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Adding objects
Adding existing objects
Editing objects
Deleting objects
Replacing objects

4.3.2 Objects

Each object (i.e. each row in the table) has a pop-up menu that includes all the functionality that is needed for creating, editing, linking, deleting and replacing elements of the table. The menu also includes the operations for making explosions and decompositions to other graphs.
->Note that only objects can be added in the Table Editor. Adding relationships and roles is not allowed, because the table representation is poorly suited to handling the binding of a relationship, its objects and roles.

Adding objects

To add an object (i.e. a row) in the Table Editor:
1)Select the row above which you want to add the object (with the left mouse button). If none of the rows is selected, objects will be added to the last row of the table.
2)Open the object’s pop-up menu (with the right mouse button).
3)Select Add... from the menu.

A dialog opens allowing you to enter information about the new object. Enter the required information and press OK.

Adding existing objects

To add an existing element into the table select Add Existing... from the table pop-up menu. This works as in other editors.

To add an existing element:
1)Click the left mouse button at the row of the table above which you want to add an object. If there is no selection, the object will be added at the end.
2)Open the pop-up menu with the right mouse button.
3)Select Add Existing... from the menu.
4)A Component Selection tool opens, initially allowing you to pick objects that are already defined in the current graph, but also allowing you to navigate to any object in the open projects.

 Objects of the table’s object type are shown with normal text, whereas other objects are shown in italics. Please note that all objects listed with normal text are not necessarily represented in the current table: they may be represented in a diagram, a matrix, or in another table of the same graph (see Section 6.2.2).
5)Choose the objects you need, and press OK (for more information about the Component Selection Tool, see Section 3.3.2).

Editing objects

Information about each object can be edited by selecting Properties... from the pop-up menu or the Edit menu. There are also two shortcuts: double-clicking with the mouse and pressing Enter on the keyboard.

As a result a property dialog opens allowing you to edit the information related to the object. See Section 3.3.1 for more information on property dialogs.

Deleting objects

To remove a design element, select it in the table and then choose Delete from its pop-up menu or the Edit menu. Note that there are different deletion policies that you can choose through the Options Tool (Section 3.1.3).

Replacing objects

To open the Replace Tool for an object in the Table Editor:
1)Select the object to be replaced.
2)Select Replace... from the pop-up menu or select Edit | Replace....
3)A Replace Tool will open.

For more information about the Replace Tool, see Section 3.3.5.

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