Attribute Tab

The Attribute tab contains all of the settings used to define attributes on a selected entity. If you've just added a new attribute to your model, the following options will be available:

Next to the Name box, there are five buttons that allow a user to add a new attribute, delete the current one, check advanced attribute properties, test the selected attribute, or auto-generate attributes.


Attribute Variables Tab

The Attribute Variables tab contains the following options for allowing users to map attributes to and from variables:

Attribute mapping to variables

Allows a user to map attributes to and from variables, so these attributes can be referenced as part of operations. This enables the user to gain a level of abstraction from attributes or share data among several entities. When a user wants to be able to traverse to several screens using one command, any data that needs to be returned can be automatically stored in a variable by selecting it from these two lists:

Note: ReadFromMappedAttr and WriteToMappedAttr commands are disabled in procedures.

By default, the Design Tool provides the following variable options: <None>, cursorPosition, password, and userID. To create a new variable, click the New Variable button to open the Variables dialog box.

To update the data contained in the selected variable each time a new entity is encountered, select the Always update this variable on arrival at entity check box. If the Override any prior attribute inputs check box is selected, the Design Tool will overwrite any previous attribute inputs.

In addition, the following tabs are available to configure attributes:


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