Data Model Viewer – Updates

Data Model Viewer – Updates

When they are not working making toys for Father Christmas, the elves take time out to update the Data Model Viewer. This little tool came out of a desire to be able to see what is going on in an Oracle Policy Automation project at a high level. Questions like:

  1. How many entities and attributes?
  2. How many temporal attributes?
  3. How many named attributes?
  4. What relationships?
  5. What Value Lists?

And of course, theĀ  ability to print the model in PDF, zoom in and out and so on. Well, with a little bit of Visual Studio magic, and the help of the Internet, the Data Model Viewer was born. We recently updated some things in it like:

Data Model Viewer Main Window

Data Model Viewer Preferences

Data Model Viewer PDF export

  • Snapshot of the Project

A great way to have a split-second overview of the project.

  • Icon-based Attribute Lists

We pulled the text labels and replaced them with icons.

  • Enumerations (Value Lists)

Now you can add Value Lists to your diagram with ease.

  • Highlight (un)named attributes and temporal attributes

Useful to see how many mapped or temporal things are going on in your project.

  • Change color schemes

Because not everyone likes bright red boxes!

  • Set prefixes for searching attributes

Sometimes you just want to highlight things

  • Change Diagram type

Anneal (Ring) or Hierarchy depending on your preference.

  • Export to PDF

Obviously – and also to SVG for easy manipulation.

Help Us!

We’ll keep adding to it until we are satisfied that it holds everything that might be useful. If you have anything on your “would like to see in OPM but won’t ever get it” list then please get in touch. In the meantime, you can also download the app from the OPA Hub Website Shop of course.

Richard Napier

Author: Richard Napier

Richard Napier joined Siebel Systems in 1999 and took up the role of managing the nascent Siebel University in Southern Europe. He subsequently was Director of Business Development and Education for InFact Group (now part of Business & Decisions) for 8 years. He now runs his Consulting and mentoring company, On Demand Consulting & Education Ltd and has run ODCE since 2010. Owner of the OPA Hub, he also is Co-Founder of the Siebel Hub.

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