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Package Browser

Getting to know the Package Browser

Introducing the Package Browser

The Package Browser is a powerful tool that provides a convenient list of the elements in a Package, displayed in a List or a Gantt view. The List view allows Modelers to work on the elements in the Package in a spreadsheet-like view, editing properties and notes inline and grouping and sorting the elements. The Gantt Chart view allows Analysts, Architects, Project Managers and others to view the resource allocation for an element in a convenient and familiar time-based view.

Viewing classes in the Package Browser list view in Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect.

Where to find the Package Browser

Select the Package in a diagram or the Browser window

Ribbon: Design > Model > List View

Context Menu in diagram: Open Package in | List View

Browser window Context Menu: Open Package in | List View

Usage of the Package Browser

The Package Browser provides a convenient and alternative view of the elements in a Package. The list format can be used as a workbench for viewing the elements in user defined order, changing the elements' properties and adding and deleting elements. The ability to display the elements grouped by various properties and Tagged Values allows analysis to be performed on groups of elements. The Gantt chart view provides a Project Management view of the elements, showing how resources are allocated to individual elements. Reports for all elements, or a selected group of elements, can be generated.

Options for the Package Browser

The Package Browser has two different formats or display options: a User Defined view and a Hierarchy view. The User Defined view displays all the elements in the Package regardless of hierarchy. The Hierarchy view arranges the elements in accordance with the way they are grouped in the Browser window.

In the User Defined view, the items can be sorted in ascending or descending order by clicking in the column headers. The order of columns can be changed by dragging column headers left or right. A Modeler can drag column headers onto the View Header (above the column headers), which will group the items in the list by that property; column headers can be nested in a hierarchy to specify groups within groups.

Package browser options in Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect.

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Package Browser