Dynamic Views - Scenario 3: Dependency View

A dependency view shows different types of entity classes in columns or rows. The view also shows the relationships between the entities.

You can choose to see all entities even if they have no relationship. Also you can set the opacity (=transparency ) to 0 and make the entities that are not related, invisible. You can make the not related entities a bit transparent.

Below you can read how to do this.

Enter Data for Entity Classes

Create a Folder or Select a Folder:

Click on Insert Entity:

Select an Entity and Fill in the Data:

Create Relationship Between Entities

Select a folder an click Inset Relationship.

Fill in the Dialog by click on the browse buttons and selecting items. When you are finished you click on Make.

Now you see the relationship added in the folder.

Configure A View

Select a Visualization in a folder.

Click on the icon of a shape in a folder to insert it to the canvas.

The icon will be insert including its name, id, class and folderid.

You can also select a different shape from the left bottom, like is shown in the screenshot. But then you have to fill in all the attributes yourself at the shape.

You only need to add at least the Relfolderid where the relationships are located. If you want not connected entities to be hidden add Opacity with a value of 0. In the example it has the value 10, which means that not related items will be very transparent.

Generate the View

To generate the view simply select the background or the canvas and then click on the button Generate View.

If you save your visualization, only the non generated items will be saved, so always you original visualization is saved.

To revert back to the original visualization click on Clear View button.

Below you see an example where the opacity of icons changes depending on which relationships there are.

Below you see an example where no opacity is used.

Changing Layout

You can have the shapes be presented in different layout.

Go to menu Arrange-->Layout and choose an option, for instance Circle.

More Dynamic View Scenarios

Here is a complete overview of the dynamic view scenarios

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