The Note dialog is used to define the properties of one note and its connections to other model elements. The Note dialog can be accessed from the Flow Chart view and the Navigator view by right-clicking the desired note and selecting Note Properties... from the pop-up menu. Also, the Note dialog can be opened from the Process Step dialog.
The Note dialog contains the following pages: General, Description, and Custom Attributes (when the note contains custom attributes).
In the case multilingual modeling has been enabled, click the button to open the Translation dialog for adding translations for different languages. You can translate items which are inputted into the model, i.e. items such as element names, flow names, resource names, etc. The button opens the translation dialog with the translatable strings of the current tab included. Note that the fields display the values of the currently selected modeling language, i.e. in the case translation has not been provided for the active modeling language, the fields are empty.
The General page of the dialog shows name, symbol, and the note and the process level, process step or store this note is connected to. All these properties can be modified. The symbol is a unique identifier for the note. When a new note is created, QPR Modeling Client will assign it a unique symbol by getting the model object id and adding "MO" to its beginning. It is also possible to edit the symbol. Allowed characters in the symbol field are alphanumeric characters in upper case and lower case.
Connections to other model elements are shown in drop down lists. To change the connection you can select some model element from the list of the drop down list. There is also a special item in the list: empty. If you select the empty item, [Empty], the connection is emptied.
On the Description page of the dialog, a large memo field for showing and editing description is shown.
Note that you can use also HTML formatting in the description, but the formatting is visible only in QPR Portal.
In the Custom Attributes tab, you can manage the values of custom attributes and view the descriptions of selected attributes. This tab is visible only if custom attributes have been defined for notes. To define a value for the listed attribute, you can just type in the value directly to the field. The values for Boolean and enumerated attributes are selected from a drop-down list. You can also add new values for the attribute by selecting Add if the custom attribute is allowed to have several values (the attribute has cardinality N).
You can use the Remove button to remove individual values from attributes that have cardinality N. The button is enabled only when an attribute with cardinality N is selected in the list.
To clear the value of the selected attribute, select the Clear button. If the value is an attribute set, the action clears all sub-values of the attribute set. If the attribute is an attribute with cardinality N, it removes all values from that attribute.
You can click the View button to open the element properties dialog of the selected element. The button is enabled only for relation type custom attributes that have the relation defined.
For memo and relation attributes, you can use the Modify button to edit the values. Then a new window is opened where you can edit the values, or in the case of a relation attribute, Select Model Elements for Relation is opened for selecting the model element.
Click the OK button to commit any changes you have made or click Cancel to close the window and abandon any possible changes. Click the Delete button to delete the note. A confirmation is asked before the note is deleted. Click the Help button to open the User's Guide.