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Create Model Document

If you want to create a single document that captures specific details from specific areas of your model, you can define that document using a Model Document element. You can also create a number of individual documents and combine them as sections of a larger document, defining the larger document in a Report Package element. You can create as many Model Document elements as are necessary to provide the independent documents or the sections of the document you require.


Before you create a Model Document element, you might have to:

  • Create the appropriate document or web page template to define the structure and appearance of the document
  • For a document, determine whether to provide the content of the document using selected Packages or a Model Search and - if necessary - create the Model Search to use

Create a Model Document element



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  • Open the child Custom diagram of the Report Package element you have created or
  • If you are creating separate Model Documents, create a new Documentation diagram ('Extended | Documentation' in the 'New Diagram' dialog)

The new diagram can live anywhere in the model hierarchy, outside the Packages you are adding to the document; you could create a diagram called 'Documentation' within a specific Documentation Package, and use this to hold the independent Model Document elements for your virtual documents.

You can also create Model Documents on any other convenient type of diagram, changing the Toolbox page to 'Documentation' (step 2).

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From the 'Documentation' page of the Toolbox (click on Search to display the 'Find Toolbox Item' dialog and specify 'Documentation') drag the 'Model Document' icon onto the diagram to create a new Model Document element.

Give the element an appropriate name; for example, if the documentation is relevant to the shopping cart requirements of a model, you could call it ShoppingCartReqDocumentation.

Click on the OK button.


If you are creating a Model Document element for a web report, go now to the Add Packages to Model Document topic.

Otherwise, open the Tagged Values window (the 'Start > Explore > Properties > Tagged Values' ribbon option) and click on the Model Document element.

A number of Tagged Values are available, the first set of which you can use to define the Report Constants for the cover page details, if this Model Document element defines a stand-alone document:

  • ReportAlias
  • ReportAuthor
  • ReportClipboard
  • ReportDateLong
  • ReportDateShort
  • ReportFilename
  • ReportFilenameShort
  • ReportKeywords
  • ReportName
  • ReportSource
  • ReportStatus
  • ReportSummary
  • ReportTitle
  • ReportVersion

In the remaining Tagged Values you define the template and, if appropriate, Model Search to use to generate the document:

  • RTFTemplate
  • SearchName
  • SearchValue
Add Packages to Model Document


The value of the RTFTemplate Tagged Value defaults to 'Model Report' as the template to use for this Model Document. If you want to use a different template, click on the drop-down arrow at the right of the value field and select the required template.


If you are creating a list of Packages for the Model Document, go now to the Add Packages to Model Document topic.

Otherwise, click on the drop-down arrow to the right of the SearchName Tagged Value, and click on the model search type to populate this Model Document.

In a Model Document for a document report, do not define both a list of Packages and a search; if both are present, when you generate the document it is created from the Package list only.

Add Packages to Model Document


If necessary for your Model Search, type a search term in the SearchValue Tagged Value.


Create further Model Document elements as required.

Your Model Document element appears in the Project Browser with a Class icon, as shown:

When you have created all the required Model Document elements, go to the Document Order topic.

Document Order


  • Diagram Searches are not supported
  • Custom SQL searches are supported if they are returning elements; the SQL must include ea_guid AS CLASSGUID (case sensitive) and the object type

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