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Hi, is there an alternative to "Reorganize Database" that shows me "objects and connection definitions that do not have occurrences in any model in the database", without actually deleting them?

In other words, the equivalent of a semantic check on a model, so that I can clean up the orphaned connection definitions myself? 

We're using ARIS Advanced.


by Frank Weyand
Posted on Wed, 02/21/2024 - 13:08


that could be easily done by a report script, but er this no out-of-the-box solution for this requirement.



by Martin Schröder
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Posted on Fri, 02/23/2024 - 15:26

Hello Mark,

here are two reports submitted by the community:

But at a glimpse this pivotal line of code should be corrected to:

// if(objects[x].OccList().length > 0) // has occurrence!
if(objects[x].OccList().length == 0)    // has no occurrence

So you should be careful to check the source code and test it in a safe environment before running it on productive content.

If you want to find more search this

Regards, Martin

by Mark Tucker Author
Posted on Fri, 02/23/2024 - 18:37

Thanks, Martin

The report works if I run it as is (it shows all objects with occurrences). But, if I change the line of code (to show all objects without connections)

if(objects[x].OccList().length > 0)


if(objects[x].OccList().length == 0)

it runs but the output shows as empty. My goal is to find objects that have no connections in a model. Am I reading this right?

Thanks for your help

by Michael Hubbard
Posted on Wed, 03/13/2024 - 19:35

In reply to by mtsuperPQ

I have attached a report script that I created that finds Objects with No Occurrences. This works for me, and I have confirmed it matches what the report of the same from the Database Reorganization.

Hope it works for you. Adjust it as you see fit. :-)

by Martin Schröder
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Posted on Mon, 02/26/2024 - 17:43

Hello Mark,

which report did you try?

The first one by looks for object occurrences only.

The second one attached by Michael Hubbard should list Connection_Definitions_Without_Occurrences, but I have not used it.

The question of objects with no connections needs a different approach:

Find objects (by type? any other search criteria?) and check their occurrences for "surrounding" connections with these report API methods: CxnOccList or Cxns

Cf. Script help on your server: /abs/help/en/script/ba/#/home/r_O_ObjOcc_cxnocclist/en/1

Regards, Martin


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