QPR Modeling Client is an open application. This means that information can be transferred inside a model, between models and between QPR Modeling Client and other applications. Openness makes it possible to utilize information from other applications and data sources, such as spreadsheet applications or databases, in modeling and analyzing and to utilize results of modeling and analyzing in other applications, e.g. in creating documents or presentations.
Transferring Information via Clipboard
QPR Modeling Client uses standard editing commands (Cut, Copy, Paste) and the clipboard for this information transfer. These edit operations can be done by selecting a command from the Home tab of the ribbon. Also external files may be utilized in transferring measure data between QPR Modeling Client and a spreadsheet application. When pasting text into the QPR Modeling Client, make sure that the text doesn't contain any special control characters, as those aren't supported unless specifically mentioned elsewhere in this user's guide. The following types of information can be transferred:
See the Transfer Model Elements via Clipboard topic for more information about transferring model elements.
Transferring Measure Values
Measure values can be copied from or pasted to the analysis spreadsheet. Measure values are copied to the clipboard separated by tabulators. Most spreadsheet and database applications recognize and use this form, so it is possible to paste the values into these applications.
Measure values can be pasted into the analysis spreadsheet either with or without case names in the beginning of each row. If names are present QPR Modeling Client creates cases with these names and pastes the values. If names are not present the cases must be created manually before pasting the values.
If you have the measure values available in a format that QPR Modeling Client does not use, you can change the format in the Windows Control panel. QPR Modeling Client uses the format specified in the Control panel.
QPR Modeling Client and Metrics models can be linked together and the link can be utilized in the QPR Portal. Linking the two applications allows you to see Metrics information (indicators, for example) connected to process steps and other model elements in the Processes tab of QPR Portal as well as links to corresponding elements from the Scorecards tab in QPR Portal. See the Link QPR Modeling Client and Metrics Models section for information about the supported element types.