You should be able to launch pretty much everything from OMW. For learning purposes you probably do just that. After you learn what is going on you can start using shortcuts, etc.
In fact I still launch pretty much all the design aids through OMW. The only things I don't launch through OMW are non-JDE IDEs like Visual Studio, etc. and some other things like busbuild for certain build scenarios.
Enter a unique name for the business view. Use the recommended naming convention for naming JD Edwards EnterpriseOne objects.
Enter a meaningful description of the business view.
Select a user-defined code (UDC) (98/SY) from the range of values that are reserved for clients (55–59), or for business partners (L00 through L99, M00 through M99, and P00 through P99).
Product System Code
Select a UDC (98/SY) that represents the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne system where the data is used. This value is used for reporting and for description override purposes. Example values include:
01: JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Address Book
03B: JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Accounts Receivable
04: JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Accounts Payable
09: JD Edwards EnterpriseOne General Accounting
11: JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Multicurrency
Select a UDC (98/FU) that indicates the use of the object. For example, the object might be used to create a program, a master file, or a transaction journal. The value 300 represents business views.
Displays an abbreviation that identifies the type of object that is being created. The object type for a business view is BSVW. This field is populated by the system based on the type of object that you selected on the Add Object form.
Select this option to indicate that the business view is used by the runtime engine during a text search. When designing the business view, you must also add at least one GT (general text) data structure to the business view so that the runtime engine can use it in text searches.
Selecting Tables for Business Views
Access the JD Edwards Business View Design Aid form.
On the Design Tools tab, click Start the Business View Design Aid.
On the Available Tables form, use the query by example (QBE) line to search for an appropriate table.
Select one or more tables, and drag them to the Table Joins form.
This form is called Table Joins regardless of whether you are joining multiple tables or working on a single table.
If more than one table is selected, double-click the title bar of the appropriate table to designate it as the primary table.
If the business view contains multiple tables, the system automatically designates the first table that is added to the Table Joins form as the primary table. A crown icon appears in the upper-left corner of the primary table. If a business view contains only one table, that table is the primary table by default.
Thanks for your reply.
I am reading the documentation. And I could create Business Views too. But I could not find an article which describe how I can edit an existing business view, or get a list of created business views.
You listed the steps from "Chapter 7 Designing Business Views", Page Number 58 of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools
8.96 Development Tools: Data Access Tools Guide.
It says nothing about an existing one. It tells about a 'New' business view, not about an existing one. In my question, I specified the same "How can I find and select an existing Business View ?
To answer your question, you need to understand that applications, reports, tables, data structures, bsfn, views etc are called OBJECTS in JD Edwards. If you need to find an existing View, you need to go into OMW and search under OBJECT anything that starts with V*, this will give you a list of Views. Then pull one of those VIEWS into your default project and click on DESIGN button. That will take you to BUSINESS VIEW DESIGN AID screen.