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The Activity Browser allows you to navigate more quickly through your model. This feature is especially useful in larger models with multiple levels of hierarchy. The Activity Browser dialog box contains a hierarchical, “tree” listing of the activities, processes and sub-processes defined in the current model. Processes and their Alternative Sub-Processes may have a plus (+) or minus (-) to the left. They will also display a small icon. If a Process represented by this icon also contains one or more Expression scripts, it will also have the Expressions icon. You can double-click the icon or simply click the +/- symbol to expand or contract the sub tree. Activities will have icons to the right of their names, and will additionally have the Expressions icon if the Activity uses any Expression scripts and the Resources icon if the Activity uses any Resources. Activities or Processes can be located by name, type, or icon or by any combination of the three. The properties of an Activity or Process can be edited from the Activity Browser, and the Go To button closes the Activity Brower and opens the layout of the model with the selected Activity or Process highlighted.
The Connector Browser is a feature for navigating among the Connectors. A dialog lists all the Processes and Connectors contained in the model. Any name preceded by a (+) signifies a hierarchical Process or a Process Alternative. Double-clicking on the Process or Process Alternative name will expand the tree diagram, displaying Connectors and Processes underneath. Double-clicking on the Connector name will bring up the properties of the Connector. Each item has an icon that identifies the item as a Connector or a Process. Select a Connector and either Edit the Properties of that Connector or Go To the layer in the model layout where that Connector resides. Specific Connectors can be searched for by name.
Model Search is a quick way of searching by name for items within the model. The Model Search dialog has three areas: Search Items, Search Criteria, and Search Results. Search Items has nine check boxes: Process or Activity, Entity Type, Resource, Resource Downtime, Resource Shift, Global Attribute, Background Text, Connector, or Any (default). Model Search searches the names of the selected Search Items based on the options set in Search Criteria. The type of each item found (Process or Activity, Entity Type, Resource, Global Attribute, Background Text, or Connector) is identified by an icon to the left of the name. Process, Activity, or Entity Type items display a scaled down version of their assigned icons. Resource, Global Attribute, Background Text, or Connector display an icon based on the legend to the right of the list.
Expression Search is a quick way of searching for the existence of Expressions or for Expressions that contain specific text. Searching for text can also include replacing text. As with Model Search, the Expression Search dialog has three areas: Search Items, Search Criteria, and Search Results. The search can also be used to replace Expression text.
Metadata Search is a quick way of searching for the existence of metadata or searching for specific metadata. It searches for the names of data items in which metadata has been entered and not for metadata content.