How to use filters when editing Links

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You can use filters to make Link editing easier when linking big lists of Data Types as follows:

  • In the Link editor (on the Context Map page) the filter fields appear above the Source and Target Data Type columns:
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  • If you click in the third field (above Target Data Type Name) and enter, say, 's' the list of Target Data Types will be filtered to show just those that start with 'S':
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  • Above the filter fields further controls appear allowing you to specify how the filter is to be applied (Starts With, Ends With, Contains, Equals)
  • This allows you to focus on just a few Source Data Types and/or a few Target Data Types and link them before moving onto another area.
  • The filtering can be removed by pressing the Clear Filter button
  • The filter is applied one second after making the last change so if you enter say 'Sickness' in the Target Data Type filter field and then wait one second it will be applied and the Target Data Types are restricted to just those where the Name starts with 'sickness' without the filter being applied for each keystroke.
  • The second and fourth fields allow you to filter for:
    • Data Types that have been linked more than once (which may be an error at Source or Target end)
    • Data Types that have not been linked (which also might be an error at either end)
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