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MagicDraw 19.0 LTR SP3 Documentation

Hierarchical tables are very useful for managing and reviewing data. Hierarchy in a table is a tree-like structure where all the rows are listed according to the elements containment.


The hierarchy in the Instance table is displayed according to an instance value that is a slot value of another Instance Specification. Composite instances are displayed.

Displaying elements hierarchically in a table

To display elements hierarchically

  1. In the table toolbar, click Options.
  2. Under the Display Mode option choose:
    • Complete tree to display row elements in a hierarchy where all the owners are represented in separate rows.  

    • Compact tree to display row elements in a hierarchy where the common owners are grouped together in a separate row.  

    The hierarchy is created in the table by listing all the elements as they are shown in the Containment tree. 

Displaying row elements in custom hierarchy

To display elements in custom hierarchy

  1. In the Criteria area, next to the Scope box, click theicon.
  2. Specify the expression to collect table elements:
  • Select Containment to display the decomposition of elements related through the Containment relationship.
  • Select Structure to display the decomposition of Part Properties related through the Composition relationship.
  • Select Custom to display the decomposition of elements related through any criteria of your choice. 

If you have selected Custom, please specify the expression.

Specifying expression in the Query dialog

Expanding/collapsing nodes in a hierarchical table

To expand/collapse nodes in a hierarchical table

  • Click / in the name column.
  • Select the specific row, hold Ctrl, and then press the right arrow key/left arrow key on the keyboard.

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