MagicDraw 18.4 Documentation

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This page contains the descriptions of the following tables:

  • Instance table allows you to manage an Instance Specifications of your model in a spreadsheet-like form.
  • Generic table gives an ability to manage selected elements and their properties in the single place.
  • Glossary table allows defining a specific terms and gives an ability to reuse them everywhere of your model.
  • Metric table allows collecting a various metrics which can be used to evaluate the current state of your model.


The features listed below are available for all of those tables:


Displaying elements hierarchically in tables

Hierarchical tables are very helpful when managing and reviewing any amount of data. Hierarchy in table is a tree-like structure where all rows are listed according to the elements containment.


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

To display elements hierarchically in table

  1. In the table toolbar, click Options.
  2. Under the Display Mode option choose:
    • Complete tree to display elements with all their owners in the column header.
    • Compact tree to display elements with their direct and common owners in the column header.
    The hierarchy is created by listing all rows according to the elements containment.
    Hierarchically displayed the Magic Library Requirements

Expanding/collapsing nodes in hierarchical table

To expand/collapse nodes in hierarchical table

  • Click / in the name column.
  • Select the row and press right arrow key/left arrow key.

Displaying element numbers in tables

When creating a new table, its rows are numbered automatically in the name column. The following procedure is important for those who modifies already existing tables which created before 18.4 version.

To display element numbers in the table

  1. Open the Specification window of the table.
  2. Set the Show Element Number property value to true.
    The numbers are displayed in the name columns before the element name (see the following example).



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