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Powerdesigner 16.6 business process model BPM not showing entity/attribute breakdown on data flow

I have a logical data model with entities/attributes. I ran import data into a business process model. I have a number of attributes shared across multiple entities e.g. Address. In the BPM data folder it created all the entities and attributes as a list. The shared attributes were named Address1, Address2, Address3 etc.

When I try to create a data flow and try to include a specific attribute belonging to a specific entity e.g. customer address, I cannot tell which Address attribute belongs to which entity. I'd either expect and entity/attribute breakdown to be presented to me, or at least be able to show the entity for an attribute in the selection list. I can see neither.

How can I get the list of entities for an attribute in the dataflow selector?

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  • Sep 07, 2017 at 12:13 PM

    There's a standard filtering and selection feature on every list of objects in PD, which will allow you to display the Type and Parent for each data object in a list:

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    Sep 07, 2017 at 07:48 PM

    George, thanks for the reply. I've tried showing the parent. The problem is that the parent is the model name for element objects, not the entity name.

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    • Former Member

      Thanks George. My first post didn't appear, so I re-posted, only for it to appear. I'll read through you email and try to understand it. Thanks for your help.