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Add a new Data Type


This section requires some knowledge about Eclipse Extension Points.

What is a data type?

A data type is a language that can be used to specify the format of a data. The term data represents both inputs and outputs. Concretely, a datatype is a parser that can:

  1. Instantiate an Object from a given String
  2. Create a String from an existing Object.

It is hence responsible of serializing and deserializing data so that they can both be persisted and used during the execution.

How to add a new datatype?

A new one can be defined by contributing to the fr.kazejiyu.ekumi.core.datatypes extension point.

It requires one class that implements the DataType<T> interface.

The interface is defined as follows:

How to use the new datatype within the workflow diagram editor?


Feature not implemented yet.