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Editing views for the object-centric Payment Term Checker app

The Payment Term Checker app comes with a prebuilt set of views. Edit the app’s views in Studio if you need to:

  • Make any customizations and changes to suit your business process.

  • Change the look of the supplied views.

  • Include custom attributes or relationships that you added to the Celonis object types used in the perspective_celonis_AccountsPayable perspective.

The app doesn’t do anything automatically with customizations to Celonis object types - they won’t be surfaced in views. If you want to use them, you’ll need to edit the app’s views to include them. You don’t have to surface all (or any) of your custom attributes and relationships in the app’s views. If you don’t, it doesn’t cause a problem, the app just ignores them.

These views for the Payment Term Checker app are directly accessible to users, and the base views and embedded views are available for editing through them:

  • Payment Terms App (Action View) - this is the main view that business users can use for their daily tasks, with the tabs Open Payment Terms Issues, Resolved Invoices, and Vendor Details.

    • The Open Payment Terms Issues tab shows all open invoices that have short payment terms, or payment terms that don’t match those in the purchase order or vendor master data. The app prioritizes the list taking into account the invoice value, remaining payment term, and whether there are better payment terms available on the purchase order or in the vendor master data.

    • The Resolved Invoices tab shows invoices where the payment terms mismatches or short payment terms were resolved, and the total free cash flow impact of that.

    • The Vendor Details tab shows aggregated insights at the vendor level to identify which, if any, vendors require action.

  • Settings - this is a view where you can manage the values of runtime variables.

You’ll need Analyst permissions for Studio and for the relevant views and components to modify them. If you need training, check out the training track “Build Knowledge Models and Views” on the Celonis Academy.

Here’s how to edit the Payment Term Checker app’s views:

  1. In the Celonis navigation menu, select Studio.

  2. Find the Payment Term Checker app in your Studio space navigation.

  3. Expand the package’s structure using the arrow, then expand the folders to find and select the view you want to edit.


    • Base views contain the common components for multiple other views. When you change something in the base view, it changes everywhere that view is used. Other views can reuse part or all of the base views, adding, editing, or removing components. This is called extending the base views.

    • Embedded views are contained in other views. They can be used directly in a base view and embedded in each other.

    • Profile views contain details or lists for a particular item. These views open when the user selects an item.

  4. In the view, click Edit Mode or press Ctrl + Shift + E to enter edit mode.

  5. Click the Edit Component button on any component to go to the component editor. Here you can add and remove data fields shown in a table or chart, change sorting and display attributes, add action buttons, and other edits, as relevant for the component type.

  6. When you’ve finished editing a component, click Save to save and exit.

  7. When you’ve finished editing all the components you want to, click Save to save the view, then click Exit Edit Mode to lock it again.


    It’s also possible to edit views in the YAML editor if there’s something you can’t achieve in the visual editor. Click the Switch to Code Editor icon </> to view the YAML.

  8. When you’ve finished editing all the views you want to, publish a version of the app package. There's a Publish Package button at the top of all the screens in your Studio space.