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Configuration

Upon initial opening, a Landscape Diagram with a default configuration is presented. All further configuration is done interactively on the diagram. Use the tool area in the top left to configure your diagram step by step.

You can save the complete diagram configuration as public or private saved query. Whenever coming back to the diagram, the last configuration will be restored. The configuration is also stored in the browser URL.

UI Reference

  1. Name of the saved diagram (if it was saved previously)
  2. Tabs for the three dimensions content, column, row and filter for relations
  3. Save Saved Query, save as Saved Query, load Saved Query
  4. Zoom control component
  5. Link to List View of the content types
  6. Download
  7. Reset current view to saved diagram
  8. y-Axis elements, rows
  9. x-Axis elements, columns
  10. Legend showing types, coloring, filtering etc. for the three parts of the diagram
  11. Content elements

Download Diagram

The Landscape diagram can be downloaded in five different formats:

  • SVG
  • JPEG
  • PNG
  • PDF
  • VISIO

Load Diagram

Choose a saved Diagram from the dropdown list of saved queries.

Reset View

By clicking on the Reset View button, you can reset the diagram to the default values or the saved query. See the User Profiles page for details.

Legend

The legend (9) documents which content types are shown in the diagram, which color-codes are used, which filters applied etc. You can collapse/expand the legend by clicking the handle.

Configuring content

By clicking on the content-icon (2) or with a click on any content element, you can switch to the content tab of the toolarea. 

Content type

Choose a Building Block Type as content element. The Content type is documented in the legend on the right of the diagram

Content Filter

  • Edit Filter
    In this menu you can set a new filter for the content type or edit the current filter. See Filtering for details.
  • Hierarchy Level Filter 
    With this option you can display and filter the content hierarchically. Default value is to show all levels, additionally you can set the following hierarchy filters: "Only level 1, Only level 2, Only level 3, 1-2, 1-3, 2-3". The building block relations of hierarchy levels not displayed will be automatically "distrigated". See Distrigation for details.

Sorting

Content and axis elements can be sorted by specific attribute value. See Sorting for more details.

Color by...

By default, the elements are colored according to each Building Block Type. Via the tool area, you can choose between coloring by numeric or enumeration attributes. Either the attributes of this Building Block Type or the attributes of relations between Building Block Types can be used for the coloring. For the second case the relation must be between the content and one of the axes. Analogously, the diagram can also be colored by an attribute of a Business Mapping. Custom Color Schemes can be applied in the legend. See Coloring for details.

Line type

By default, no line type is selected. Similar to coloring, via the tool area, you can choose between a numerical and a enumeration based line type. The line type is automatically generated.

Display

Further control your diagram layout with:

  • Show orphaned items
    This option adds content items even if they have no relation to one of the axes elements. Therefore an additional row and additional column without any caption will be added to the diagram.
    Note: This option is global for the whole diagram, it is also shown in the axis tabs of the tool area.
  • Show empty columns/rows
    With this option enabled empty rows resp. columns will be removed from the diagram.
    Note: This option is global for the whole diagram, it is also shown in the axis tabs of the tool area.
  • Show partially connected items
    This option is only available, if content and both axes have business mapping types assigned, i.e. one of Information System, Busines Unit, Business Process and Product.
    With the option selected content elements will also be shown, if they have relations to both axes elements via different Business Mappings, and not via a single Business Mapping - which is the default. So more content elements will be shown via this option.
    Note: This option is global for the whole diagram, it is also shown in the axis tabs of the tool area. 
    Restriction: Using this option together with a relation filter can result in no content being shown.
  • Highlight all occurrences / Clear highlighting
    Available if an arbitrary inner element has been selected.
    Hightlights all other instances of this element. This option replaces the "Span content elements" option which was available with earlier versions of iteraplan.

Configuring axes

The tool area lets you configure both axes of your diagram. Click on any axis element (make sure not to click on the text) in the diagram to switch to the tab of the corresponding axis. Or click on the tab icons for columns or rows tab.

Row type/Column type

With this menu entry you can specify which elements you wish to map to the columns or rows, respectively. The columns/rows represent either Building Block types or Enumeration Attributes of these types. Bear in mind that the scope of the Landscape Diagram is determined by the elements you choose for the rows and columns. Once you have selected which Building Block type you wish to display, iteraplan automatically selects all blocks of this type.

Once you have selected an attribute for one of the axes, iteraplan automatically selects all attribute values of this attribute. Bear in mind that you can only select enumeration and boolean type attributes.

Axis Filter

  • Edit Filter
    In this menu you can set a new filter for the content type or edit the current filter. See Filtering for details.
  • Hierarchy Level Filter 
    With this option you can display and filter the content hierarchically. Default value is to show all levels, additionally you can set the following hierarchy filters: "Only level 1, Only level 2, Only level 3, 1-2, 1-3, 2-3". The building block relations of hierarchy levels not displayed will be automatically "distrigated". See Distrigation for details.

Configuring filter for relations

By clicking on the relations tab, you can access relation filters. These filters filter the relations between elements of the Content type and the Row/Column type. If the Row/Column type is connected to the Content type via "Business Mappings" it shows the "Filter for Business Mappings", for other relations it shows the name of two related elements (for example, "Filter for Information Systems - Architectural Domains"). If both relations have the same type (for example business mapping) only one filter is shown and applied to both relations.

Relations can be filtered according to the related elements and attributes on the relations. 

Partial Diagram

When working with large sets of data only a subset is shown (actual number is depending on the browser). A note on top of the diagram will tell you when this happens. Whenever a partial diagram is shown, the export button shows options to "Full Export" the diagram.

You can add more restrictive filters to reduce the number of building blocks. Always be careful with partial diagrams as important parts of the diagram might not be shown. 


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