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Store Dialog

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The Store dialog is used to show properties of one store and its connections to other model elements. The Store dialog can be accessed from the diagram or the navigator window.


The Store dialog contains the following pages: General, Connectors, Information Items, Notes, and Custom Attributes (when the store contains custom attributes).


EA_iconPD_iconIn the case multilingual modeling has been enabled, click the btn_translations 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 btn_translations 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 shows name, symbol, type, diagrams on which the store exists and description of the store. All these properties except the diagrams can be modified. The symbol is a unique identifier for the store. When a new store 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. The bottom of the page is used for a memo field for showing and editing description.


EA_iconPD_iconNote that you can use also HTML formatting in the description, but the formatting is visible only in QPR Portal.




On the connectors page the incoming and outgoing connectors are shown in separate lists. Connectors cannot be modified on this page. The incoming list shows data in the following format '(from element) -> connector'. The outgoing list shows data in the following format 'connector -> (to element)'.



Information Items

The information items page shows the information items attached to this store. The lower part of the page shows the description of the selected information item, which cannot be edited. Information items can be added, modified and deleted using the Add, View and Remove buttons. Double-clicking an information item in the list opens the selected information item at the location, which has been specified in the information item properties. With the Default button you can define what information item will be opened if you have set Information Item as the link destination in the Web Style dialog.




The notes page shows all the notes connected to this store. The lower part of the page shows the description of the selected note. The description cannot be edited on this page. Notes can be added, modified and deleted using the Add, View and Remove buttons.




The Instances page lists all the diagrams (in alphabetical order) in which an instance of the current store exists. To open the selected diagram and view the instance, click View. To delete the instance from the selected level, click Delete. If there is only one instance of the store, you cannot delete it.



Custom Attributes

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 stores. 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.



Store dialog


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 store. A confirmation is asked before the store is deleted. Click the Help button to open the User's Guide.