In the iteraplan home screen on the Data pane you can select an element type, which will bring you to a list of all elements of that type. Upon initial opening each list shows the two default columns "Name" and "Description", and the column "Actions". Extensive configuration and filtering capabilities are available with the list view. You can also view elements as a tree representing the hierarchical structure of the elements.
- Update saved query
Save the query
- Export the current list
- List view mode
- Tree view mode (hierarchical structure of the elements)
- List Filter
- Reset current view to default
- Quick Search
- Add a column
- Number of elements currently represented in list to all entries.
- Create new element
- Represent List elements in Diagram
- Multi mode (Mass update of elements)
- Information about subscriptions
- List Legend
- List view
- Actions column
In the column header, the "x" icon on the right deletes the current column. If only one column remains, this column cannot be deleted. At least one column has to be displayed in the list.
Columns can be reordered by dragging and dropping the column headers.
The width of columns can be changed by clicking and dragging the boundary between column headers.
As shown in (9), you can choose a column to be added to the list view by clicking on the corresponding field. The available columns will be listed. The list can be filtered by typing in the search field.
Available columns are either attributes or relationships of the building block type shown in the list.
When adding an attributable relationship as column, e.g. "Relations to Business Objects", the defined attributes of that relation are available in the "Add column" field, too, as seen in the screenshot below. These attributes are preceded with an abbreviated name of the relationship they belong to, followed by the attribute name.
Clicking on the column name in the column header sorts the list by the contents of that column. Clicking again reverses the sorting.
The sorting method is dependent on the type of column: numbers, dates and texts are sorted in their natural order. Sorting of enumeration columns is based on the order of enumeration values as defined by the user in the attribute's definition.
The column which the sorting is currently based on is marked with an arrow on the left of the column name. The sort direction is indicated by the arrow as well.
Multiple Level Sort
In addition to sorting the list by the contents of a single column, there is also the possibility to sort by multiple columns. For example, you can sort the list by the Complexity column first, and add a secondary sorting by the Costs column, as follows:
- Left-click the header of the column "Complexity". The list will be sorted by the contents of that column, ascending.
- SHIFT + left-click the header of the column "Costs". List elements with the same value in "Complexity" will additionally be sorted by their "Costs" value, ascending.
- SHIFT + left-click the header of the column "Costs" again, to change the secondary sorting to descending order.
To remove the multi-level sorting, please click on any column name in the header without SHIFT. This way, the data will be sorted only by the values in the clicked column.
The list can be filtered according to a search term entered in the quick filter search field (8). The list will then show only elements which contain the search term in one of the visible columns. The "X" button next to the quick filter resets the quick filter. The quick filter works in addition to the list filter dialog.
This button (6) opens a filter dialog which enables you to define more complex filters. For details see Filtering.
This view provides a comprehensive overview of the elements and the hierarchical child-parent relations among them. This feature is available for all the building block types which contain a hierarchical structure and can be activated using "Tree View" button (5).
The tiers can be collapsed by clicking the "-" icon near the name of the element and expanded by clicking the "+". You can expand or collapse all tiers by clicking the respective buttons as well. You can open an element by clicking its name.
Columns and content still are configurable and editable in tree view mode.
Drag and drop
Elements in tree view can be dragged and dropped on each other. In this case the hierarchy of elements will be updated: the dragged element will become a sub-element of the element it is dropped on.
Also if an element is dropped on the divider-line (see the picture below), it will become the same hierarchy-level element like the element the divider-line is displayed above.
Actions column is last column in the list that provides extra actions with list manipulation.
- Show in Navigator diagram
Opens Navigator diagram with current element as root node.
- Subscribe to current element
Subscribing to element will invoke email notifications every time when this element will be modified.
- Delete element
- Copy element
Opens dialog which gives possibility to fully or partially copy an element
By clicking on "History" button, you can review type history of current list. In the appeared "History" window there are displayed all changes related to list type: elements creation and deletion, attribute assignment and removement, enabling and disabling of historization feature. In corresponding columns (3) you can view time of change, author, change type and made changes.
Order and size of columns can be changed by dragging column header. By clicking on column header corresponding column elements are sorted (except "Changes" column).
For filtering you can use quickfilter (1) by typing text that will be used for filtering data.
History can be exported in CSV or Excel formats using "Export" button (2). Only current page is exported (maximum 50 elements).
If there are more then 50 changes pagination is possible and you can use pagination panel (4) for navigation.
By clicking on the "Reset View" button (7), you can reset the list to the default values. Look at User Profiles page for details.
By clicking on the "Export" button (3), you are able to export the current list in excel and csv format. The configuration of the list (visible columns, filters) is taken into account for the export. The naming of the files is as follows:
- Building Block Type_timestamp.csv
- Building Block Type_timestamp.xlsx
The exported csv files have the format:
Line breaks in cells which can span over several lines (e.g. in the column "Business Mappings") are kept in the exported excel and csv files.