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Entities Diagram - option to switch off the interaction with Entities

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I'd like to be able to remove some attributes or connections from the Diagram without affecting the database. Only to make them more readable.

Example: I'm analyzing entities related with User and all of them have an extra connection because of the CreatedBy field. I'd like to remove the field or the connection from the screen to make the diagram easier to read, but not to really delete it.


I hoped this Hide/Show attributes in Diagram was what I was looking for, but I need more.

Created on 28 Jan 2019
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Boa ideia!

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Merged this idea with 'Entities Diagram - Hide/Show attributes' (created on 04 Apr 2018 16:47:41 by José Ventura)

Service Studio could have a switch to hide/show entity attributes in entities diagrams or just have a different view of a existing diagram without the attributes.

Sometimes we just want to see the relationships between entities in a simple way.



This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Entities Diagram - Hide/Show attributes' (created on 04 Apr 2018 by José Ventura)
- merged to idea 'Entities Diagram - option to switch off the interaction with Entities' on 17 Jun 2020 07:08:48 by Daniël Kuhlmann

Changed the category to Backend




This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Entities Diagram - Hide/Show attributes' (created on 04 Apr 2018 by José Ventura)
- merged to idea 'Entities Diagram - option to switch off the interaction with Entities' on 17 Jun 2020 07:08:48 by Daniël Kuhlmann

Nice one José, that would be very helpfull, especially when we are dealing with entities with many attributes. 



This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Entities Diagram - Hide/Show attributes' (created on 04 Apr 2018 by José Ventura)
- merged to idea 'Entities Diagram - option to switch off the interaction with Entities' on 17 Jun 2020 07:08:48 by Daniël Kuhlmann

Be nice to have integration or at least and export to EnterpriseArchitect and similar tools



This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Entities Diagram - Hide/Show attributes' (created on 04 Apr 2018 by José Ventura)
- merged to idea 'Entities Diagram - option to switch off the interaction with Entities' on 17 Jun 2020 07:08:48 by Daniël Kuhlmann
Merged this idea with 'Design diagram entity' (created on 17 Oct 2018 14:41:25 by fabio pereira)

This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Entities Diagram - Hide/Show attributes' (created on 04 Apr 2018 by José Ventura)
- merged to idea 'Entities Diagram - option to switch off the interaction with Entities' on 17 Jun 2020 07:08:48 by Daniël Kuhlmann

One improvement that could be implemented was in the entity diagrams to hide the fields and only the tables remain or show only the foreign keys.



This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Design diagram entity' (created on 17 Oct 2018 by fabio pereira)
- merged to idea 'Entities Diagram - Hide/Show attributes' on 17 Oct 2018 15:07:35 by Vasco Pessanha


This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Entities Diagram - Hide/Show attributes' (created on 04 Apr 2018 by José Ventura)
- merged to idea 'Entities Diagram - option to switch off the interaction with Entities' on 17 Jun 2020 07:08:48 by Daniël Kuhlmann
Merged this idea with 'Expand/collapse Entities when creating Entity Diagrams' (created on 27 Apr 2020 11:37:36 by Arnaldo Monteiro)

This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Entities Diagram - Hide/Show attributes' (created on 04 Apr 2018 by José Ventura)
- merged to idea 'Entities Diagram - option to switch off the interaction with Entities' on 17 Jun 2020 07:08:48 by Daniël Kuhlmann

Have the possibility to expand or collapse Entities when creating/editing Entity Diagrams in the canvas from the Data layer Tabs.

If drag an entity with so many attributes it will occupy a lot of space in the canvas, which difficult read the diagram.



This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Expand/collapse Entities when creating Entity Diagrams' (created on 27 Apr 2020 by Arnaldo Monteiro)
- merged to idea 'Entities Diagram - Hide/Show attributes' on 30 Apr 2020 14:58:09 by Daniël Kuhlmann


This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Entities Diagram - Hide/Show attributes' (created on 04 Apr 2018 by José Ventura)
- merged to idea 'Entities Diagram - option to switch off the interaction with Entities' on 17 Jun 2020 07:08:48 by Daniël Kuhlmann

A must needed feature.



This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Expand/collapse Entities when creating Entity Diagrams' (created on 27 Apr 2020 by Arnaldo Monteiro)
- merged to idea 'Entities Diagram - Hide/Show attributes' on 30 Apr 2020 14:58:09 by Daniël Kuhlmann


This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Entities Diagram - Hide/Show attributes' (created on 04 Apr 2018 by José Ventura)
- merged to idea 'Entities Diagram - option to switch off the interaction with Entities' on 17 Jun 2020 07:08:48 by Daniël Kuhlmann

That one would be nice and simple to implement, I think!!



This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Expand/collapse Entities when creating Entity Diagrams' (created on 27 Apr 2020 by Arnaldo Monteiro)
- merged to idea 'Entities Diagram - Hide/Show attributes' on 30 Apr 2020 14:58:09 by Daniël Kuhlmann


This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Entities Diagram - Hide/Show attributes' (created on 04 Apr 2018 by José Ventura)
- merged to idea 'Entities Diagram - option to switch off the interaction with Entities' on 17 Jun 2020 07:08:48 by Daniël Kuhlmann
Merged this idea with 'DB Diagram with different levels' (created on 01 Mar 2019 13:39:04 by Alberto Ferreira)


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This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'DB Diagram with different levels' (created on 01 Mar 2019 by Alberto Ferreira)
- merged to idea 'Entities Diagram - option to switch off the interaction with Entities' on 17 Jun 2020 07:09:34 by Daniël Kuhlmann

To make the description more clear:


In the less detailed form (A), it only display the name of entity.

In a median detail form (B), it display the name of the entity on header and also the identifiers

In the full detail form (c) keeps the actual display






This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'DB Diagram with different levels' (created on 01 Mar 2019 by Alberto Ferreira)
- merged to idea 'Entities Diagram - option to switch off the interaction with Entities' on 17 Jun 2020 07:09:34 by Daniël Kuhlmann

Changed the category to Database




This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'DB Diagram with different levels' (created on 01 Mar 2019 by Alberto Ferreira)
- merged to idea 'Entities Diagram - option to switch off the interaction with Entities' on 17 Jun 2020 07:09:34 by Daniël Kuhlmann

The median detail diagram (B) follows a graphic model similar to the ERM diagrams only with the names of the entities, key attributes and relations. 



This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'DB Diagram with different levels' (created on 01 Mar 2019 by Alberto Ferreira)
- merged to idea 'Entities Diagram - option to switch off the interaction with Entities' on 17 Jun 2020 07:09:34 by Daniël Kuhlmann

Changed the category to Service Studio




This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'DB Diagram with different levels' (created on 01 Mar 2019 by Alberto Ferreira)
- merged to idea 'Entities Diagram - option to switch off the interaction with Entities' on 17 Jun 2020 07:09:34 by Daniël Kuhlmann

Thanks Tiago. I think this will be a Service Studio improvement 


Regards



This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'DB Diagram with different levels' (created on 01 Mar 2019 by Alberto Ferreira)
- merged to idea 'Entities Diagram - option to switch off the interaction with Entities' on 17 Jun 2020 07:09:34 by Daniël Kuhlmann
Merged this idea with 'Allow collapsing the entity attributes on a diagram' (created on 10 Jun 2020 16:32:09 by Rebecca Hall)

Sometimes entities get a lot of attributes and it makes it hard adding them to the diagram because they take so much room, it would be nice to be able to collapse them (maybe just show identifiers for the entity) so that you have more room to get the big picture of a database architecture.



This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Allow collapsing the entity attributes on a diagram' (created on 10 Jun 2020 by Rebecca Hall)
- merged to idea 'Entities Diagram - option to switch off the interaction with Entities' on 17 Jun 2020 07:10:07 by Daniël Kuhlmann

Good one Rebecca! Believe this could indeed improve some of the Tech Lead's architecture design tasks - e.g. conceptual data model - done early in a project or throughout major iterations. Adding my vote...



This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Allow collapsing the entity attributes on a diagram' (created on 10 Jun 2020 by Rebecca Hall)
- merged to idea 'Entities Diagram - option to switch off the interaction with Entities' on 17 Jun 2020 07:10:07 by Daniël Kuhlmann

Rebecca it's a good idea, but have already been sugested.


Consider merge it.


https://www.outsystems.com/ideas/6509/db-diagram-with-different-levels


Best Regards



This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Allow collapsing the entity attributes on a diagram' (created on 10 Jun 2020 by Rebecca Hall)
- merged to idea 'Entities Diagram - option to switch off the interaction with Entities' on 17 Jun 2020 07:10:07 by Daniël Kuhlmann
Merged this idea with 'Show only PKs and FKs on diagram' (created on 24 Jul 2020 13:14:02 by Agno Silveira)

Hello,

It would be of great value if the diagram had an option to display only PKs and FKs, hiding the simple fields.


Option with all fields:

Option only with PKs and FKs:

Cheers.



This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Show only PKs and FKs on diagram' (created on 24 Jul 2020 by Agno Silveira)
- merged to idea 'Entities Diagram - option to switch off the interaction with Entities' on 01 Sep 2020 09:57:43 by Daniël Kuhlmann

I fully agree. But I had also propose something similar, but i couldn't find the post



This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Show only PKs and FKs on diagram' (created on 24 Jul 2020 by Agno Silveira)
- merged to idea 'Entities Diagram - option to switch off the interaction with Entities' on 01 Sep 2020 09:57:43 by Daniël Kuhlmann
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