Core Database Elements

When you run the Create New Database wizard in SBM System Administrator, core elements that are needed for your SBM system are added to the databases. These elements include the Base Project, Base Workflow, root folders, and system tables.

Base Project

The Base Project serves as a root for your system's project hierarchy. The Base Project cannot be deleted, but it can be renamed to suit your company's needs. You can also set numbering properties for the Base Project. These numbering properties can be inherited by new projects created in the hierarchy.

Base Workflow

The Base Workflow serves as a root for your system's workflow hierarchy. The Base Workflow cannot be edited, deleted, or used by any project.

Root Folders

Two types of root folders are provided for you to add to as needed:

Global Application

The Global Application is a container for system auxiliary tables and other assets that are generally 'global' across multiple process apps. The Event, Scripts, Triggers, Web Services, and Workflow nodes are not available in the Global Application because these design element types are generally not used 'globally' across process apps.

When designers add or edit items in the Global Application, these changes will be reflected in all process apps that reference the Global Application.

The following system auxiliary tables are contained in the Global Application and are provided for storing auxiliary information related to your workflows:

The following system auxiliary tables are provided for translating SBM into one or more languages or for modifying provided labels in the end-user interface:

The following system auxiliary tables are provided for the SBM Connect for SharePoint® integration. These tables track the SharePoint servers and their relationship to SBM projects.
  • SharePoint Servers – This table is used to store information on available SharePoint servers.
  • SharePoint Project Servers – This table stores information on the relationships between specific SBM projects and their related SharePoint sites.

Refer to the Integration Guide for SharePoint for more information.