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Documentation Attribute : For uploading Images (to Process steps)

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by Jibin George Mathews in Professional ARIS posted on 2017-03-20

Dear ARIS Community,

I am a new user and just got the application upgraded to ARIS Architect 9.8 SR 7.

Requirement : We are very interested in adding an attribute which enables attaching images(from the local system) to process steps.

In SR 7 we found that the attribute Davidoff > documentation enables us to do the same. Can you help me with some of my questions ?

1) Is this the right attribute for uploading images ? Are there other attributes?

2)  Currently we can see these 3 options for upload : ".doc" , ".docx" , "All files" for this attribute. We are using "All files" option to select and upload images using this attribute. Is there any way to remove the options doc and docx ?.We wanted to restrict all designers from seeing doc and docx thus enabling everyone to see only the option to add images to a process step (and not a word document or other files).

3) Is there the possibility to retrieve and display this attribute in a report possibly by displaying an icon to indicate that there is an image attached to the respective process steps ?.

Attachment : The screenshot of the attribute options

Thank you for your valuable inputs !



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Robert Goldenbaum posted on 2017-03-22


first of all, you should clean up your configuration if you are not Davidoff :-)  Normally, this attribute is in the main attribute group...  Or on which server are you working on ?

1) I would not load images (or large documents) into this attribute. Yes, it is possible, but will increase the database size as the files you are uploading there will be stored in the database itself. This can lead to administrational problems when saving the DB etc.

Generally, it makes more sense to use the standard Link 1 - Link4 attributes and placing them as attribute placements in the model (then you can also open those files with a double click). But you have to have a general file storage where everyone has access to...

2) You cannot remove doc or docx from this selection. As far as I know, this attribute was meant only for word documents. And it is possible to read those documents via report and add them to other documents etc. so I think this is correct :-)

3) Ahm, you can create attribute placements beside a function. With the Link attribute you will then have a double-click-possible link. Don't know about the behaviour of the documentation attribute.


BR Robert


Jibin George Mathews posted on 2017-03-22

Thanks Robert for your reply and the tips :)