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Build Concepts

The set of instructions below is an example of how to build a concept.

  1. On the main page of the Pentaho Metadata Editor toolbar, click File:/40a_pme_concept_editor_icon.png(Concept Editor).
  2. With the Base concept selected in the Concepts list, clickFile:/20_add.png (Add nested concept. Name this concept, Number.
  3. Make sure Number is selected in the Concepts list. Note that the properties from Base has been inherited by Number.
  4. Add a Mask property to Number, with a value of $###,##0.00.
  5. With Number selected in the Concept list, add another nested concept called ID.
  6. Select ID in the Concepts list, find the inherited Mask property (under Settings).
  7. ClickFile:/40b_pme_concept_override_button.png (Override) and enter an override value of 0 (zero) for the mask.
    Note: You now have three defined concepts that can be used anywhere in your business model. Each concept serves a different type of business object; Base for default, generic columns, Number for those columns you know contain numeric financial data, and ID for ID columns.
  8. Click OK to save the concepts.