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How to select many diagram symbols of tables from search results?

After doing some sophisticated search of tables with several criterias (part of name, specific stereotype, etc.) and got result list of many tables. It's not clear how to select all of them at once on diagram (for example to group them, or move to separate space, or apply the same format for all of them like background color)?

The only things we could do with results looks like are limited with "Find in diagram" for a single selected table. Is it possible somehow to workaround this limitation, and be able to "Select in diagram all (or several multiselected) tables" from search result list ?

PS: using PowerDesigner 16.5 SP3 at Physical Model mode

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  • Nov 03, 2015 at 09:16 PM

    Hi Andrey,

    It appears that you can only select one object at a time in the Results list. 


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  • Nov 06, 2015 at 11:58 AM

    You could write a script to do this. The script would have to create a persistent selection of the objects  with symbols on the ActiveDiagram that meet the selection criteria, then process the matching symbols. At the end, delete the persistent selection.

    I haven't done this sort of thing myself, but there is a sample script that might help -

    "C:\Program Files\SAP\PowerDesigner 16\VB Scripts\CreatePersistentSelection.vbs".

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