Attribute Visualization

Objectives

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Create and configure custom rules

Attribute Visualization

Visualizing Attributes

Attribute Visualization Layers

With attribute visualization layers, modelers can display attributes directly on the diagram canvas using different icons and colors. You, as an administrator, create and configure custom rules that define the state of each visualization layer. 

Attribute visualization layers can be configured and displayed for the following diagram types:

  • BPMN diagrams
  • Value chain diagrams
  • ArchiMate diagrams
  • Organization charts

Let's look at an example of how our attributes will look once we create a visualization for them. Also, you can then view your attribute visualizations in the SAP Signavio Process Collaboration Hub to help visualize your model. In this example, we would like all costs to be marked with different colors based on their amount.

If the cost is:

  • Higher than $15 use a red icon
  • Between $10 and $15 use a yellow icon
  • Lower than $10 use a green icon

Now let's take a deeper look at how to set up attribute visualizations. We'll stick with the example above on setting visualizations based on price.

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Watch the video below to learn more. Please note this video contains audio.

Let's take a look at how to create an attribute visualization!

Let's say you need to create an IT System attribute because the modeler wants to put additional information behind the process task. This is also helpful when running reports as you can analyze all the IT systems connected with a specific task and which IT system is responsible.

In order to indicate that there is a specific IT information behind a task for example, you can do this through an attribute visualization. A task managed by an IT system, will now have an IT icon next to it. 

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Watch the video below to learn how to set up an attribute visualization for an IT system, and then apply it on your own workspace. Please note, this is a two-part video.

 

Step 2: View in SAP Signavio Process Collaboration Hub

Now that we created our attribute visualization, we want to visualize this in the Process Collaboration Hub. Learn how to do this by watching the video below and following the steps. 

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Watch the following video to learn how to view your attribute visualization in the Process Collaboration Hub. When you are ready, replicate the process in your own workspace.

Congratulations! You should now be able to set the stage for visualizing attributes! Let's continue and take a look at configuring the dictionary.

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