Adding an Entity

Last modified on March 29th, 2018.


An entity can be added to a 'Tree Diagram' via drag-and-drop.

  1. Within a 'Tree Diagram,' click the 'Action' icon in the 'New' tab of the left sidebar and continue to hold down the left mouse button.

  2. Drag the 'Action' icon over top of the entity node of your choice which will become the parent.

  3. When the entity node highlights green, release the left mouse button to drop the new child entity and add it to the diagram.

    Notice the entity node stays selected once it has been dropped. Since it is selected, the toolbar changes to include buttons for functions which can be used on the construct. The sidebar also changes to include additional 'Metadata,' 'Attributes,' and 'Relationships' tabs.

  4. Once added to the diagram, enter a meaningful 'Name' for your new entity via the 'Attributes' tab of the left sidebar (focused automatically for convenience).

  5. Click the 'Save' button located on the toolbar to persist your changes to your project’s database.

 

* Note: The above process describes using the 'New' tab of the left sidebar, which automatically generates a new entity to represent each new diagram construct. If you would like to reuse existing entities from your database to represent a new construct, use the 'Existing' tab instead.

Adding an Entity

Last modified on March 29th, 2018. 


An entity can be added to a ‘Tree Diagram’ via drag-and-drop.

  1. Within a ‘Tree Diagram,’ click the ‘Action’ icon in the ‘New’ tab of the left sidebar and continue to hold down the left mouse button.

  2. Drag the ‘Action’ icon over top of the entity node of your choice which will become the parent.

  3. When the entity node highlights green, release the left mouse button to drop the new child entity and add it to the diagram.

    Notice the entity node stays selected once it has been dropped. Since it is selected, the toolbar changes to include buttons for functions which can be used on the construct. The sidebar also changes to include additional ‘Metadata,’ ‘Attributes,’ and ‘Relationships’ tabs.

  4. Once added to the diagram, enter a meaningful ‘Name’ for your new entity via the ‘Attributes’ tab of the left sidebar (focused automatically for convenience).

  5. Click the ‘Save’ button located on the toolbar to persist your changes to your project’s database.

 

* Note: The above process describes using the ‘New’ tab of the left sidebar, which automatically generates a new entity to represent each new diagram construct. If you would like to reuse existing entities from your database to represent a new construct, use the ‘Existing’ tab instead.