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Creating a Group of properties

Creating a Group of properties allows you to structure your properties in a convenient way and make the creation of Data Templates easier.

Go to the Groups of properties list and click on Create Group of properties.

Start with filling in the Group’s Full name and Technical definition.

You can also add short names, user definitions and examples but it is not mandatory.

Switch to the next tab – Attributes.

Add the Domain – based on that the proper authority will review your Group of properties upon submitting it.

You could add the Countries where the Group of properties will be applied, it is not a mandatory field.

Add the Label – used to group together Groups of properties according to a feature shared between them, for example common origin or common application, e.g. harmonized standard.

Switch to the Properties tab. Here you can search and select the properties you wish to add to the group or copy properties from another similar group, or both.

Copy from existing group. Click on Copy from existing.

Search for a similar group of properties, select it from the results and click Add.

The properties from the selected group are now automatically added to the new group you are creating.

NB! It should be considered that dependencies and values are not copied.

If you wish to add some single properties as well, click on Add property.

Search for the property, mark it and click Add.

Repeat as many times as needed.

If you wish to add dependencies between properties, click on Add.

Search for the property, mark it and click Add.

Connecting two or more properties as dependencies means that you set a rule that the values declared for these properties depend on each other and have meaning only when declared together.

EXAMPLE: the property global warming potential is connected to the property information module, as the global warming potential values have meaning only when connected to a specific information module.

If you wish to add predefined values for some properties, click on the button on the right.

You can choose specific values from the Drop-down bar or Copy values from other Group of properties.

Please keep in mind that you can only add values with the same Data type as the property. Nominal is an exception. You will be reminded of this rule within the system.

When you are done, close the values window by pressing the ESC key or by clicking the X button.

Add more values to other properties if needed. Edit already added values if needed. Then you can save the draft or send it for approval.

Predefined values are used to restrict the final choice, i.e. to limit the property declaration to a limit number of values.

EXAMPLE: reaction to fire according to EN 13501-1 have a set of predefined classes which can be created as values and added to the respective property in Define – A2-s2,d0, B-s1,d0 etc.


Switch to the next tab – References if your Group of Properties refers to a standard. Click on the Add reference button and select the relevant reference from the list.

When you are ready, click on Send for approval.

You can also save it for later by clicking on Save draft.