I am brand new so a bit of an entry level question I am sure. I am playing around with creating a simple app for project management. As there are several times I would want to pull reference to a state in an address field I think I should make an entity with states in the database with their full name and abbreviation. Obviously this does not change. How do I make a static entity like this so I can relate data to it? I am using the web modeler right now.
You make the entity and create a new edit page for it. You give the administrator role in your app acces to that page and let him/her fill in the data throught the new edit page. This is a easy way of doing what you have asked i think.
If the list of states is fixed, you can simply create an enumeration listing all your states there.