Extend Entity

Audience: Citizen Developer
Skill Prerequisites: Using Form Builder

This action exends an entity in the current context with new properties.

Typical Use Cases

  • After creating a contextual entity with any of the load entity actions, use this action to add a property such as an ID before passing to the Execute Actions on Entity List action.

Don't use it to

Related Actions

Action NameDescription
Create EntityCreates an entity in the current context to which you can load values from the current context. Use this to create the entity that will be processed with this action.
Execute Actions on Entity ListExecute a list of actions on each item in the specified context entity. Use this to process the items loaded in the Entity created.
Load Entities (CSV File)Creates an entity in the current context from the content of a provided CSV file. Use this to create the entity that will be processed with this action.
Load Entities (CSV)Creates an entity in the current context from a CSV list. Use this to create the entity that will be processed with this action.
Load Entities (Excel File) XSLXCreates an entity in the current context from the content of a provided Excel(XLSX) file. Use this to create the entity that will be processed with this action.
Load Entities (JSON)Creates an entity in the current context from the provided JSON model. Use this to create the entity that will be processed with this action.
Load Entities (SQL)Creates an entity in the current context from the result of the provided SQL Query. Use this to create the entity that will be processed with this action.

Input Parameter Reference

The parameters unique to this action are listed below. Review the common parameters for all actions here.

ParameterDescriptionSupports TokensDefaultRequired
Entity NameProvide the name of the entity alread in context that will be updated.Yesempty stringYes
PropertiesSpecify the Property Names and Values to include in the entity.YesNone SpecifiedNo
Entity Object PropertiesYou can add or replace properties on the entity which reference previously created entity objects. NOTE: No recursive referencing checks will be done when setting the property so infinite loops can be encountered.YesNone SpecifiedNo
List PropertiesYou can add or replace properties on the entity which reference previously created entity lists. NOTE: No recursive referencing checks will be done when setting the property so infinite loops can be encountered.YesNone SpecifiedNo
Last updated on by Patrick Anderson