Please note : This help page is not for the latest version of Enterprise Architect. The latest help can be found here.
In your work on your project you might use any of a number of 'listing' reports in which information is organized in several columns. Such reports include the:
- Package Browser
- Specification Manager
- Diagram List
- Model Search
- Model Mail view
- 'Feature' dialog, 'Attributes' and 'Operations' pages
- 'Find Toolbox Item' dialog in the Diagram Toolbox
- 'Testing' and 'Maintenance' tabs of the 'QA Reports and Metrics' view
- The Gantt View
- The Project Management windows
In these reports, you can quickly and easily reorganize the sequence and combination of columns to present the information in the most appropriate format to suit your needs, and filter the data according to the values of the text strings displayed in the column fields.
Reorganize layout of display
The View Header defines the columns of information that are presented by the report, and the order in which data items are presented.
To review the column headings:
You can use this dialog to add columns to or remove columns from the output; between them, the View Header and 'Field Chooser' dialog show the full range of column headers available.
To add a column heading to the View Header:
To remove a column from the output:
To change the sequence of columns:
For most reports, if the Package Browser or Diagram List does not have the 'Show Element Hierarchy' option selected, you can organize the reported data according to the value of one or more of the column categories, as identified in the 'Group Box' above the column headings. If the 'Group Box' is not already displayed, right-click on the column headings and select the 'Enable Group Box' option.
You might organize the data by 'Type', and within each 'Type' by 'Name'; if you then click on any other column heading, the data within this grouping is further sorted with the values of the selected column (for example, 'Created') in ascending or descending order.
To set up the value grouping, drag the column heading representing the primary grouping (such as 'Author') into the 'Group Box'.
Now drag the column heading for the next level of grouping (such as 'Status') to the right of the first heading; the two heading titles display as connected blocks, as shown:
You can, if required, add further levels of grouping by dragging other column headings onto the hierarchy (such as 'Created'), and restructure the order by dragging existing or additional headings into the level you want them to hold.
For example, you could make 'Type' the secondary grouping by dragging it to the right of 'Author', or drop 'Status' between 'Author' and 'Type'.
To remove a grouping level, drag the appropriate column heading out of the sequence and below the View header; any subordinate groupings move up a level.
The Bar displays underneath the column headings; you can hide or show it using the 'Toggle Filter Bar' context menu option on the column headings.
The Filter Bar consists of a row of fields, one field per column; as you type a value into one of these fields, the item lists are automatically filtered to show entries with a value in the corresponding column that contain the text string in the field.
For reports and displays that identify the percentage completion of a task or piece of work, you can specify a percentage value or a range to display items that match that value. In the Filter Bar, in the field under the '%Completed or Complete' field, type: