With the Property table it is possible to show and to edit properties of more objects simultaneously.
Opening the Property table
- In the model browser, select the section for which you want to view and/or edit properties. For example, if you want to view the properties of all element in the model, select the model. If you only want to view the properties of one or more business actors, select the respective business actor or the layer the business actors are located.
- On the Home tab, in the Tables group, click Properties, or press Ctrl+Shift+T.
In the Property table window, select the properties you want to include in the table.
By double-clicking a property (attribute) or by using the arrow keys in the middle of the selection window you can add a column with that property to the Property table and determine the order of the properties.
Selecting attributes can be metamodel transcendent. It means that when you select an attribute that is available in multiple metamodels, the attribute will be included for each metamodel that is available in the model package. An attribute that is available in multiple metamodels can be recognized by an asterisk (*).
- Click OK.
The result of the selection is a table. Each table row corresponds to an object, as shown below.
Property table with results of the selection
Editing the table
Editing the contents of the table is possible by (double-)clicking the cells. With the Change table button you can change the columns in the table.
By selecting the Landscape colors check box the table shows the color of the selected property.
By default, the relations present in the selected (part of the) model package are not shown in the table. By selecting the Show relations check box you can make the relations visible again.
By using the table's context menu you can change the information that is shown in the table, for example hide all empty rows and columns. To open the context menu, right click a random cell in the table. Which functions are available, depends on the location in the table where you click. For additional information about the available functions in the context menu, see Displayed table information.
Searching the table
To search for data in the table, every attribute column in the table has a search box available. Here you can type a search text. After you have filled out a search text and pressed Enter, the results are shown in the table. Only the rows that match the entered search text(s) are shown. To make all rows visible again, delete the search text(s).
When searching the table, you can use the search options to determine which results will be shown. If you click Match all search texts, only the rows are shown that fully match all entered search texts. If you click Match one or more search texts, the rows only need to match part of the entered search text(s) in order to be shown.
Exporting table data
The data from the table can be exported to a CSV file (comma separated values). You can use the Export button for this. When the export is completed, the folder is shown in which the export file is stored. The separator sign that used in the export file depends on the separator sign that is set by Windows.
Only the data shown in the table are exported. If you have filtered out the relationships or filtered the table by search texts, the data that are filtered out will not be included in the export.