Browsing the graphical view of a data model - 7.3

Talend Data Fabric Studio User Guide

Version
7.3
Language
English (United States)
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Data Fabric
Product
Talend Data Fabric
Module
Talend Studio
Content
Design and Development

In the data model editor, you can click the Design tab to switch to the graphical view of the data model.

The view presents the data model in a graphical format, which shows the custom types and complex types in the upper area and the data model entities in the lower area.

You can make the graphical view zoom in or zoom out by clicking the and the buttons at the bottom of the view.

In the Data Model Types area, each complex type is represented by a rectangle.

In the Data Model Entities area, each entity is represented by a rectangle, with its attributes and attribute types. The relationships between entities are represented by links between them, which have a key icon with a green arrow .

In the Data Model Entities area, each time you click a complex type, a link will be displayed pointing to the representation of the complex type in the Data Model Types area, which helps you to learn the definition of the complex type.

In the Data Model Entities area, if two linked entities are far from each other, each time you hover the pointer over the link between two entities, the link and the two relevant entities will be highlighted, and a tooltip figure will pop up which shows the information of From and To entities. Moreover, if you click the icon next to an entity in the tooltip figure, it will jump to the corresponding entity directly.

You can customize the layout of the graphical view. See Customizing the layout of the graphical view for details.

The graphical view of a data model can be saved as an image file. See Saving the graphical view of a data model as an image file for details.

You can also check the outline view of a data model. See Checking the outline view of a data model for details.