There are tons of properties you can set in your design objects.
In fact, I discovered a ‘new’ one this week thanks to my friend David.
— david schleis (@dschleis) October 12, 2016
Display as…what’s he talking about?
But what if the set of values we give you for a table or column property aren’t enough? What if you want to document something else?
Enter the User Defined Properties. Note: this is new for version 4.1
Right-click on your design and open your design properties.
And now we can define our custom properties for our design.
I went with a custom list here. But I could have also went with simpler inputs for the property, namely:
Open your table properties, go to the Columns page.
So that’s for columns. But I can set custom properties for tables as well.
Displaying Custom Table Properties in your Diagrams
Just enable it.
So I just showed you this for tables and columns, but you have a lot more flexibility than just that.
So once you set these, you can search on them as well.
Advanced Search, and add the property to your search parameters.
And of course, you’ll want this new user defined property in your reports. Just create a custom report template and add your property.