How to comment and arrange a model - 6.3

Talend Data Fabric Studio User Guide

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The tools of the Palette allow you to customize your model:




Select and move the shapes and lines around in the design workspace's modeling area.


Zoom in to a part of the model. To watch more accurately part of the model. To zoom out, press Shift and click the modeling area.

Note/Text/Note attachment

Allows comments and notes to be added in order to store any useful information regarding the model or part of it.

How to add a note or free text

To add a note, select the Note icon in the Palette, docked to the right of the design workspace.

Alternatively right-click the model or the shape you want to link the note to, and select Add Note. Or select the Note tool in the quick access toolbar.

A sticky note displays on the modeling area. If the note is linked to a particular shape, a line is automatically drawn to the shape.

Type in the text in the input box or, if the latter does not show, type in directly on the sticky note.

If you want to link your notes and specific shapes of your model, click the down arrow next to the Note tool on the Palette and select Note attachment. Pull the black arrow towards an empty area of the design workspace, and release. The popup menu offers you to attach a new Note to the selected shape.

You can also select the Add Text feature to type in free text directly in the modeling area. You can access this feature in the Note drop-down menu of the Palette or via a shortcut located next to the Add Note feature on the quick access toolbar.

How to arrange the model view

You can also rearrange the look and feel of your model via the right-click menu.

Place your cursor in the design area, right-click to display the menu and select Arrange all. The shapes automatically move around to give the best possible reading of the model.

Alternatively, you can select manually the whole model or part of it.

To do so, right-click any part of the modeling area, and click Select.

You can select:

  • All shapes and connectors of the model,

  • All shapes used in the design workspace,

  • All connectors branching together the shapes.

From this menu you can also zoom in and out to part of the model and change the view of the model.