Modify Tagged Values

Once a Tagged Value has been assigned to a model feature (such as an element or connector), it is possible to edit the values in the Tagged Values window.

Access View | Tag Values (Ctrl+Shift+6)

Edit Tagged Values

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1

Click on the model feature for which to edit the Tagged Values.

The Tagged Values window shows all of the tags for the selected feature, each with their current value.

2

Edit the fields as appropriate; the information entered can only reflect the value types that have been defined by the tag's Tagged Value Type.

There are six types of value field for a Tagged Value:

  • 'Open' fields, in which you can type any appropriate value
  • Structured Tags, where you do not directly edit the composite value but expand the tag to show the component tags and edit the component values in 'open' fields; the composite value updates as you click off the component field
  • 'Drop-down list' fields, where you click on the drop-down arrow to select from a discrete list of possible values such as 'M' or 'F', or 'Win', 'Lose' or 'Draw'
  • 'Spin' fields, where you click on up or down arrows in the field to increase or decrease the value within certain limits
  • Checklist fields, where  you click on the button in the field to display the 'Check List' dialog, which lists a set of items that can be selected by ticking the checkbox against each item; if any checkboxes are not selected the value of the tag is 'Incomplete', and when all checkboxes are selected the tag value is 'Complete'
  • 'Further detail' fields, where you click on the button in the field to display a dialog in which you enter information (such as notes) or indicate a source of further information (such as a classifier)

Select Dialog Predefined Structured Types

Notes

  • To override a Tagged Value defined in a parent element, edit the value in the from <parentname> compartment of the Tagged Values window

    Once this has been done the tag is moved into the selected element's Tagged Values; this does not affect the Tagged Values defined in the parent element

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