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When creating mapping relations between metaobjects or metarelations and a mapping table, you can just draw straight lines from one end to the other, and they are automatically laid out, aligning both ends of the line to the middle of the component they are attached to. If a mapping relation, for whatever reason, is not laid out to the middle of the components it is attached to, you can easily correct that by laying them out manually. 

Laying out mapping relations is illustrated with a mapping in an Excel connection, but works the same for ServiceNow and SQL connections.

Laying out a single mapping relation

To lay out a single mapping relation in a mapping, do as follows:

  • Select the mapping relation line, and then click  on the line.

Laying out multiple mapping relations at once

Laying out multiple mapping relations at once is possible for all mapping relations attached to one mapping table. To lay out multiple mapping relations at once, do as follows:

  • Select the mapping table, and then click  in the upper left corner of the table.


Take note that laying out multiple mapping relations at once may not always work:

  • If a mapping relation does not have its optimal layout, but is aligned to the middle of its components (like in the figure below), then laying out multiple mapping relations does not have any effect.



  • If you have manually added break points to the mapping relation (like in the figure below), then laying out multiple mapping relations does not work.


If laying out multiple mapping relations does not work, lay out the mapping relations individually to restore the layout.