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The single element view page shows all information of an element. It is available for all building block types (except Business Mappings). The page is accessible from the List View page and from any visualization by clicking on the Name or Id of an element.

UI Reference

  1. Building Block Type (links to list), Name of the element
  2. Page navigation panel (links to page sections)
  3. Reset view of the page (unfolds folded elements, set default values of the display options)
  4. Create a new instance of the Building Block Type, copy this element, delete this element
  5. Display options:
    1. Every element in a new line or next to each other for attributes, self-relation and relation
    2. Hierarchical names or non-hierarchical names
  6. Show this element in Diagrams
  7. Show this element in Navigator
  8. Subscribe to this element, see other subscribers
  9. Name of this element
  10. Description of this element
  11. Top level user-defined attribute(s) (can be configured in Attribute groups)
  12. Calender view of all date attributes and date intervals (by default unfolded)

Page navigation

Page can be easily navigated with the use of the page navigation panel. It is sticked to the top of Single Element View and contains links to its sections (if user has permissions to view them).

Each link is visually highlighted if appropriate section is visible now:

Add, Copy or Delete an Element

Add a New Element

An Element from the same type can be created by clicking on the -button. You have to enter a new name that is unique within the element type.

Add a new element of Information Flow elements (special case)

When creating a new Information Flow, there is the possibility to create an element with relations.

  1. Name for the new Information Flow
  2. A description for the Information Flow
  3. Select an Information System for the "Information System 1" connection. This section is only shown if the user has read permission to Information Systems
  4. Choose the Information Flow direction
  5. Select an Information System for the "Information System 2" connection. This section is only shown if the user has read permission to Information Systems
  6. Add relation to Business Object elements. If the relation has attributes, they can also be set. This section is only shown if the user has read permission to Business Objects
  7. Add relation to Technical Component elements. If the relation has attributes, they can also be set. This section is only shown if the user has read permission to Technical Components
  8. Action buttons. "Cancel" withdraws all selections and closes the dialog. "Create" creates the Information Flow with all selections

Copy current element 

Click the -button to open the copy dialog. See List View for details.

Delete current element

Click the -button to open the delete dialog. See List View for details.

Calender View

If a attribute group (e.g. Lifecycle Goup) has a date interval or/and date attribute a calendar view is visible (by default unfolded) for top level attributes and in the attribute tab.

  1. Attribute group
  2. Calendar View (expanded) with all date intervals and date attributes of the Attribute group
  3. Date interval in the color of the attribute type - hover over the date interval shows a tooltip with the name of the attribute
  4. Date attribute (default color can be changed in Corporate Design (Customizing)) - hover over the date attribute shows a tooltip with the name of the attribute


The remaining information is grouped into tabs: All, Attributes, Self-Relations, Relations, History, Comments (see figure below). If one tab has no content to show, it is not clickable.


The All tab contains the information from all other tabs. Missing information (e.g. Self-Relations) can be added in the All tab. 


The attributes section displays all the attributes structured to the Attribute Groups ([Default Attribute Group], Strategic measurement categories, see figure), which are assigned to this building block.

Attributes can be edited by clicking on the value.

If the attribute is mandatory and value is not assigned, the date interval value is not valid (start date is after end date) or if it is out of bounds text-color of the value is red and an appropriate message is shown in the editor

Attribute becomes initially highlighted when it's editor was opened. It's also possible to navigate through attributes using TAB or SHIFT+TAB buttons:

Pressing ENTER opens attribute editor. To navigate through editor values, input fields or action buttons arrow keys, TAB or SHIFT+TAB buttons can be used.

Typing text, numeric, date or predefined attribute values is possible in editors. To add an attribute value from dropdown - select appropriate one with arrow keys and press ENTER.


To delete values in editor - select value and press BACKSPACE.

Pressing ENTER saves attribute values, ESC button discards all changes.

Self-Relations and Relations

Information about the related building blocks is grouped into corresponding relation-type sections. Sections can be folded/unfolded by clicking on their headers. 

Information Flows Section

Information about the related building blocks is grouped into corresponding relation-type sections. Sections can be folded/unfolded by clicking on their headers. 

  1. Header of section
  2. Create a new instance of the Information Flow element. Shows Create new Information Flow dialog
  3. Name of Information Flow element
  4. Name of "Information System 1" element - always the name of current IS element
  5. "Information Flow Directions" if current element is assigned as "Information System 2" the direction is inverted
  6. Name of "Information System 2" element
  7. List of related Business Objects to current Information Flow with direction attribute
  8. List of related Technical Components to current Information Flow
  9. "Show all" functionality. By default only first 4 elements are shown if current Information Flow element has more assigned "Business Objects"/"Technical Components" you can look it by expanding whole list

This card is available only for Information System Single View and lists all information flows where the Information System is a part of (either in Information System 1 or in Information System 2 relation) and gives an overview of what this Information Flow is doing.

There are present information about assigned Information flows and each of them is show information about assigned Information System 1, Information System 2 and direction between, list of assigned Business Objects with direction attribute 

and list of Technical components. Also there is present "Create new" button for creating new Information Flow element.

Information Flows Overview

Section on Information Flows Single View. Represents connected Information Systems with assigned direction attribute. Data in this panel is editable.


The History section is displayed only if data historization is enabled. See Administration → System.

The Changes column contains records about different types of changes to the element:

  • Attribute change: displayed in format "Old value" => "New value". Multiple-type attributes are displayed with "+" and "-" prefix for the added and removed values respectively.
  • Update of related objects: Added objects are displayed with "+" prefix, removed - with "-" prefix.
  • Attributable relations updates: Added or removed attributable relations are displayed in the same way as related objects - with "+" or "-" prefix. Updates of attributes of such relations are displayed with the pencil icon in front of a related item name and then goes the list of attributes updates in the same format as usual attributes updates.
  • If the history row has many changes, by default only first few are shown. To expand the history row and see all history records double click on it with mouse.


The Comments section is displayed only if the commenting feature is enabled. See Administration → System.

It is possible to leave a comment message for a certain building block and to read other users' comments. Comments support the XWiki markup.

Comments are not editable but users are able to delete their own comments. Users with the superuser role can delete all comments. Whenever a building block is deleted all comments are deleted with it.

Last Modification User and Time

Information about Last Modification User and Time are displayed at the top of the page.

Editing properties

The edit mode can be started by clicking on the current value (or the text "not assigned" respectively "nicht zugeordnet" if no value is set) or by using the edit button when hovering over the value. This opens the appropriate editor for the property.

A change can be applied by using the done-button on the bottom right, by clicking outside the editor or, for all editors but multiline editors, with pressing Enter. In order to discard the changes use the x-button on the right or press Escape.

Edit description and multiline text values

For multiline values wiki syntax can be used.

Edit date and date interval values

In order to edit date values one can either change the input or use the datepicker on the left of the editor.  For date intervals the editor consists of two date editors, one for the start and one for the end date. If a date of a date interval depends on a date attribute, this date can only be changed by editing the date attribute directly, not within the date interval editor.

Edit boolean values

Boolean values are edited by using the checkbox left to the text and are saved immediately upon change.

Editing relations

Adding relations

Relations or Self-Relations can be added by using the field "Add Relation" or "Add Self Relation" on top of the corresponding relation section. A Building Block Name can be chosen from the dropdown list or typed into the textfield. Relations can be filtered by selecting a Building Block Type from the list. Self-Relations are already filtered by type and can be additionally filtered by using the common filter dialog. Furthermore, the abbreviation of a Building Block Type can be entered in the textfield of the dropdown list (e.g. "BP") and confirmed with an enter. This will automatically restrict the typ Than the dropdown list of "Select type..." added this Building Block Type (e.g Business Processes). Also it`s possible to add new relation by "Add-direct-relation" dropdown that is shown only when hover over related BBT section and is given a possibility to add related elements for current BBT.

  1. Add-relation dropdown list
  2. Dropdown list with available Building Block Types 
  3. Filter for selected type
  4. Reset button
  5. Add-direct-relation dropdown list

Building Block Types which are related via the Business Mapping are added directly. If a relation with two elements already exists a dialog opens to choose if the the relation should be added directly (disabled) or the elements should be added via Combi Create, so more elements can be added to the Business Mapping. Another special case is to add a relation between information system and information flow (see add relation dialog).

For Self-Raltions a dialog opens where the desired type of the Self-Relation can be choosen. Self-Relations that are inactive are not possible in the model, for example because they are already existing, their counterpart is existing, or the element can only have one Self-Relation of this kind - and it aready has one.

For information systems you can also choose "connect via Information Flow", if the user has create permissions for the information flows. Then a new dialog (see Create new Information Flow dialog) opens with the selected information system as "Information System 2" and the element name of the single element view as "Information System 1". The information flow name is generated.

When adding a relation, for example adding a connection to a project in the single element view of an information system, only the last modification time of the information system is changed.

Add relation between information system and information flow (special case)

This dialog opens in the single element view page of information system or information flow to add a relation to each other.

  1. Relation to the information system element
  2. Relation to the information flow element
  3. Add- or replace-button
    1. Add-button if the information flow has no relation 
    2. Replace-button with information system name if the information flow has an relation 
  4. Shows the information flow direction of (2)
  5. Action buttons.
    1. "Cancel" withdraws all selections and closes the dialog.
    2. "Ok" - disabled if no add-/replace-button (3) is highlighted; "Replace" - is shown instead of "Ok" if a replace-button is highlighted; "Add" - is shown instead of "Ok" if a add-button is highlighted

Deleting Relations

Most of the relations can also be deleted in the single element view. This can be done by clicking the trash can icon that appears by hovering over the relation.

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