Matrix Profiles

You can use the Relationship Matrix as a monitoring tool, to help in tracking the development of elements and relationships in particular packages or pairs of packages over time. In this case you would re-use the same combinations of field settings many times. It is very easy to store a combination of settings as a Matrix Profile, so that later you can recall it for use whenever you need it.

Access    View | Relationship Matrix

Save a Relationship Matrix configuration as a named Profile

Step

Action

See also

1

Set up the Relationship Matrix with the required:

Source and target element types
Connector type and direction
Source and target packages or Model Searches, and
Overlay name or <None> selected
 

 

Relationship Matrix

Set Source and Target Package

Matrix Overlays

2

Click on the Options button on the Relationship Matrix and select the Profiles | Save as New Profile menu option.

The Enter name for new profile dialog displays.

 

 

3

In the Enter Value field, type a profile name of up to 12 characters.

Click on the OK button.

 

 

4

Once you have created a profile, you can select it by clicking on the Profile drop-down arrow at the top of the Relationship Matrix screen and selecting the profile name from the list.

Profiles are also listed in the Matrix Profiles folder of the Resources window; double-click on a profile in the folder to display the Relationship Matrix with that profile active.

 

 

 

Resources

Notes

You can modify an existing profile by:
Selecting the profile name from the Profile drop-down list
Changing the field values, then
Selecting the Options: Profiles | Update Current Profile menu option
To delete an existing profile, select it in the Profile drop-down list and select the Options: Profiles | Delete Current menu option
You can capture Relationship Matrix profiles in document reports

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