard launcher. To open the wizard launcher, press if you're using Martini Desktop; if Martini Online. Once the wizard appears, select Gloop Model from the list of displayed options.
To make it easier for you to find this entry, enter
Data Model in the filter text box to filter out all
other options, leaving only the Data Model option to appear. Once the Data Model option is highlighted, you
can press or click on the Finish button. The Data model wizard should then appear.
The generated Data model should now appear in the chosen location under the Navigator view.
Creating an empty Data model means it is your responsibility to populate it with properties. You may add a property by right clicking on the created Data model's canvas and then left clicking the type of property you want to add.
From an existing Data model
If your source is an existing Data model, you must specify the model's location by entering its URL in the text box provided or by locating it on your file system.
Creating a Data model from an existing Data Model is essentially the same as duplicating the source model. Aside from using the Data model wizard, you may opt to simply copy and paste models.
Importing multiple models
You can also import multiple Data model files by simply dropping them on a Martini package's
code folder in
the Navigator view.
From a JSON string or file
If your source is a JSON string, simply copy and paste the string in the text area displayed. In Martini Desktop, it's possible to provide the source as a JSON file or a URL that returns JSON data by clicking on the Import button underneath the text area.
From a JSON schema
If your source is a JSON schema, you must specify its location by entering its URL or by browsing its location in the file system.
From an XML string or file
If your source is an XML string, copy and paste the string in the text area displayed. Otherwise, provide the source as an XML file or a URL that returns XML data by clicking on the Import button underneath the text area.
From an XML schema
If your source is an XML schema, you must specify its location by entering its URL or by browsing its location in the file system.
From a YAML string or file
If your source is a YAML string, copy and paste the string in the text area displayed. Otherwise, provide the source as a YAML file or a URL that returns YAML data by clicking on the Import button underneath the text area.