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The Group dialog is used to show the properties of a group. The group has no effect on the process.


The Group dialog can be accessed from the Flow Chart view by right-clicking the desired group and selecting Group Properties... from the pop-up menu.


The Group properties dialog contains the following pages: General, Description, Measures, and Custom Attributes (when the group contains custom attributes).





The General page of the Group dialog shows the name and the symbol of the group, both of which can be modified. The symbol is a unique identifier for the group. When a new group is created, QPR ProcessGuide 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.




On the Description page of the Group dialog, a large memo field for showing and editing description is shown.




The Measures page shows measures connected to the current group. The lower part of the page displays the "Values of the selected Measure" section, which shows values for all cases for the currently selected measure in the current group. These values can be entered and edited. For inputting values, new measures can be connected to the group by clicking the Add button. The selected measure can be viewed and modified by clicking the View button. All values of the selected measure connected to this group can be deleted by clicking the Remove button.



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 groups. 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.



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

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