Basic functionality of Collaboration Hub¶
You can also search for published diagrams, files and dictionary entries using the Collaboration Portal’s ‘Search’ page:
The full text search.
An initially executed search takes only the titles of diagrams, folders and dictionary entry, as well as the content of uploaded files into account. If you use the advanced search function, also the attributes you specified are screened. Keep in mind, that when searching for dictionary entries the models using a specific entry are not listed in the search results. To get these models, you can click on the corresponding dictionary entry and all the models that contain the entry are displayed.
To gain accurate search results as quickly as possible, enter specific keywords and not whole sentences into the search function.
If you are searching for multiple words that should be an exact match, put the term in quotes (for example:
"enterprise resource planning system").
If you want to obtain more precise search results, you can use the advanced search funtion. Here, you can specify attribute types in addition to a search term. The search will then consider the selected search criteria.
Possible attribute types are:
- drop down list
- single-line text
- multi-line text
- dictionary link.
Of course, you can only select attributes that have been configured as visible in the Collaboration Hub’s configuration dialog.
After you have executed a search, you can click the Share-Icon to access a link that allows you to share the search results with colleagues.
Sharing search results.
Viewing dictionary entries¶
You can select dictionary entries from the tree view on the left:
Select a dictionary entry.
Click the dictionary entry to display it. At Linking Diagrams, you can display all diagrams referencing the dictionary entry:
Navigate to a linking diagram.
In case a diagram does not fit on the screen, the zoom slider in the upper left corner allows you to change the zoom level.
the zoom slider
Just like you know it from PDF viewers or from Google Maps, you can click and drag the diagram.
Default and Compact views¶
Furthermore, you can change between different views of the diagram.
The Default view displays all diagram elements, whereas the Compact view hides IT-systems, data objects and text annotations.
Switch to a view through clicking the respective button in the upper right corner over the diagram canvas:
Switch to the ‘Compact’ view.