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Access the ObjectId property in Powerdesigner?

How do I access the ObjectId property in Powerdesigner (ex. 72E72A5F-D174-4825-9F72-A67009C8D003)? I need to export it to an external application for PD entities, attributes, tables, columns, and diagrams.

It does not appear in the list of properties to choose from for Reports or List Reports?

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  • Aug 06 at 07:36 AM

    Hello Michael, see my previous comment on https://answers.sap.com/questions/582211/accessing-powerdesigner-internal-object-identifier.html.

    The Object ID is not normally visible, but you can create an extended attribute, which is visible, and have it take the value of ObjectID. It's quicker to do it than it is to describe it, so please look at the attached extension - rename it from 'txt' to 'xem', and place it in the path PD uses for extensions.

    George

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    • By the way, the extension can be attached to any model, and adds a new property and form to every object. If you want to make sure it can always be attached to any type of model, only edit it via the Resources menu. If you attached it to a LDM and edit it from there, PD will change the extension to LDM-only. I'm currently trying to convibce SAP that this is a bug, not expected behaviour :)

  • Aug 07 at 07:27 PM

    Hi George,

    MyObjectId is now available in our list of report properties.

    Many thanks!

    Mike

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