Setting Update Supertype on Insert
For the application, you can set the Update Supertype on Insert Deployment Configuration parameter in the Authorizer.
This parameter determines what happens to an existing record constellation when the user adds new subtype data to it:
INSERT INTO <subtype> ...
If Update Supertype on Insert is set to No (the default), inserting new subtype data as described above is handled internally as an INSERT even if a record constellation already existed.
If Update Supertype on Insert is set to Yes, the manipulation is handled internally as an UPDATE to the existing record constellation.
If the user adds new subtype data to an existing record constellation by selecting the corresponding subtype indicator in an info window and then filling out the fields in the subtype window, this is always handled as an UPDATE to the record constellation. Update Supertype on Insert has no relevance in this case.
The Update Supertype on Insert Deployment Configuration parameter has no relevance to the application user.
For the application developer, the only relevant aspects of this parameter are: