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.
Enter Data for Entity Classes
Create a Folder or Select a Folder:
Create a Folder or Select a Folder.
Click on Insert Entity:
Click on Insert Entity.
Select an Entity and Fill in the Data:
Select an Entity and Fill in the Data.
Create Relationship Between Entities
Select a folder an click Inset Relationship:
Fill in the Dialog by clicking on the browse buttons and selecting items. When you are finished you click on Make.
You see the relationship added in the folder.
The relationship is added in the folder.
Configure A View
Select a Visualization in a folder:
Select a Visualization in a folder.
Click on the icon of a shape in a folder to insert it into the canvas.
The icon will be inserted 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.
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 of 10, which means that not related items will be very transparent.
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 your original visualization is saved.
To revert back to the original visualization click on the 'Clear View' button.
Below you see an example where the opacity of icons changes depending on which relationships there are:
The opacity of icons changes depending on the relationships.
Below you see an example where no opacity is used:
No opacity is used.
You can have the shapes be presented in different layout.
Go to menu Arrange-->Layout and choose an option, for instance, Circle.